How many times should be the sewing machine cleaned and oiled?
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. At your service appointment, your sewing machine will get oiled.
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.
How often do I need to oil my sewing machine?
If you use your sewing machine on a daily basis, you’ll want to consider oiling your machine at least three times a week. Some recommend that, for frequent sewers, a sewing machine should be oiled before every use – however, over-oiling your sewing machine could result in that same oil dripping onto your next project.
Can I use alcohol to clean sewing machine?
Just use a toothbrush, or a small stick with cotton wrapped around one end and brush the dirt away. Also to make sure you get all the dirt off, you can use alcohol to remove the grime. Just do not get any of the alcohol on the outer part of your sewing machine.