Question about Barbie 11301 Mechanical Sewing Machine
I just got a Barbie 11301 machine from a garage sale, and the handwheel moves but the needle does not move manually. Is this something that is fixable? Thanks!
Sounds like the connection between the handwheel and the needle as disconnected (needle bar). It appears from the picture that this is a version of a mass-market product geared for kids/very light duty sewing.
If so, you may be able to reconnect this by removing the side-cover or top-cover of the machine (if removable). The problem is going to be re-timing the needle with the hook/bobbin assembly.
If you are unable to reconnect or get the timing correct, a good local machine dealer/repair tech should be able to take care of it for you. Unfortunately, the cost of having a technician fix may be way more than you want to pay or the machine is worth.
Best of luck with your repair,
Kim & Linnette
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
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