Keeping Your Sewing Machine Running Right With Proper Maintenance

5 September 2018
 Categories: Business, Blog

Since the industrial revolution, sewing machines have been buzzing along and making the process of joining cloth easier, faster, and a lot less labor-dependent. While they started as manually operated machines that were very simple and only performed one task, the modern sewing machine now offers many features that make it a versatile workhorse for hobbyists and professionals alike.

Getting A Sewing Machine For Your Needs

When you start looking at new sewing machines, you might be surprised how many options there are on the market for you to choose from. There are machines that have very basic features on them and there are machines that will do just about anything you want them to do. You will have to decide which one is the right one for you and if there is one that has more options than you need, consider that future use of the machine when you are shopping because, if the price is right, it might be worth getting the machine with more options just to avoid upgrading later on. If you are not sure what you need, you can talk with the salesperson where you are shopping to get an idea of what machine best suits your needs.

Maintaining Your Sewing Machine

When you have decided on a sewing machine, you need to take the time to read the manual that comes with it about maintaining the machine. Some of them do not require any home maintenance while others require a little oil from time to time. If the machine needs specific adjustments, that will most likely need to be performed by the dealer or service center. In some cases, you may have to contact the dealer to find a service center to do the specific sewing machine repairs. Because sewing machines have become so advanced, it is not a good idea to take them to a repair shop that is not approved to work on your brand.

Repair Or Warranty Work

If your sewing machine stops working, you will need to get in touch with the manufacturer. In some areas, there may be a factory service center nearby and you can often take the machine there for inspection, maintenance, and repair. If you do not have one nearby, you will need to either send that machine in for repair or find out where you can get it repaired. If the sewing machine is no longer under warranty, you can take it to anyone that you are comfortable with, but if you have a machine that is computerized or has a lot of extra features on it, the risk of damaging it further might be too high and paying for the factory repair out of pocket might be a better option. ​