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averij
« on: March 16, 2007 03:38:10 PM »

Sooo  Roll Eyes I'M NOT VERY SMART
I'm only just learning how to sew, and I was attempting to make a bag out of some old curtain fabric I got from my grandma. Then: BOOM the machine gets stuck. I couldn't get my piece of fabric out, so I put my poor little finger under the needle things so I could cut the thread off and wouldn't have to go find the thread in the dark depths of my machine.

And my foot was still on the pedal. Of course, I push it, unconsiously!

BANG: needle goes down, through my nail, through my finger, back up. I was then stuck to the machine with the thread that was in my finger.
So I cut the thread so that I could panic in my normal running through the room screaming type of manner. (not possible with a sewing machine attached to your body) I'm a mature 16 year old, so  I cried screamed yelled and made little cute noises of pain. My mom pulled out the thread with a pincet while my sister was hugging me.

Yes, I'm stupid like that. After all, I didn't feel alot of pain. I'm happy I took my foot of the pedal. And I have a story to tell to random people!

Hey, this reminds me of the time when I stapled into my finger when I was watching Titanic.

I also forgot the shrinky dinks I put in the oven because the doorbell rang. That was kind of a painful situation too Smiley
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ruwena
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007 03:45:02 PM »

I did that once when I was a kid with my mom's sewing machine...only the needle broke when it hit my bone so the thread never had a chance to get stuck Smiley  I don't really remember it hurting much...just being scary lol.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007 03:51:25 PM »

Ow!  That hurts me just reading it.  Through your nail?!?  Yikes!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007 05:20:16 PM »

ooh ouch - you have my sympathy.

I sewed through my finger once, sewing some costumes late at night not long after being dumped by my boyfriend - very tired, and probably shouldn't have been operating any sort of machinary, especially ones with sharp bits. Anyway, all I remember thinking was "oh god, it's a white skirt, I mustn't get any blood on it"!
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007 06:18:13 AM »

My gramma did this once when she worked in a shirt factory after the war. She told me the story every time I even so much as looked at a sewing machine. So I have been well warned - and thank goodness never did it myself.

I probably woulda been running around screaming WITH the machine still attached to my finger, so I'm impressed that you remained calm enough to cut the thread first.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 06:11:45 AM »

Is it sad that I do this all the time when I quilt??
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007 01:13:13 AM »

The last time I saw someone do something stupid, and told them how stupid it was, i turned around no shit, the next day and did the same damn thing to myself, so I will not tell you that what you did was stupid. I hope to GOD I never do that, and i hope your finger heals quickly. My eyes are watering from the imagined pain. I also love how you react in the same hysterical way I do. I have poked myself with needles, and snipped the teenyest little tip of my finger off with scissors, I've even stapled my finger. OWCH.but I have never sewed my finger. God. heal fast!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2007 08:33:26 PM »

ummm.... Ow!!


It think I will be even more careful than I have always been.... that seriously gave me the shivers!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007 06:38:12 AM »

I did that in sewing class in second form at school. Just the thought of it makes my finger tip tingle.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2007 08:31:38 PM »

I've sewn my finger twice, but not as severely as you have!  Ah.  It makes me cringe reading about it.  I only got the tip of mine.  (I was watching TV both times.  Shame on me.)
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