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Looking for a recommendation for someone who regularly
repairs industrial sewing machines. We are in Alameda and
have a handful of machines that need regular servicing. Have
used the same fellow for a number of years and he is no
longer in the area. Aimee
i used Bay Area Industrial Sewing Machine, (510)652-3752,
for years (until i got rid of my industrial machine). he did
good work at a reasonable price.
We have a really cool old White brand sewing machine in a table.
It is in need of repair. We would love to take it somewhere
local or have someone come by and look at it in our apartment.
I am a professional seamstress and youth sewing teacher ( SEW MUCH
FUN) in Alabny and I recomend and I send all my students to get
their machines repaired at Berkeley Vacuum Center .I just got one
of my old favorite machines repaired there. Talk to Jim Atwater, he
is the repair tech. 510 540-6248 at 2108 Berkeley Way , Berkeley
94704 near the top of University Ave.
I love Berkeley Vacuum - have been going to them for over 20 years.
They are a family-owned business with great service and know
everything about sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. I wouldn't
go anywhere else. Here's their website address:
There's a guy in Berkeley (might be Albany) on Solano avenue. I'm
pretty sure it's the same block as Barney's restaurant. It's a
small ''singer'' place...but he fixes all brands.He's not open a
lot so you might have to call for an appt. He's really good and
inexpensive. Good luck
How about Berkeley Vacuum and Sewing? I haven't used their
services, but they seem well-liked on Yelp:
I just aquired an old Bernina 730 sewing machine that use to belong to my
grandmother. It has not been in use for a long time, so the oil is probably dirty
and sticky or dried-up. I would like to get it serviced and re-oiled before I use
it. I have no idea where to take an old Bernina around here. Any
recommendations? I live in El Cerrito.
Sew Images on Piedmont in Oakland is tops for Bernina help. http://www.sewimages.com/
And Celilia is a wealth of information.
happy old Bernina operator
I believe Sew Images on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland (http://www.sewimages.com/) sells Berninas.
I suggest the Berkeley Vacuum Center at 2108 Berkeley Way (in
downtown Berkeley). They sell and repair sewing machines...There
number is 510-540-6248. They also service vacuums...great place!
There is a place in Walnut Creek that can help you out. I forget the name of it, but if you
call New Pieces (the quilting place in Berkeley on Solano Avenue), they will refer you to it.
Can you recommend a good place to go for sewing machine
servicing/ repair? I'm in El Cerrito, but will travel for an
honest, competent service center. Thanks.
There is a sewing machine repair place on Solano avenue in
Albany. It's the block where Barneys is. It says ''Singer''
outside but he does all brands. He's not open a lot..you may
want to go by and check on hours.
In Berkeley, there's the place called the Vaccuum Center, I
think, that both sells and repairs sewing machines. They
replaced the needle on my sewing machine-- it's between
Shattuck and Oxford on a little street north of University
(sorry can't remember the street name).
It depends alot on what brand of sewing machine you own, as some
repair shops only fix certain brands. I love my Bernina, and
have found a great repair shop in Lafayette, right off Mt.
Diablo Blvd: The Cotton Patch. They also have one of the best
selections of cotton fabrics that I have found in the Bay Area.
If you sew, you must go see their store anyway! They are at 1025
Brown Ave, Lafayette CA 925-284-1177. They helped me special
order an expensive part from Bernina in Switzerland and didn't
ask for a credit card # or anything until the part actually
I recently brought my old sewing machine into the shop on Solano
to be tuned up. The man who runs it wasn't able to locate
a replacement for a broken tension piece and I'm not sure if it
is worth ditching the machine or trying to find the part myself.
It is a Morse. Nothing fancy, but a nice, old, easy to use
machine which, as I write this, I realize I'd like to keep, but
not sure if it's worth the hassle.
frustrated neophyte seamstress
Try Lafayette Sewing Center - 925-284-7920 -- they do excellent
work (even on really old machines) are reasonable & friendly.
I just received a 1945 Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machine
as a gift. Any owners of the same machine out there who have a
recommendation for a reputable, trustworthy repair source? The
machine needs a minor repair and a tuneup. Thanks.
i had my 1935 singer repaired at a place that used to be next to
berkeley vacuum center on berkeley way. that place has closed
but the man who owns berkeley vacuum center owned the sewing
machine store and he did the repairs. you might try calling him
and seeing if he will repair your machine. their number is 540-6248.
There's a little shop called Jim's Sewing Machine Center at 1587
Solano Avenue, Berkeley, 527-0140. Signs on the window indicates
that they service featherweights. In case you didn't know, your
sewing machine is very sought after by quilters because of its
reliable even stiching.
I've got a 50 year old Singer and am having tension
problems. Can anyone recommend a repair person?
Cotton Patch in Lafayette has a class that is offered that teaches
you how to adjust and service your Singer Featherweights. In the class,
taught by Mimi, she recommends two shops that fix Singer machines. One
is in San Francisco (Irving Street (maybe), near UCSF. I called the shop
owner over the phone, and he coached me on what I needed to do to repair
my machine. It worked and I didn't even have to take it in. Good luck!
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