Cleaning your sewing machine is a total hassle. I get it! Opening that thing up is daunting and can be a little terrifying for a first time sewist. The problem is sewing machine maintenance is the number one thing you need to master in order to make your machine last and ensure it runs properly. Fortunately for you, cleaning your sewing machine is not as difficult as it might seem. All you really need to do is a little bit of dusting. We all know how to do that. I have faith in you, new sewists. You can perform your own simple sewing machine maintenance with ease. Learning how to clean your sewing machine is easy. The hard part is taking it apart and putting it back together.
Sewing Machine Maintenance:
Take Pictures When You Take Your Machine Apart!
Once you have done it once, you can do it again. That first time though? I was scared too. But I have the how to clean your sewing machine hack that is going to change your life! Take pictures. That’s right all you need to do is take pictures before you start taking parts out. This way you can look right back at it. Sure, your manual can be helpful, but sometimes we need a more realistic visual. So, arm yourself with your camera phone the next time you clean out your machine.
I took these pictures while cleaning out one of the machines in our office. After that, putting it back together was a breeze!
Want to learn how to clean your machine? Check out how Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Clean A Sewing Machine Tutorial over at AllFreeSewing.com.
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