Cleaning and maintenance for a domestic Overlock sewing machine


Dreamer, today we will show you how to clean and give maintenance to your overlock sewing machine with this post and the step-by-step video tutorial we prepared for you!

You need to know that your machine must have maintenance for its better function and durability.

So, we made a step-by-step for you to clean your machine at home! 

Let's start! * Maintenance for an overlock machine *

The materials you will need are:

  • A screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • A lint brush
  • Sewing machine oil

We recommend the zoom spout oil from the Albachem brand for sewing oil.

This type of oil doesn’t stain the fabric and is exclusive to use in domestic sewing machines.

Step 1

The first thing you should do is to cut the threads between guides 2 and 3.


Step 2

Remove the spools.

Step 3

Now, remove the bed extension and open the front cover.

Raise the presser foot, remove all the threads, and pull the strings to loosen the over.


Step 4

Clean all lint and thread residue with the lint brush.

  • Remember to remove the lint before oiling your overlock machine.

Step 5

Remove the presser foot from your machine; now, remove the stitch tongue if your machine has this accessory.

And lastly, hide the blade from your over.

Remove the needle plate screw using the screwdriver.

  • Be careful not to lose the pieces.

For last, remove the needle plate.

Insert the lint brush where you removed the plate.

And remove all the fluff that is there.

Clean all the hard to reach places.

Let's start with the oiling

Step 6

This oil can reach difficult areas on your domestic overlock sewing machine

With a flexible spout that extends and retracts, apply a drop of oil to 7 critical points, as shown in the pic.

All these points are the moving parts of your overlock sewing machine where friction and mesh may occur.

It would be helpful to move the steering wheel until the drop stays well in all the pieces.

Don’t forget to move the steering wheel every time you apply a drop of oil.

  • Remember that it’s essential to use special oil for sewing machines.
  • If you use cooking oil, you risk your pieces getting hot from friction.

Step 7

Replace the needle plate and secure it with the screw.

Follow the rule that the last thing you remove will be the first thing to place.

Tighten the screw well with the screwdriver.


Step 8

At this point you should put the stitch tongue back on.

Then place it back on the blade.

Now return the presser foot.

And put on the front cover.


We recommend for you let your machine rest for a couple of hours before using it again.

We hope this step-by-step guide will help you to maintain your sewing machine for more time.

To illustrate, here we leave the video tutorial for you to watch whenever you need it.

See you in another post, and bye for now.

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