AND you’ll prevent a load of problems.
I know that seems pretty obvious but even I forget to take care of my girls sometimes. When you’re busy just trying to complete your orders, sometimes the machine gets neglected.
I have to do this every week! Sometimes I will do it more often depending on what fabrics I work with…..like Minky Melange. That fabric is nasty. Not nasty dirty, but nasty in a linty fluffy sort of way It’s very thick and plushy
Anyway. A few days ago I was about to sew a beanie hat when I realized I could barely see the feed dogs. I mean lint was almost covering them all! My poor girl was probably choking!
Don’t be intimidated. Most machines have only 2 short screws on the throat plate, so grab your short screw-driver, you know the one that came with your machine? Get your tweezers, tiny lint brush(again, that came with the machine) and get to work. Serger tweezers work great. Just make sure it’s a long pair of tweezers, it makes things a whole lot easier. Take your time and don’t' forget to oil the moving parts before closing her back up. Refer to your manual. They’ll tell you at what points to oil.
Look at that mess!
Dust and Lint
I even found a small piece of fabric and loads of thread. No good for your machine.
This is only a little bit.
She was so happy when I was finished with her! I even changed the needle too! Next will be the serger. That gets worse!
Have a happy week creating and doing what you do best people!
Off to get some work done