Ever had one of those days where you just want to swear off crafting forever because of a project meltdown?
Whilst sewing a topstitch on a bag last night, the sewing machine commits hara kiri. I must have been about 1" into my topstitch when the machine catches on an edge of fabric, freaks out, and then stops completely (with the needle all the way down and buried in the fabric). I'll admit, the fabric was a bit thick, but I've used this machine to sew through pleather and it hasn't blinked.
So here's where it gets complicated... it's not my machine. It's my aunt's.
She's away on holidays, but she hasn't had a problem with letting me use her sewing machine for the occasional quick stitch, so I figured it's probably okay since I'm using my own thread and everything... it's not like I'm going to call her on the beach to ask (I rent the upstairs floor of her duplex).
The motor seems okay, because it whirrs away if I press on the pedal, but the needle isn't going up and down along with it. I just hope I can get it fixed before auntie comes home. Sob.
Anyone have any idea what I might have done to the poor machine and whether it will be expensive to fix?