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Old 04-24-2011, 03:30 PM
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an attachment for your vacuum to clean your sewing machine of lint, fabric fuzz and threads? Do you like it? After having to take my machine for a very big cleaning, I think that I have to work harder to keep it clean. Thanks for any ideas, or suggestions or advice.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:44 PM
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I don't but know people who use one and like it...I clean it every few days using the brush, twissors and tape and have never had a real problem.
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I have the Viking Sapphire 875Q and was able to purchase the vacuum attachments when I purchased my machine. I use the attachments weekly and love it. :)
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:10 PM
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Clotilde sells a set of vacuum attachments that is perfect for cleaning out a sewing machine.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:17 PM
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I thought about getting one of those attachments, then I realized that my vacuum cleaner usually lives downstairs, and the sewing machine is upstairs. Even if they were close together, I don't want to haul out the vacuum every time I clean the sewing machine. (I might be expected to actually vacuum some floors while it's out.) So I found one of the little automotive vacuums and I use that. It sits on its little charger right beside the sewing machine, so it is always available, and it doesn't do floors. :)
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I didn't know I was suppose to vacumn my Janome 6600P. I never heard this mentioned before. I clean in, under and around the bobbin area several times every time I sit down to sew and "Jan" goes to see the nice man once a year. He gives her a deep cleaning.
Am I suppose to do more??
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:25 PM
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i do have the vacuum attachments, i also use brushes and clean it EVERY time i change the bobbin. i brush it out under and behind the bobbin area and up where the needle arm goes up and down. with every new project the machine gets vacuumed out well and a new needle- keeps everything running happily along :thumbup:
i bought my vacuum attachments from Clotilde's there are a number of different brushes. i use them on my sewing machine, long-arm machine and computer.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:52 PM
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I have an mini vac that I bought to use on my computer years ago...I use that for the sewing machine now. It has little brushes and stuff.
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My repair man suggested cleaning every time you refill a bobbin with thread. I told him I have tons of full bobbins that I can use. He told me to nix THAT suggestion! LOL
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Melrose V
My repair man suggested cleaning every time you refill a bobbin with thread. I told him I have tons of full bobbins that I can use. He told me to nix THAT suggestion! LOL
Sounds like the answer I would give someone. Cleaning is not my strong suit, but I guess that I had better start doing a better job on my machines. I clean often, but not every time I change a bobbin, but guess I better start a new habit.
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