Very Important Tip

Seriously: DON'T stick your finger under the sewing machine needle. It hurts like a bitch.

In case you were wondering, my Janome 6500 has plenty of power -- that needle went all the way through my finger. I think manually backing it out hurt even more.

Surprisingly, there's not much blood. That seems good -- running the rotary cutter into a finger causes a lot more bleeding...


Tammy said...


I've done that before. Glad to know I'm not alone! :)

katelnorth said...

Can I extend this advice to say really really really don't ever sew over your finger with a longarm machine. It hurts even more than with a Janome - go on, ask me how I know enough to compare the pain from the two instances :)