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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009 08:52:22 AM »

I sewed through my fingernail a month ago.
I was at work so I had to do a ton of paperwork with a machine needle sticking out of my thumb before I could go to the hospital.
It came out cleanly and I got a new tetanus shot so it turned out pretty well.
I'm really glad we were kinda in a lull between shows and not on a rush to open.
Also, I didn't bleed on the jacket I was working on!
My first three thoughts when it happened were "Ow.." "Cut the thread" and "No blood on the fabric!"

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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2009 11:18:41 PM »

Haven't been in anything horrific personally except for excessive scratches from raking over pins in my garments.  But I have heard of things happening...

I was in a how to use your serger class one day when one of the ladies sewed through her nail.  She was stuck to her serger for awhile.  People tried to ease her out, but I think it was really close to her finger so she was in a lot of pain.  She had been trying to fix the fabric under the foot of the machine and stepped on the pedal by accident.  Someone finally managed to maneuver her finger out.

I was in a hand sewing class where my teacher told a story about this lady she knew who lived on a farm.  She had been hand sewing in her house when people came to visit.  They were outside when she felt a bug bite her on the thigh.  She slapped it.  It felt like she was still being bitten so she slapped it a couple more times.  She then noticed the bite swelling over the weeks and it became more and more painful.  After four weeks, it had gotten worse, so she went to the doctor's to see what was wrong.  After an x-ray, it turned out that the bug bite was a hand needle stuck in her leg.  The needle was rusted and she had a slight infection.  She had stuck the needle in her pants when she took a break and had forgotten that it was there!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009 09:58:20 AM »

I stick needles in my pants too!  I'll have to remember this story LOL

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