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Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:20

Butterfly Cushion Project

McGrath Foundation Project

Butterfly Cushion Project

In conjunction with Pfaff Sewing Machines, we have connected with the McGrath Foundation who increase breast cancer awareness and fund raise to provide breast care nurses. These wonderful nurses’ support and guide patients who are undergoing an often complex and difficult treatment process.
We are endeavouring, with your help, to supply the McGrath Foundation with these Butterfly cushions. They will in turn donate them to people suffering breast cancer and undergoing treatment or you could give it directly to somebody who will benefit from this comforting cushion. The PDF instructions are available by clicking here to download or call into our store to pick up a printed copy. Please drop your completed cushion into our store and we will freight them to the McGrath Foundation. We would love to have your support for this very worthwhile cause.
If you are interested in a drop in sewing bee day to make the projects, let us know and we will organize a day early in 2018.


Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:14

Sewing Machine Service

Sewing Machine and Overlocker Service

You can do a lot yourself, to keep your machine purring nicely, by cleaning and oiling it periodically. However it will still need a professional service from time to time.

How often depends on how much sewing you do. If you earn a living from your machines, they should be serviced every year. If you do embroidery or are a keen patchwork quilter, then every two years. Even if you only use your machine every few months, it still needs to be serviced every four years. That way it will work when you want to sew.

Our service includes checking all timings and clearances, removing burrs (needle marks) from parts, which come in contact with the thread, cleaning, oiling and greasing some parts, checking tensions and upgrading the software in some computer machines. We service and repair all brands of domestic sewing machines and overlockers. I also have an electrical ticket to legally repair the electrical side of sewing machines.

Did you know if you bring your machine in for a service within two years of purchasing it from us, you will receive a fixed price service (excluding parts), which is approximately half of the average service price.

We also offer you a free quote and a written six months guarantee on a full service.