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How to keep your sewing machine in good working order

Sewing machines are essential tools for those who love to sew and create beautiful garments, home decor items, and accessories. However, without proper care, your sewing machine can become damaged, wear out faster, and ultimately require expensive repairs. Here's how to keep your sewing machine in good working order:



Cleaning

Regular cleaning is crucial for keeping your machine running smoothly. Use a brush to remove loose lint and thread from the machine and also clean the bobbin case and feed dogs.


Oil

Regular oiling of your machine's moving parts will keep them functioning smoothly. Make sure to use only the recommended oil for your machine, as using the wrong type of oil can cause damage.





Maintenance

Regular maintenance, such as tightening loose screws and replacing worn parts, can prevent larger problems from developing. If you are unsure how to perform maintenance on your machine, refer to the manual or take it to a professional.



Use the right needle

Using the correct needle for the fabric you are sewing is important. The wrong needle can cause skipped stitches, fabric damage, and even machine damage.








Store properly

When not in use, store your machine in a clean and dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Covering your machine with a dust cover can also protect it from dust and dirt.


When it comes to choosing a sewing machine, you have a variety of options available. Some of the top brands include Brother, Juki, Janome, and John Lewis. No matter which brand you choose, following the tips above will help ensure your machine continues to perform at its best for years to come.
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