Apparently you should clean your sewing machine every now and then…

IMG_0589I am NOT telling you how many years of fluff that is. Β Yep…years!

Amazingly (not) she’s sewing like a dream now.A drop of oil didn’t go amiss, either.

#hangingmyheadinshame

 


36 Responses to Apparently you should clean your sewing machine every now and then…

  1. Jane G says:

    Mine always plays up if it needs cleaning, can’t think why, lol

  2. nothy says:

    Oh I laughed when I saw that picture. How many things do we let slide until it ends up like that? My sewing machine looks pretty bad sometimes too. That’s when I realize it’s been a few years since I’ve cleaned it. (And now that I think about it, it’s been awhile since I put in a new needle…I always buy needles for all the different fabric weights and then forget I have them and use one needle for all my projects!!!)

    • sssssssssh! Let’s not talk about only changing needles when they start snagging! Who would ever do that? :-0
      Can you believe they let me adopt children? I can’t even take care of a sewing machine….

  3. Tut Tut – If your sewing machine could talk I think she would be thanking you repeatedly! Hehe. I can’t talk, My last sewing machine died because I didn’t know how to take care of her. I won’t be making that mistake again for sure πŸ˜€ Happy sewing xXx

  4. Sandy says:

    We could probably all use some sort of regular reminders to do that little bit of maintenance, like the “check engine” light on our cars. πŸ™‚

  5. Vicki Kate says:

    Holy lint balls Evie!!

  6. Hahaha, that really made me laugh and certainly cheered me up on a miserable rainy Monday! Glad I’m not the only sewing slattern around these parts! x

  7. Gjeometry says:

    Wow! I should probably take a look under the hood in mine :).

  8. Susan says:

    Eek, Evie! I have to say that the last time I cleaned mine, I only did it because the needle was actually bringing up lint along with the bobbin thread on each “return” — yeah, I was pretty embarrassed too. You’re not alone, girl! πŸ˜‰

  9. Yes, I think I killed my overlocker by sewing two fleece tops without a defluff. In my defence, I don’t like housework of any kind!

  10. Oh you bad girl! Mine got like this the other year when I made chair covers πŸ™

  11. Oh ho ho that’s Awful. I too have had the needle sew little buds of fluff into the seams from below, as it were and Finally Cleaned It Out and oiled it too. Per instructions in the manual. Blimey I haven’t looked at that little book for ever. Anyway, the machine is making much much much less noise. Amazing.

    Consider your lesson learned. Me too πŸ™‚

  12. Bardieboo says:

    Euuuwwwww! I bet half if Charlie is in the god rest his soul x

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