Arts & Craft Guide

Getting The Right Sewing Machine Repairs

Whether you are an occasional tailor who sticks with making costumes or you are someone who has done entire wardrobes during the course of your sewing career you will find  a handy website that for all your sewing machine needs. A good sewing machine is going to be one that can stand years of use and even abuse, and even when it clanks to a halt or when things stop working, it can usually be fixed in fairly short order. What kind of sewing machine repairs can you affect on your own and what can you do to make sure that you are going to be able to get the results that you need?

When you are thinking about giving the sewing machine repairs a shot on your own, you will discover that you are in a place where you need to look up the machine that you have. Do you have a Singer machine from the beginning of the century, or is yours a Brother machine from the seventies? Do you have something very current? The issue that many people run into is that though the way that a sewing machine works hasn’t changed much, the way that they are put together has! Luckily, there are people online who have scanned many of the user manuals that you are likely to need and this can make a huge difference in the fix that you are trying to effect.

When it comes to sewing machine repairs, remember that simply cleaning and oiling the machine can go a long way. To get started with this type of repair, you can unfasten the top, bottom, side, and handwheel cover with a screwdriver. Then you should remove the plate that goes over the thread bobbin. At that point, you can clean all the openings and if you have a vacuum with a crevice attachment, you can use it to get rid of debris that might have fallen into the machine. Tweezers can be used to take out the thread that is wound around the moving parts. Make sure that the teeth on all the gears are cleaned and that all the moving parts are oiled. White lithium grease can be used on the gears and sewing machine oil can be used on all the other parts. After that, plug the machine in and see if it works now.

If you do not think that you can handle the sewing machine repairs on your own, look for service people in the area who can help you. There are many services out there that can help you take care of your machine, no matter how old it is. You can ask at your local fabric store to see if anyone can recommend a service, or you can call around. Interestingly, many vacuum repair shops will also take care of your sewing machine for you.

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