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    Default sewing machines -HELP ME

    I have an older machine.
    It is a White machine.
    Yes thats the brand and bought in 1994.
    So heres the thing it is starting to break the thread like mad.
    I can get about the length of a keyboard and then the top thread snaps.
    I did break 2 needles but now it seem fine.
    I clean it with that can of air after projects and DH oils it.
    urgh....
    I adjusted the thread tension to 2 instead of 3.5 no help.
    what else should i be looking at?

    I also wanted to start taking sewing classes and fabric land doesn't have them...
    can anyone tell me where you go/gone?
    Fabricland suggested calling the boards of Ed as one of the highschool has night classes
    But i am thinking thats more for young adults....even teens and i wouldn't mind my own age.
    Is there a rec ctr or something?

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    i ont know that much about machines, I only have like a really small one to do simply stuff, maybe the tension is too tight?
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    I have my Mom's old Singer here (it goes forwards & backwards in one stitch) and I'm not a big sewer, but I'd suggest a good cleaning and maintenance check buy a 'machine guy'. No idea who in London to recommend as the last time I did this was in Guelph. Does someone else know? They would be able to give you a educated eveluation of the machine and shouldn't cost too much (ask up front). Until then, check the route of the thread and make sure there is nothing (dust, etc) causing the thread not to move and then snap.

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    I would take it in for an adjustment. Take it to Coolen's, the Sewing Store or whatever it's called in White Oaks (and there's one on Oxford as well) are crooks.

    Spectrum runs sewing classes. I took a serger class - I was the youngest there.




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    yeah thank you!!!!
    I miss sewing. Especially right now.
    Its werid because as soon as i was done doing 5 pairs of jeans for DD it hasn't worked right since.
    Classes at spectrum i didn't see it so i over looked that thanks again.
    I would love to have a serger!!!
    do you use yours a lot?
    I was told by an old teacher in windsor once you learn to serge sewing becomes real easy as i would use it more then my normal machine...

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    I hated my serger until I took a class and learned how to use it. I use it far more than my sewing machine now.

    It's not weird that the jeans might knock it out of kilter. My machine hates thick fabric.




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    Sergers are great! if you are interested I saw they had some at XSCargo on Baseline at Warnecliffe. They aren't all that expensive, so you probably get what you pay for. I was going to get one for myself when my mother said she might be handing hers down after x-mas if she gets all she asked for!
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