It doesn’t take long for fluff to build up inside your overlocker (or serger for my international readers). With a cutting blade trimming fabric almost every time you sew with it, the dust and fluff builds up quicker than when you’re using a standard sewing machine. It is important to clean out this fluff regularly to keep it stitching smoothly.
The easiest way?
A tin of compressed air! This is just air in a pressurised tin like an aerosol spray. There is a little tube to attach to the nozzle so you can direct the air into all the nooks and crannies. Just open up the side of the overlocker and spray. All clean and ready to sew again.
You can see the tin I bought from Officeworks above, or click the picture below to see stock available on Amazon. (Affiliate link)