Happy Spring, Makers’ ! Oh, and a cheerful International Happiness Day. I wish the spring pixies (they’re waking-up and about so be aware) would come and clean my sewing room. Yikes, it’s a wreck. I’ve been working on some new projects (more on this later) and things are….well…a bit disarrayed. Truth…I’m a messy sewist.
But every spring I do take the time to give my tools a good care and cleaning. I need my sewing tools to be in great working order or I can’t depend on them. I’ve at times, had tools break down in the middle of my projects. Grrr. It’s not fun. Dust and dirt can really mean lots of trouble if not taken care of regularly. Here is a short video that I’ve shared before . Her tips help. Your machine may be different so be sure to refer to your sewing machine’s maintenance manual for detailed instructions.
Do you use canned air or a vacuum to help clean your machine? Do you oil /grease it?
Now is a good time to give that cutting mat some maintenance too. Here’s my previous post for tips on mat care and cleaning. Cutting Mat Maintenance 101
When you’re done with all the cleaning go out and sing and dance among the “dilly dilly” daffodils! Perhaps I’ll see you there. 😉
Daffy-down-dilly has come up to town. In a yellow petticoat and a green gown.
Happy Sewing/Spring Cleaning!
Media credit: Thanks to Laura Iglesias