Despite doing numerous rounds of decluttering the house, I kept thinking “one day I will re-use my sewing machine again”….and I kept telling myself that for about 15 years!!!!!!!!!
Today I finally dug it out of the study wardrobe, rummaged around for the instructions and fetched a bottle of 3-in-1 oil in case it had seized up having not been used for a decade and a half (at least)!!!
I half expected it to blow up when I plugged it in, but a good few drops of oil on all the parts and it burst back to life! There was a weird incident where the reverse button got stuck and I sewed one side in reverse!!! Not sure how I can oil that part.
As you can imagine I am totally out of practice using it, but made a liner for my new felted bag I made. I am happy enough with the results and if I make some more I am sure they will get neater, but for now I am very proud of my efforts.