I used to sew all the time when I was in middle school and high school, but I was just too busy to sew once I got to college. Nevertheless, I lugged that huge, heavy sewing machine everywhere I lived for 9 years -- never taking it out of its case even once. When I needed to do a serious purge of my possessions for my move across the country, that old sewing machine ended up on the purge list.
Only fairly recently have I felt a need for a sewing machine again. I finally took the plunge and dropped money on a brand new sewing machine. I'm certainly glad I did!
There is not a lot of detailed information about sewing machines out there so I thought I'd post this unboxing for anyone else who may be considering the Singer 7258. Read More
I have been going through thread like it was water! But at several dollars a pop for each spool of heavy-duty thread, the costs were adding up! In comes cone thread, where I can get 1000 to 8000 yards on just one cone.
You can use cone thread on your average sewing machine by positioning it correctly behind the machine. There are two things to be aware of:
- Prevent the thread from moving out of position
- Ensure thread comes off the cone smoothly
The timing of my sewing machine -- the Singer 7258 -- had gone out of alignment. The most obvious symptom was that the top thread would no longer pick up the bobbin thread. Upon closer inspection, I found the needle was jamming into the plastic of the bobbin housing! Ack! This was also causing my needles to get all bent up.
It was 9pm and I did not want a several week delay required for sending the machine in for servicing. I have work to do, you know! So, I dove in, poking and prodding at every which thing until I figured out the magical combination. I'm documenting this magical combination so that there will finally be something out there on the web for fixing a Singer 7258 sewing machine's timing! Read More