Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sewing SOS

I have a sewing emergency!!! I have a Kenmore sewing machine and it is having serious problems. I took the shuttle race ( I think that is what it is called) off a few months ago to clean the dust & lint, then put it back together. Ever since then, it has been acting up...jamming, breaking needles, etc. It has gotten progressively worse. I was trying to sew DH's new patch on his uniform and by the time I got about an inch stitched, I had broken 2 needles. Plus, I can't adjust the stitch length, the stitches are minute.

I ended up hand sewing the patch on. And seriously considered chucking the machine out the door, but that isn't very treehugger of me, now is it?

So, all of you sewing Saipan-er's, where can I get my machine fixed? I looked in the phone book to no avail.


We are having a garage sale on Saturday. I didn't realize how much work garage sales are!!! Cleaning, pricing, organizing. Now I catch myself eyeing the tchotchke's and wondering how much I can get for them. I am a junker at heart.



Julie said...

Missy, I hope you are able to find someone to repair the machine soon! I hope the sale goes well.

bigsoxfan said...

There is a small retail and sewing shop alongside coffee care. they have been very helpful to the missus, and I'm sure their machines need work sometimes. Otherwise I have searched high and low for parts for a brother sewing machine and have had some luck at the victory department store across from Wild Bill's. Best of luck, hope you get this stitch in time.

~Kim~ said...

Hope you were able to get your machine fixed.. so sorry to hear! I know I broke mine, well it broke itself! But it still usable - but I plan to get a new one in the future or Im going to go deaf sewing with it as its so loud now.. LOL

Hope your garage sale was a sucess!


Michelle said...

How frustrating! I hope you can find a place to fix it for you. Sounds like the tension might be off.

leah said...

Did you ever find out what the problem was? My machine just started to do the same thing :(