|Sewing Machine Woes
||[Jul. 17th, 2009|07:46 pm]
Craft in Portland!
I have a vintage Morse Zig-Zag seiwng machine. About a month ago, my presser foot came off during a project. I didn't think anything of it, since the screw holding it onto the presser foot bar probably just came loose over time. So I screwed it back on, and noticed that the needle alignment seemed to be off. The needle was aligned more to the left, than to the center. The machine still worked fine, so I didn't think much of it, almost wondering if it had been that way the entire time, and just didn't notice.|
Well, tonight I finally got around to using my ruffler attachment for the first time, and I realized that something is definitely off, since the needle does not line up with the hole for the ruffler, making it impossible to even use the ruffler
I checked my Morse manual to see if perhaps I was using the wrong size needle, but I was, in fact, using the right size. I don't think there was a little washer or anything that went onto the presser foot clamp...
This mystery is frustrating! I cannot figure out what is wrong. I've tried googling it with no luck. I'm hoping I don't have to take my machine in to the repair shop. If anyone has had this problem before, and can shed some light as to what is wrong, I would be forever grateful.
Thank you in advance :)