Resources for DIY Sewing Machine Repair & Maintenance
Looking for information to help you re-wire a thrift store find? Is your sewing machine tension way out of adjustment? Maybe your zig isn't zagging anymore??
I've compiled this list of resources of "do it yourself" and "how to" guides for those people needing some help getting their sewing machine in good working order.
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Ray White of White’s Sewing Center offer classes on machine repair. Here is his website for more information: http://www.whitesewingcenter.com/repairclass.php
I haven’t found too many, but THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF SEWING MACHINE REPAIR by Howard Hutchinson is one that I have read over. It doesn’t hold your hand through the process, but it does explain how things work and many adjustments. For the more technically and mechanically inclined folks, it does offer some worthwhile information. ISBN 0-8306-1163-0
Vintage Sewing Machine Repair Yahoo Group - (for non-Singer machines) It's free to sign-up, but membership is required.
How to Replace & Adjust a Sewing Machine Belt
That "Thing-a-ma-bob"- Sewing Machine Parts Nomenclature- The names and descriptions of common sewing machine parts from the Sew-Classic blog
Sewing Machine Maintenance PDF General Cleaning, oiling & tune-up "How-To" with photos from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
Products to Oil & Lubricate a Sewing Machine from the Sew-Classic Blog.
Sewing Machine Motors:
Commutators – Surface Maintenance
Commutator Patina Rating Guide
MORE Repair and maintenance Articles From Sew-Classic
Maintenance, troubleshooting and repair info including sewing machine TIMIING informationsewing machine TIMIING information from Sewusa.com
The Sewing Machine Shop pages from Treadleon.net
Sewing Machine Restoration information from the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society (ISMACS)
Thread Nests, Wads, Bunches, Knots, Loops & Tangles Under the Fabric in the Bobbin Area- How to fix it - Sew-Classic Blog
Adjusting Sewing Machine Tension - University of Kentucky, Cooperative Extension Service