Did you just discover that you have very good sewing skills so you recently purchased your very first sewing machine? Do you already find it very useful for the whole household as you manage to repair or create a number of things all by yourself, thus managing to save the money that you would otherwise spend on professional services? We think that a sewing machine is a great investment for any household and we congratulate you for choosing to buy one and learning how to use it. It will be a bit more difficult in the beginning but as time passes you will become better and better at it and you will also gain the right skills to avoid any unwanted issues that might appear along the way.

Since you are still a beginner, we are sure that you would benefit from some really useful tips on how to properly maintain a sewing machine in order to avoid having to repair it. There are a few easy things that you can do in order to make sure that your sewing machine is in a perfect state, no matter how old it is, so follow the steps below and you will avoid a number of problems.

1. Give it time to rest. It is no secret that any sewing machine, regardless of its quality, will overheat because of constant usage. This is one of the reasons why the sewing machine will begin to malfunction. Overheating usually appears in two situations:

  • When you fail to oil the sewing machine
  • If the fibers get trapped in the bobbin.

All that you have to do is to give the machine a break every a few hours so it can rest and cool down a bit.

2. Clean and oil the machine. This is another important thing to do if you want your sewing machine to be in a perfect state. Overheating can be prevented thanks to cleaning and oiling and in addition to this, you prevent parts from getting stuck. However, check out the manual that came with the sewing machine before you clean and oil it and follow the recommended steps.

3. Replace broken parts. It is not unusual for certain parts to get worn out or simply get old. Periodic replacement of some of these parts is recommended, even prior to any sign that something is wrong. You might think that you are dealing with a minor problem but any minor problem can end up in poor quality sewing and I am sure that you don’t want that.

Use the above tips and we can assure you that you can easily solve any problem that might appear along the way before it gets serious. By following the tips above you can basically solve damage that will then result in a costly repair. Don’t you think that it is always better to prevent than to treat? A lot of people have made a custom from preventing instead of treating and they are very happy with the outcome.