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Fabric Disaster

HMaterialgirl | Posted in General Discussion on

HELP…I used a pre-washed black sueded fabric for my last project and it “stained” my machine…I have a white Husquvarna Viking…Any ideas on how to fix this?  Also, could this be a defect in the casing materials or does this happen with other machines?  Thanks…


  1. diday | | #1

    There was a previous discussion about this problem. If you do a search of previous posts for "stain" see #4820.13 for one of them in a thread. There were suggestions for removal as well as how to prevent it from happening again.

    You might also gain some ideas from this link for removing stains from plastic laminate.


    1. HMaterialgirl | | #2

      Thank you so much! I was beginning to think it was one of those things that only happens to me...I will check that article out...Thanks again...

      1. Alexandra | | #3

        I have the same problem but it happened with red fabric, twice. The first time it eventually faded almost to the right Husq machine colour but after sewing a red polar fleece/nylon taffeta coat I think it is permanently red.  I'm thinking it is the machine as this never happened to me with any of my other sewing machines.

        1. HMaterialgirl | | #4

          I agree...I've never seen this happen with other machines...Too bad because I really like everything else about it...I did end up getting most the stain out with "Goof Off", but I don't want to make a habit out of it...

          1. mimi | | #5

            Sometimes dye comes off with a little bit of rubbing alchohol on a cotton pad.  I don't know if it would be a good idea to do this often but it does work!


  2. meg | | #6

    I wonder if an automobile polish might help remove the stain and prevent future transfer of the color onto the machine?

    1. Teaf5 | | #7

      I would never use an auto polish on a sewing machine--the list of toxic ingredients is bad enough, but they must also have a lot of oils in them that would stain your fabrics.  The rubbing alcohol does wonders, doesn't leave any residue, and also removes permanent marker marks from most plastics.

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