Quilt With Us

Sewing Machine Repair -- a thing of the past?

Is it just our area? Or is there a scarcity of people who can do reasonably priced sewing machine maintenace and repair? I have three lovely older machines that just need a little maintenance and adjustment, but can't find anyone willing to even look at them (or any other sewing machine for that matter) for under $90! And heaven forbid they should need parts or actual repair!
Are you seeing the same thing in your area??

Views: 19

Comment

You need to be a member of Quilt With Us to add comments!

Join Quilt With Us

Comment by Annie Zipser on July 7, 2009 at 5:36am
I am very lucky in that my machines (made in 1940, 1952 and 1965 respectively) have not needed much work done. I did have to have the belts replaced on my 1965 Bernina 730 this spring. It was the first work done on it since I bought it in 1973! I brought it to Viking Sewing Center in Ann Arbor (Michigan) because I know someone who works there and thinks very highly of the repair person. He replaced the belts for $50...I specifically asked him NOT to tune up the machine. I am a member of the Vintage Singers and the Singer groups on Yahoo...and have gotten lots of advice on how to take care of the machines myself. I haven't tried completely taking my machines apart...but I have downloaded manuals telling me how to.
Comment by Gayle/La. on July 7, 2009 at 1:38am
I have had a hard time finding someone also. I found one who if I brought my machine to him, he would check it out for $35 if it was all metal. He said he would not even look at one that had plastic on it. Left out my Brothers. I do have another one he looked at but did not charge me as he said there was nothing he could fix on it. Actually, I knew that the only thing it needs is a new bobbin case. The tension will no longer tighten on it. He didn't have that part. I used to take mine to Sears but I don't any more.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on July 6, 2009 at 6:07pm
From what I've experienced the $90 is a deal these days. Seemed just a year or two ago you could get it for $35, but those days are long gone. I have to save up just for the regular maintenance, no parts! Guess it is like our cars, we have to maintain them to keep them running good and long.
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on July 6, 2009 at 4:40pm
We have a wonderful guy in our area who will come to your home and work on your machine(s). When he was here a year and a half ago, it cost me $150 for my three machines, no major parts replaced but he did replace a lightbulb and he rubber that goes around the wheel of my bobbin winder on one machine. If it had been just one machine, it would have been $60. He was talking about possibly having to either raise his rates or charge mileage because of the way gas prices were going up; he didn't want to but felt he might have to since he does travel all over at least the lower part of the lower pennisula.

Country Fair

New & Exclusive! Country Fair Collection just $6.96/yard Shop now »

Chambray Tonals

New & Exclusive! Chambray Tonals just $6.96/yard. Shop now »

© 2020   Created by CT Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service