You also need to keep any machine well-oiled; it makes a HUGE difference in how quietly it runs. I admit I'm horrible at that myself, since nobody ever really showed me how to do it and thus I can only oil my machine on the rare occasion I can take it in for a servicing- but my singer, a beast out of the 80's, is loud as hell when in need of oiling. After a servicing? Hardly audible.
Artist alley, costumes, businessey things
Originally Posted by Moofingham
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3