The Sewing Machine Doctor specialises in professional repairs, service & maintenance to Sewing Machines, Overlockers, Cover Stitch & Embroidery Machines.
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Unit 5/18 Owens Creek Rd, Forest Glen, Q 4556

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About Us - Meet the Sewing Machine Doctor & his team

Stephen Potts is the Sewing Machine DoctorStephen Potts IS The Sewing Machine Doctor.

Back in 1984, Stephen started his career in the sewing machine industry, initially training with a Singer service & repair agency in Wellington, New Zealand. Gradually the workshop expanded & took on other major brands including Brother, Janome & Babylock. For a period of time, he also worked in a subcontract role for Brother International in New Zealand as well as a handful of retailers in Wellington during the mid 90’s.

After a brief foray of travelling, Stephen settled in Brisbane in 1998 & set up as a subcontractor, performing sewing machine repair services for various retailers in the Brisbane Metropolitan area. In the year 2000 he started The Sewing Machine Doctor, providing service to a mixture of both retailers & private clientele.

Since this time, Stephen has had extensive training across all major sewing machine brands. On two occasions, Stephen has actually travelled all the way to Jonkopping in Sweden to study at the Husqvarna facility—the global home of Husqvarna/Viking & Pfaff machines. With technical & diagnostic abilities second to none, Stephen is now a fully qualified Husqvarna Viking Master Service Technician, so when it comes to sewing machine service & repairs, you can be assured your sewing machine or overlocker is in the best of hands. As the business owner, Stephen continually strives to keep his skills & product knowledge up-to-date to provide the ultimate service to his clients. To that end, he has attended & completed numerous local training courses plus a wide variety of product workshops. The Sewing Machine Doctor also gained his Restricted Electrical Licence in 2005.

Stephen relocated The Sewing Machine Doctor to the Sunshine Coast in 2008, and has since built up a solid, reputable, service business, repairing & servicing sewing machines at his sewing machine clinic & workshop, which is centrally located at Forest Glen, only 5 minutes from Buderim with easy access from the M1 Bruce Highway. His primary focus is in keeping local domestic sewers happy & sewing.

Michael is the Sewing Machine Doctor's Technical Service & Repair AssistantMichael recently joined the SMD team. Michael is the Sewing Machine Doctor’s technical service & repair assistant & chief Sewing Machine Ambulance Driver.

You may meet Michael when he picks up or delivers your sewing machine or overlocker to your door.

Husqvarna Viking Master Service Technician
The Sewing Machine Doctor & his ambulance
Stephen Potts, your Husqvarna Viking Master Service Technician

Master Service Technician
Stephen Potts

The plaque on the left reads…

This plaque is awarded to you in recognition of your technical & diagnostic abilities in the service & repair of Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines & Overlockers.

To achieve this status, you have successfully passed the rigorous practical & theory examination set by Husqvarna Viking

November 2009

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