Tales of a Manchester based Sewing Shop
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 […]

Girl in Black

Girl in Black

We’re going back to 1983 or may be it was 1984, I’m sorry but I can’t remember exactly when. Anyway, I was beavering away in the workshop of our Oldham Street store when one one of our sales-girls, Gill or Elizabeth or Brenda, popped her head round the corner and asked me to come and […]

Singer Base Turn Button

Singer Base Turn Button

The Singer base turn button was usually screwed into the wooden base of older models of Singer sewing machines such as the 201k etc. It’s job was to keep the machine in place when you lift the head and when you are sewing. It can be ‘turned’ to allow you to tip the head back on […]

BERNINA Q20 LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINE

BERNINA Q20 LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINE

It’s a funny old game… Steve and Luke took a beautiful Bernina Q20 up to a lady in north Yorkshire last week. We’ve just sold another one to another nice lady – this time in Wakefield. We guarantee the Q20 for two years and if you have any problems Steve will pop out and sort […]

Bernina Q20 Long Arm Quilter

Bernina Q20 Long Arm Quilter

Steve and Shahid are just packing up a brand new Bernina Q20 Long Arm Quilter. After a quick cup of tea they will both be off to north Yorkshire to deliver the Q20 to a lucky quilter.

Bernina 930 Sewing Machine Repair and Service

Bernina 930 Sewing Machine Repair and Service

Bernina 930 Sewing Machine Repair and Service. Bring your Bernina 930 sewing machine to Bambers for repair or service. We have many years of experience in the repair and service of various makes and models of sewing machines. Our mechanics have many years of experience and have been expertly trained, both in-house and by the main manufacturers. […]

Bernina 830 Sewing Machine Repair and Service

Bernina 830 Sewing Machine Repair and Service

Bernina 830 Sewing Machine Repair and Service. Bring your Bernina 830 sewing machine to Bambers for repair or service. We have many years of experience in the repair and service of various makes and models of sewing machines. Our mechanics have many years of experience and have been expertly trained, both in-house and by the main manufacturers. […]

Bernina 807 Sewing Machine Repair and Service

Bernina 807 Sewing Machine Repair and Service

Bernina 807 Sewing Machine Repair and Service. Bring your Bernina 807 sewing machine to Bambers for repair or service. We have many years of experience in the repair and service of various makes and models of sewing machines. Our mechanics have many years of experience and have been expertly trained, both in-house and by the main manufacturers. […]

Bernina 801 Sewing Machine Repair and Service.

Bernina 801 Sewing Machine Repair and Service.

Bernina 801 Sewing Machine Repair and Service. Bring your Bernina 801 sewing machine to Bambers for repair or service. We have many years of experience in the repair and service of various makes and models of sewing machines. Our mechanics have many years of experience and have been expertly trained, both in-house and by the main manufacturers. We […]