Putting this in this topic

What those stitches are for.

Putting this in this topic

Postby nonie » September 20th, 2011, 4:16 pm

As long as we are talking machine stitches, I want to bring up care of your sewing machine. Many of the new machines do not need oiling anymore, they are factory sealed so they need to go the shop at least once a year for a good cleaning and maintence. The daily cleaning you can do your self and must do. Clean out the bobbin area of any lint or loose threads. Wipe down the machine and keep it dust free which also means to keep it covered, dust will cause nothing but big trouble.

Make sure you are using a new needle when you start a project. Use the best thread you can and never sew over pins, even if the machine manual say's you can you can't.!!!
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Re: Putting this in this topic

Postby Lexi » September 20th, 2011, 7:25 pm

Thanks for the tips!

Oh man...I never sew over pins. I figure they would do some nasty damage to the needle, and I really can't afford that.
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Re: Putting this in this topic

Postby Denim » September 26th, 2012, 1:08 pm

sewing over pins can cause the machine to jump time or can bend the needle bar. either way very costly expense.
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Re: Putting this in this topic

Postby KathyD » September 26th, 2012, 1:56 pm

Great tips. Although, I don't cover my machine as it's in use almost daily. :P

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