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Your Shamed Machines

First of all, let’s just stay straight up that we do love our machines. They help us create wonderful projects, they’re always there to stitch out the next design, and they keep us creative. But anyone who has sat and worked with a machine for too long knows that after awhile all those quirks and odd behaviors start to look suspiciously like a personality. Like an odd little robot pet, these machines seem to have a mind of their own. And they aim to misbehave.

After my post yesterday about machine shaming and my subsequent sharing on facebook, you guys decided your misbehaving machines needed a little public shaming too. Just so they know we’re on to them. You sent in all kinds of photos and comments, and I just had to share some them here for all of us to enjoy.

*EDIT – More shamed machines added for your enjoyment!*

So know this machines. You have been warned. Just cut it out already…

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“I reject your tension settings and substitute my own!”

“Objects sewn are not as they appeared in the magazine.”

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“Oh…you wanted me to catch the bobbin thread? But the bird nest under the needle plate looks beautiful! It keeps me warm.”

“I like to behave like demon in front of my owner but like a little angel as soon as you take me in to be repaired.”

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“I demand a regular lubrication/oiling. And will then stain the next project at a random moment.”

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“I though you wanted inconsistent thread tension throughout your project!”

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“Oh I’m sorry, I completely forgot to tell you I’m out of bobbin thread…3000 stitches ago.”

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“I love it when my bobbin thread shows on top of the pretty design!”

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“I like to mess up on commission projects. Especially when there is a deadline. I thrive on my owner’s stress.”

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“Super Solvy is my favorite snack! OM NOM NOM.”

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“I pretend to be a bird and make huge nests under your projects.”

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“I make horrible loud noises only when the baby is sleeping in the next room.”

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“I love not cutting the thread when I change colors!”

“I like to fool you and tell you that you have enough clearance around the hoop.”

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“I like to stop stitching at odd and totally unrelated times to keep my owner guessing.”

“I reset my thread tension the minute you put me away.”

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“I love eating metallic thread and always will manage to do so, no matter how hard you try keeping me from doing it.”

“Oh, you wanted me to stitch there? Over here looked like a much better spot.”

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“I broke the last needle only after the store had closed and the project I was working on had to go out the next day.”

“I break the thread the moment my owner leaves the room.”

Want to join in? Remember, machine shaming isn’t just for embroidery machines! Sewing machines, sergers, quilting machines… all can be shamed. Post on our facebook page or share a photo in our flickr group and let your machine know you’re on to its tricks.

Machine Shaming

Maybe you’ve been seeing the particularly hilarious meme of Dog Shaming, where owners add signs recounting the shameful misdeeds of guilty pets. Well, on a day where my machine was being particularly difficult, I thought it time for a little public payback…

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What is your machine guilty of? Post a captioned photo of your machine’s worst crimes on our facebook page or upload it to our flickr group and we’ll collect the best! 

*UPDATE – You have responded. Your machines have been shamed*