How to keep a sewing machine quiet?
June 25, 2006 9:01 PM Subscribe
How can I prevent the vibrations and noise from my Juki DDL-8700 sewing machine from bothering my downstairs neighbors?
posted by pantufla to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total)
I bought this machine to do school work in my apartment's living room at night. Unfortunately, from the start, the vibrations from the sewing machine have bothered my downstairs neighbors, who unfortunately are now sleeping in their living room, directly beneath ours, since a sick family member has moved into their bedroom. I bought a thick rubber pad from the sewing machine retailer and placed it under the machine, and I've also bought blocks to place under the four legs that support the machine and its table. Sadly, the noise/vibrations from the machine are still bothering the neighbors. I was wondering if anyone had sound/vibration proofing tips specific to sewing machines or other heavy appliances that may not make a lot of audible noise, but which emit bothersome vibrations. Thanks!