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Sewing Machine Safety Tips from The Sewing Machine Doctor, Australia

The Sewing Machine Doctor’s
7 Top Tips to keep you & your machine SAFE

Always unplug your machine when away from it from extended periods of time. If you are unable to get to the wall plug, at least switch it off at the main machine switch. If left on, a lightning strike or power surge can damage all machines. Also, your sewing light, when left on, can generate considerable heat. Consider that little fingers can also play havoc with your machine if it is unattended. This can have quite devastating consequences.

  1. Consider using a surge protector or power guard with any electronic sewing machine.The Sewing Machine Doctor, Nambour, suggests you invest in a surge protector for your sewing machine Power surge & brown outs can shorten your electronic circuit’s life, leading to expensive repairs. I can supply good quality surge protectors at a reasonable price to help give you peace of mind.
  2. Try to arrange your cords in such a way that they are not able to be snagged while walking past. I see at least one machine monthly that has fallen off a table by being dragged by the cord. If at all possible, cords should be arranged to the rear of the machine, with the foot control placed under the table.
  3. Always wear footwear. While it may feel comfortable to sew in bare feet, consider whatThe Sewing Machine Doctor recommends wearing comfortable shoes when sewing the consequences are if your foot controller was to suddenly break. Electrical shocks can be avoided with footwear.
  4. Provide a stable, and if possible, soft sewing surface (like a carpet tile). This will help to cut noise levels. Excessive vibration can also shorten bulb life.
  5. Have your machine maintained by a trusted technician at least every two years. A good technician will inspect your machine thoroughly & be able to arrest many faults well before you even know about them.
  6. When not in use, store your machine in a dry location. Try to avoid covering it with anything that can ‘sweat’, as moisture build-up can lead to expensive damage.