Why do sewing machines need to be clean and lubricated?
Answer: Corrosion, and as we all know, that’s not good for machine operation. This prevents the production of rust, therefore preventing damage to the metal machine surfaces. So a lubricant is a substance that reduces friction, heat, and wear when introduced as a film between solid surfaces.
How often will you clean and lubricate the sewing machine?
The rule of thumb is to lubricate the machine after every three to four bobbin changes. Or clean and lubricate the hook area after each day of sewing.
Why is it important to remove the needle prior to cleaning?
Before attempting to clean the machine, it is wise to remove the needle to avoid the danger of sewing into the finger during the cleaning process.
What is the first thing to do before cleaning the sewing machine?
First, unplug your machine. To prep your sewing machine for cleaning, remove the throat plate where most of the dust and fabric fibers tend to gather. Read through your sewing machine’s manual to see how to remove the throat plate.
How often should I oil my sewing machine?
Check the manual to see if you sewing machine needs oil. If your machine needs oiling, oil it each time lint is removed.