Sewing machine

I sew on a 20 year old sewing machine. It is electric and mostly metal parts.  There are no digital displays; not that modern.  Does anyone know if that causes interference with one's PM?  I just had my Medtronic PM implanted last week and am finding this forum very helpful.  


Sewing machine

by Old male - 2021-08-07 23:27:03

Believe our primary concern is magnetic interference and keep cell phone a foot away,   You should have gotten a booklet from your doctor that lists concerns.

It's no harm to you...keep sewing

by Persephone - 2021-08-08 00:25:00

Hi Mountainlover, I'm also a sewist with a PM and I hope you continue to enjoy your craft and create great things.  I have a 1980s (!) Singer machine that somehow has not yet given up the ghost, and a 7 yo Brother serger, both of which I use with no problem.  I love to sew and it's fun to hear from another sewist.

Thank you

by Mountainlover - 2021-08-08 09:40:05

Thank you for answering my question. I feel like a nervous ninny about everything at this new point in my life.  I did read the information that came with my PM but it wasn't specific; just said sewing machines.  It's good to know you are still enjoying sewing, Persephone.  That helps.



by Tracey_E - 2021-08-08 14:37:10

I hemmed a dress and made a mask this morning on my 20 year old machine. It's fine. There is virtually nothing we'd encounter day to day that will cause problems.

Magnets are the issue, not machinery. A magnet has to be quite strong and less than 6" from the device to cause a problem. 

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