Hello everyone!! Welcome to another Sew, Sew Saturday. I thought I would change things up and not share a sewing project, but a sewing "machine" project....cleaning it!!
We all have different machines, but basic steps are the same, just might look different on your machine... My machine is a Bernina aurora 440QE.
The best thing to do is read your manual first.
Ok...let's get started...
First few steps...unplug it.
Remove your presser foot...
needle and thread.
On my machine, there is a little circle area in the back right corner...
Press on that and it will pop open.
To be completely honest, I usually stick that little screw driver they give you with the machine in the hole near the feed dogs and pop it up. I know that can't be good, so I'll use that little thing in the back from now on lol
Oh, good Lord.
I won't say any more. I'm hanging my head in shame!!
Now take that little brush they give you and get ready!!
We're going in!!!
It looks frightened doesn't it?
Sweep away the dust bunnies...
Wow...there has to be a Tool Time Tuesday project with this. Lol
Can you hear it breathing a sigh of relief? Actually, it's probably cursing at me.
Now to the inside.
Gets dusty in there too.
Remove your bobbin casing.
On my machine, there is a clip on the left. Push that and pop it open to clean the hook.
A door will drop...
It drops all the way down, but doesn't come off.
Now just reach in and pop out the hook. It should just fall out.
Clean, clean, clean...
This is where I would put a drop of machine oil right on the bottom of the hook casing (according to my book)
Run the machine on scrap fabric, so you don't ruin any fabric with the oil.
Hope this helps and gives you a little push to clean your machine. I need to set up a routine to do this regularly.
Have a great Sew, Sew Saturday!!