Yesterday I finally got the time to sew. Was going great.... until I broke a needle in my overlocker.
I have two pieces of red cord that have been calling out to me for a couple of weeks now. One piece is about two and half meters long with a fine cord detail. This is going to be all mine, I am on the look out for the perfect pattern to make a pair of pants for myself. I am thinking 1940s inspired, high waist, with a wide straight leg.
The other piece was a small piece only 45cm long. With some imaginative cutting this will become a new pair of sarouels for Jarvis. I managed to get these cut out, always tricky when Jarvis and Tira both like to sit on the fabric I am cutting. Am I not the only one who likes to cut out on the floor?
Work in progress on the horrible cork floor in the office/sewing room
Two seams down, started on the third and one of the needles broke off in my overlocker. The top piece is still in the machine, I have found the middle piece, but the tip of the needle eludes me. I have dusted; I have even vacuumed the overlocker in an attempt to find it.
The piece I found
My questions to all of you in the know…do you think it would be safe to insert a new needle and to commence sewing? Or should I keep looking for the tip?
Also, I have never replaced a needle in an overlocker (I know I have had this for over two years and should replace them occasionally) do I just get machine needles from Spolight? Are the generic in size?
The overlocker is a Brother.