How to Properly Take Care of Your Sewing Machine

For long lasting service of sewing machine, you have to ensure regular maintenance of it. It is not necessary whether you use it regularly or occasionally. In both cases, you should take good care of your sewing machine parts in order to add years to the life of your sewing machine.

Take Care of Your Sewing Machine

Here, I will list some of the easy and efficient tips that will help your machine to last longer. All these tips are very easy to understand and follow; hence everyone can do it. Let’s have a look.

Take Care of Your Sewing Machine

1. Keep Your Machine covered

The biggest enemy of your machine is dust. You must keep your sewing machine covered when you are not using it. It will keep your machine neat and clean. A dust cover or hard case can be used to cover the sewing machine. 

2. Change your needles regularly

Another important tip is to change your needles regularly. Needles do most of the work in a sewing machine, and over time they can be dull. Dull needles can result in skipped stitches, looped threads pull in the fabric, and eventually damage to the sewing machine. Make sure to change your needles regularly.

It is suggested to change your needles after completing a project or after 8 hours. Needles should be used according to the weight and weave of the fabric that you are working on.

3. Use of Compressed Air to Remove Lint

After completing a project, give your machine a thorough cleanse. Use a new thread that will help you to minimize the lint build-up, but that will not do the entire job. Use compressed air to remove the leftover lint and all of the thread from the feed dogs, bobbin area, and tension discs.

When you are using compressed air to clean the lint, keep it at least 4 inches away from the machine; otherwise, it will introduce moisture into the machine, which is not good for the machine.

4. Annual Service of the Machine

To maintain your machine, make sure to get it serviced every year. Annual servicing is always a good idea, no matter if your machine is expensive or cheap. 

Take your machine to a professional, and he will adjust the timing and the tension. He will clean all of the areas that you can’t reach without taking the entire machine apart. 

5. Oiling of the Machine 

Sewing machines have complex internal working. Oiling the parts inside the machine will help them to run smoothly. It will extend the life of your machine.

Make sure that you buy a good quality sewing machine oil to oil your sewing machine. Never use anything other than sewing machine oil for the oiling of the machine. You can easily purchase sewing machine oil online or from craft stores. The oil should be clear so that it does not stain your fabric. A couple of drops are more than enough to oil your machine.

6. Wipe Down your Machine After Every Use

 To keep your machine in the best shape possible, you should clean it after every use. Wipe your machine with a clean rag after using it. Make sure that you unplug your machine before doing so. It will help to remove any dust or lint build over on your machine that might damage your machine.

7. Clean a Single Part of your Machine at a Time

When you open up your machine, it may not be very clear for you to clean it. Be sure that you clean one part of your machine at a time. Clean apart; place it back in the same place where you found it, and then move on to the next part. With this method, it will be very easy for you to clean every part without getting confused.

Wrapping it up

Make sure to follow all of the easy tips and tricks that I have mentioned in order to increase the life of your sewing machine. The sewing machine is an investment; take good care of it, and one sewing machine will be enough for your life. Happy Sewing!! 

How to Properly Take Care of Your Sewing Machine

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