5 Things You Should Do When Buying a New Machine
In the world of sewing, the right tools can make all the difference. That's why investing in a new sewing machine is always an exciting moment. Whether you're upgrading to the world-leading Juki brand or simply upgrading your model, getting a new sewing machine can be a game-changer for your home or industrial sewing projects. But before you dive headfirst into your next project, there are a few things you should do to get the most out of your new machine.
Here are five things to do when you buy a new sewing machine:
Always Read the Sewing Machine Instruction Manual
At risk of stating the obvious, one of the first things you should do when you get a new sewing machine is to read the manual. Even if you’re experienced at your craft, it will help you navigate all of the machine's features and functions, as well as explain how to set it up and use it optimally. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the machine's features, as technology may have evolved since your last machine. This will save you time and frustration in the long run and ensure that you get the most out of your new investment.
Purchase the Right Sewing Machines Accessories
Different sewing machines come with different accessories, but there are some sewing machines accessories that every sewer should have. Make sure to purchase the right needles, bobbins, and thread for your machine. You may also want to invest in additional presser feet, such as a zipper foot, buttonhole foot, or walking foot, depending on the types of projects you plan to sew.
Take it for a Test Ride
Before you embark on a new sewing project, it's good practice to test out your new sewing machine. Try sewing on a scrap piece of fabric to get a feel for the machine's stitching and tension. Experienced sewers can often hone in on these subtleties quickly. This will help you understand how the machine works allowing you to adjust the settings as needed.
Clean and Oil Your Machine
New sewing machines come with factory lubrication but experienced sewers often clean and oil their machine before using it. This will ensure that the machine runs smoothly and lasts longer. Follow the instructions in the manual for cleaning and oiling your machine. You can also find tutorials online if you need more guidance.
Keep Regular Maintenance
To keep your sewing machine running smoothly, it's important to perform regular maintenance. This includes cleaning the machine, oiling it as needed, and changing the needles and bobbins regularly. For an in-depth service to keep your machine longer and perform better, make a service request here.
By following these five tips, you'll be well on your way to making beautiful projects with your new sewing machine. Get in touch with us today to find the right model for you.