Storing Your Sewing Machine

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Whereas preparing the sewing machine for the storage is an easy but mostly overlooked task. By observing these tips, one can be assured that the sewing machine is set to sew when you remove it from storage. janome hd1000

 

1. Clean Your Sewing Machine

 

 Blow off all excess lint from your machine, paying particular attention to the needle bar area and bobbin case area. Use a soft lint brush to clean problem areas. Wipe down the outside of the machine with a mild cleanser, but make sure it is completely dry before storing.

 

 

2. Oil Your Sewing Machine

 

Bring your machine to operating temperature by sewing on a scrap piece of fabric. Using your manual, oil your machine at all oiling points with high grade white sewing machine oil containing no paraffin. After oiling, place a scrap piece of fabric under the presser foot. janome 7318

 

 

 

3. Cover Your Sewing Machine

 

If have a case, place the machine in it. If your machine is in a cabinet, wrap a towel or piece of soft fabric around the head and lower it into the cabinet. Otherwise cover the machine with a towel or large piece of fabric. janome 1000cpx coverstitch

 

 

 

 

 

4. Place Your Machine In Storage

 

If possible store your machine in a temperature controlled environment. Outside storage in a shed or garage is unacceptable. Extreme temperature changes will produce condensation, which will rust your machine. The ideal storage area would be in a closet inside your home. Place your machine where nothing will fall on it or bump into it.

 

 

Having gone through this article, you are now informed on how to store your sewing machine properly. Always ensure that your machine is kept properly and is in the right working conditions. By following the tips listed above, you can be sure that your sewing machine will be ready for you to use without any problems. janome 8002d serger