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Old 04-08-2010, 06:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I took up sewing a few years ago. I have read about people breaking machine needles while sewing, but it never happened to me until yesterday! It was my own fault. I was tired and in a hurry. I had been finishing up a nighty for dd and was on the last part just before dinner. I was using the straight stitch foot and needed to switch stitches to zig zag. I set the zig zag stitch and I forgot to change the foot before starting. The machine beeped and stuttered a bit and I heard the needle snap. UGH! I looked down and saw it. I thought I broke the machine, but everything seems to be fine and I finished the nighty w/a new needle.

That is all. I just wanted to share!

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Welcome to the club! I break needles on pins all the time, and then have to get pliers and try to yank the bent pin out of the sewing machine LOL.

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You've been sewing a few YEARS and that's the FIRST TIME it's ever happened? Congrats on lasting that long. LOL! It happens to me occasionally. Like the pp said, welcome to the club.

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Im impressed that you have been sewing for years, AND you use the straight stitch foot and you havent done that before. I dont use the straight stitch foot at all anymore for that very reason; the zigzag foot sews a straight stitch fine for me. I have been sewing a few years too, but i have broken lots and lots of needles.
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Are you a Virgo? you must always have great attention to detail!


Yes, yes, yes.... I am a Virgo!

And, thanks everyone for welcoming me to the club. While I was out today I picked up an extra pack of needles! JIC!

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broken needle club!
i remember the first time it happened to me, i read online about someone having an eye injury as a result and she always sewed in goggles after that.
it made me very paranoid, but not enough to wear goggles...

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