Tales of a Manchester based Sewing Shop

Brother PR670e Deliveries

Steve’s Brother PR Calls Steve has a number of Brother PR670e deliveries on his schedule over the next few days. We loaded up the van with six machines ready for his deliveries. First he is collecting three Brother PR655’s from a customer just outside Glasgow. Leaving the customer with two of our loan PR655’s to […]

Brother Innovis XV Stockist

Brother Innovis XV Stockist

If you’re looking for a Brother Innovis XV stockist then look no further. Bamber Sewing machines in Manchester is the place to visit. As a Main agent for Brother UK we keep a wide selection of Brother sewing and embroidery machines on display in our showroom. The Brother Innovis XV may have been filling your […]

Brother Innovis XV Stockist

Brother Innovis XV Repairs & Service

Brother Innovis XV Repairs & Service.   When it comes to Brother Innovis XV Repairs & Service you should always consider Bamber Sewing Machines in Manchester. We recently celebrated our 70th birthday and during those many years we have repaired and serviced many sewing machines, embroidery machines and overlockers. Our experience in working on embroidery […]

Janome 230DC Repairs & Service

Janome 230DC Service & Repair

Janome 230DC Service & Repair work carried out by Bamber Sewing Machines in Manchester. If your Janome 230DC requires service or repair work please contact Bambers. We regularly carry out service and repairs to all models of Janome sewing machines in our large sewing machine workshop . Bambers are of course Main Agents for Janome […]

Bernina Toolbox Software


Finally, the Bernina Toolbox Software offers the machine embroiderer some flexibility. I remember when we had the store on Oldham Street in Manchester city centre and Pfaff introduced a machine embroidery software package, back in the early 1980’s. Compared to todays options it was very rudimentary but it was available in PC & MAC versions. […]

Mrs Z...

Mrs Z…

I first met Mrs Z sometime around 1981, or maybe it was 82. She was the ‘needlework teacher’ at a large and boisterous co-ed school in Lancashire. Walking down a corridor I opened a door for her. That small curtesy seemed to mean a lot and it was reported back to my father. She was […]



A beautiful lady appeared at the door. She was short and dressed for the chilly weather and she had a nice smile. Hello I’ve brought my machine in for repair, she said. It’s in the car, would you help me? I took a few steps over to her motor and the lady opened a rear […]

Always look within...

Always Look Within…

I walked along a second floor corridor inside a three storey block, counting down numbers on doors which all looked the same. Then I found the right number and I knocked on the door. I stood in my grey polyester overall carrying my wooden toolbox in one hand – the one Dad had shown me […]

Don't know what you've got till it's gone...

Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…

A very nice lady has just paid us a visit. She’d called to collect her lightweight Janome, which we had serviced for her. She brought her Bernina 801 Sport, the one in the picture, in with her and I thought she wanted it servicing as well – she didn’t. Instead she asked if I would […]


Beauty Style and Kindness…

A very beautiful lady has just left the shop. I’ve not seen her for some months so it was a delight to see her again. She’d brought her machine in for some attention. It wasn’t a Bernina but the message remains the same, so perhaps you will forgive me. She told me she had recently […]