My sewing machine... is broken. The top thread keeps snagging and breaking, the bobbin thread is throwing loops all over the back of my fabric, and there are a couple random broken plastic pieces floating around the bottom of my machine.
I don't know what happened, maybe something bent out of place when I was cleaning it yesterday. It worked okay last night, after being cleaned. The top thread broke a few times, but I thought it was just because the thread itself was too weak. This morning though, it decided to throw a fit. And I had such great plans for it!
I was working on the revised version of the girlies' bloomers, along with a skirt for each of them. After that I had plans for appliqued shirts to match, a nursing dress for me, and many, many other projects. Now I have to wait.
I can look inside my machine, and see where the thread is snagging, even pull out the piece that it is getting snagged on, but I can't use the machine without that piece, and can't figure out how to fix it. I also can't find where the plastic pieces are supposed to go, or their purpose.
So now, I am in the market for a new machine. Any recommendations? (It has to be less than $300). I would like something with basic sewing capabilities and a few pretty stitches....metal interior is better and I'd rather it be useable with generic feet, bobbins, and needles.
If sewing posts are sparse in the next couple weeks, now you know why.
Thanks for stopping by,