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« on: September 07, 2009 07:56:04 PM »

I don't know if im supposed to post this here but being a craft site, and knowing that sewing comes with its pointy objects...i know we have all had our share of "accidents" while sewing...from finger pricks to needles through fingers and everything inbetween...whats been your worst, or most memorable sewing related "accident"

I myself, have had to deal with a bunch of finger pricks but have never done anything REALLY bad, but when i was in Home EC in school, we were making lounge pants on sewing machines and one girl somehow got the needle all the way through her finger...she never really cried but she was in utter shock and disbelief...she brought back the xray's and it was just crazy as can be to see that needle all the way through her finger...
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 02:08:44 AM »

Thursday night i was cutting quilt  blocks and cut off about 1/2" from the tip of my thumb, right thru the nail and all. Had to go to the ER.

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009 01:50:04 PM »

OUCH!!! I can relate to that. About 5 years ago I cut off the side of my left index finger.I looked at the TV when someone screamed just as I cut!!! Just like you off to er stitches right through my finernail.. Those things are so sharp.. Hope you heal well and the pain isn't to bad... Jude
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 02:24:05 PM »

there's a whole thread of gruesome stories called "crafty but stupid, your craft related injuries here"

I personally just recently ran my finger over with the sewing machine. i was the only one not totally freaked out by it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009 03:11:45 PM »

This happened at work.

The boss was moving racks of pinned dresses.  In a truly freak accident, a long common pin poked out through a garment bag, through a fleshy part of her finger, and back into the bag and dress.

We had to call an ambulance.  The first responders cut away the garment bag, found the head of the pin, (carefully, and not near quick enough for our nerves) and pulled it back out. 

Surprisingly, though it took  30 or 40 minutes from beginning to end, there were just two tiny spots of blood on the dress.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009 04:17:35 PM »

my big fat butt slid my scissor snips off the desk and it went right into a vein on my foot. Didnt really HURT, pre say.. but it bled an awful lot, which sent my middle daughter into absolute hysterics Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009 08:01:57 PM »

I haven't had anything terrible.  I've stepped on a pin & had it lodge in my heel, but I pulled it out & didn't go to the ER or anything.  I've had worse accidents cooking.  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009 08:10:24 PM »

After watching me sew my husband is shocked I haven't had any accidents so far (he swears one day he's gonna have to try to explain how I serged my hand to his boss  Shocked) .  But when I used to do cross stitch, I was using a pocket knife one day because I couldn't find my scissors, while I wasn't paying attention the knife slipped between the cushions with the sharp end pointing out, when I shifted my position I felt something odd about my leg, looked down and saw a knife sticking in my muscle.  It didn't hurt, I didn't need any stitches, it barely bled and I slapped a band aid over it, for years I could find the scar because it felt like a small hole in my muscle.  That's my adventure of blood in crafting  lol.

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009 01:46:54 AM »

I've had plenty of needles through my foot. Never to the emergency room. I slit my finger and side of my hand open with the rotery cutter. I bruised my thigh so bad by running into my sewing desk that I had a fist sized divite where the bruise was. It took 4 years to get my leg somewhat back to normal.

I burned my roomates chair with my fabric iron. OOPS (it was a wreck anyway). I've gotten paint over everything and everyone.

I'm sure I'll have plenty more esp. with my new craft room in the works.

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009 08:04:41 PM »

My dog ate a double pointed machine needle.  I have no idea where it came from, but the vet thought his coughing was due to irritation due to the needle.  It was passing, the radiographer vet said to watch it, but the more alarming problem was a grapefruit sized tumor on his spleen...the reason for the xray being done (the vet palpated the tumor but wanted a better look).  My dog was so sick from that, and it could rupture and he would bleed out in great pain, and he was unlikely to survive the surgery due to his age and the anemia he was experiencing from the tumor, that I had to make the final decision to ease him from this life.  He would have survived the double needle, but not the tumor. 

Lesson is to keep dogs (and cats) out of the sewing room!

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