Not sure if anyone saw this little gem of a tweet last night at about 11:00 PM, but its official my sewing machine is still broken, or rather broken again. I feel like I should say that it was working. It sewed approximately 10 inches of fabric before another nylon gear busted.
I will say this. Sam and I rejoiced greatly over it being fixed; hands were raised, tears of joy were shed, jumping occurred, and then it was shattered. Sorry for being a little melodramatic, but seriously its been broken for about 3 months and right when I think its going to be fixed... you get the picture.
Needless to say, what happens with older sewing machines with nylon gears, when one gear fails, usually the other gears start to fail as well. This is exactly what is happening with my machine right now. Because of time and use, nylon gears start wearing out. The gear that runs the feed dog (the little teeth that are underneath the sewing foot) busted after the brief amount that I sewed.
I now have a dilemma. Do I spend the $40 or so dollars for the parts and repair manual for this sewing machine and hope that something else doesn't break? Or do I invest and buy a new sewing machine? I need advice because I honestly do not know what to do.
All I know is that I am really wanting to sew and get started on some projects that have been piling up. Sam has been so amazing and sweet to work on my machine for me, watching him work on the timing last night made me realize how incredibly gifted he is to understand how machines work, from cars to guitar amps, guitars, to even my sewing machine. Just so thankful for him. He also gave me this sewing machine too for my 24th birthday, which is why I am apprehensive to just throw in the towel on my beloved little Singer Touch n Sew 758.
Any advice, anything, would be greatly appreciated. I am just slightly at the end of my rope on this one.