SERVICE AND REPAIRS
Our service and repairs are done on-site. All brands of sewing, embroidery, and overlock machines are welcome.
Before You Call
- Basic Service (includes cleaning and lubrication, adjusting tensions, timing, and a 21-point check-up): starting at $70.00
- Minimum charge for adjustments is $25.00
- Please call for approximate service times
- Remember, to keep your machine running smoothly, it should be serviced annually
Frequently Asked Questions How often should a sewing machine be serviced?
- Rethread 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.
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.