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UnicornSnot
« on: June 20, 2008 06:40:35 PM »

So, last year, I was sewing on my bed and stuck the pin in the mattress for a minute. I unthinkingly tugged on the string to pull it out, and the 2 and a half inch needle flew out and stuck me in the eye! Thankfully, it was the eye end, but I had a scratch on my eye that I had to go to the hospital for. Even worse, while I was there, the nurse had a small plastic tab she used to put the UV-reactive eye drops in my eye to check for scratches, and when she went to drip the goo in my eye I blinked. I opened my eye again, the tab was stuck in my eye, and long story short, I ended being treated for TWO scratches.

...anybody had a needle injury? Please tell me I'm not the only one!
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008 06:14:43 PM »

Ouch!  That could have been a lot worse.

The worst I've done is stab my finger with the business end of a sewing or cross-stitch needle - and the worst part of that is trying not to bleed on my work.   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008 09:59:00 PM »

Oof, I hate stabbing my fingers. It's really bad when you're trying to work through a tough piece of fabric with a long needle and then stab yourself.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008 08:48:50 AM »

Ouch!  That could have been a lot worse.

The worst I've done is stab my finger with the business end of a sewing or cross-stitch needle - and the worst part of that is trying not to bleed on my work.   Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 10:00:53 PM »

The most "brilliant"(or not so brilliant) move i have made with a needle is sewing on my bedroom floor...When i woke up the next morning i stepped on the needle...
*shudder*
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 11:32:26 AM »

i have two stories, one inappropriately funny, and the other a little scary

the first was when i was making a cusion for my window seat. i wrapped a long panel of foam like a christmas present in some fabric and then just pushed the pins down into the foam rather than pinning the fabric to itself. i left it that way until i could get myself to take the time and hand sew it together. i was too lazy to finish it right away but wanted to see how it would look anyways, so i layed it the right way on the window seat (with pins facing up now) and forgot to let the other members of my family know. My brother came into my room and sat down on the cusion. Right on one of the pins. It was so funny because it was just before i could warn him (i really tried, i promise) and instead of strangling me to death like i thought he would, we just started laughing hysterically.

then next story happened to my sister's best friend. she was sewing and put a pin in her mouth to hold it (i admit that i do it all the time too) but she had the hiccups and swallowed the pin on the next one. scary! but they got it out at the hospital. wheww!
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010 11:22:49 AM »

I got my first sewing injury at age 7 when I started to sew, It was a patchwork baby-doll blanket, I must of stabbed myself 100 times. I also step on pins and needles all the time, I don't like to wear shoes. But the worse thing I've ever done is stabbed a SHARP new sewing needle under my fingernail, it hurt like it was on fire!
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010 05:13:17 PM »

Ok so I have quite a few but here are the top few i can think of. 
1.  I was using a rotery cutter on my own for the first time and I put my finger on the blade with out realizing and cut away.  Not just the fabric but my finger too.  I was so young and was not supposed to be using it so i just put band aids on it. 

2.  I was hand sewing on the floor and sewed my quilt to the carpet.

3.  I ran my finger threw the sewing machine sending the needle into my nail.  Not so good.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010 04:57:18 AM »

I was in high school sewing class and the machine skipped and my finger was caught in the needle. I essentially sewed my finger nail in the machine. OUCH!

I was walking across my floor one day and a sewing needle went up my foot. My hubby had to help me pull it out. Then I stepped on a cat claw that went up my foot all in the same day.

One night I dropped my X-stitch needle. I was looking all over for it. My cat was helping me so I didn't want him to get hurt, pushed him out of the way. I found my needle then. It went in my knee. I had to dig it out.

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010 09:46:31 AM »

When I was younger and still babysitting my sisters, one of them stepped on a big yarn needle and it went so far into her foot I had to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to get it out. I couldn't drive yet so we couldn't go to the hospital and I felt stupid calling an ambulance over it so I just made her grit her teeth and bare it.  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010 09:30:14 AM »

Haha, I've stabbed myself in the lip with my needle when it got stuck... and bit my lip. Both of them bled and I had a bit of a fat lip! It was one of those fat, sharp doll needles and it hurt a lot! No one was home at the time, and I was laughing hysterically... who does stuff like that? Really?
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010 03:22:21 PM »

I had to put in my bit here too.....
1. dropped a case full of pins on the carpet and didn't find the last one until the middle of the next day right into my foot.
2. I was reconstructing a futon mattress into a twin sized mattress for my son and using one of those curved needles. I must have stabbed everyone of my fingers.
3. I was hand stitching a white cotton top and stabbed the needle under my nail. luckily it didn't bleed too much.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010 01:33:10 AM »

I've stuck myself with needles and pins plenty of times before (who hasn't, right?) but I did something new earlier this week.

I was trying to get the foot off the machine when my hand slipped upwards and I shoved the needle right through my thumbnail. That's a pain I won't forget anytime soon.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2010 01:57:05 PM »

Oh gosh!  Long story short, I used to work in a linen factory sewing. One day I sewed my index finger.  It happened so fast and the machine was extremely fast that I didn't even realize that I'd sewn my finger til I saw the thread had broken.  I got sent to the clinic for ex rays.  No bone damage, the needle just bounced off but a friend counted the entrance holes at 21. Believe me that I was walking around with my hand pointed to the sky's for a while.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010 01:51:42 AM »

I.... actually chipped my tooth on a sewing needle.

I'll let that sink in for a second.


I was fourteen(?) years old, I think, and I was sewing a patch onto my backpack. I was having a really hard time getting the eye of the needle through the heavy canvas and then the patch, so I took it between my teeth and pulled.
And yep, chipped a tooth.
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010 04:23:00 AM »

Och!! Not fun.
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011 09:56:59 AM »

By no means am I discounting the pain and anguish of any one's evil needle stories - I've got plenty of my own - but I just have to giggle! Isn't it comforting knowing there are others who have done such things to themselves?!

Despite having stabbed, poked, and otherwise tortured myself with sewing needles and Xacto knives, I've also had the displeasure of actually sewing my finger to my project one time. Not fun...especially when you don't realize it until you're done (my fingers were especially sore from trying, then get p*ssed because you have to rip all the seams to dislodge your finger from the item!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2011 12:14:04 AM »

I'm considered a danger.... My mother has I think a scar on her leg because she got one of my sewing needles.... Both parents have taken needles (and thumb tacks) to the feet... All of these are my fault....

For me personally....I was playing with a sewing needle... I dropped it and couldn't find it anywhere, I searched hardcore... Well, I left to go grab something and forgot about it... I sit on my legs.... Anyways, I felt a sharp pain to my leg.... I'm like "OUCH!!! *gets up*" I see the missing needle sticking out of my leg.... I'm like "Oh, I found it... It's stuck on my jeans *tugs* ....It isn't coming out?! *tug tug* ....Why does it feel like.... *tug*.... OMG IT'S STUCK IN MY LEG!!!!!!!!!!!!! *stares* ..... ITS STUCK IN MY LEG AND THE EYE SIDE IS IN MY FLESH, NOT THE SHARP SIDE!!!!!!!!!" I limped out of my room crying and my mom's like "Whats wrong?!" I'm like "Help meeeeee ; w ; *bawling* I got a needle stuck in my leggggggg.... eye side iiiiiiin" My mother freaks out, stares at my leg, and she and I are having trouble getting it out cuz it's stuck on my jeans and in my flesh... XD After a while, she got it out, and my dad who does a lot of medical stuff said I actually was a bit lucky, if it had been a tiny bit deeper I probably would have had to go to the hospital or something because it would have hit something it shouldn't have XD; We cleaned the wound...

Needless to say, I try to be more careful w/ needles now...
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2011 06:24:24 PM »

I almost swallowed a needle once. I had it in between my lips and yawned or something. It was a close call.

I stuck an embroidery needle about halfway down between my thumb nail and my thumb. I didn't really bleed, but did hurt like hell. You could see the red line for ages after.

They other day I chipped a tooth. I was embroidering a t-shirt and was having trouble pulling the needle through, so I used my teeth just like my mum always told me not to. I once broke a needle doing this too.
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011 11:16:15 PM »

I once successfully pinned a pattern piece and fabric to my hand.
That hurt, and I got blood all over my white-and-black fabric, which was the worst part.  Cheesy
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