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Thread: Do you vacuum out your machine?

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    Senior Member retired2pa's Avatar
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    I've tried using my dust buster to clean out the lint that accumulated from sewing rag quilts, flannel and fleece, but the attachment isn't small enough to get in to suck out the lint.

    Is there such a thing as a vacuum cleaner for sewing machines??? If not, what can I use?

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    They do sell attachments to clean out sewing machines and other electronic :D:D:D

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    I use a cheap paintbrush to clean my machines.

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    I use a Q-tip, but it doesn't reach as far back as it needs to

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    I vacuum out my machine with a regular hose. I just tape a straw to the end of the crevice attachment, taping around to close off the opening around the straw. The straw fits in everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I've tried using my dust buster to clean out the lint that accumulated from sewing rag quilts, flannel and fleece, but the attachment isn't small enough to get in to suck out the lint.

    Is there such a thing as a vacuum cleaner for sewing machines??? If not, what can I use?
    I found some attachments at our favorite LQS, Harbor Freight! It attachs to a regular size vacuum but the other end is much smaller and gets pretty close. It was a while ago but still might have them

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    I bought a micro attachment kit from a local vacuum store. It didn't fit my home vacuum so I bought a small handheld one from Walmart that doesn't leave my craft room. I use it as often as I remember to. I just sucked it all out a few days ago. Boy, it was overdue but I've seen worse!

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    I have the micro vacuum attachment kit and it fits on my regular vacuum cleaner. Looks like this.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/vacuum-micro...210885554.html

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    I use a smaller sized shopvac and a small paintbrush to loosen stuff up while holder the hose end over it. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I vacuum out my machine with a regular hose. I just tape a straw to the end of the crevice attachment, taping around to close off the opening around the straw. The straw fits in everywhere.
    I use a cheap paint brush as Sadie Mae suggested but this sounds like a good idea. I'll give it a try.

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