Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Cleaning Your Serger
I'd been having issues with my serger & after getting super frustrated with it, I let it sit on the shelf for a few months. I didn't know how to fix it, but I wanted it back! So I finally gave in & took it in for a service. The repair man noticed immediately that the timing was off. This was due to a dull blade. So he replaced my blades, serviced & cleaned the whole machine & I'm so happy to have her back in tip top shape.
The guy that repaired it was so cute. He mentioned that he was super, super familiar with this Singer model & went on to tell me that it is a really great machine. Then he went on a rant about modern day Singer machines & how people are bringing "those plastic things" into him for repairs shortly after buying them. It made me giggle, but also made me happy that I was gifted such a nice, sturdy, old machine.
He also gave me a few tips for keeping the machine in good shape at home. He suggested that I spray the machine out with a can of pressurized air after each use. So if you are a dummy like me & didn't know that the machine should be cleaned after each use, go to the store & get yourself a can of air. :)
You open up the bottom part & spray out all the fuzz & fibers & such that gather there.
Then you also spray out the tension knobs at the top. And that's it! Easy, right?
Finally, it helps to have a super cute cover made by a super cute friend. This one was a Christmas gift from Maria of Blobby Farm fame. :)
Now if I just didn't feel like falling asleep at 7:30 every night, I could get some sewing done!
This also makes me think that it's that time again for me to spring clean my sewing machine as well.