Simple sewing machine repairs and maintenance

Do you attempt any of your own sewing machine maintenance? I consider myself mechanically inept, but I love to tinker with my sewing machines. After all, some of them are older than my children, and they deserve a little TLC!

Thanks to a fellow blogger, I recently learned about Autonopedia, a site devoted to compiling practical information focused on sustainable living. One of their topics covers simple sewing machine repairs. I love that it is categorized in the “Fabric and Dyes” group on this site – hee! The diagrams are definitely of vintage machines, but for you more modern types there is still some useful information. And fun in a sewing-geek kind of way. I especially like the Common Sewing Machine Faults chart. Not that I would like my faults paraded to the world, but there is some good stuff here. Especially if your machine is acting up at 3:00 a.m. and your favorite repair shop is closed

Well, the sewing plan for this weekend is all about jeans. Making them. I am entering the Jeans Contest on PatternReview.com, and need to finish up one pair that is underway and knock out another. More on that later!

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

One Response to Simple sewing machine repairs and maintenance

  1. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the info Maris. I don’t know that I’ll ever be brave enough to even contemplate sewing jeans! I have a “collection” of old sewing machines from the 1950s to 1960s. I think they’re beautiful, and have this daydream of learning how to get them in shape to go back to work! Maybe in my next career I’ll apprentice and learn how to fix sewing machines. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Especially the old mechanical ones.

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