Friday, 02 August 2013 10:00
Vacuum out the Dust & Fluff & Oil Your Machine RegularlyWritten by d'Italia
Before you put away your sewing machine for several more months of non-use (for those of us procrastinating sewers out there!) or bring your regularly used machine back out, consider the last time you cleaned it. It can be one of those dreaded chores we put off every time we bring it out (“Oh I’ll do it next time, I want to finish this piece!), you can just completely forget about it or you maybe never even thought about it, but the fact is it’s time to clean the machine. Why to Clean Your Sewing Machine Quite simply: because it’s a machine. Just like your blender or car, maintaining its mechanisms keeps it running efficiently. If it’s been a while, you’ll be surprised how much easier it runs afterward!
Vacuuming, Fluffing & Dusting If at all possible, get some mini-vacuum attachments, or a blower specifically for sewing machines. From there, open it up and remove the bobbin case and remove any lose lint or sediment from inside, possible with needle-nose pliers or tweezers if necessary. While in there, lay a couple drops of machine oil where your manual suggests to keep it running smoothly!