Friday, February 29, 2008

Dear Bicor VX1005

I hate you.

Yes, hate is a strong word, but I feel you truly deserve it. You are a sorry excuse for a sewing machine, dropping stitches, breaking needles, jamming the bobbin and switching tension when ever you want. It is completely unacceptable to cause me to stop and fix something every six inches, and to turn a two hour project into five.

In case my point was not made clear by the repeated obscenities and banging on the table, you're on very thin ice here. If it hadn't been one in the morning and ten degrees outside, you can be sure that the dumpster would be your new home. And dumpsters are very lonely, cold places.

I expect that we'll have a better relationship tonight. Otherwise . . . well, it's sayonara. Because I have 20 yards of fabric that aren't going to sew themselves.

11 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Hmm . . . I just gave my Singer the same lecture. The bobbin isn't sitting right and thread keeps getting caught when it wraps around the bottom. If I can't figure out how to make it play nice tonight, I'm absolutely kicking it to the curb.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

You know, I had that same talk with my piece-of-crap washer and you know how that went.

Appliances can be soooo obstinate!

Karen said...

It must be an epidemic going around. It sounds exactly like my (dumb, dumb) machine is acting. I've taken the spare to the shop for a refurb and actually bought back one that I'd traded in last fall. Hopefully between the 3 of mine I'll always have something workable.

Or not.

Charlie said...

I guess none of you how to even use it! I do and I have no problem. You people are hopeless. Don't get rid of these nice sewing machines. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT!!!!!

Donna said...

Well, I just inherited my mother-in-law's Bicor VX1005 and I haven't had a chance to use it. I just ordered the manual for it so I can really know how to use it correctly! I have to say, I had owned a Singer and grew very frustrated with it and finally tossed it! I'm crossing my fingers that this one works better!

Alana said...

hahaha so I just spent an hour trying to thread the bobbin on my Bicor VX1005 and ended up surrendering and googling it. Then this blog came up. I agree. This machine legitimately sucks.

Prefer Simple said...

Actually, I love my Bicor VX1005. It may act up once in a while, but mainly, it's the user's (my) errors like holding fabric too tight, or using the wrong tension for the kind of fabric. This VX1005is my first and so far only sewing machine. And no, I'm not that old, but some how, I can't find myself buying another machine. True, nowadays, a lot new models of sewing machines are computerized with tons of automatic features, and not that expensive either (compared to the prices years ago.) Still, I do not need all those bells and whistles just yet. I love this Bicor VX1005 because it is a sturdy machine, simple to use and you don't have to "learn" how to use it. Sometimes in life, simple is better...

Anonymous said...

So sad I love mine...it's my moms...its the first machine I learned to sew on...but due to its age and the fact that i really want something that will sew through layers of denim with ease I'm looking at the singer scholastic........but the bicor I have sews better than my newest brother.

Anonymous said...

My Mama gave me her Bicor in 2004 when I decided I wanted tolerance to see. It has been going strong ever since. It sees better than 2009 BrotherInnovis 80. I tell you one thing I would not part wi th mine!!!!!!!!!!!!i adore it.

Anonymous said...

To the person who commented above...you sound like me........lol. I too am looking into the Singer Scholastic. I hear it's a workhorse of a machine and will stitch through layers without even breathing hard lol. A man who repairs and services machine where I live (has been doing this for 30 years) even said the older machines are best but said the Scholastic is a tough, durable and good machine. There are 2 models...one is $299 and one $399. The only difference is 10 decorative stitches and a ONE step buttonholer instead of 4 steps. I'm anxious to see one in action.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can buy the bobbin case?