This is a forum for John to share some helpful tips on sewing machine maintenance, as well as some do's and don'ts to help prevent that trip to the repair shop. This is useful information designed to help you avoid frustration in the use of your sewing machine(s). Sometimes a trip to the repair shop is inevitable, and sometimes it's just a case of operator error. Wouldn't you like to know the difference?


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Thread Handling Tips

Learn about the importance of proper thread handling. Your sewing machine will reward you with fewer problems.

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Bobbins, Bobbins & More Bobbins

You wouldn't believe how many different bobbins there are. Yet only a couple of types are used in most machines.

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Presser Feet Types & Styles

Some information to help prevent sewing problems caused by using the wrong presser foot.

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Oil & Grease = Lubrication

Learn why, when and what to oil. And what not to oil.

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The Sewing Machines Start & Stop Position

And why it is sew important.

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How To Adjust Thread Tension

Learn what the tension actually does and how to adjust it to get a balanced stitch.

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How To Prevent The "Shag Carpet Effect"

Learn what causes the thread to gather under the fabric, and how to prevent it from happening.

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