What the Best Sewing Machine to buy for a Beginner?

What the Best Sewing Machine to buy for a Beginner?

We get asked this question in the shop a lot.

The first thing we do is to break this down into a few of areas

What would you like to do with it now?
What would you like to do with it in the Future?
What is your Budget?

If you plan to start with core household sewing, clothes alterations, then making your clothes, making your curtains.

Or you could go down the route of quilting, Home making. The list does go on. Which is why sewing is such an incredible skill to have.

We aim to give you a sewing machine that you’ll grow with.

Which is why a great starter sewing machine is the

Singer Confidence 7463

Easy to use, a range of stitches, Automatic Buttonhole



We have had very interesting few months.

We started with the Launch of our new website, which I am sure you agree is a massive difference and should make your buying experience a whole lot better.

We then go nominated for Singer Dealer of the month and will have an article in sew magazine, which I am sure you will agree is a fantastic achievement and great to have some recognization for our hard work paying off.

We have also been in talks to become a Prym premier store, which we will start to see in place in July.

Just arrived in store is the new Fashion Mate range from Singer Sewing


Coming Soon is the new Pfaff 1080s 


Don’t forget our mailshot as well sent out with special offers and discount codes.

March Madness and Mother’s Day ideas


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.


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




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


Until next Time happy sewing