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Rough pins


Re: Rough pins
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 18:57:05 PM »
Pins and needles do rust/corrode over time and the damage is not visible to the naked eye.

Ran over a pin once when I was quite young and my mom dug the tip of the machine needle out of the corner of my eye....I NEVER intentionally sew over a needle! (I'm slightly OCD regarding safety.)

I pick up a new box of decent quality pins every few years and try to keep them separate from older ones, just so I can use for silks, etc.


Re: Rough pins
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2019, 20:18:09 PM »
Yes I'm naughty too - I sew over pins. I bought a big box of cheap pins recently (Hemline, since you ask) knowing that they would be a bit rubbish and guess what? They are. Most are OK but a number are a bit bent, others don't seem to have points and a few have those rough points that some of you have mentioned. I've learned my lesson!  :S
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Re: Rough pins
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2019, 17:01:23 PM »
@Esme866 wow you were lucky there. I find if you take your time and slow down as you approach a pin you can sew 'over' it, if you get my meaning  >< A lot of the time I hand-turn the needle so can pre-empt any strikes
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew