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« 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.


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« 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!

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« 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.
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« 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!
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