How do I store my sewing machine?
The best tip for storing a sewing machine is cleaning and oiling it first, covering it properly, and then storing it in a dry room with moderate temperature. Properly storing your sewing machine will help it last longer and function better.
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.
Can I store 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.
Can sewing machines be stored in the cold?
All sewing machines need to be at room temperature for optimum use. Leaving a sewing machine in a car all day prior to an evening class is not advised. Cold mechanics and sub-frozen circuit boards do not provide the desired results and can sometimes damage items if turned on under extreme cold conditions.
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.