Tag: sewing machine

My new baby!

So one day, Yoshimi noticed that one of her friends was looking for someone who would take her old serger. Being such a nice person who always remembers her other friends, she messaged me rightaway to ask whether I want that serger. Would I want that serger? Why, of course I want!! That was how I got acquainted with Noriko, the owner of the serger. We emailed each other, with Yoshimi translating for both of us, about the serger. Noriko advised me to send the serger to a repair shop first because it had some minor noise problem. She even […]

Machineless week and Bombshell dress online course

We took my sewing machine to the repair shop last Saturday. It was such a hot day (35°C !) and my husband carried the heavy machine through several train trips before we reached the Janome dealer in Asagaya. The man opened the sewing plate, took a look inside and shook his head heavily, which of course made me even more nervous. Anyway he said that it might take up to a week to repair the sewing machine and depending on the problem, the repair cost would be up to USD 150. He would inspect the sewing machine and let us know […]

My sewing machine is broken (T_T)

That’s my beautiful Janome sitting sadly in my sewing room. Because it is broken! (T_T) I was sewing a pair of jeans for my husband when the needle stopped because of some threads bunching under the plate. I tugged on the fabric to pull it out, then opened the bobbin case to clean it. I’ve done this many times, and usually it solved the problem. But when I put the bobbin back again and pushed the button to hook the bobbin thread, the thread wouldn’t come out! Tried it manually and still nothing happened. Opened the plate, cleaned it, oiled […]

New sewing machine!

The bad news is, my Janome Agneau d’Or Y101 is now officially dead. We took it to a Janome dealer last week, a little shop in a nice small street. A nice woman greeted us and she gasped when we showed her a piece of fabric with loopy stitches on it.  She then tried to move the wheel but it was stuck. It wasn’t stuck before! We told her about my sewing ‘habit’, she seemed impressed and asked permission to take some pictures of things that I made and worn that day, my dress and pencil pouch, Sidra’s jacket and […]