A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 297,537
Currently Running With Scissors:
652 Guests and 27 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sewing machine repair, as a career  (Read 705 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
dyp
« on: January 17, 2012 12:57:46 PM »

Hey guys,

I am considering going into sewing machine repair as a career. My question is, how many of you repair your own machines and how many take them to a repair shop?

I am in Kansas City and having a hard time even finding a place to learn to service machines. There are expensive online courses, but no real schools. Anyone have any resources?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dyp
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I like henna... Probley more than I should....
IngerLand
create because you can
Offline Offline

Posts: 17
Joined: 07-Feb-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012 06:26:45 PM »

I have two sewing machines (a home-use and an industrial) and a serger. There is very little work I am willing to do on any of those machines because I lack the skills. I've had my home-use machine for 15 years & take it in for a tune up every 1-2 years...I've had the serger for 4 and its in the shop now (because of needle/threading issues--I took it apart and was not able to get it back together!) and the industrial machine...I would never work on that myself....waaaay too complicated. The amount of $$ I'm willing to spend taking the machines into the shop is well worth it because I prefer to use a machine that I'm comfortable with rather than spending $$ on a new one. I hope that helps and I hope you decide to make this your career...best of luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

DIY. Create anarchy.
swampcrone
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012 07:05:17 AM »

It is not inexpensive but people have raved about Ray White's machine repair seminars.
Also join the wefixit group over at yahoo groups.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kaz814
Cooking Moderator
Purses, Bags, Wallets Moderator
Reusing, Recycling, Recrafting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5562
Joined: 03-Oct-2009


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012 09:30:15 AM »

I've done basic maintenance (oiling, etc.) on my old machine, but I would hesitate to do much beyond getting rid of fuzzies on my new, far more expensive machine.  Good luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Vote now for the New-To-You Recipe Cooking Challenge!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
WIND SQUID #6 - Return to Sender!
WIND SQUID #7 - Outpost 34 Emergency
Learn to Draw a Penguin in 30 Seconds
Artist Uses Palms as a Canvas
Artist Paints Celebrity Faces on Peanuts
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.