Can I keep my sewing machine in the garage?
Avoid storing your machine in the garage…
Unless the garage is climate controlled. If this is the case, be sure to use a hard cover that will discourage moisture, dust and curious critters from getting into it.
When storing sewing machine should needle be up or down?
3. Needle up/Needle Down: We see this on most of the new sewing machines now-a-days but it’s really not “needle up” the machine is stopping with its take-up lever up. What this means to you is that your stitch is not completed until your take up lever is in it’s highest position.
Is it bad to leave a sewing machine in the cold?
As a rule, temperature alone is not likely to affect a mechanical sewing machine much, and cold is probably less harmful than extreme heat, which might tend to dry out lubricants and rubber parts like belts. Humidity and condensation are more likely to harm a sewing machine, causing corrosion of metal parts.
How do you keep a sewing machine when not in use?
A clean, well-oiled sewing machine is essential for good output and safety. The maintenance of sewing machine is also important in preventing stitching faults. When not in use, keep the machine covered with a suitable cover to prevent dust from settling on it.
Do you sew with the presser foot down?
Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam. Change needles regularly (after every 6 – 8 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric.
Why is my sewing machine hot?
A number of reasons can cause a sewing machine motor to labor harder than usual, and, therefore, become too hot. One reason is running the motor for a prolonged period at a low speed. Another culprit, according to SewVacDoctor.com, can be a motor that has not been properly lubricated or oiled.
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.
How often are we going to clean and oil the sewing machine Why is it necessary to do it?
The more often you use your sewing machine, the more often it needs oil. Every four months is a good rule of thumb. You should also get your sewing machine professionally serviced every year or two to make sure it continues to run well.