This tip pertains to cleaning your sewing machine. Remember those horrible stiff brushes that come with your machine when you buy it. Well as far as I'm concerned, you can set them aside. I discovered quite by accident that one of those soft blush brushes does the trick much better. It gets the lint out of your bobbin area beautifully. It also works on a serger, in all those nooks and crannies! Let me know what you think. I'd be curious as to how many convert over to my way of thinking. LOL!
"A well-made sewing machine - traditional or serger, new or old, used often or only occasionally - will sew perfectly for many years if it is given proper care. It may need to be adjusted or a part may need to be replaced, but a sewing machine that is given proper maintenance and cleaned regularly seldom actually ìwears out."
- College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University
Over time, particles of dust, pieces of thread and other debris can buildup inside your sewing machine and cause it to run poorly. Remove the thread, bobbin, and face plate and vacuum out the inside of your sewing machine periodically.
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I have Kenmore sewing machine model 1217. As I was cleaning the entire machine, taking pieces apart and putting back together, I ran into some trouble on the tension parts. I unscrewed the front screw too much and most of the pieces popped off. Now I need help getting them back together in the correct order. Can anyone help? A diagram would be of great help. Thanks.