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07 May 2009 @ 06:03 pm
Sewing machine is back  
That was fast!

The repair guy was still there finishing up some other people's machines for the day when I picked mine up. I don't know if I was imagining things, but I think he was glaring at me :X

I had them replace the whole bobbin carrier assembly, in addition to the usual servicing. I think I can officially say I've spent more on repairs on this machine than what the machine actually cost. I swear it used to be 58 for servicing, and it's 78 now.

The repairman said that a few things could be causing my problems.

~Poorly wound bobbin: I've noticed this. Sometimes if the bobbin isn't smooth or tight, it messes everything up
~The moving arm becoming unthreaded
~Somthing else becoming unthreaded

He said if it's done it once on a stitch, it's going to keep doing it, so if I notice it happening, I need to stop everything, completely unthread the top part, and re-thread it.

I wish I just knew how to fix the timing on my own, so I wouldn't have to take it in anymore. Maybe I can take a class on sewing machine repair :P It really seems like such a waste to spend money on tuning/maintenance if I knew how to do it myself.

Now that it's fixed, though, it's time to look at whether or not I want to make a costume this month. I have three already started, if you count Cornelia. I really want to get around to making that PVC cape, because it'll look awesome. I should finish the new Mayuri headpeice, too.. and there's that Arche costume I started. I got the pants almost done.. but not quite done.. Ugh.

And I bought antlers and foam. That's the start of a moonkin, I swear.
Celine: ackceline on May 8th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
You know, I have NEVER taken my machine in to the shop. I got it in 1999. It's probably filled with crap. It is a miracle it still works!

And maybe that's why the portable machine I'm using now is like TOTALLY AMAZING. Shit works and stuff.

Dude finish your Bleach costume dammit. Everybody loves the crazy blue wig thingy. Otherwise I'll be sad since I'll never wear mine. It would be too bizarre to wear it without you since I don't even like the show. XD Come up for Akon and it'll be great.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on May 8th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
When I had my mom's old machine, I was having to take it in to be serviced at least once a year just because it was old and it seemed to constantly have tension issues.

When I got the new machine, I noticed a big difference, but I also noticed most of the parts were made out of plastic :/
I miss mom's big heavy metal thing, because it was sturdy! It was a workhorse! Even though it didn't do a lot of fancy stuff, it kept plugging along. My Bernina is a little more tempramental, and I have to be a little more careful with it, but it has a lot of extra features the old one didn't. They both have pros/cons... but if I could fix the timing issues myself, I'd totally never take it in again.

I will think about working on that costume again. I was waiting on a machine so I could make a few new cowls. Now that I can do that, I can maybe make some progress on that thing. I am just not motivated.:X