Can you sew over pins? This is a widely discussed topic. Some sewers will say yes and some will say never.
I say NO WAY!
This is because when you sew over pins you risk
- Damaging yourself with a broken needle point. You don’t have to look far for sewers who have ended up with a broken needle tip in the eye. Try googling it!
- Damaging your machine – If you hit a pin with the needle it can put the timing of your machine out which means a costly service bill.
Either scenario is not good.
Most of the time the needle will miss the pins or slip over them but it only takes one slip up to wish you had slowed down and removed those pins. I wrote this post as last week I hit a pin and it put the machine timing out causing it to need a service. Wasted money – if only I had been more careful!
Take a vote. Do you sew over pins? I’d be willing to bet it is about 50-50. But I could be wrong. Please share your thoughts.