A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 296,668
Currently Running With Scissors:
596 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sewing and Eye Safety, Yikes.  (Read 370 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kellebelle
Offline Offline

Posts: 135
Joined: 05-May-2004

Second rule is, be nice to mommies!


View Profile
« on: March 27, 2006 12:58:52 PM »

I was sewing with my Singer today, not on a particularly thick piece of fabric, and the needle broke at the thread-hole and the tip shot up and struck me about 3/4" below my left eye.  It came with such force that it drew blood! Tiny, but scratched the surface nonetheless.

I am going to re-examine my tension, though I think it's fine.  I think it was a fluke or something (never happened before in my 25+ years of sewing - wow, hard to believe I've been a more-than-sentient being for that long...) but just wanted to put it out there. 

I am going to wear a pair of clear plastic glasses to sew from now on.  Like my son doesn't already think I'm a dork, but this incident really freaked me out and I feel lucky that it didn't fly any higher and get me in the eye.

Sew safely!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Mikaiyawa
Offline Offline

Posts: 1204
Joined: 16-Oct-2004

Some things must be believed to be seen. -Einstien


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006 01:50:31 PM »

I've had similar incidents (usually with heavier fabrics or multiple layers) and I can say I'm glad I wear glasses!  It isn't a frequent thing, no more than once or twice a year (and I sew 1,000+ hours a year for my various historical groups and then for whatever craftish stuff I feel like putting out)

You are not the only one this has happened to.  And looking like a "dork" is better than having to have eye surgery.

Mieka
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. - Will Durant
SevsOnlyGirl
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11297
Joined: 14-Nov-2005


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006 02:04:49 PM »

I've had this happen when hemming jeans - twice!  Now, I always wear my glasses when sewing.  It's probably better for me to wear them anyhow, since I can't see to thread the darned needle anymore.

THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Bishop Carlton D. Pearson
Peter Lerangis Reveals His Previous Occupations
Brian Billick Reveals His Motto
Laurie Beth Jones Talks About Jesus Career Counselor
Jennifer Weiner and Greer Hendricks Talk About Fly Away Home
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.