Tales of a Manchester based Sewing Shop

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Threading the sewing machine

Threading the Take-up Lever

Threading the Take-up Lever should always be double checked. I noticed a post on a Facebook Group from a young woman experiencing problems with her new Brother sewing machine. She posted about her preference for older machines as they were less troublesome. Part of the problem, in my experience, is the modern design of sewing […]

Vintage Singer Sewing Machines

Vintage Singer Sewing Machines

The vintage Singer sewing machine is enjoying something of a revival in popularity. Certainly, the old black and gold models such as the 66k and 201k are becoming increasingly popular and especially with younger people. The Singer 201k for example was made by the thousand and they weighed an absolute ton. However, once we fit […]

Brother PR655 Embroidery Machine to Norfolk

Brother PR655 Embroidery Machine to Norfolk

  I had a few Brother PR655 calls down in Norfolk a few weeks back. The Kings Lynn and Norwich areas, in fact. I love the route down the A1 to this lovely corner of the country. Beats being stuck on the M6 any day. Anyway some way off my first call, in Kings Lynn, […]

Bernina 215 Sewing Machine at Bambers in Manchester

Bernina 215 Sewing Machine at Bambers in Manchester

Please Click Here to learn more about the Bernina 215 Sewing Machine at Bambers in Manchester                       Right from the start, the BERNINA 215 lets you enjoy the optimum convenience of a Swiss precision sewing machine that’s revealed particularly in the details: for instance, its […]

sewing machine budget

Before you spend your money….

Phone Alan, or my brother, Steve Bamber and ask us if the sewing machine you’re planning to buy is any good. We repair and service hundreds of sewing machines and, as Main Agents for the top three makes sold in the UK, Bernina, Janome & Brother, we are very aware of the good, the bad and […]

Fabric 01

Fabrics for everyone…

I just had a mooch around upstairs in our fabric room and, not being the selfish type, I thought I’d share some photos. Our fabric range seems to be increasing every week and we now stock quite a comprehensive range from the polycottons to the fleeces. I’d suggest you call in and have a mooch […]

BAMBERS ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON COMPETITION

BAMBERS ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON COMPETITION

1st Prize – A Bernina 330 Sewing Machine 2nd Prize – £100 worth of Vogue Patterns 3rd Prize – £50 worth of Vogue Patterns Come on all you sewing enthusiasts out there – it’s time to enter our fab competition. You might win a Bernina 330 or loads of vouchers for Vogue patterns and all […]

Linton Tweeds at Bambers

LINTON TWEEDS FABRIC SALE DAY AT BAMBERS

It’s just been confirmed that LINTON TWEEDS will be holding a sale day here at Bambers on Saturday 13th September 2014. PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARIES NOW AND DO NOT MISS IT. We will be posting more details nearer the time but we’ve given you several months notice. Some Fabric Sales just can’t be […]

Treadle Sewing Machine

Treadle Sewing Machine

Shahid called me into the workshop the other day to show me this lovely old treadle sewing machine. It’s a little bit worn, here and there, but it’s still in pretty good nick. When I first started work for Dad (late 1970’s), I used to travel to the many schools and colleges in Greater Manchester […]

Girls, don't compromise...

Girls, you shouldn’t compromise…

Girls, ladies, women (and men too)  if you run a sewing business you should not compromise… Our workshop is always very busy and almost every week 25 – 30 sewing machines are brought in for repair or service. Added to that, almost every week we have to service a dozen or more machines from a […]