My journey for sewing machine repair began as a passion for vintage machines. My passion for vintage machines began with me discovering my grandmother's Singer 201 in the table I had been lugging around for years. The beauty of that machine sparked a profound interest in the history of vintage machines and a desire to save every single one of them I could. At first, I sought the assistance of a local sewing repair machine person to help me with some repairs, but as my addiction and my number of machines grew, I had to learn to do it myself.
I gained most of my foundational knowledge through reading, online searches and YouTube. At a certain point I recognized I really loved rescuing machines, and that I simply could not keep all of the machines I rescued (14 machines are enough, right??) . I started rescuing machines with the intent to donate them to someone who needs a machine. At that point I decided to obtain certification to work on machines so I could help save machines, but not have them remain in this house,. I have obtained level 4 certification through Artizan Training- Sewing Machine Repair School- which is a UK based school and is well known in the industry for training sewing machine repair technicians.
Note that I do not routinely offer service or maintenance on machines. My focus is helping people resolve their issues, helping the community through machine donations (note- I will perform basic service in exchange for a machine donation) and through supporting individuals who wish to restore their vintage machines. I’m happy to refer you to a local reoair and maintenance person if you are looking for maintenance for your machine.