I have fond memories, and some maybe not so fun, of my mom teaching me to sew when I was growing up. I was always, and I’m still always, amazed by her talent with a sewing machine, including sewing machine repair. Whenever I have to repair a piece of clothing, or when I need to hem a pair of pants I’m grateful my mom taught me how to sew. I even had a little enterprise going at one time when I was growing up making and selling doll clothes. I think teaching your kids to sew is a very good skill to pass on. If you can have fun with it, that’s even better!
My mom is also very talented at repairing her own sewing machine if there’s a minor problem. That’s not a skill she passed on to me! I am not mechanical AT ALL. That’s why I was excited to check out Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the book:
Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer” is a book that is long overdue for anyone who owns a sewing machine. Written in step by step instructional style, it takes the machine owner through problem/solution scenarios allowing them to fix problems that can cause a lot of frustration for those who sew. Whether you have an older model machine, or one of the new computer models, this book will help keep your general repair costs to a minimum. The home sewer can now just look up the problem in this handy guide book and follow the instructions on how to fix it. YES, it’s now as easy to fix your sewing machine as picking up a book!
Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer has some great basic sewing machine repair information from author Reuben O. Doyle, who’s been repairing sewing machines for over 25 years.
What I love about this book is that it’s written with step by step instructions even a person whose not mechanical can understand it. It also takes you through problems and possible solution scenarios you can work through to help you fix your specific problem.
This book is also basic enough you can use it to teach your kids how to make their own minor repairs while they’re sewing, for a home school lesson, or 4-H project.
Some of the step by step sewing machine repairs demonstrated in this book include:
- Solutions for a sewing machine skipping stitches
- Breaking needles
- What to look at if the machine isn’t feeding fabric through properly.
- How to properly set, adjust, take apart and put back together the tension.
- How to adjust the timing
- Cleaning, oiling and lubricating your machine
It’s a handy guide to keep on hand for when your machine does break down. I plan to keep mine with my sewing machine manuals so I know where it is when I have a problem!
You can find out more about this book at their website SewMachineRepair.com.
You can find this book at Amazon here: Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer
You can win a copy of this book at the Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Giveaway.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Sewing Machine Repair For the Home Sewer for review, and one copy to give away to a Kid’s Fun reader.