Thursday, 22 October 2009


I have tried lots of different brushes and stuff to clean the lint out of my sewing machine, but often the result is that I push the lint further down into the dark mysterious place where the engine and stuff are hiding.

This little thing comes from a pharmacy, and is actually meant to use in the ear. It comes with a plug, but take it off, and you have a perfect little vacuum cleaner for your machine. It is long and flexible and fits into all kind of nooks and crannies – and it is really inexpensive! A word of advice: it you want the lint out - use it for suction, not blowing!
I have been asked what I’ll do if it gets full. Well, when I can’t squeeze the lint out, I guess I’ll have to buy another one…


  1. What a great idea!!

    I wonder what they do with the ting in the ear...?

  2. I've never tried that, but sounds good! Clever!

  3. What a brilliant idea. I am going to go and get one today. My old machine was easy but with the new one I agree with the brush I feel like I just push it further in. Thanks for Sharing!

  4. Great idea....thanks for sharing...when I saw that pic before I started reading, I thought, hmmm...what the world? haha

  5. I will never be able to clean my children's ears again without thinking of this post!