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Posted on: 9/22/09 6:18 PM
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Shortly after getting my new sewing machine, I had to change the needle. The needle slipped out of my hand and went straight down throught the hole in the stitch plate and into the bowels of the machine. This resulted in a trip to the repair man because there was no way I could get it out. Now I always put something, usually a piece of cloth, over the hole when I am changing the needle.

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monijo said... (9/26/09 9:02 AM) Reply
A word to the wise should be sufficient. I will now always cover the needle plate. I don't need such a thing to happen to me way over here in Nigeria where there aren't any dealerships or good machine repair. I won't be home for Christmas until next year. So, I must move around gently, gently in my sewing room.
Nan Kay said... (9/23/09 9:17 AM) Reply
I'm afraid this has happened to me more than once!! Now I never forget to cover the needle plate when I change needles. I keep a scrap of white paper by the machine to use, it also can be held behind the needle when threading, so you can see the hole.
Fran G said... (9/23/09 7:41 AM) Reply
That's a great suggestion!
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