Sewing Machine & Serger Repair

Machine Classes

It’s no fun when your sewing machine or serger seems to be working against you. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably tried everything and are feeling more than a little frustrated.

Our sewing machine and serger classes have been tailor-made just for you! Our private classes are not only affordable but also flexible to fit your schedule with easy online booking. Let’s get you back to enjoying your time at the sewing machine!

Machine Repair

We highly recommend Richard at Fabric Corner in Arlington, MA for all your sewing machine and serger repair needs. He specializes in all makes and models from the highest end to your grandmother’s old Singer. You may know him from his previous work at Ann’s Fabrics.

In addition to repairs, Fabric Corner is your go-to local source for those last-minute notions and tools!

Give them a call: 781-643- 4040
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Navigating Your Sewing Machine: Repair or Operational Help?

1. Recognizing the Need for Repair

  • Unusual Noises: If your sewing machine starts making odd sounds like grinding or clunking, it could signal a mechanical issue.
  • Broken Parts: When you spot visible damage to components it’s time to consider professional repair.
  • Electrical Hiccups: Problems with the power supply, foot pedal, or inconsistent stitching patterns may indicate internal electrical issues.
  • Tension Troubles: While some tension problems can be fixed with adjustments, persistent issues might require professional attention.

2. When a Simple Adjustment Will Suffice

  • Thread Concerns: Incorrect threading can lead to looping or skipped stitches. Re-threading according to the manual often resolves this issue.
  • Bobbin Woes: Properly wound and inserted bobbins are essential for good stitch quality.
  • Stitch Selection: Ensure you’ve chosen the correct stitch type and length for your fabric and project.
  • Routine Maintenance: Regular cleaning and oiling can prevent many common issues.

3. Essential Sewing Machine Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Re-thread the Machine: Always start by re-threading both the upper thread and the bobbin to ensure proper alignment.
  • Check Needle Condition: Replace bent, dull, or incorrectly sized needles that aren’t suitable for your fabric.
  • Keep It Clean and Oiled: Remove lint and debris from the bobbin area, and apply sewing machine oil as instructed.
  • Adjust Tension Settings: Experiment with tension settings if your stitches appear too loose or too tight.
  • Use the Correct Presser Foot: Ensure you’re using the appropriate presser foot for your stitch type and fabric.
  • Examine the Bobbin Case: Ensure the bobbin case is undamaged and properly inserted.
  • Consult the Manual: Always refer to your machine’s manual for specific troubleshooting guidance and settings.

Wrapping up

Understanding whether your sewing machine needs professional repair or just a minor adjustment can save you time and frustration. Familiarize yourself with your machine’s manual and perform regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. When in doubt, consider taking a class or seeking professional repair to prevent further issues. Happy sewing!