• Sharon Prigan

Even the small ones sew

This is what I was busy with this morning


I had gifted the neighbour 2 small sewing machines, actually mini ones for her small children to play with. Neither of them worked, so I told her to bring them over this morning for a check up.



Visiting the technician
Visiting the technician

I had been working on my industrial and it was cute to place them next to each other to see the difference in size.


Comparison
Comparison

I threaded with read thread so the threading route was easy to see.


Threaded
Threaded

And started sewing. Tension problems, so that was the first thing that I adjusted and then I looked at the needle, it had been inserted back to front. Switched that around.



Tension is off
Tension is off

And then it worked like a charm.





The left one, I couldn't fix. It has a drop in bobbin and when I turned the hand wheel I could hear that the teeth in the plastic cogs were broken. That is one of the common problems of an older machine with a drop in bobbin. The plastic disintegrates after a number of years and then cracks and breaks. The cog can be replaced but it would cost more than the entire machine. So she will keep it for spare parts.


Mini sewing machines
Mini sewing machines

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