Wednesday, September 28, 2011


My sewing machine seems to be broken... I am most unhappy because I still need to finish up my Mary Poppins jacket before the Pattern Review costume contest closes on Friday!  Why? Why does this happen to meeeee?!

And yes, I am aware that the melodrama is unwarrented and absurd but I DO NOT CARE!  I have a head cold and a BROKEN SEWING MACHINE!

I think my main frustration is that I can't for the life of me figure out what is wrong.  When I turn the wheel forward the needle is hitting an unidentified "something" in the bobbin assembly.  Weirdly I do not have this issue if the turn the wheel backwards.  I have unassembled and reassembled the bobbin assembly multiple times in past several days.  There is probably less lint in the machine than when I brought it home. 

I'm starting to wonder whether this machine has just seen it's last days.  I mean, I suppose you can't expect a $150 machine from Walmart to last more than 5 or 6 years?  My dear Brother C6000i has served me well but it may be time to consider an upgrade... hmmm...


  1. Sorry to hear about it! My machine died on me right in the middle of the Winter Wear contest last winter. I had to take it to the shop and everything. Luckily, there was still plenty of time to finish. And Helen has been working beautifully ever since. For a 6-year-old cheap-o machine she's done really well. I know it won't help for the contest, but consider getting it looked at. Might get you another year or two, and even if you do upgrade, it's always nice to have a back up... just in case!

    Good luck!!

  2. I think that is going to be my plan... I'm just sad that I won't be able to finish my costume before tomorrow.

    On the bright side I am having fun researching possibilities for a new machine!