Placing Sound Reducing Material
My mother used to control the machine’s vibration and movement, keeping a towel or folded cloth just underneath it. If you use the machine, keeping it on top of a table, you will be blessed with its echo and vibrating effect.
Following my mom’s policy, you can reduce it by 30%. Here towel seemingly absorbs the shock. Besides, you may go for sound deadening foam designed for soundproofing car. You need to resize it as per table size. It absorbs produced vibration of the machine. Moreover, there is already a sized sewing machine pad in your assistance. A big suction cup may be of great use.
Controlling Speed for Sewing
Sewing with full speed creates huge noise. You have control over sewing machine speed either with foot pedal or speed control sliders. The earlier one may bother you. For you may fail to provide constant pressure on it, and then you just press on it at full speed.
Consequently, you create a noisy, uncomfortable environment. These days we are experiencing machines with a variable speed slider. They are blessing us, giving us speed presetting facility. For having good control over speed, we enjoy sewing from vibration or noise-free machine.
A precaution for users of machines with foot pedals having a small switch. This switch is used for beginners. Enabling this mode might cause horrible noises by putting it into an automatic slow mode (helps beginners). Disable the mode.
Using Thick Sewing Table Board
Just imagine – you are sewing, keeping the machine directly on the floor or top of a thin table. What happens? Your machine vibrates a lot. Now place the same machine on a thick sewing table on top of a soundproof mat. Definitely, your experience will be different because the thicker and denser object has higher sound absorption quality.
In addition, you must consider the place where you are keeping your machine. It must be flat, smooth and of course not slippery. Any imbalanced positioning creates an irritating sound.
Position the Sewing Machine Over a Table Leg
Your table size and machine must be of such ratio that most of the machine weight is over a table leg. You should ensure the table’s stability while using the machine. Otherwise, you will experience excessive rocking, vibrating, and noise from it.
You are eagerly waiting for your dress to be sewn. All of a sudden, it starts producing louder noise. Of course, you will not be in a good mood. Check the needle, whether it has become blunt. As such needle cannot pierce the fabrics easily, it creates unusual sound. So, changing the needle is a must.
Lubricating Sewing Machine
Routine lubrication is a precondition of a good functioning machine. Oil reduces friction in between moving parts of machines and thus prevents premature wear and reduces all the internal noises. Spend a few for buying correct sewing machine oil. Otherwise, get ready to spend more on replacing the whole machine. But, don’t give birth to a new problem, flooding your machine with over lubrication.
Cleaning Your Sewing Machine
Love your machine& ensure its cleanliness. Your negligence helps quick deposit of dirt, dust, and lint. It not only hampers the machine’s performance but also makes your machine noisy. Use a brush specifically designed for a sewing machine, to clean up your machine.
You may use a type of duster or microfiber cloth too. Remove the bobbin carefully to clean under the needle plate as well. Your manual may help you a lot for removing dust and dirt stuck in the hard to reach area.
Determining the Reasons for Noise
There is a saying that if you find out the cause, you complete fighting half battle. Treatment varies according to reason. Sewing machine vibrates and produces noise due to many reasons. To reduce it you are to pay keen attention to know the reason behind it. With this end in view examine your machine closely, in several states like –
Regular and Thorough Maintenance
Prolonged, repeated, and intense use makes your machine problematic & noise producer. Invest your time in your machine’s maintenance. It positively influences its lifespan & solves the problem of vibrating. Follow the steps stated below:
- Separate different parts of the machine
- Make them dust-free
- Lubricate them
- Find out fractures or misalignment if there is any
- Replace parts in required cases
- Reassemble them slowly but with great care