[Sewing] straight stitch is busted
rachel lyra hospodar
rachel at mediumreality.com
Tue Oct 5 22:51:18 UTC 2010
the single needle industrial is currently nonfunctional.
last time i came to use it, two+ weeks ago, there were no needles and i
had to use some of my own, conveniently they are the same.
sometime in between then and now, Something Else happened. it appears
to be a timing issue. i cleared some cruft/thread clots out of the
works under the throat plate (you know, where the bobbin goes) and fixed
a weird problem with the knee lever (you know, for lifting the presser
foot) but when i got it all back together and tried to sew with it, the
stiches did not engage properly and made a big knot inside... and then
the backstitch thingy started making a sad high-pitched whining noise,
so I turned the whole thing off.
the needle that's in there now is a round shank, the only kind i have
ever used with this type of machine, but there is a packet of needles in
the drawer with a flat-sided shank. i don't know for sure but strongly
suspect they are not totally compatible with this machine. i am putting
them in the general sewing needles drawer. Rachel M, do you know if
these work with it?
anyway, that's what's up. i'm going to finish serging and go home and
use my functional sewing machine. le sigh.
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