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How to take care of your embroidery machine

The best tips to take care of your precious device.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

Your embroidery machine is the main supply that you will use for embroidery projects. If you take good care of it, you’ll use your device for many years and thousands of projects.

Here you have a list of seven tips to keep your embroidery machine in the right conditions. If you want to learn more about machine embroidery, check our Ultimate Machine Embroidery Guide.

To find premium machine embroidery designs, check our growing library of digitized resources.

 

On this article:

Read and follow the instructions manual
Cover your machine when you are not using it
Avoid power surges
Change your needles (and keep them sharp!)
Clean your embroidery machine
Oil your machine
Always ask a professional to repair your embroidery machine

 

Read and follow the instructions manual

 

Manufacturers make sure to provide proper guidelines on the instructions manual. Even though you can use this article as a piece of advice, you must stick to the official manual. Always.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

Read the instructions thoroughly. It’s essential to do this before setting up your machine. If you know what you have to do from the start, you’ll prevent any damage. It’s worth investing some time in learning the basics.

 

Cover your machine when you are not using it

 

If you have your machine uncovered, your device will accumulate a lot of dust. Dust can seriously damage the engine and the internal components. Also, it’s risky to remove this dust once it’s already causing trouble.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

The best practice is to clean your machine every time that you use it. Cover your device and place it in a dry space. Make sure it does not get overheated. What you do with your machine when you don’t use it matters a lot.

 

Avoid power surges

 

Plug your equipment into a surge protector when you are using it. If you don’t use it, unplug it and safely store all the parts. Power surges can cause severe damage and even ruin your device.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

Check if your guarantee or your insurance program can help you in case there’s an electrical problem. To prevent any trouble, pay attention to power surges, and avoid inconveniences before they happen.

 

Change your needles (and keep them sharp!)

 

Needles are exposed to a lot of friction during the stitching process. Their impact is crucial to create a quality artwork. For this reason, you should always make sure that your needles are sharp and clean.

 

Consider the characteristics of the fabric before choosing a needle. Use a quality thread to make the process easier. Don’t forget to change your needle, at least every eight hours. You can also change it every time you complete a project.

 

Clean your embroidery machine

 

As we’ve mentioned before, keeping your machine clean is essential to make it last. Even if you put a lot of effort into preventing dirt, you should also learn how to clean it.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

If your machine accumulates lint, use compressed air to remove it. Be careful, and make sure not to generate moisture. Humidity is dangerous for the electric parts of your engine.

 

Oil your machine

 

Check your machine’s manual and figure out if it’s self-lubricated. If that is the case, don’t worry: you won’t need to do anything. If your machine is not self-lubricating, some oil can help to make the internal parts interact smoothly.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

Make sure to use special sewing oil for this purpose. You’ll see the impact of this process instantly!

 

Always ask a professional to repair your embroidery machine

 

When it comes to repairing your device, ask for certified professional help. If it’s possible to ask the manufacturer to fix it, take the chance.

 

how to take care of your embroidery machine

 

By choosing a cheaper option, you take the risk of getting your machine ruined. Be careful and hire a trustworthy professional.

 

We hope you’ve found our advice useful. Good luck with taking care of your machine!

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