Monday, December 18, 2006

A Word to Wise Seamsters and Seamstresses | A Lesson From The Opera

If you are sewing on an industrial sewing machine equipped to sew leather (or any sewing machine for that matter), please use a needle guard. If you don't, you could sew directly through your thumb, pass out cold, and have to go to the emergency room. Let my experience be a lesson to you.


Anonymous Tiff said...


8:10 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

here's a magical kiss of healing...


see you in a couple days!

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Tiff said...

I caught the Season 1 marathon of Project Runway today and it only reaffirmed my love for Austin Scarlett. I want to wear evening gowns everyday. I want to wear chiffon and silk exclusively. And stark red lipstick. With very very firm hair that can withstand gale force winds. Well I guess I already have that part...

See you soon? (!!!!!)

12:05 AM  
Blogger r0ht said...

Oh dear.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Judith van Praag said...

Needle guard, I second that! In my case the needle went in through my thumb nail, was bent on the metal plate and came back out a quarter inch from the entree way, as if it were a fish hook! I rode to the E.R. on the back of my assistant's bike (this was in Amsterdam when cyclists are always faster than cars), giddy from the pain, high on endorphins (which, no! doesn't mean you should try this at home!). One day later I wanted to put my thumb in the kitchen cabinet and close the door on it hard, that's how much the infection I got hurt. A throbbing thumb is a bad sign, you may hitch a ride with it quickly, it may also ruin your career, your hand may fall off. Safe Sewing Seamst(e)(r)ess)(e)(s)

8:41 AM  

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