It’s spring and while the bunnies running around my yard make me smile, the ones multiplying under my machine do not. I’ve shared to I clean my sewing machine with step by step photo instructions before but now I have another tip to share. Actually, it’s a new tool and you can’t buy this one in any store. Nope, this sewing machine pipe cleaner brush you can make at home for pennies!
Pipe Cleaner Brush
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- coffee stirrer straw
- pipe cleaner
- scissors (non fabric ones!)
- Cut pipe cleaner to about 5″.
- Fold in pipe cleaner in half to form a loop; twist ends to secure.
- Slide twisted end inside of coffee stirrer straw.
It’s seriously, that simple!
The soft bristles from the pipe cleaner will grab all the loose fibers inside your machine in a blink of an eye. Now, I use this brush on both my everyday stitcher and my serger. Since you can bend the head, it’s perfect for getting inside the serger. Just think of all the hard to reach places it can squeeze into. You will never have to fish around for those dust bunnies again!
Did you see all the dust bunnies the pipe cleaner brush grabbed? It’s a must make for your tool box. Trust me, your machine will love you for it!
Now that you know how to make this cool little tool, you’ll want to make them for all your sewing buddies and keep your machines dust free.
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Comments & Reviews
EmbellishMePattyV LLCPatty says
Great idea. The only thing I might add is a dab of hot glue so the pipe cleaner doesn’t come off.
Good idea Patty!
Too funny, I saw this this morning on the Fons and Potter sewing show on PBS. It’s a bit of genius (and it looks like a little old-school toilet brush!)
Oh wow, this is so smart! I’ve got to give this a try! (and maybe actually clean out my sewing machine…) I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that features your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=87414 –Anne
You should totally make one Anne. Your machine will love you for it!
Thanks for sharing.
Handbags by microbio (@microbiopurses) says
Simple and effective, many thanks for this tutorial 🙂
Tina Secrest says
One of our members of our quilt guild made these and we gave them away at our quilt show for attendees. Very popular and I grabbed a few for me, too. They are terrific!
Elizabeth Rivera says
Thank you for the Machine Maintenance Log print out, we tend to forget about taking care of our ladies. I have three machines so this will keep me straight. WONDERFUL IDEA.