The guy at the machine shop had good news for me this morning! We (as in, my machine and I) were in and out in under half an hour, which was awesome. I didn't know whether I'd have to leave the Singer there or not, which could have slowed me down: in the midst of things yesterday, I checked in with my other machines and discovered that the Husky and the Euro Pro both are quite under the weather.
As it turns out, the needle breaking problem I've encountered with the Singer has everything to do with what was going on with it yesterday. The needle slamming into the plate (obviously) is not good for the machine! A little hammering and buffing to the plate were all it needed to get the thing sewing perfectly again. I am so relieved. Maybe melodramatically so. ;)
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