Hello friends! I hope you had a nice weekend…ours was busy. Not the typical Memorial Day weekend we’ve had in years past, but those times will come again. Today I’m sharing Sewing Machine Cleaning & Maintenance Tips that will help you keep your machine running smoothly. I’ve also filmed a step-by step video so you’ll be able to see my process exactly each step of the way.
Sewing Machine Cleaning & Maintenance
For years I really had no idea of the steps I needed to take to keep my machine running optimally. Luckily, I was good about taking it in to be cleaned on a fairly regular basis. And it was also good that I never used canned air to clean it out. (Using canned air simply pushes the lint back further into the recesses of the interior of your machine). These days, I keep to a good schedule with my own home-maintenance I’ll share today and a professional cleaning at the end of each summer.
Machine Cleaning & Maintenance Video
Watch my Machine Cleaning & Maintenance Video above or on my YouTube channel here. I’ll walk you through my process step-by-step so you can see exactly what I do (and how I remember to do it)!
In the video I shared some of my favorite tools for cleaning and maintenance. Find links to those products below:
- It’s Sew Emma Brush and Cloth Set
- Sewing Machine Oil (small)
- Sewing Machine Oil (large)
- Machine Cleaning Brushes (similar)
- Sewing Machine Needles
- My Sewing Machine Lamp (best sewing machine lamp I’ve ever used)
Happy Quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Your YouTube video was great…thanks
Barbara D Teter says
Oh my! I love your new book. Mercy every quilt I would love to make. You did an outstanding job!
Nelda Shumway says
Thank you, Sherri! Just this week, I was looking at machine cleaning videos. I have the same machine you do, so this was wonderful. A while back, you showed your little hook for the scissors. I took that recommendation and it’s great. Also, your new book just came yesterday and I love it!
Elana Goldberg says
thank you so much for this video. I do everything you mentioned except for the oil. I suppose I need to do that every now and then. I really appreciate you sharing the tutorial.
Loved the sewing machine maintenance tips. Motivated me to clean my machine and I realize I must do this more often. Thank you!