I can’t rant and rave enough about my new old-fashioned sewing machine! I just took it apart to oil it, and it was easy as pie. The newer models don’t even give instructions, because they want you to take it into the shop, but this old one was obviously designed with self-maintenance in mind.
First, I took off the top and side pieces so that I could clean and oil. The lovely thing about finding a machine that was rarely used is that I had very little to clean.
Then it was time to work on the bobbin case and the bottom of the sewing machine. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it could do this.
The base is on hinges, so all I had to do is push the machine over to get to the bottom gears! Isn’t that handy? I wish that the newer machines had this level of simplicity built in. My last sewing machine that I had such problems with wasn’t a more complicated machine. I don’t understand why they had to make it so much tweakier to use and maintain.
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