Here’s How To Remove Lint From Your Sewing Machine
In order to keep your sewing machine running properly, you will want to maintain it. This means from time-to-time, you need to remove lint. If you’ve never done this before, then you’re probably wondering how do you remove lint from a sewing machine? Read on to find out the answer to that question.
Turn your sewing machine off and then unplug it. After you do this, remove the machine’s needle and thread spool. Make sure to remove the bobbin too.
Take a look at the exterior and if there’s any lint present, then use a cloth to wipe it off. The cloth should be dried, but if there’s dirt stains that aren’t coming off, then feel free to dampen it. Using a mild soap can help remove dirt stains too.
Take a look at the thread guides and if there’s lint, then remove it with a small lint brush. If you don’t have a lint brush, then use a can of compressed air, as this should do the trick. There are probably other small areas that have lint in it, and you should really use a brush to remove lint from those areas. However, compressed air may be able to get rid of lint in those areas, so feel free to use a can of air or a small lint brush.
Now you will remove the throat plate, but make sure you read your sewing machine’s manual before you do this. You don’t want to damage anything, so check the instructions in the manual before you remove the throat plate. After you have removed the plate, you’ll want to use a lint brush to remove lint inside the bobbin case, as well as lint that is around it. Again, if you don’t have a small lint brush on hand, then a can of compressed air can be used to get rid of any lint in or around the case.
If there’s excessive amounts of lint in the bobbin case or around it, then use a pair of tweezers. Some lint may be too difficult to remove with a can of air or with a lint brush, so have a pair of tweezers nearby. Using tweezers to remove lint may take a little longer than you’d like, but it is an effective way to remove lint that is right under the case or in other tight areas.
While you’re at it, you should use a few drops of oil. Make sure you only use the oil in the machine’s oiling points, which you can find by looking at the owner’s manual. This will help keep your machine running smoothly.
That is how you can remove lint from your sewing machine. As for how often you should clean your machine, it is up to you, but some people do recommend doing it after every 10-12 hours of use. This means if you have used your machine for a total of 10-12 hours, then it’s probably time to clean it and remove any lint that’s present.