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11 May 2010, 8:01 am

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11 May 2010, 10:47 am

Now speed it up, lol!

Smart image. I was looking at it for a while thinking I really need to get my sewing machine going now. *high pile waiting*


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11 May 2010, 11:32 am

I love my sewing machine, even though I rarely use it. I think that the way it works is interesting, and I kind of enjoy repairing it when it malfunctions (which is often).



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11 May 2010, 12:04 pm

Thanks for sharing that information...
It was very interesting :)
I have completed several small projects, although I must say I'm more interested in the procedure than the result :lol:



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11 May 2010, 12:28 pm

Thanks for posting that! I've never figured out how the heck they work. And it's not like I could take apart my mom's ancient sewing machine to find out, so I've just assumed it was magic elves. :lol:

Seriously though, that makes a lot of sense now that I see it.


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11 May 2010, 6:31 pm

Yeah, it's one of those things where I always wondered how it worked, but never got around to finding out. When I found this, it was a real "aha! of course, it makes perfect sense!" moment.



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11 May 2010, 8:04 pm

Yeah, that's cool. I love my sewing machine. Sewing and design used to be one of my special interests. The inner workings of the machine is somehow very soothing. And the sound - I really like it.



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11 May 2010, 8:12 pm

Thank you for posting that. Now I know how a sewing machine works. :)


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11 May 2010, 9:14 pm

As something I have been wondering since I have a machine of my own:

Why is it when I turn the knob to make the needle go down into the hole, it does not pick up the lower thread like it's supposed to? I know to wind the thread a certain direction, and to put it through the hole, but which way do I set it under the metal finger so the needle can pick it up?

Also, I don't know how to adjust the tension on the bobbin that is to go on the bottom. There is a little screw, but I don't know if any certain part is supposed to open or close when it's turned.

As you can see, I am a novice. :oops:


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12 May 2010, 12:13 am

i could watch that for hours!

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12 May 2010, 1:04 am

katzefrau wrote:
i could watch that for hours!

:oops:

:lol: Me too.


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12 May 2010, 1:16 am

Metalwolf wrote:
Why is it when I turn the knob to make the needle go down into the hole, it does not pick up the lower thread like it's supposed to?


the "timing" might be off. take it to a repair person.

as for the bobbin tension, that's also something i leave to the professionals. it's very easy to take apart a sewing machine if you have tiny screwdrivers, but getting it to work just right can be an art. if you change the needle size, the timing should be changed, etc.

after thread kept breaking when using her machine, someone i know was finally told that she had cheap metal alloy needles from China and that she should buy her needles from a German company instead. she did as told and the thread stopped breaking. very easy, but something you'd have to be a pro to figure out.


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