Links

Janome UK  http://janome.co.uk/

 

 

 

William Gee Haberdashery https://www.williamgee.co.uk/

Fabworks online – http://www.fabworks.co.uk/  but of course you can always visit the Fabworks Mill shop in Dewsbury – Make sure your purse can stand it!

The Sewing forum: http://www.thesewingforum.co.uk/

Minerva Crafts (great for patterns!) https://www.minervacrafts.com/

Eastman Staples – Sew to Go: http://www.eastmanstaples.co/index.php/sew2go.html

People often ask me where is the best place to buy a sewing machine, so I have provided some useful links here.

Janome UK http://janome.co.uk/

If you are a sewing machine virgin and don’t know where to begin, I would definitely recommend John Lewis. They have a good range of machines and an excellent advice and after-sales service. they also offer tuition on your chosen model! I bought my first new Brother machine form them 20 years ago, and its still going strong! Here is a link to their buyers guide:

http://www.johnlewis.com/buying-guides/sewing-machines-buying-guide

If your are in or near Huddersfield the Arcade sewing machine shop in the Imperial Arcade is excellent. You will receive a personal service and expert advice to suit your individual needs. They will also service any machine you have. You might pay a little more, but for many people its worth it for the peace of mind and the free tuition!  Howden’s are also very good. I used them to service our school machines when I was a school  teacher. Both of the above sell reconditioned machines, which is a good way to get a high spec machine at a price which wont break the bank!  http://www.huddersfield.org.uk/sewing-machines/

If you are confident that you know what you want and happy to buy online I would recommend Sewing Machines Direct. They have a really good range, from very basic to super duper all singing and dancing machines, embroidery machines, over lockers, parts and accessories. You also get a free set of scissors and lots of threads in a good selection of colours with every purchase! If you need to speak to someone there is always somebody there to phone who will help you make your final decision.  https://www.sewingmachines.co.uk/

The models we use in class are similar to the Janome J3 24

https://www.sewingmachines.co.uk/products/janome-j3-24/40

and the Husqvarna H Class E20

https://www.sewingmachines.co.uk/products/husqvarna-h-class-e10/24