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Posted on: 10/19/10 11:42 AM
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I was cleaning my serger with after a particularly messy halloween costume fabric. I haven't found any rave reviews regarding mini vacs (too poor suction) so I still use a 1 inch paint brush. This time the finely shredded fabric threads were sticking everywhere. I then recalled that DH uses a vac attachment to suck up sawdust as he cuts wood. So I altered his technique by using my paintbrush in one hand and holding my vac's baseboard attachment in the other. As the paintbrush swept out the lints and fibers the vac sucked them up before resettling. It also sucked the fibers out of the bristles so that the paint brush wasn't scattering anymore back into the serger.

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Ruth Designs said... (7/17/11 10:35 PM) Reply
Very good tip! Thanks!
AngieC said... (11/1/10 9:14 AM) Reply
Great idea! Thanks for sharing and hope the costume came out great too!
elsew said... (10/20/10 8:01 AM) Reply
...great tip....sometimes two tools are better than one...thanks for sharing this one
 
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