Categories for Sewing Machine Repair

Tips for Maintaining a Vintage Singer Sewing Machine

January 29, 2019 7:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today, there is a wide variety of great new sewing machines on the market that offer incredible precision, performance and technological integration. Still, despite all of these wonderful machines, a lot of sewers still prefer to keep it “old school” with a vintage Singer sewing machine. Singer is one of the best sewing machine brands out there and, with the proper service and occasional sewing machine repair in St. Louis, MO, their sewing machines can last for decades. If you have a vintage Singer or you’re thinking about buying one, consider these maintenance and repair tips: Be prepared: Before you... View Article

Three Common Sewing Machine Problems

September 15, 2018 5:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you ever been in the middle of a sewing project, really focused, when suddenly something goes wrong with your sewing machine? Creative inspiration doesn’t want to wait to resolve bunched thread or broken needles. At Fenton Sew and Vac, your local shop for sewing machine repair in St. Louis, MO, we know how frustrating sewing machine problems can be and we want to help! We’ve put together a list of three common sewing machine problems and what you can do to resolve them. Knotting or Breaking Thread If your thread is continually knotting or breaking, there are a few... View Article

The Top Four Tips to Help Avoid Thread Jams

September 1, 2018 5:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sewing is a fun, useful, creative and even relaxing hobby. But there’s nothing fun or relaxing about thread jams. An occasional thread jam is unavoidable. If you are running into frequent thread jams with your sewing machine, however, there are things you can do to help prevent them. At Fenton Sew and Vac, your local shop for sewing machine repair in St. Louis, MO, we know everything there is to know about thread jams and how to stop them. Here are our top four tips for avoiding thread jams. Clogs Over time lint and dust can accumulate inside your machine.... View Article

Fix These Common Sewing Machine Malfunctions

April 27, 2018 4:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Working with a sewing machine can be a trying task, no matter if you’re a novice or an old pro. Skipped stitches, broken needles and thread bunching are all surefire ways to irk even the most experienced seamstress. Some machines seem to run without any issues, while others are seemingly always plagued with repeat problems. A small patch job can turn into a big nightmare if the machine doesn’t cooperate. Try to stay calm before attempting to get to the root of the problem. Typically, most issues can be fixed by cleaning the machine to remove accumulated dust and lint... View Article

Broken Sewing Machine? We’ll Take Care of You!

January 26, 2018 8:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress or a beginner learning the craft, running into sewing machine trouble is inevitable. Maybe the needle is wonky, the tread isn’t tight when you sew or a part is squeaky—but the most frustrating thing is when your machine randomly stops working in the middle of your sewing project. While finding the source of the problem on your own can be a difficult task, it’s worth trying. Here are three things you might want to check before seeking professional sewing machine repair in St. Louis, MO. The needle The star of the sewing show is one... View Article

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