This course includes cleaning and lubrication procedures for all types of vintage machines - zig zag, straight-stitch only, treadles, Japanese import, and more!
Selecting the Premium option will give you lifetime access to an exclusive Facebook group to ask questions of your peers and a Master Technician!
Once you have completed the course, you'll receive a special completion certificate and badge to display on your website or social media!
Here's a big secret: most vintage sewing machines don't need timing and other major adjustments and repairs, but they all need proper cleaning and lubrication. This workshop is the prerequisite for all our in-person classes and a good starting point for anyone interested in the world of sewing machine maintenance and repair. This class covers everything from machine identification to proper cleaning and lubrication materials and techniques to minor part replacement.
This class is useful for the hobby collector tired of paying fees to get machines into working order, but also the foundation for those wanting full service knowledge.
This workshop will be released around February 28, 2021.
This is a SPECIAL PRICE that will end on February 28, 2021.
PREMIUM Access - $169 (reg. $199)
- Unlimited access to course material - you own it for LIFE and can review the material as often and many times as you like
- Exclusive access to private Facebook group to ask question and get assistance from a master technician
- Notification of new material when it's added to the course
- A word from the instructor
Chapter 1: Machines
- Types of machines overview
- Machine identification
- Singer Serial Number System
Chapter 2: Tools, Materials & Workspace
- Tools Overview
- Setting up your workspace
- Proper cleaning materials
- Bluecreeper vs. other cleaners
- Proper lubricating materials
Chapter 3: Cleaning Procedures
- Remove machine from cabinet
- Remove covers & parts
- Inspecting gears
- Clean upper gear area
- Clean feed dog/bobbin area
- Clean lower gear area
- Clean other applicable areas
Chapter 4: Lubricating Procedures
- Lubricate upper gear area
- Lubricate needle bar area
- Lubricate feed dog/bobbin area
- Lubricate lower gear area
- Lubricate other applicable areas
- Lubricate bobbin winder
- Cleaning handwheel, motor area
- Checking motor brushes, lubricating ports
Chapter 5: External Parts & Electrical
- Put all covers on, hook, needle plate
- Maintaining the upper tension assembly
- Inspect all electrical wiring
- Replacing the lead cord when applicable
Chapter 6: External Care
- Cleaning the exterior
- Waxing & polishing
Chapter 7: Bobbins, Needles, Test Sewing
- Bobbin tension adjustment
- Types of bobbins
- Shuttle bobbins
- Installing the needle
- Test sew
Chapter 8: Replacement Parts
- Commonly replaced or missing parts
- Where to find parts
- Removing and installing light bulbs
Chapter 9: Collecting or Purchasing Machines
- Machine value, what to look for, best machines
- What to look for, red flags, etc.
- Troubleshooting issues
- How to install a treadle belt
- Direct drive motors
- Converting to a handcrank
- Broken gears