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To anyone who works at hancock.. [Jan. 4th, 2006|11:16 am]
Fabric store whores

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[redheadedchic]
I'm located in Gulfport, MS and frequent the Hancock shop on pass road.
I just purchased a sewing machine (from walmart) and can't seem to figure out to attach one of my tools.
Now.. I was wondering if I took my machine in do you think the workers would mind assisting me in helping me figure this out? Or do you think that's a lil too above and beyond their job duties? haha
The one I go to is full of lil old ladies who answer tons of my questions. I've read some of the complaints on here about your customers and I shamefully fall into a few of them :( Such as "How much fabric do you think I'd need to make two halloween costumes?" hahaha Sorry workers! Im in customer service as well so I know how annoying customers can be.. I'm just new to this whole thing and thought if anyone could help it'd be someone at a fabric store.
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[User Picture]From: elegant_emily
2006-01-03 05:04 pm (UTC)
i wouldn't mind helping you, and i'm sure most of the ladies at my store would be glad to help too.

but are you sure the manual doesn't explain it? What tool is it?
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[User Picture]From: redheadedchic
2006-01-03 07:21 pm (UTC)
LOL I actually got it just about 20 minutes ago.. the manual was explaining it correctly it just wasnt making sense to me :-| It was my seamer guide.. I thought it was a hem tool but I found that I have a hemming foot, I believe LOL I'm still totally new to all this and I'm just trying to learn my machine as quickly as possible.. Learning my machine isnt the only thing I need to learn to do haha..
So I wont have to take it in after all :-D I'm glad I looked at it once again cause it was pretty simple LOL the hole just didnt look big enough..
I posted pics in another community.. This is what I was having probs with haha
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Sometimes it's the simplest things that will stump us ;-)
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[User Picture]From: elegant_emily
2006-01-03 09:30 pm (UTC)
oh, well hurray for you getting it after a while! I had to fidde for a whiiile before i got my zipper foot on, and it drove me NUTS, so i understand where you're coming from . :-)
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[User Picture]From: redheadedchic
2006-01-04 12:14 am (UTC)
at least I'm not alone then hahaha..
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From: pax_aevum
2006-01-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
Just make sure you do one thing: call ahead and make sure they have someone on hand who's good at troubleshooting diverse types of machines. Probably not everyone who worls at your Hancock is a generalist or even necessarily an expert and one thing I found hard while working there was being expected by even the nicest customers to be an expert in everything from quilting to upholstery to stain removal.
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[User Picture]From: redheadedchic
2006-01-03 07:23 pm (UTC)
I hear ya! I'll definitly call first LOL but I've figured it out and hopefully I wont have any more probs with my machine :-D I use to work at Earthlink (ISP) and because I worked for an internet company in customer service they assumed I'd know how to fix their dial up issues.. So I totally know whatcha mean haha
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[User Picture]From: fakethescene
2006-01-03 07:55 pm (UTC)
That's odd, My hancocks has a a service man who comes in everyother week to help with sewing machines
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[User Picture]From: redheadedchic
2006-01-03 09:08 pm (UTC)
ack of course they DOOO!!! hahaha I'm not that lucky to have something like that locally haha.. Though they may.. But since Katrina hit here I doubt they're currently doing that.. But I'm going to call and see if they ever have or ever will have that at the local store.. Thanks :-D
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From: pax_aevum
2006-01-03 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh god we could have used one of those. All we had was a little lady in her seventies who taught our sewing classes and basically picked up the assistant manager's slack, she knew everything about sewing machines but the woman couldn't be there every minute of every day, alas.
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