I was at the space last night trying to sew some linen for some dish towels. One of the Zest machines was set up, and the other one had to be set up. My girlfriend was using the set up one and I was going to get the other one going for my own project. We’ve both taken the sewing class but the Zest wasn’t used as the demonstration unit.
I could not for the life of me get that thing to work. I referenced probably five YT videos of it as well as the working machine. As far as I can tell, I had the bobbin set up 100% correctly as well as the needle above it for threading/tension purposes, but it would just not grab the thread from the bobbin. Is it broken? I don’t know enough about sewing machines to say “yes, it should have worked at this point so it’s clearly broken” but it sure seems broken. It was the Zest that was nearest the door as you walk in.