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Sewing Center of Santa Fe

3014 Cielo Court
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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Our service and repairs are done on-site. All brands of domestic sewing, embroidery, and overlock machines are welcome.
Remember, to keep your machine running smoothly, it should be serviced annually

  1. Call 505-424-3242, Mon - Sat between 10 and 4, to schedule a drop-off time. If you prefer, send us an email request to to request a service appointment.
  2. If your machine is in a cabinet, please remove it from the cabinet. Call if you need instructions or to make special arrangements. We have limited storage space and cannot be responsible for your machine cabinet.
  3. Include the ONLY the items listed in the table below by machine type. If you bring your machine in a tote, roller bag or cardboard box we may ask you to take those home due to limited storage space on our shelves.                                                                                                                                                                              
    Power Cord Power Cord Power Cord
    Foot Control Foot Control Foot Control
    Bobbin Case Bobbin Case Bobbin Case Sewing &
    Bobbin Case Embroidery
    Zig-Zag Foot Straight Stitch Foot Zig-Zag Foot &
    Embroidery Foot
        Emb Needle Plate
        Embroidery Arm & Hoop
  5. We will email you a copy of your service ticket by the end of the day. Target Date is an ESTIMATE.
  6. Please note: Parts are not included in estimate. We will ONLY contact you for approval if parts or labor are more than $20 over the estimate.
  7. We will call you as soon as your service or repair is complete. At that time we will accept payment and schedule a pick-up appointment.

Service Information

  • Basic "Full Service" (includes cleaning and lubrication, adjusting tensions, timing, and a 21-point check-up): starting at $80 (tax included)
  • Serger "Full Service" starts at $95 (tax included)
  • Minimum charge for "Fix-Only" is $40 (tax included)

Before You Call

  • Re-thread your machine--top and bobbin, Making sure your presser foot is up and that the thread is secure in the uptake lever.
  • Double check that your needle is in correctly. For most machines the flat side of the needle goes to the back; for Singer Featherweights it faces left. Also check that it isn't bent.
  • Make sure your bobbin winder is not engaged.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should a sewing machine be serviced?
Sewing machines and sergers should be professionally serviced yearly, especially if you are not using them regularly. Remember, a sewing machine is a piece of machinery with moving parts. Your machine can lock up if it is not serviced on a regular basis. A good service person adjusts tension and timing during regular service, as well as cleaning areas of the machine that you cannot reach without taking the machine completely apart. Simply cleaning out the lint and oiling the machine yourself, although important, is not the same as having the machine properly serviced by a professional.

Can I used canned air in my machine to clean it?
Do not use canned air on a sewing machine. You will blow as much lint into the machine as you will blow out, covering all oiled parts in fine grit, causing premature wear. You can use a Q-tip or micro-vacuum to remove the lint from your bobbin area.

How often should I change the needle?
Your needle should be changed every eight hours of sewing time. Think about how many times the needle is going up and down through fabric when you're sewing. That's a lot of friction, dulling the needle. A dull needle punches holes rather than slipping through the weave, breaking the threads in your fabric. Needles are inexpensive, so change them often.