Right before we went on vacation this past year, my husband suggested to me that I have my sewing machine serviced while we were away. It never really dawned on me that I should have my machine "serviced."
There wasn't anything wrong
with the machine, but I had noticed a few months earlier that the thread was
starting to stick a little and not produce even stitches. I cleaned out the machine myself,
but you can never really get into all of those tiny places. I have a Pfaff 2034
which collects a lot of thread in the area where the light is. While I was
doing my own cleaning, I thought I should ask my husband if he had some type of
keyboard cleaner to clean it out, so I was happy when he suggested having my
sewing machine professionally serviced.
My good German husband, who always
thinks about these things, set up the appointment and even dropped it off
for me. My husband told me my machine would go missing for jsut one week and not to panic, but I didn't even notice that it was gone!
I picked up my machine after we returned from vacation and got settled back home. I
saw that the service man had tested it out with several different stitches on a nice thick pieced of folded denim and
the tension was perfectly aligned again. He scolded me and said I should oil it
once in a while. Okay, I thought you never had to oil these newer
machines...that's what they told me when I bought it?!?! As an avid sewing, I
pledged to myself to oil my bobbin area when the stitches are slightly off or
when it starts to get a little exhausted from my vigorous workouts.
And, it doesn't cost the
world to have it serviced. I paid 55€. Considering the price of the
machine and how long I have had it, I thought it completely reasonable. I love
my machine and don't see that I am going to part with it for a long time. One
great thing about it is the dual voltage which I have never used, but being
practical person as I am, I thought about it when I bought it. ;-)