In dressmaking, one of one of the major workhorses—aside from the sewer his or herself—is the sewing machine because it literally does all of the needlework. Unfortunately, not all sewers—especially those who are just starting with the craft—are not aware of the proper care and maintenance of this machine that lead to early damage of its parts.
Protecting the investment
The major care you can do for your sewing machine is to read the manual first before using it. This is because the manual will provide you all the information that you need without putting the machine into danger. Aside from providing you the information that you need, following instructions from the manual will also give you an assurance that the manufacturer will replace any damage in the machine.
Manuals usually come with the package once the unit has been purchased. Although reading manuals may seem boring, the information that one could get from this little complication would really help a lot in proper usage of the unit as well as how to properly take care of it so it would last longer.
Caring and maintenance
Complete and thorough information on usage, care and maintenance could be read on the manual. But, when you buy it, you can get some tips from the salesman or saleslady as well since they have researched on the product that they are selling.
Aside from referring to the manual, the following tips can also help you protect your investment by taking care of the machine.
1. Cleanliness is the best. Keeping the sewing machine clean after use for dressmaking is the best care tip of all the time. Since sewing machines are prone to dusts and other elements that are used during sewing, make it a habit to clean it regularly or every after use to ensure that there are unnecessary objects are left in the parts.