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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Say Hello To My Little Friend

Do you know what your looking at? Well, I'll tell you. It is the end of the upper looper for one of my sergers! WTH?


Do you remember a couple of years ago I started having problems with the serger only after I had it cleaned? Nothing was wrong with it but I'd had it nearly 20 years and decided it was time to give it some TLC. That was a major mistake. I've not been totally happy with it since. This week when I was altering a dress for a customer, the machine came unthreaded at the end of the sewing. When I opened the "door" to re-thread it, this piece was just sort of hanging loosely on some thread. I knew it was trouble. The service center in my area charges $135 to walk a mechanical machine in the door. What can you do? I took it in yesterday and after examining it was told it would be at least $180 to repair. Oh hell! I decided to just buy another one. 


I was in luck. I got this new-in-the-box Necchi made my Janome for $215 including tax. Happy days are here again! I also thank God that I have the income that allows me to be able to afford my hobbies!

6 comments:

  1. I, too, hesitate to take my machines in if they are not broken as I'm afraid I won't get back the same working machine I took in...........congrats on your new "baby." Have fun with it!

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  2. See. I was just thinking about taking my sewing machine in for a cleaning. I bought it used (at 1 year old) and it hasn't been serviced since. I am scared to take it in for fear of what you described. I hope you like your new serger.

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  3. Lucky you - that is a steel (here in Australia at least it is). Have fun with it.

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  4. I have an old serger that I'm afraid to take in for service. I think it's time to invest in a new one. Have fun with yours.

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  5. I know your pain but I fought back. My needle clamp broke a few years ago. I had to ship it to be repaired. It was around $190 in all for the repair. When it broke again I thought it can't be too hard to fix so I went on line and found a site called "seweing machine parts online". The part only cost $14.99. It only took about twenty min.to fix. I ordered an extra part to keep onhand. No more shipping or crazy priced repairs.

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  6. Congrats on getting the new serger! I understand about the repair fees...mine start about that too because everything I'm using now is computerized.

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