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Stitching mechanisms occasionally become clogged with loose thread and lint. This interferes with the operation of the sewing machine. Cleaning and removing lint go a long way in the operation of your sewing machine. Of course your sewing machine’s manual should provide instructions on caring for your machine, if not follow these easy instructions.
Things You’ll Need
Small wire brush
Fabric softener sheets
Sewing machine oil
Turn the hand wheel until the needle reaches its highest point. Open the slide plate and lift the bobbin from the shuttle. If you have older vintage sewing machine you may need to to tilt head of the machine back on its hinges to reveal the bobbin shuttle area.
Clean the shuttle race, the shuttle and the shuttle race cover by removing any lint, thread or dust from the components using the fabric softener sheets and wire brush. I use fabric softener sheets because they’re strong, last long and work well. If any parts of the bobbin area are rusted use a rust remover to clean those areas before proceeding.
Apply a drop of sewing machine oil to the outer edges of the shuttle. There’s no need to directly oil the bobbin or the casing. Through normal operation of the machine all components of the bobbin area will sufficiently lubricate.
Replace the shuttle after the bobbin case is oiled. Operate the machine as normal.