old singer sewing machine

One of the perks of servicing and repairing sewing machines, is that we get to see so many different types.  It is always interesting chatting to customers who bring in older machines and hear their stories; it was a wedding present 40 years ago, I got it for my 21st Birthday, it was handed down from a grandmother, it was found at a car boot sale…
When they are bought in, we often get asked whether the owner should upgrade to a newer machine, and in most instances, after a service, the answer is no.  If the machine works and does everything you want it to, then there is no reason to.  However, if you would like some of the newer functions such as needle up/down, or a lighter machine to carry to classes, then it can be a good idea to buy a new machine.


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We sew by the seaside is the blog for Brighton sewing centre, a friendly local sewing shop and great online store in Brighton, UK. We sell sewing machines and machine parts, haberdashery, modern fabrics and trimmings.

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