December 17, 2019

How much money can I make...?   That depends on you.  A full time business is about 20 machines per week or 1,000 per year.  (At $100 per machine, that means gross income of more than $100,000 per year.)  A half time (20 hours) per week business producing 10 machines p...

December 12, 2019

Millions of sewing machines need service and/or repair every year.  The demand is huge, and the number of qualified technicians is limited.  Many sewing machine dealers restrict their service to their brand, but thousands of sewing machine technicians across the countr...

December 3, 2019

When you attend a training with any sewing machine company, you receive a certificate of completion indicating what machine you worked on.  This is not certification.  The dealer is authorized and certifies any technician serving that dealership as long as the technici...

November 26, 2019

Many beginning technicians think it would be good to be able to offer warranty service, however, who really wants to work for free?  Sewing machine warranties  run from 9 months to 5 years with various limitations and stipulations.  Part of the dealer contract for the...

November 19, 2019

What is an authorized dealer?  Each of the sewing machine manufacturers has a marketing division that recruits people to sell and service their machines.  Each dealer purchases their dealership, training, machines, and supplies from the marketing company.  Initial cost...

November 12, 2019

My experience with Fix Sewing Machines Institute correspondence course has been life changing to say the least. The correspondence course allowed me to continue working in my full time job while pursuing my next challenge in life. While working to gain the necessary sk...

November 5, 2019

Service manuals are often helpful for specific issues on individual machines, but attempting to learn sewing machine repair by using manuals is tough.  The instructions in a manual only apply to that one machine.  The measurements may be vastly different.  It is also v...

October 29, 2019

Thread is drawn from the top of the machine down through the material and needle plate by a needle.  The needle reaches its lowest position and begins to rise.  With the needle under the needle plate, the feed dogs travel under the needle plate from back to front risin...

October 22, 2019

When a sewing machine forms stitches, it may be described as being in time.  When stitches fail to form or skip, the machine is said to be out of time.  Timing the positions and movements of needle, feed dogs, and hook normally involves about seven related adjustments....

October 15, 2019

Oscillating hooks move back and forth from their start/stop positions.  With the needle at its lowest position, the point of the hook must be set  in the middle of the race scarf to reference its stop position.

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