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lizthecraftybitch
« on: October 26, 2008 05:14:02 PM »

This is not a question, but i wanted to share the joy of solving a problem! i currently have four sewing machines: two kenmores and two singers. The kenmores both broke, but until a few days ago the singers were fine.

but then, some demon somewhere realized that i had an outfit to prepare for a fashion show, and decided that it would be appropriate to infect both of my singers with the same mystery illness. what was that illness? well the threads were having problems interlocking. sometimes they would interlock for two or three stitches, then they wouldn't for several stitches, and so on. it was insanely frustrating. especially as neither singer had ever done this before.

so i opened up the machine, and stared at the confusion that lay within. i do not know diddly about machines, so i cleaned out all the lint i could find, oiled up the machine (as i had been instructed to by every website i found when i googled "singer sewing machine problems"), and tried again. same thing. so i had a little cry, and got back on the internet.

i finally stumbled upon a website where someone was describing the exact same problem as my own! identical issue! and there were many many responses from helpful people, all of which i had tried and which had not worked, but then one stood out:

CHANGE THE NEEDLE

I don't know why this particular suggestion felt so powerful to me, but i thought, well i might as well give it a shot since i have needles lying around. and lo and behold, the problem was solved! what joy! i am going to celebrate with a glass of wine and an hour at the machine!

i wanted to share that here in case anyone else is having this bizarre and frustrating issue. clean the machine, oil it up, and change your needle. good luck my fellow craftsers.
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