Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Tuesday's Top Tip - Stitch Length Regulator Knobs
Stitch length regulator knobs often end up jammed solid on machines that have spent decades in cupboards. The only way to ease them free is with lashings of oil and patience - don't expect a result the same day.
Then you are raring to go with a project. Halfway through you start wondering where the little oily smudges are coming from on your hitherto pristine work. Cleaning it off with washing up liquid gives time for reflection... and you realise that the stitch length knob is the culprit.
The solution? Well you could create a stylish little cosy in black velvet with gold trim to match the machine. Otherwise, you could reach for the nearest paper bag, rip off a strip and keep it in place with sellotape. The latter option has more immediate appeal.