Service & Repairs
You can bring your machine into the shop for a repair or service at your convenience - no need to make an appointment. We are open 9am to 5pm Monday through to Saturday.
Sooner or later your sewing machine is going to conk out.
Sewing Machine Repairs and Service
Either because you couldn't be bothered having it serviced regularly, or you've done something wrong to it or, it's just plain had enough of it all and conked out.
Well look, it's not the end of the world because the Bamber Boys can nearly always fix a conked out sewing machine, it's what we've been doing since 1946 when Dad first came across a sewing machine on a bomb site in Salford. He repaired it and sold it and... well that's what we've being doing ever since.
When we can't repair your sewing machine it's because it's so old we can no longer get the parts or we don't think it's worth spending your brass on it.
Since the 1970's Dad sent my brother Steve and I on no end of training courses all over the country.
I remember the first one he sent me on was in Luton. I travelled down there from Manchester on a National Express coach and I stayed at the Cresta Hotel and then spent the week learning how to repair the latest electronic Viking 6690.
Anyway, Steve and Shahid and our apprentice, Luke are red hot at sorting out conked out sewing machines.
So bring yours in at your own convenience, you don't need to make an appointment. Just try not to arrive at 9:03am because we like to have a cuppa when we get in and rub the sleep form our eyes before the onslaught begins. Also, please try not to arrive at 4:58pm because we've all got families too and they all want us home in time for a bath in front of the fire and supper.
If you live in Sussex, or Surrey or Slough, or similar far flung and exotic places, don't despair.
Loads of people, just like you, choose to send their precious Berninas etc. up to us here in Manchester to be expertly repaired and serviced. Every now and then we get a right herbert who thinks it's fine to place their lovely Bernina in an empty, thin-walled carboard box. Well, you can imagine the scene when we open the said, thin-walled empty cardboard box...
So come on, always make sure your machine is well packed and totally immobilised inside some really sturdy packaging.
How much will it cost me?
A full service on a basic mechanical (that means you select stitches with knobs & dials and not push-button controls) sewing starts at £59.00 plus parts and vat. If you've got an electronic (push-button, remember) sewing machine then the price rises. And if you've got a top-end sewing and embroidery machine it will cost even more but, one thing you can be assured of, we will always phone you first with a totally free estimate.
Bernina 1015SE Service
This Bernina 1015SE sewing machine has come in for a service and a small repair.
As Main Agents for Bernina we receive hundreds of Bernina sewing machines and
overlockers every year, brought in for repairs or service.
We also service Berninas from many schools & colleges based in the Greater
Bernina B 770 Upgrade
In this case, the Bernina B 770 was brought in for a quick check and a firmware
upgrade. Having completed the work, Shahid is just testing the functions.