March 15, 2011

Have you ever wondered what is in your sewing machine?  Gears, motor, wiring, etc., right?  Not only those but fabric lint, threads,  pet hair and lots of other stuff.  The amount of lint and dust that collects in a sewing machine is amazing.  You expect it in the bobbin area whether it is top loading or front loading because that is where all the action is, but did you know the lint can travel to other nooks and crannies of the sewing machine?  We took pictures of a sewing machine that came in for service to show you why your sewing machine needs to be serviced (cleaned, lubricated and adjusted).  Don’t be embarrassed if your machine hasn’t been serviced; it happens to all of us.  You think at the end of this project or after the holidays and then you get sidetracked.  However, did you know that the build up of lint and dust in your machine can effect the way the machine runs as well as the stitch quality and when the feed dogs get full of lint they can’t move and do their job.  All of these things can put a damper on the fun of sewing.

Bobbin area

A close up of lint and dust.


The bobbin area as well as the light bulb and wiring

Close up of light and tension adjustment

Wiring and gears past the throat area of the sewing machine.


After a thorough cleaning by Chuck (aka Vicki’s husband), this machine was ready to go and stitch many more miles of stitches.  We service most makes and models of machines at Village Fabrics & Crafts.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Till next time, happy crafting!

Lisa 🙂





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