Ok why is it that things always go wrong when you really don't want them to or don't have the time for them to do!. There is never a good time for your sewing machine to break but 4 days before a craft fair really couldn't be much worse!!. I had geared myself up to spend from tea time onwards sewing last night..... I'm half way through a handbag when my machine jams and will not work Arggh. I then had to spend the next hour and a half trying to work out the problem by dissecting the machine. At first i was thinking ok i'm a civil engineer i'm supposed to be technically minded surely i can figure this out - erm no!!. Anyway I eventually worked out that the spool holder wasn't turning because a piece had dropped at the back which meant it was catching. I then decided to try a quick fix of stuffing fabric (with a pair of tweezers) under the piece of metal so that it can't drop and the spool holder can turn. To my surprise it actually worked and i managed to keep sewing and finish the bag plus another one and some bunting. Now i need to get it looked at (can't wait to explain how i have temporarily fixed it!).
Anyway here is one of the bags i managed to finish