Saturday, 22 January 2011

Have you done this?

I can’t believe I did….

Sewing along nicely

watching for pins

making sure that I slow down

when I get to one

Clunk Clunk!!!

What????

Oh My Goodness!!!

I sewed a pin which was underneath the fabric.

My machine sewed it to the fabric and I had to unpick it with my quick-unpick!!

Pin (Medium)

Right thru the endy bit!

Pin - Copy (Medium)

And…It didn’t even break the needle! Now that is what you call a good needle… Although I did change it before I went on and sewed more.

With out the pins in the way of course.

Hugs to All……..Vicki

27 lovely people said....:

Hazel said...

I'm guilty I must admit I have done the same thing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I will raise my hand too! Love those flat flower pins but sometimes they hide.

Tarnyia said...

hahahaha guilty here as well xxx

Barb said...

No....I never did that....hummmmmmmm

Terry said...

I've gotten the metal end of the pin stuck down in my machine before, but I've never sewed over the plastic part! LOL

Susan said...

Well I dont use those flat flower pins although I have sewn over normal pins and bent them badly - I will take that as a warning in case I get to use those pretty pins. Glad to hear you did still change yr needle though!!

By Hoki Quilts said...

OH dear, guilty as charged and more than once too.

Leeanne said...

Yes I have done this and when I worked in a commercial clothing factory I was on the button attaching machine i sewed into my finger, it broke the button, but not the needle...I had thread sewn into my finger!! *&%@#!!!!!!!

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

OH how funny... I did that very thing last night... sewing a quilt... Great pins hey....
Hugs Dawn x x x
P.S. what were you sewing????

Allie said...

LOL - been there done that! The worst though, was when I was machine embroidering. A thread nest developed on the underside, and the needle broke - the part of the needle that was left in the fabric was CURVED, like an upholstery needle!
At least you found the pin and didn't accidentally sew it into your project. I've had that happen before too. OUCH.

LindaSchiffer said...

Oh, yes, definitely done that before. Really a hassle, especially if what you were sewing was quilting a small piece. :P Had to pick it out, sink the thread ends and re quilt.

Linda

Jude said...

Lucky it was only a pin and not your finger.

Sue ♥ said...

your not alone with this one, gives you a fright doesn't it

Wendy B said...

Broke the needle today when I hit a pin so must've been cheap and nasty ones....the pin looked like a fish hook! I've never sewn into the plastic bit though.....I throw so many out because the plastic bit pulls off!
XX Sugary hugs lovely!
Wendy :O)

Nellie put the kettle on said...

must admit, haven't done that before, however have managed to bend plenty of pins - I need to slow down and take more care. Find those pins don't appreciate the iron!

Joy said...

LOL ... yes dear Vicki, that is a familiar sight ;o). I've also cut a flower head in half with the rotary cutter ... it plays havoc with the blade!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Maria said...

Oh Yes many time and I mostly break the needle too.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

You're not the only one. Not only have I sewed pins but I'm also an expert in rotary cut them.

Gari said...

I've never done quite that but I have sewed a pin into the finished quilt. Try to get one out then. Not easy.

AnitaS said...

Of course I did this too. And I have to confess not only once.

Loralynn said...

I have done that before while making a purse. Didn't realize it until I got the purse all done...guess what? It's still there!!! I managed to wiggle the pin part out and left the "flower" head inside the purse! No way I was going to deconstruct that much of the purse to get the plastic head out!

Micki said...

I have also done that before. It is nerve wracking.
Micki

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Guilty guilty guilty here too... I hate it when that happens.

Karen's Korner said...

Easy done and guilty as charged!!!

Liz said...

Pins and fingers are my specialty.Brand new blade in my rotary cutter on Monday and it would not cut!!!!!!-found the culprit--a pin!!

Nicole said...

Haha, I know that very well and not just once. But at least the sewing machine needle doesn't break with the flower pins.