Why oh why did it have to be today of all days! It was shaping out to be a great day you know. I got the day off work and after doing some cleaning chores, I figured I could try unpacking some of my sewing stuffs. I was planning to get started on a new project, anything at all to ease the restlessness caused by lack of activity! I emptied one bag of scraps into this laundry basket with the plan to sort them and probably work on a scrappy project.
It shouldn’t have been too bad but then I got my machine set up, cleaned, changed the needle and wound some bobbin thread in preparation. Guess what, when I returned my bobbin winder, threaded the machine and tried to press the needle down button it just made a click sound and stuck??. Like literally stuck, the wheel won’t manually move, the needle won’t move…nothing works unless I return to the bobbin winding position then it works well. As soon as I return and try again, it clicks and locks again.
How disappointing is that! I truly would have loved getting some sewing done. Instead I spent the entire time poking around my machine and after trying all the DIY troubleshooting tips, I’m afraid I might have caused more damage (my bobbin stopper fell off and won’t stay back). My former repair guy did try to guide me on the phone but he finally ruled it as a mechanical error that requires an expert. Unfortunately it’ll take some asking around to find a service center or home service engineer around here. Which means I’m back to no sewing, well the options now are take up some English Paper Piecing projects or dig out my abandoned 2nd machine.
For now I’m still reeling from the disappointment and hoping that the next time I pick up my Machine it’ll miraculously unlock. A girl can certainly hope! Have you experienced any such issues? Do you have any tip or advice on getting through this?
Oh well, morale of the story…even perfect days can end in rain! I hope you have better luck with your sewing.
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