Today I serviced and cleaned my sewing machine.
The tools I use are a couple of screwdrivers, a cloth, a set of cheap makeup brushes and some tweezers.
Look at all the lint build up around my light bulb and tension hooks.
And in the bobbin compartment
You'd never believe I clean this part out every week.
Anyway after 20 minutes of brushing and tweezer work it's all clean, or is it?
You see the little man who normally services my machine once showed me something horrific.
Look what happens when I remove the base of my machine
The lint on my cutting table just fell out as I removed the base. This hasn't been cleaned for about three months.
A good 45 minutes later my machine is completely lint free.
Like a good engineer all the screws and bits are laid out so I don't lose anything. Something taught to me by my hubby who's very methodic in his work.
She's now back together and in her home
And, if you are sure you can cope, here's all the lint I removed from her
Now that's enough to give you nightmares this Halloween.
And the moral of the story? Your machine may not be as clean as you think. Something to wonder about if your tension is off and you don't know why.