In my previous post, I told you how I murdered my sewing machine and how Jack De Sorte carried it and my other machine off into the night. Did I ever hear from him again?
I am happy to report that I did. As a matter of fact, he had the Slant-O-Matic back to me THE NEXT DAY!!!!! I was beside myself with joy and sewed like a mad woman all weekend. But what about the Kenmore? Well, that’s a little more complicated.
I got a call at work the next week. It was Jack.
“What did you do to that machine?!?!” he demanded.
“Did I do something wrong, ” I whispered meekly.
“Did you do something wrong? The gears were shot! I don’t know what you did to that machine but I had to call in favors and drive to shops in Jersey to get all the parts. What did you do to that machine?”
“I dunno,” I squeaked, “Could you fix it?”
“Could I fix it?-It’s like new,” he shot back me, ” and when I deliver it I’ll give you some instructions.”
Yikes. What was I in for?
He arrived at my house that might cradling the machine like a baby. He laid it on my dining room table and pulled a small bag out of his pocket. “Here are needles,” he told me, “and bobbins and a new zipper foot. I want you to use them.” He put the bag on the table.
“Do not use cheap needles!” he admonished me. If you hit something while you’re sewing, STOP AND STEP AWAY FROM THE MACHINE! Do not try to sew with a bent needle! Do not pull the thread! Do not sew with a dirty machine! Clean and oil it regularly! ”
“Yes Jack,” I whispered.
And now, I am afraid-I am afraid that if I screw up one more time, that Jack will find out, come to my house, take my machine and place it in a foster home.
I will be careful.
Seriously, if you live in the Philadelphia area and need sewing machine repair, call Jack. I cannot recommend him enough.
De Sorte’s Vacuum Cleaner Service
6153 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Here are some pictures of what I sewed after Jack fixed my sewing machines