How to Maintain Your Sewing Machine - CraftStylish
Check out this blog.... she does a great job of showing you how to clean your sewing machine yourself. A clean machine is a happy machine!
Sewing machines work best when they are clean. You will be amazed how much lint builds up under the throat plate.
I am now in the habit of cleaning out under the throat plate, whenever I wind a bobbin. It takes an extra minute, but it is well worth it!