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Judy T-Bellingham Posted: Mon, Jan 13 2014 11:06 AM

I had a close call last night. I was sewing thick seams on a cover for my Kindle tablet. The sewing machine needle snapped into multiple pieces. One flew up, hit my glasses. Thank goodness I wear glasses! Another piece embedded itself in my sleeve.

No harm done, but could have been nasty.


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Karla replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 5:25 PM

My glasses have saved me from similar fates.  Thank goodness it didn't do you any harm.  I always knew there was something good about having to wear glasses...this just confirms it.

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Yikes. I'm glad your okay. Make me glad I wear glasses too.

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 6:13 PM

Judy, I'm glad there was not damage That's a really scary situation. This is one reason I don't sew over pins or use a metal stiletto.

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Kris:

Judy, I'm glad there was not damage That's a really scary situation. This is one reason I don't sew over pins or use a metal stiletto.

 

I think the needle broke because it bent when trying to get through the extra thick seam and elastic piece. I was going too fast; zooming along and not paying attention. This has happened to me before even though I use a size 90 needle. 

Still gives me the heebie jeebies to think about it. 

 


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MNnancy replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 8:53 PM

The other day I broke three needles in a period of about 15 minutes.  I finally decided I must have been pulling at the fabric too hard.  I was sewing something other than a quilt, and I was having a difficult time with it - hence the pulling.  It's scary when they snap!


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Bonita replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 9:40 PM

Judy, I'm glad you lucked out and no harm done. That's why I don't let the DGD hang over the table and watch me sew. They want to stick their noses right up close.

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Pat A replied on Tue, Jan 14 2014 8:52 AM

Judy, glad you are okay.  I've had that happen to me too.  It's scary when you think about it.  Also glad I wear glasses. 

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Dawn replied on Tue, Jan 14 2014 9:58 AM

Wow!  Glad you are ok!  That is scary!!!

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Who would think that we should probably all wear hazard safety glasses while sewing!! Good thing our eyes go when we are older and almost all wear glasses!! Lol!  I was on my quilting machine and the needle flew out and up whizzed past my face and ricocheted on the walls. Made me stop dead in my tracks and thank goodness I wore glasses!! Scary stuff, I am glad you weren't hurt also!   

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