We sell a small range of Juki sewing machines in store, and we can also repair or service your own trusty machine; to find out more, keep reading!
The sewing machine is the workhorse of any sewing workroom, and proper maintenance means a smooth-running machine, making sewing a joy. Think of your sewing machine like your car, requiring regular maintenance to keep the mechanics in good working order, keeping your machine going strong for many years to come. Whether you rely on your machine for work or for leisure, everyone wants their machine to be in the best condition possible, ready for work and ready to give you the perfect finish.
Sewing machine servicing
We offer sewing machine servicing and repairs from both of our shops. Our sewing machine engineer visits us about once a month, and will service and repair all the machines that are booked in. He will usually be able to service and carry out basic repairs in-house on the day that he is visiting. For more complex issues or if parts are needed, he may need to take the machine back to the workshop. He will always phone and discuss timing and cost with you before going ahead. So please make sure to give us the best contact details for you, so he can reach you on the day if needed.
What will it cost?
The total cost of a standard service cost for sewing machines are listed below, of which £10 is a non-refundable deposit paid when the machine is dropped off with us. The deposit covers the cost of the engineer doing an initial check of the machine; if he judges it to be beyond economical repair, he will call you to talk it through and the costs and work will stop there. For a straightforward service or repair the balance (minus the deposit) is payable when the machine is collected from us. If any parts are needed or there are any additional costs, our engineer will again call you to discuss this before going ahead, so, there is no need to worry about an unexpected bill when you come to collect your machine.
Hand machine – £69.00
Basic machine – £74.00
Over locker or computerised machine – £85.00
Advanced/embroidery machine – £95.00
Please ensure you bring a bobbin, bobbin case, machine foot and foot control along with your machine.
Reuse before recycle
If your sewing machine has seen better days, rather than scrap it we can help you recycle it through a local charity. This charity works in partnership with local organisations who deliver technical and business skills training in some of the poorest parts of the world. They particularly welcome donations of hand and treadle machines in working order.