MACHINE SERVICE

The graphic link above will take you to a detailed explanation of the potential cost of various machine services and repairs. Many factors particular to your machine will ultimately affect the total cost.

First and foremost, I am not a dealer.

I'm not a retailer of any brand of new sewing machines. I won't attempt to convince you to trade in your machine on a fancy new one or admonish you for not having a particular brand; I'm happy to work on all brands of vintage (non-computerized) sewing machines (no sergers).

My small, independent shop exists to provide maintenance service or repair your machine, offer advice, or mentor you on the purchase of a sewing machine. I provide lessons on getting the maximum performance out of your machine, including how to use all those funny looking attachments. I also offer sewing lessons from beginning to advanced, for simple household projects to complex garment construction.

I work on all brands of mechanical sewing machines.

I haven't been stumped by a mechanical yet. Most still have replacement parts available. However if your machine has a touch screen or button pads to select stitches, chances are I won't work on it. Most computerized machines have an expected life-span similar to a laptop computer, tablet, or cell phone. Many new, plastic machines are considered to be "disposable" and are not worth fixing. You should take your computerized machine to an authorized dealer who has access to a certified technician for your brand/model of machine... be sure to ask!

My specialty is vintage machines.

The years from the 1950's to the 1980's were the Golden Age of sewing when machine design, engineering and quality construction was at its peak. Familiar names include Singer (pre-1965), Adler, Bernina, Elna, Husquavarna/Viking, Pfaff, White and others.

I also work on those wonderful old straight stitch machines like your great great grandmother had. I will also work on your treadle machine if you leave the cabinet at home and just bring in the machine.

long before plastics and electronics, machines were made of metal and the many different utility and decorative stitches were created using cams and mechanical linkages. These machines were robust in design and construction, intended to be passed on to future generations. Their superb design and top quality machining made them quiet, smooth, strong and dependable.

Some of these are complex machines that few technicians today know how to properly adjust and service.

I have many years of experience working on these beauties and find great satisfaction and enjoyment in adjusting them to top peak performance. Be sure to check out the Machine page where you'll find some of them for sale.

Yes, I do house calls when it's necessary. Within a reasonable distance of my shop, I can come to you. An additional round-trip travel fee is charged in addition to the service work. Contact me for specifics.

NOTE: I don't work work on sergers!

Sergers can be especially tricky and troublesome to service. These days I like to focus on other jobs.