If you have ever had problems with your sewing machine not working correctly, then you know how frustrating they can be. Sewing machines are just like any other machine, and they require a certain amount of upkeep and maintenance. Luckily, if you take proper care of your Janome sewing machine, you can avoid many of the most common problems.

One of the easiest ways to keep your sewing machine clean is to cover it when it isn’t in use. By covering your sewing machine, you can keep grit, animal hair, dust, and lint out of it. You have a couple of options for covers. You could buy a ready-made sewing machine cover, or you could always just use an old pillowcase if you want to sew a few backs.

In addition to always covering up your sewing machine when it isn’t in use, you should also change your needles often. A good rule of thumb is to change your sewing machine needles after about four hours of sewing. When you are using a fresh needle that is compatible with your fabric, you will enjoy a much smoother sewing experience.

Last but not least, you should always make sure that you choose the right bobbin and wind it correctly. Generic bobbins are a myth, they don’t really exist. Always choose the right bobbin for your specific machine, and make sure that when you thread your bobbin, no thread hangs loose. Hanging thread will cause your machine to jam.

Want to learn how to properly clean your sewing machine? If so, stay tuned for our next blog!