How to Clean a Sewing Machine

In this tutorial I will be cleaning a Brother LS-2125.

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Cleaning a sewing machine is very easy!

It takes about 10 minutes, and afterwards, your sewing machine will sound “sew” much better.

What you need:

  • Screwdriver
  • can of air
  • sewing machine oil or 3 in 1 oil

 

Here is how:

1. Turn off the machine and unplug it.

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2. Remove the screw on the back of your sewing machine and remove the face plate.

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4. Take your air can and blow all the dust away. Mine usually gathers in the bobbin chamber.

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3. Put a few drops of oil on each of the points above. {Basically you put oil on whatever moves.} I use a paintbrush so I am sure not to get to much oil. {Too much oil will soil your thread and fabric}

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4. Now run your machine for about two minutes. No need for thread {unless you have some old stuff you want to get rid of} I usually just put a scrap piece of fabric on and sew away! This gets all of the oil moving around.

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5. You are done! Sew away! You are supposed to clean your sewing machine every week, but…*cough* I don’t do that. *cough* =)

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