Suggestions On Sewing Machine Maintenance

Jul 9 06:02 2012 Cedric Loiselle Print This Article

Sewing machines have a history spanning more than 42 years. And as such,Guest Posting they have been a major part of households and businesses all across the world. The concept was first introduced to people during the Middle Ages with the use of a spindle. But it was back in 1790 when an Englishman, Thomas Saint, invented the first working sewing machine. And from then on, improvements were introduced. And the productivity as well as efficiency of newer models were escalated. Today, we know of electric versions that are compact in size for the home as well as industrial sewing machines that are faster, larger more sophisticated. Manual prototypes are rare but they are still in existence; which brings us to the meat of this write up – maintenance. It’s not hard to see how evolution could eventually make the sewing machines you have now obsolete in the future. Nevertheless, you can still make good use of them with the proper preservation techniques.

Sewing machines can be useful so long as they are well taken care of. They are simple tools that make use of simple mechanisms (majority of them at least). Hence, there is very little complication involved when it comes to keeping them in tip-top shape. To start with, you could schedule a weekly or monthly cleaning session for your sewing machine, depending on your availability and how often it is being used. Dust, grit, lint and hair can get inside the mechanism, without you knowing, and cause all sorts of problems. This is especially consequential on electric and computerized models since a broken circuit board due to unmanaged contamination could prove to be a costly maintenance expense. Now, once you’ve established a routine, prepare the necessary cleaning tools like a small lint brush, a piece of clean muslin, sewing machine oil, a can of compressed air (preferably eco-friendly) and a dust cover. Take apart the machine and start dusting and wiping it piece by piece. And then use the compressed air to take out dust from hard to reach places. Once you’re done, oil the gears and start placing the equipment back together. And if you can, tighten loose screws.

Now, if you are doing a sewing project, see to it that you replace the needle after four hours as it may become dull then. The last thing you want is for you to skip stitched or get runs, which could ultimately damage the machine. It is also important to note that compatibility is a vital consideration in parts replacement. If you force an inappropriate needle on, it may not only ruin your work but also stress your sewing tool. In line with this, it is also important that you wind your bobbins correctly so you prevent jamming the machine. After accomplishing your sewing work, cover the apparatus and keep in an area where there is less traffic and exposure to pollutants. Some folks have their sewing machine serviced by a professional every two years. This has been found to enhance its functionality as well as extend its viability.

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