Yesterday I was in the middle of a project - Sewing, ironing, sewing, ironing and so on - when the inexplicable happened.
I went to sew a strip of fabric and the darn thing was going in reverse. I thought I was crazy at first, so I tried again, and then again, but it was still sewing in reverse (whew, not crazy!). So I held down the reverse lever to see if it had mysteriously switched placed with forward, still sewed in reverse!?!
After many Google searches and a tear down, E. and I were staring, yes blankly, at the guts of my machine. We fiddled and poked for awhile, okay I was the one fiddling and poking, he was analyzing and inspecting.
After a couple hours I was chomping at the bit to buy a new machine and it was late so we threw in the towel for the night. Zzzzzzzz
The next morning I reassembled the machine, mostly so I could get the mess out of my kitchen. Then E. came over pushed a button or a lever or whatever miracle was performed, and poof the feed dogs were moving in the right direction.
There was a small celebration which included jumping up and down excitedly, and then back to work.
But before I put my project in the machine I thought I should experiment with a test piece, and boy am I glad I did! The stitches seemed to have a mind of their own. The regular old stitch was sewing a stretch stitch. Strange you say? Not really, remember I said I was the one that reassembled it?? I installed the stitch selector knob upside down! Ohh well for now, it's back up and running!
Thank you dear Hub-E.!!
So, here is what I was able to finish:
This apron is for my niece, she turns eight today! Happy Birthday Megan!!