How To: DIY Sewing Machine Cleaning

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DIY sewing machine cleaning is not as difficult as it may seem. You may find this task enjoyable to do in your spare time. Apart from meticulously keeping dust and debris away from your machine, you will get to know each and every piece of what your sewing tool is made of. As they say, eve

DIY sewing machine cleaning is not as difficult as it may seem. You may find this task enjoyable to do in your spare time. Apart from meticulously keeping dust and debris away from your machine, you will get to know each and every piece of what your sewing tool is made of. As they say, every little thing and even tasks have its own purpose. What You Need:                                                               • Sewing Machine Manual • Long Tweezers • Disc Shape Screwdriver • Pipe Cleaner Brush or Any Small Brush If you don’t have a pipe cleaner brush, you can simply create your own. Here are the ways of making a pipe cleaner brush. Things Needed To Prepare: • Pipe cleaner brush • Scissors • Coffee stirrer straw • Clean cloth What To Do:

1. Cautiously cut the pipe cleaner using the scissors to about 5 inches.

2. Gently fold in pipe cleaner in half. It should form a loop. Then, twist both ends to secure.

3. Carefully slide the twisted end. Slide it inside of coffee stirrer straw. The soft bristles of the pipe cleaner brush will help to grab all the loose fibers of fabric inside your sewing machine instantly. You can use this pipe cleaner brush for your stitcher and serger.

It perfectly maintains because its head can be bent and flexible to catch threads and loose fibers. It also perfectly fits inside the serger and all the terrible places that are hard to clean on your machine. This pipe cleaner brush will fish around for those dust and loose fibers effortlessly. Now, since you already have your DIY pipe cleaner brush. Here are the simple and excellent wants to clean your sewing machine. How To Clean My Machine:

  1. First, start by collecting your tools. Turn off your sewing machine. You must unplug your machine for extra safety measure.                                                                                                                            2. Make sure that the needle is in the “upright” position. Gently remove the needle and the presser foot holder.                                                                                                                                          3. Carefully, slide your flat bed attachment into the surface off position. Then, slide the needle plate cover towards you to remove the flatbed attachment. You will find out the stored junk inside your machine.                                                                                                                                                                  4. Cleaning time! Grab that small pipe cleaner brush and tweezers. You can now start sweeping the loose fibers and thread away. You will find lint balls inside your machine.                                                                                                                                        5. Gently pulled out the lint balls with a long tweezers. Slowly sweep the buried loose fabric using the small brush. Use those tweezers to clean out the entire gunk.                                                                                                                                                  6. Now, let’s focus on how to clean the bobbin basket. Take the bobbin basket and slowly sweep the dust and loose thread and fibers around it. However, before you remove the bobbin case of your sewing machine, take a “mental snapshot,” taking a picture of your bobbin case will help you in returning case back to its significant position.                                                                                                                                  7. Always refer to your sewing manual guide in cleaning the parts. You can use a running vacuum brush to gather all the loose fibers and dust stored on your sewing machine. Remember that you should not use compressed air. Also, never push the link into the sewing machine.                                                                                                                                  8. Now, it is time to use your disc shape screwdriver. Your disc shape screwdriver will help you unscrew the needle plate. You will discover that the needle plate contains more dust bunnies inside. Simply wipe the other parts using a clean cloth. Repeat the cleaning technique all over again.                                                                                                                           9. If your sewing machine comes with cutter feature, make sure to grab a knife to quick flounce the brush carefully. This technique will enable you to keep things running smooth.                                                                                                                                       10. Remember the number 6 step? The mental snapshot! Mental snapshot is the best technique to put things back together. The most tricky and tough part of the sewing machine is the bobbin basket. The bobbin basket needs the small green dot to be lined up in the middle. If you are having difficulties about aligning it, please refer to your sewing guide. On your sewing manual, there are tips on how to put the pieces back together.                                                                                                                               11. One of the best secrets to keep the machine work perfectly is that you must grab and replace your old needle with the new one.                                                                                                                        12. After, cleaning the parts of the sewing machine and replacing the needle. You can get your sewing machine a perfect wash using a soft cloth. Slowly wipe the down the surface of your machine with a soft cloth which is dipped in a neutral detergent. Remember to squeeze it out firmly before starting cleaning the exterior of your machine.                                                                                                                       After cleaning it with a damped cloth, wipe it with a fresh, clean, dry cloth. You will be surprised to see your machine looking good as new. The whole process will only take 4 to 5 minutes. Thus, your sewing machine will perfect run as good as brand new.                                                                                   But, the best thing is to clean out your sewing machine after every project. In this method, you can take care of your machine and keep everything in perfect working condition. Many are asking about oiling the sewing machine.                                                                                                                Well, oiling your machine is the best thing for professionals works only. In oiling your machine, it should be scheduled yearly. The oil helps in preventive ways to keep things in order. Here are the additional steps to keep your machine healthy as easy as 1, 2, 3.                                                                                                                                                        1. Always keep a cover. The sewing machine cover simply shields it from dust or any harmful elements. Remember that the dust lints get anywhere in the sewing place. 2. Never forget to change your sewing needles as often. Needles should be replaced after 4 to 6 hours of sewing.                                                                                                                              3. Always put an eye at the tension when winding the bobbins. 4. Refrain from using old and vintage thread that may naturally break. Old threads are inclined to deliver more loose fibers. The threads may accumulate the link faster.                                                                                                                      5. Lastly, make sure that the machine is well serviced. Put some grease when needed. Seek professional assistance for oiling it. Always check the tension area and the entire sewing parts.