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March Madness and Mother’s Day ideas

March

We are always asking to see projects that have been started and finished using the ranges we sell in the shop. So if you have anything under why why not post it to our Facebook page or email it to us.
We have been planning a few changes in the shop and these started in February, First we brought some new Yarn which she the start of our yarn all, we plan to make a whole wall full of yarn from our great manufactures James C Brett.
This does also leave us with a little problem that we don’t enough stock. To fill the wall, So we have brought in some new range from James C Brett Ranges to name a few we have Aztec, Woodlander, PartyTime, Harmony and Marble Glamour.
Have a look at our Yarn page for more information.

 

We also started to increase our Bernina range we now have in the Bernina 330, which is an Extra Level sewing machines and. The price is. Very reasonable at £649.00 this now means we have the 215, 1008, 330, 570qe and 770qe in stock and ready for demonstrations.

We are very pleases to announce that we are also hosting two Pfaff Sewing Machine Demo Days. There are two dates for you diary.

Monday 3rd April – Quilting Machine – Your chance to get an expert answers. On the top of the range quilting machines

Monday 24th April – Embroidery Machine Demo – Your change to go over the top spec embroidery machines

Not only is this a great opportunity we will also have the Pfaff expert on hand to answer your questions

We will also be announcing Pfaff offers on the day these offers will be complete one offs and will not be repeated so get your selfs down to the shop

The Singer Side of the shop has not been quite, we are very pleased to announce the new arrival of the Singer legacy C440 which was launching only in March, it as an array of exciting sewing functions and has a very nice throat for this big projects not to mention a nice sewing area as standard, have a look at this link For more details.

Singer LEGACY Model C440

And finally another exciting news we are now also able to offer next day delivery on all ordered placed before 12pm and all this will be free on order over £40

We are also expanding our rangof   Frabris with threat Jelly/ Fabric Rolls 20 in each roll and for a great price of £11.50

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our mailing list please let us know, until next time take care watch those needles

Happy Sewing

Duncan and Becky

January was Sew Good

January was Sew Good

 

It’s almost feels like January did not not happen as we had so much going on during January.

 

Mostly we saw a huge amount repairs and servicing come in, it appears that you all had a lots of sewing to do for Christmas which kept you busy not only that its now keeping us busy.

 

Not only are we online with SewingDirect.co.uk we also have a fully stock shop, so if there is anything you like online you can always come and collect from the shop.

This also means if you are buying a new machine then you can try before you take it away.

 

We have been making great developments within the shop, which has caused a lot of head scathing and re drawing the lay out. We are planning great new things in 2017

 

Firstly, we are looking at adding another yarn range within the shop, we currently have James C Bretts range in the shop, but we are going to add another range, which is very exciting.

 

We have also playing with the layout within the shop, to try and git more yarn on display so you can all see what we have.

 

Along with all of the above we have also been adding sewing new ranges to our sewing machines sections and we are most excited about the Toyota Sewing Machine Oekaki Renaissance we have one on its way to us and are looking forward to it arriving, have a look at this short video.

 

 

Last but by no means least we have the lessons. These are going from strength to strength

We are adding so many new course on a weekly basis is hard to keep up with it call, have a look at our Facebook page for more information.

The new course we have added are basic clothes alteration, basic home sewing course, a get to know your sewing machines course.

 

I am sure February while a little shorter will still be a great month.

 

We cannot wait can you?

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Well it’s been a very interesting December so far, for the first time the shop hosted its own sewing lesson, we have now to date ran two get to know your overlock courses, 1;1 overlock course and a get to know your sewing machine, all with great feedback and ideas to make things better, we also started to look more ahead into 2017 for the lesson and have started to book lesson into March 2017. Continue reading “Merry Christmas”

Sewing Lessons

Sewing Lessons

New Start

Tomorrow start a new stage for the shop, we have our first workshop starting at 10.00am with the get to know your overlock.

It is a very exciting stage and one that has taken a lot of hard work, I’ve attached a few photos so you can see what we had to do.

We have also started to up load all the course online so you can secure your course at any time.

https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/product-category/coursesworkshopslesson/

We are also adding to the list every week, just recently we added the tailoring course, beginners guide to patchwork and also in the pipeline is skit making. There I also talk about adding an alteration side to the shop… so watch this space.

We also asked a number of times what type of course people want to go on. So if you are reading this and have always wanted to learn something then get in touch.

Info@sewingdirect.co.uk just put Learning in the subject!

Until the next time if you have any question then get in touch

Duncan

 

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Things are moving on

 

Things are moving on – Lesson plan – and Fat Quarters

Well with a few weeks left before out lessons start we have had a few changes of plans regarding the room and how we want it to look, our old plan did not maximize the room for space, so it would have meant that the would also have had to be a compromise, which we felt this was not good enough, so we are not on plan 3. its a good job there are 24hrs in a day!

It its still very exciting and I cannot wait for the lessons to become a regular feature at the shop. I am just starting to work on a embroidery course, we have had a few interested in this, so I am hoping to combine a free hand course and a how to use your Sewing machines pre set patterns to help with embroidery. I think I need to work on the name as this does seem a little to long!

We also have had out first shipment of Fat quarters arrived and these are out on display, ill ad photos soon and also get them on the website. But we do have some great Peter rabbit quarters within the shipments.

Peter Rabbit

 

If you are interested in more details or if you would like to know more about the courses please let me know.

0115 9223904

info@sewingdirect.co.uk

Until next Time happy sewing

Duncan

Sewing Lessons Beginners Advanced

We have been very busy down at The Sewing & Knitting Centre,

We are very pleased to announce that we have put dates on for our first courses.

These will be lesson the following dates

DEC2 Get to know your Overlock machine – £35.00
DEC10 Get to know your Sewing Machine – £35.00

Our aim with this our lessons is to keep the group size small so it will maximize the amount of time you have with the tutor. So therefore this means we have limited space and the course do sell out fast so do get in touch 01159223904

We are also very flexible so if you don’t see a date that suits please let us know and we will see about putting a date on.

The session are aimed for you to bring your own machine however we do have machines which are available to hire should you not have you own machine at this point in time.

Do get in touch if you have any questions not matter how big or small

Happy creating

Duncan

Have you Seen our Advert?

The Sewing & Knitting Centre

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If you ever wondered what we do at the Sewing & Knitting Centre our advert is dotted around local newspapers and magazines.

Repair and Service all Sewing Machines

We sell the Very Best in machines, Singer, Pfaff, Bernina, Toyota and Silver therefore there is no where else you need to buy from

Free run through – We will get your started on your machines before you have even left the shop

With our after sales support and customer care we are always on hand for for advice, The Shop is Open 6 Days a week

Lessons from Beginner to advanced

Get in touch for great deals and offers

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Customer Reviews

Helen Lewis
Helen Lewis
18:48 27 Nov 19
Discussed the cost and practicalities of leaving my Bernina sewing machine with Duncan at... Sewing direct whilst I was away, before I left. Duncan kept me up to date with costs of replacement parts and clarified costings with me before going ahead. Machine ready on my return from my trip, and my Bernina sounds well cared for and smooth once again. Thank you, Duncan. Helen Lread more
maha hatem
maha hatem
15:15 02 Sep 19
I am so happy that they helped me to fix my sewing machine freely by chatting via... Messanger , they spent long time giving me instructions to fix it. They are professional and very supportive. Highly recommended. Contact them and you will be more than happy.read more
Chris Cann
Chris Cann
14:18 17 Aug 19
Excellent, professional friendly service. Made my machine like new again. £79 for... service included fixing problems. £2.50 for parts, though I'd expected parts to start at £10. I'm happy.read more
E Kebbell
E Kebbell
12:08 30 Jul 19
Very fast response to a query about which foot would fit my sewing machine. Excellent... communication and fast delivery. Highly recommended.read more
Laszlo Erdodi
Laszlo Erdodi
11:58 12 Jul 19
Usually I just delete any feedback queries. But not now! I'm very satisfied with the... repair. It was fast and so cheap. I recommend for everyone!read more
Geoff rawnsley
Geoff rawnsley
15:16 10 Jul 19
I wouldn't trust my forty years old Bernina sewing machine to just anybody. It came back... from its SewingDirect service as good as it was the day I first bought it....thank you for your care!read more
Julie Pilcher
Julie Pilcher
11:30 26 Jun 19
Couldn't ask for better service, Duncan was extremely efficient and helpful throughout my... purchase, I am extremely happy with my machine and will definitely be a returning customer as I am now looking for additional feet for my Bernina.read more
Nicky Harrold
Nicky Harrold
07:26 01 Jun 19
Very friendly and efficient service. Although I’ve not put my machine fully through... it’s paces it’s running much better already. The whole process of dropping off the machine and collection was very easy. I really appreciated the email updates as I was overseas while it was being serviced.read more
Dave Hutchens
Dave Hutchens
21:02 29 May 19
Pleasant transaction and very helpful, would have no hesitation in recommending Duncan at... Sewing Direct for all your needs.read more
Joanna H
Joanna H
21:58 07 May 19
Sewing machine service promptly with friendly and efficient service. Would recommend.
Debbie Bradley
Debbie Bradley
11:02 25 Apr 19
Brilliant and personal service. Nothing was too much trouble and Duncan was very... helpful, even carying my machine out to my car!. You are now my chosen service provider for my Bernina! Thank you.read more
Chrissie Carter
Chrissie Carter
10:53 10 Apr 19
Friendly efficient service. Love having my machine back.
Barbara Lees
Barbara Lees
15:19 08 Mar 19
The Sewing and Knitting Centre did a long overdue service on my rather ancient sewing... machine and did a marvelous job. I used my machine for the first time today and it really purred along where before it was definitely clattering along! They kept me well informed with the progress of the service and it was ready before the promised time. An advantage is the easy parking outside or in adjacent streets. Would recommend them.read more
Kesia Pain
Kesia Pain
14:23 30 Jan 19
I was very impressed by the friendly, speedy and helpful service. Thank you
Cynthia Lees
Cynthia Lees
08:42 05 Jan 19
Was able to park right outside the shop. Was very satisfied with the service and repair... of my Bernina sewing machine. Helpful, polite and friendly communication with Duncan. Would recommend this service to others. Thank you Duncan.read more
Stella Marson
Stella Marson
17:27 26 Oct 18
My 40 + years singer machine had stopped working for me but after SewingDirect replaced... some parts & serviced it for me it's running like a dream. So pleased I found this little gem of a shop in Beeston who also stock all sewing needs & knitting wool.read more
Joanne Baker
Joanne Baker
14:01 28 Aug 18
I found Duncan at Sewing Direct to be extremely helpful and generous in helping me find a... particular set of Dinosaur fat quarters I wanted to purchase. Despite them being out of stock everywhere he was able to source a pack from his suppliers and gave me a 10% discount code. This code turned out to be a £10 off code instead and rather than expecting me to pay more towards my purchase he very generously honoured the £10 off. I would thoroughly recommend Duncan and his company for going above and beyond to help me. This is definitely a business worth going back to again and again.read more
Barbara Patrick
Barbara Patrick
14:42 10 Aug 18
Duncan at the sewing and knitting centre was always just a click away if I needed any... assistance. Yarn came very quick and was vacuum packed for ease of posting. I have not used it yet but colours are spot on as to sample shown on website. They also do fabric which looks tempting. I would highly recommend this company.read more
Dennis Bell
Dennis Bell
18:03 10 Jan 17
A very good service. They were happy to spend time helping me find what I wanted even... though I was only looking for some thread. If you need to repair the sail on your sailing dinghy, this is the place to come.read more
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