Step 1 - Clean Your Machine
I wipe the outside down with a soft cloth. I use a brush that came with one of the machines to brush any lint off from the needle area. I wipe out the bobbin area. I also take the plate off of the feed dog area and clean in there. Since I'm on a machine that requires oiling I oil it up. I also throw out the needle and put in a new one. There are all these rules about so many hours and then you change it. I can't remember how many hours I've used it so I just change it at the end of a big project.
Step 2 - Clean My Cutting Area
|So much fabric that needs to find it's home|
Step 3 - Clean My Sewing Table
|All that fabric that got strung around. I know I'm a sloppy sewer.|
|Pins, scraps, bobbins, scissors all need to go to their homes.|
I put all the various items I've drug out back where they belong. My tubs get put back in their area. I make string blocks if I need too. I need to this time so I've been working on getting that tub down.
Step 4 - Wind Bobbins
|Been a while since I wound bobbins. Only one has anything.|
I try to keep at least 7 bobbins wound with a natural thread color. This way I have enough not matter what I am doing. I tend to do several things at once so it's nice that I don't have to stop and wind a bobbin.
Then I'm ready to start my next project. Which of course means that my clean areas are only clean for about 5 minutes before I start digging stuff out again.
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