Cleaning and maintaining your sewing machine and overlocker
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A quick search on Pinterest came up with many tutorials for cleaning sewing machines and sergers/overlockers, some of them for specific brands of machine.
Cleaning your iron
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Is your iron covered in gunk? Mine too! Where does it come from? I'm guessing mine is from iron on interfacing. Irons can get gunked up inside too with mineral deposits from the water you use. I used this tutorial, I found baking soda and vinegar to work best but there are other methods too such as salt, dryer sheets and toothpaste! Check out Pinterest for more tutorials.
Re-cover your ironing board
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After a while my ironing board cover gets grotty and stained and the padding becomes too thin. This is a fantastic tutorial for recovering your board using your old cover. I like to add extra padding to mine, just make sure that the wadding you use is not flammable!
So spend a little time this weekend taking care of your tools, you'll be glad you did!