Sewing Machine TLC

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Confession time: When’s the last time you cleaned out & oiled your sewing machine? I’m not gonna lie – I cannot remember when I did it last. I have a few different machines that all get various levels of use and as long as they keep on tickin’ I keep on sewing. It’s terrible, I know. And to my friends who just got sewing machines for Christmas, this is a case of do as I say, not as I do!

Top Left: Singer Featherweight. Top Right: Husqvarna Viking. Bottom Left: My industrial (I gotta say, I've never lifted it up and am glad to see the oil level is at least between high and low...just not sure it should be that color!). Bottom Right: Pfaff Serger - the WORST offender!

Top Left: Singer Featherweight. Top Right: Husqvarna Viking. Bottom Left: My industrial (I gotta say, I’ve never lifted it up and am glad to see the oil level is at least between high and low…just not sure it should be that color!). Bottom Right: Pfaff Serger – the WORST offender!

But it’s January, a time for new beginnings, and I’m going to try to be a better sewing machine owner this year. If you still have your users manual, there may be instructions for cleaning your machine and the various spots to oil, if necessary. Some machines are self-oiling and don’t need much additional oiling, if at all. If you can’t find your manual or there aren’t instructions provided for cleaning, here are a few resources:

Off to do some cleaning!

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3 thoughts on “Sewing Machine TLC

  1. Jaime, do you have a website picture that shows proper bobbin position including race for the featherweight? I ordered a book…………I am waiting sooo patiently……….. (can you tell?)
    Thanks so much.

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