If you’ve ever had problems with your sewing machine you know how frustrating it can be to have your project held up and your time wasted while you try to fix what you think is wrong. Here are a few tips to help you keep your machine running smoother longer.
1. If you’re having problems with your machine the best first step is to clean it, then lubricate it where needed (lint can absorb oil). Removing dust and lint from the machine may be all you need to get it working smoothly again.
2. Lint that’s built up in small areas may be removed with dental floss. Use the non-waxed kind to avoid getting wax in your machine.
3. After you’ve oiled your machine sew on some scrap fabric first. This will pick up any excess oil and help keep it from getting on your next project. Read the rest of this entry »