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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!
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:
- Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance by Sew Can She
- How To Maintain Your Sewing Machine by Coletterie
- How to: Clean/Oil Your Sewing Machine by Make It Love It
Off to do some cleaning!