Sewing machines are a vital part of any home that enjoys sewing. Though these machines are built to last, they are subject to wear and tear as any other type of machinery. The good news is that, with a little bit of know-how, you can easily repairs sewing machines at home.
The tips in this post can help you with some of the most common repairs you may need to make on your sewing machine. We will also provide you some tips on how to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place.
Inspect and Oil the Machine:
Before making any repairs to machines at home, it is important to inspect your machine first. First, check all cords and plugs for fraying or damage; if there is any visible damage, replace them immediately. Next, check all screws on your machine for tightness; if they seem loose or there is any cosmetic damage (such as scratches), tighten them immediately using a screwdriver or wrench.
Replace the Thread:
If your machine is not threading properly or there is too much resistance while trying to pull out a bobbin thread, it may be time for a new thread. If you try pulling out the existing thread and it feels like it is being pulled out through a thick layer of rubber bands, this is a sign that your machine needs a new thread.
Check Your Needle:
Many people do not realize that a needle should be replaced after about five hours of use. This is because needles eventually dull and lose their ability to pierce through fabric properly.
Remove Threads From the Bobbin Area:
The bobbin area is where your thread comes together before it goes through the needle and forms your stitches. Over time, threads can get tangled up in this area and cause problems with your sewing machine’s performance.
Tighten Screws on the Machine:
If your sewing machine isn’t working properly or has stopped working, one or more screws may have loosened. To check this out, turn off your machine and remove the needle plate by unscrewing it from its hinges on either side of it (there should be two screws).
Learning how to repairs sewing machines is a great skill to have, saving you money and helping you ensure that your machine lasts as long as possible. There is no reason why you should not be able to continue sewing for years to come.