How to Care for & Clean Your Sewing Machine

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I love a clean, clutter-free home. I love a clean, clutter-free sewing space.

Both a clutter-free home and a clutter-free sewing space give me room to exhale and allow my imagination to run wild and free. For me, none of that is possible in a cluttered space.

Well, sewing machines like to be clean and free of dust too. A dirty sewing machine will be a noisy, unhappy sewing machine.

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How to Adjust Stitch Type, Length & Width

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By now you know a lot…

And with this wealth of knowledge, you are well on your way to being the boss of your machine.

However, we still have to learn about stitch type, stitch length and stitch width if we are to sew pretty stitches.

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An Ultimate Guide to Sewing Machine Presser Feet

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Sewing machine presser feet allow you to extend the functionality of your machine and/or make certain time-consuming, drudge jobs quick and simple.

Here’s a couple of things you should keep in mind when it comes to presser feet:

  1. The most important part of a presser foot is its underside! Because this is where all the magic happens.
  2. Knowing the maximum stitch width of your sewing machine is important when buying universal feet. For example, let’s say your sewing machine has a maximum stitch width of 7mm. But you attach a 5mm universal all-purpose/zigzag presser foot and then set your 7mm machine to to zigzag or decorative stitch, it is likely you will break your needle!

Here is a short list of some of the many presser feet available to you…

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