Antique Singer sewing machines are priceless. The built of such a machine is so sturdy that it can stay with you for many generations. Because of the fast development of today's technology, there are times that you might be needing your old machine due to there are many other machines today that are so convenient to use and will make your job faster and easier. But no matter how old it is, your antique machine can still be trusted whenever you need it. So here are some tips on how to take care your antique machine.
If you are not going to use it, store your antique Singer sewing machine in a place away from moisture. It is not hard to notice but these machines are mostly made up of metal. When you are going to expose it to moisture, then rust will feast on it. Also, protect it with a dust cover to ensure additional prevention of moisture from sticking on to it.
When you are going to remove dust and lint from it, a vacuum cleaner attached with a small nozzle, brush with delicate bristles, or a can of compressed air are the most effective tools to use. If you are going to clean some remnants of thread or cloth away from the bobbin case, then the most effective tool to utilize is a compressed air in a can.
To add some extra protection to your sewing machine, you must avoid using accessories that are generic. Instead, use accessories that are exclusively made for your machine. A generic accessory can be useful in some other brands but it is not going to help much with the upgraded versions, even if the accessory has the same brand with the machine.
If your antique machine needs some repairing, do not just do it by yourself. You might just destroy it further or injure yourself if you do. You must visit an authorized dealer for further consulting and repair. It may be a bit pricey but at least you wont get your machine and yourself into trouble.
These are just some of the tips in taking care of your antique Singer sewing machine. Treat it as if it is your family. With care, it will going to be with you for a long time.
Source by Natalie Nickole