so, my sewing machine and i aren't speaking right now. i was cruising along on it yesterday morning, letting it go at it's own pase, not rushing it or anything when all of the sudden... jam up! i cleared the extra thread, set myself back up again, and was on my way! bam! jam up again. this has been a steady battle for a day now and i've done the whole walk away thing and try to see if it'll just fix itself but i'm too impatient and have far too many things to do and cannot afford an out of commission sewing machine.
i have a singer simple and the exact problem is that the top thread is getting hung up repeatedly on the lower thread mechanism. basically, the top thread keeps getting looped around the thing that turns on the lower end of the sewing. i've taken it apart, lubed it up, blew out the chunks of lint, checked for debris, changed stitches, but nothing seems to be working! does anyone have any words of wisdom for me? my sister had the same problem with her machine last year and after not touching it for two months, it miraculously started working again. as indicated before though, that's not really an option for me seeing as how i'm on commission from my parents...
what do i do?