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    I was stitching along and accidently sewed over a pin. It made me remember how the big advance in sewing was the hinged foot. The ballyllhoo was that you could sew over pins!! And we did it for years. THEN the wisdom was don't sew over pins. It is hard on the pins and if the needle hits it, it can break. So I avoid stitching over them, do you?

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    I try not too but I don't pin a lot. It is better for your machine (I think) to remove the pins as you get to them.

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    dont sew over them. don't want to risk an accident of breaking one and it flying into my face or my kids face if they are around.

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    I try my best not to sew over them. It can also cause a timing problem with your machine if you hit one just right.

    mltquiit

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    I put pins in horizonally about a half inch from the edge, that way the pins keeps the fabric together and I don't sew over them. Just hate the sound of a needle breaking, been there,done that; and possibly bending the shaft.

    Carol J.

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    I sew over them. And yes, sometimes I break a needle doing so. That's why I have plenty extra needles in my sewing desk!

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    I pull them out just before the fabric hits the presser foot. Its a safety issue.

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    I try not too.

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    I'm horrified that the needle will break and fly into my eye...so I don't sew over them!

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    That was one of the things I had to get used to. I always used to sew over them then after not sewing for years I have to retrain my self.

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