When an object breaks, the first thing most people consider is whether they should fix it, or replace it. In the case of sewing machines and vacuums, it can be a tough – and expensive – decision. I’ll be splitting this post into two main sections: vacuum repairs, and sewing machine repairs. Vacuum Cleaners As […]
Whoops! A little late on this post – I wanted to make sure I got some good, quality photos so everyone could see what I was talking about. All sergers have two blades that are used to cut the fabric as it feeds through the machine. These blades can be moved out of the way […]
By now, you’re probably familiar with most of the adjustments on your machine – tension, stitch length & width, and stitch style. However, you may be forgetting one adjustment: the presser foot pressure (say that five times fast)! What is Foot Pressure? The presser foot is the part of the machine that holds the fabric […]
Just like a car, a sewing machine requires occasional maintenance to keep it running smoothly. In between tune-ups, there are a few things you can do to keep your machine happy.
I know, I know – that tension dial is a scary thing. It doesn’t have to be, I swear! Most sewers have no issue with adjusting the stitch type, length and width. However, that last dial (or button, if you have a computerized machine) is terrifying. Many refuse to touch it with a ten-foot pole. […]