Sewing Machine Service & Scissors Sharpening



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We are pleased to offer in-house maintenance on sewing machines. Not only do we service everything we sell, we are also able to offer service for most brands of sewing machines.  Just give us a call or stop in, to see if we can help.



How Often Should I Have My Machine Serviced?

It is recommended to have all sewing machines serviced once a year whether they are being used heavily or just sitting. Having your sewing machine serviced regularly will keep it running smoothly for years to come.


When you bring your machine in for service it is good idea to make a note with all the varibles and symptoms if you are having specific problems.  What kind of thread were you using.  What size and type of needle was used?  What fabric or combination of fabrics were used in the project?  These can all provide valuable information when servicing a machine.    


 What Should I Bring Along With My Machine When I Bring It In For Service?
       

      Sewing Machines

  • Foot Control
  • Power Cord
  • Zig-Zag Presser Foot
  • Zig-Zag Needle Plate
  • Bobbin
  • Bobbin Case
  • Sample which shows problems you are having

    
     Embroidery Machines - Viking Only Please

  • Foot Control
  • Power Cord
  • Zig-Zag Presser Foot
  • Zig-Zag Needle Plate
  • Bobbin
  • Bobbin Case
  • Embroidery Unit
  • Embroidery Card, Disk, or USB stick
  • Small Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Sample which shows problems you are having

   
      Sergers

  • Foot Control
  • Power Cord
  • Standard Foot
  • Standard Needle Plate
  • If you want your serger set for a special technique (ex. rolled hem) bring those acessories (foot & needle plate if seperate)
  • Sample which shows problems you are having
  • Instruction Book with Non-Husqvarna Viking Sergers



Keeping your machine in good working order in between services is no problem when you follow a couple of easy guidelines:

  • Keep a fresh needle of the correct size for your project in your machine. Don't wait until the needle breaks to change it. Machines work best with sharp needles. This especially applies to embroidery.  ** Rule of thumb is to replace your needle every 8 hours of sewing/embroidery time**
  • Use the right foot for the job. Sometimes, depending on the machine or your skill level, a speciality foot is called for. Just stop by or call if you need advice.
  • Run your machine monthly.  We all get a little creaky when we sit too long.
  • Use good thread and acquaint yourself with proper threading procedures from your sewing machine manual. Thread your machine with the needle in the furtherest needle up position with the presser foot up. Be sure to insert your bobbin the correct way and through the tension spot.
  • Lint is the enemy!  Use a vacuum tool to exract lint from your machine.  Avoid canned air as it will force lint into the far reaches of your machine and may promote rust.