3 Reasons to Professionally Repair Your Sewing Machine

The longer you've owned your sewing machine, the more you'll see how complicated a piece of equipment it really is. Though people rely heavily on them, there are an awful lot of moving parts in there to potentially go wrong—and realistically, how many people would know what they were looking at if they took it apart? As such, while it can be tempting to try and fix any problems you encounter on your own, it's really not wise to try it . . . no matter how frustrating that broken overlocker is. Here are three reasons why.


Of course, it costs money to hand your machine over to a sewing machine repairs company, but imagine how much more expensive it'd be to completely replace it and buy another. With so many fine-tuned settings and small parts, it would be so easy to make an error that permanently affects your machine. A simple tweak to try and fix the needle tension might result in a Singer that won't sew at all. In short, it's simply not worth the risk.


A professional repairs company—especially one that specialises in sewing machines—will be able to diagnose and fix your problem in no time. After all, that's how they spend their days. If it's even possible to do it, the same process might take the end user several hours . . . or maybe even longer. Save yourself the time, the stress and the effort by entrusting the entire fix to an expert. You'll be back to overlocking that hem in no time.


If you're making adjustments to a machine you don't fully understand, there's a chance you'll only partly correct the problem—or worse, not correct it at all. A professional, on the other hand, will be able to make the perfect fix. Your machine will feel like new again—as neat as that last seam. In order to produce your best work, that's exactly what you need.

It may well be a pain to find and contact a repair company, and then hand over your precious machine. We're all short on time, and your machine's decision to break right now is a major inconvenience. However, it's better to do it now and get it over with than to struggle by yourself. Otherwise, that minor, frustrating failure could turn into a serious sinkhole for your time—and, if you end up having to replace your machine, a serious sinkhole for your money too.