I am NOT telling you how many years of fluff that is. Yep…years!
Amazingly (not) she’s sewing like a dream now.A drop of oil didn’t go amiss, either.
Mine always plays up if it needs cleaning, can’t think why, lol
I’m appalled at myself…I’m getting lovely even stitches now. The feed dogs were completely felted up. 🙁
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….
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 😀 Happy sewing xXx
At least she’s not got a mouth full of fluff any more!!! My mother was appalled. She used to be a machinist and they cleaned their machines every week. She still cleans hers after every project.
That made me laugh! Now that is dedicated. AAll I can think about after I have finished a project is wearing it and perhaps getting some sleep! Go you mum! xXx
I’m with you…..
It would be great to have your mom’s tips! I meant to share some on my blog regarding looking after my overlocker…
That’s a good idea…I’ll see what she 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. 🙂
That’s it! Genius! Instead of an oil light you could have a glowing fluff ball! 😉
They have that for oiling on some computerized machines…but it’s not often enough I feel!
Wow…that’s cool. I do know someone who’s oil light on her car failed. One new engine later…..
Holy lint balls Evie!!
I’m a salutary tale for all sewists, no? Eeep!
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
Hell no….I’m head girl in that department!
Wow! I should probably take a look under the hood in mine :).
I’d recommend it…it’s a scary, scary place!
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! 😉
We can be sisters in fluff! 🙂
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!
I’m sticking my fingers in my ears and singing “la la la la” very loudly. I hadn’t even thought to look at the overlocker!!!! Do you think I should….
Oh you bad girl! Mine got like this the other year when I made chair covers 🙁
I’ve made 5 pairs of curtains, 8 Roman blinds and countless other stuff, including my wedding dress…that lint is like an archaeological dig!
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 🙂
I’m considering myself chastised. 😉 Although I suspect that it’s not a lesson learned…I’m a slow study on this kind of thing!
As we all are – I am pretty good with vacuuming the fluff out of my serger ever little while. Why is it I can’t seem to remember to oil and de-lint the others?
Crap…I’m supposed to clean the damn serger too? Oops!
Seize the moment m’dear …. Its just in the other room….
mañana…only because I’ve got a tall drink in my mitts and lord only knows the havoc I’d cause! 😉
Euuuwwwww! I bet half if Charlie is in the god rest his soul x
Dammit…I should have needlefelted the fluff into a mini C-dog!
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