The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4070080
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
29-Aug-20 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Dorothy, I found a nice online place for sewing machine equipment and they have reasonable shipping prices. Sewing Parts Online. I bought a bobbin case and and couple of presser foot parts from them when restoring the Goodwill White "Jeans Machine."
My daughter showed me the test for thread to see if it's too old to use (at least on the sewing machine and for garments you want to move around in and not break the seams) - giving a length of it a quick yank quickly decides it. It breaks, it's too brittle. I had to discard so many spools (mentioned before as something listed now on eBay for crafters who don't care if it's old) and it resulted in the dismal discovery that these spools of thread for regular sewing machines aren't offered in every color under the sun any more. You're lucky to find the basic ROYGBIV colors plus black and white. Joann's has lots of coupons to untangle but I recently discovered that the sewing parts place also sells thread and fabric.