Tales of a Manchester based Sewing Shop

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Bernina Repairs in Manchester

Bernina Repairs in Manchester

  We carry out hundreds of Bernina repairs in our shop in Manchester and many of the people who own these Berninas live in or around Greater Manchester. However, more and more people are choosing to send their Berninas to our store for a professional service. My brother, Steve, and I have have both attended […]

Brother PR655 to Edinburgh

Brother PR655 to Edinburgh

Another trip North with a Brother PR655. This time I’m off to the fair city of Edinburgh and what a beautiful city it turned out to be. As regular readers will know by now yours truly can’t pass up on the opportunity to call in at Tebay Services for a full english.   And I’m pleased […]

Solway Firth

Solway Firth

It’s a freezing winters morning as I leave the comfort and warmth of my bed and, after taking care of my ablutions, I climb into my trusty Land Rover for another adventure together. This time we are heading north to Bowness-on-Solway, a rare treat and a journey which won’t involve the dreaded M25. There is […]

Christine Whites winning entry

Bamber Blue Ribbon Dress Competition

Bambers 2014 Blue Ribbon dress Competition has been won by Christine White, from Derbyshire. Christine wins our First Prize a Fabulous Bernina 330 worth £599.00 Our three judges, Lorraine Luximon  (Sew Magazine) Lorna Knight (Lorna Knight Academy) and Celia Banks (SewFundamental) all decided that Christine should be the winner. Their comments were, “Choosing a winner […]

Home Embroidery Business

Home Embroidery Machines

A variety of factors will determine which home embroidery machine you buy especially if you plan to build a commercial embroidery business from home. Number one consideration is of course the cost. If you choose to buy an embroidery machine for entirely personal use then the choice is a wide one. Options to consider include […]

Bernina 1008S

The Bernina 1008S – it must be love.

The Bernina 1008S – it must be love You can buy a machine that does more, for less. You can buy a machine that looks more modern and weighs less. But will you love those machines anywhere near as much a you will love your Bernina. The 1008S is the latest in a very long […]

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sewing machines for schools and colleges

Sewing Machines for Schools…

Sewing machines for schools… This time of year, we receive orders from schools and colleges across the country for new machines & accessories etc etc. Here is a quick snap of todays orders being readied for collection later today and then despatch, tomorrow, to some lucky textiles teachers. The most popular choice of sewing machine […]

Brother PR650e

Brother PR650e

The Brother PR650e is a very user friendly embroidery machine. I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the UK delivering the PR650e to all kinds of customers, from large national wholesalers to Jenny in her spare back bedroom. Funnily enough it is quite often the ‘Jenny’s” who turn out to be the most successful. The […]

Sewing Instruction Videos

Sewing Instruction Videos

I won’t need to eat now until the middle of February and I’ve bought three new pairs of trousers with a larger waist size!. In the meantime, I’d like to add a lot more instruction videos to our You Tube channel, http://tinyurl.com/bj8rhvz I’d like your help & input. Tell me what sort of videos you’d like […]