Can A Sewing Machine Be Stored On Its Side?


Yes a sewing machine can be stored on its side.

There are several reasons why you might want to do this.

First it can save space. Second it can keep the sewing machine dust-free and protect the workings from dust and debris.

Third storing the sewing machine on its side can prevent the warping of the frame or body.

If you decide to store your sewing machine on its side there are a few things to keep in mind.

First make sure that the surface on which you’re storing it is clean and free of dirt and debris.

Second prop up the sewing machine so that it’s not resting directly on its side; use something like a couple of books or blankets to create a buffer between the surface and the machine.

Third if possible store the sewing machine in a dust cover or bag to further protect it from dust and debris.

Assuming you have followed these tips your sewing machine should be just fine stored on its side.

Happy sewing!

What Is The Proper Way To Store A Sewing Machine?

There isn’t necessarily a single answer to this question since it can depend on the type of sewing machine you have the space you have available for storage and your personal preferences.

However here are some general tips that might be helpful: 

  • Covering your sewing machine with a dust cover is a good way to keep it clean and protected when not in use. 
  • If you have a cabinet or other piece of furniture specifically for storing your sewing machine make sure that it is level and steady so that your sewing machine doesn’t tip over or vibrate when in use. 
  • Some people like to keep their sewing machine in its original case or box for extra protection. 
  • If you’re short on space you can store your sewing machine on its side.

    Just be sure to put something like a towel underneath it to catch any drips of oil that might come out. 

  • Whenever possible try to keep your sewing machine away from extreme heat or cold as well as direct sunlight. These conditions can damage the machine over time.

What Should You Not Do With A Sewing Machine?

There are a few things you should avoid doing with a sewing machine as they can damage the machine or cause it to malfunction.

Here are four things to avoid: 

  1. Don’t sew over pins – Always remove pins before sewing over them as sewing over pins can damage the needle and/or feed dog.
  2. Don’t force the fabric – Fabric should be fed smoothly into the machine without bunching or forcing. This can damage both the fabric and the machine.
  3. Don’t use damaged needles – Damaged needles can break and cause serious injury.

    inspect your needle before each use and replace it if it is damaged in any way.

  4. Don’t skip gears – When changing the stitch length or width be sure to go through all the gears in between to avoid damaging the machine.

Do You Store A Sewing Machine With Needle Up Or Down?

It doesn’t really matter.

Sewing machines are generally pretty sturdy pieces of equipment and the needles are fairly well-protected.

That said it’s always a good idea to consult your machine’s manual to be sure you’re following the manufacturer’s guidelines for storage.

In general though it doesn’t really matter whether you store your machine with the needle up or down – as long as it’s properly covered and protected from dust and other debris it should be fine.

How Do You Store An Old Sewing Machine?

You can store an old sewing machine by wrapping it in a cloth and placing it in a box.

If you want to keep the sewing machine from getting dusty you can also put it in a plastic bag.

Another option is to place the sewing machine in a closet or another dark dry place.