Monday, March 15, 2010

Bobbin' Along

First of all, thank you all for the great sewing advice; it's amazing how much easier it is to learn with a cadre of experienced blog friends.

Melissa, I bought these:

They make a HUGE difference. Trek, you'll be happy to know I had a 40% off coupon. Jean, they're under lock and key. Oh, and Sophanne, I took two aspirin before I started cutting this time!

Paula and Susan, you were both right: the little wheel in the middle of the balance wheel is the brake button. It just hadn't been used in so long it took a pair of pliers and a little elbow grease from my husband to get it loosened (don't worry--he used a soft cloth over the pliers). Once it was loosened, it worked perfectly.

Val and Tracy, here are pictures of the bobbin and part info, just in case anyone comes across something that might possibly be one of the bobbins I so desperately need:


Here's the length in inches:

...and in centimeters:


And the end, in inches:


...and in centimeters:


This is the part list from the manual:


This is the bobbin part number:


And I think, though I'm not sure, that this is the model number of the machine:


Oh, and Tracy--you scared me half to death with the broken needle thing. Would it be unreasonable to wear a flak jacket while sewing?

7 comments:

Jean Baardsen said...

What a cute bobbin! Never seen anything like that. Hope more find their way to you.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

You're really starting to make me want to go sew something.... I have enough to do thank you!!! :)

trek said...

Eep! That's a tiny barbell ;o)

melissaknits said...

Ah, the needle snap. Always made me glad to have need of glasses. I have had broken needle bits ping off of them.

Scissors are like...good needles. A must have.

Val Champ said...

I have sent your bobbin info on to the machine guy here. I will check at home also as I know that I have a couple of bobbins like these, but am not sure if the size is the same. Will keep in touch about it..

Val
ps: sorry to keep sending as anonymous, but I don't have any of the other things the site asks for..we're on dial up at home.

Jean Baardsen said...

I was talking with a quilting friend and described your bobbin to her. She said it's called a "shuttle bobbin." Just thought I'd pass that on.

Knitman said...

Gosh! Another talent brewing....