With the new baby, I haven’t had time to sew a single stitch. So, now is the perfect time to take my sewing machine in for a tune up! After all, its been over a year since I got it, and the stitch length has somehow become entirely unpredictable.
While researching the cost of getting a sewing machine tune up, I came across an article on Prudent Baby about how to keep the inside of your sewing machine cleaner. It turns out that my method of changing the thread on my sewing machine (the “grab and pull” or “tug of war” method) is wrong. You should gently guide the thread out through the opening near the needle. This will minimize thread shedding and thus keep the guts of your machine cleaner. Who knew?