Thursday, 5 May 2016

Excuse me, do you floss?

A resident quit shop owner came with a few machine maintenance recommendations on our last guild meeting, and one was new to me – floss your machine.

Take a piece of thick cotton thread or thin yarn and thread your machine as usual all the way to the needle. Now floss – pull it back and forth a few times to release any dust.

I cannot really say whether it made any difference or not, but it makes sense to clean more than the bobbin case – which I do rather often by the way.

Do you floss your machine?


  1. I use flossy dental floss for cleaning my machine. This kind is not my thing for my teeth, but perfect for my sewing machine. ;)
    Greetings, Rike

  2. You have a lovely blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  3. Make sense to me, usually I just blow air into the whole thing to get out dust. xox