A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 297,046
Currently Running With Scissors:
436 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sewing machine maintenance  (Read 388 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Crazypantsjones
« on: May 18, 2010 11:32:47 PM »

I'm fairly new to sewing, and was wondering if someone of you expert seamstresses could give some tips and hints on sewing machine maintenance.  I just, for the first time ever, cleaned out my machine and oiled it, and since I don;t have a manual, did a whole lot of guessing and hoping.


So....how often should a it be oiled?  Cleaned?  What kind of tools would be good to have on hand for cleaning?  What kinds of oil work? What kinds of things extend machine life?  What shortens machine life? Or... do you have any other bit of machine advice you might have picked up along the way?

I  I know that all machines are slightly different, but surely there must be some ideas or care techniques that are shared by all machines.

Any kind of information would be greatly appreciated!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

How is it that Firefly gets cancelled after one measly season, but Tim and Eric Awesome Show has had five ?!?
Sew-Classic
Sew-Classic.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 552
Joined: 03-Nov-2008

Sew-Classic.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 04:12:14 AM »

Why don't you have a manual?

What is the make and model of your machine?

As a general rule of thumb, they should be cleaned (de-linting) after every project, and oiled at the bearing points with about every 8 hours of use.   However, some machines are NOT meant to be oiled by the end user, but rather to be serviced annually by a sewing tech.

This page from my blog is filled with resources for maintaining a machine. Resources for DIY Sewing Machine Repair & Maintenance

 Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jenny
Blog.Sew-Classic.com
Sew-Classic                                                                Sew-Classic  
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Draw What You Really See
How to Draw Flowers
How to Draw Angel Wings
How to Do a Graffiti Marker
How to Cover Up Graffiti
Latest Blog Articles
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.