The Sewing Machine Doctor specialises in professional repairs, service & maintenance to Sewing Machines, Overlockers, Cover Stitch & Embroidery Machines.
Professional care for your sewing machine from The Sewing Machine Doctor, Forest Glen

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Help! I have a husband & 4 boys & I just want a sewing machine that can hem jeans & patch shirts fast!The Sewing Machine Doctor services & repairs all types, models & brands of domestic sewing machines, embroidery machines, overlockers & coverstitch machines. This list below categorises the main features you’ll find in around 95% of sewing machines. There are some variations—such as embroidery-only machines, however this guide is intended to give a general overview of most of the domestic sewing machines available over the last 20-30 years.

When you are considering purchasing a new sewing machine, use the information provided here as a basic guide to the features you are looking for & what extras you anticipate you will use. If you splash out on a top line computerised machine but use only a few functions you may have overspent by as much as $1000 for these functions. On the other hand however, if you are looking to gain more sewing skills & want to increase your sewing time in the future, it may be wise to buy a machine you will grow into. For instance, you may want to take up patchwork in the future—so the extra functionality & control of an electronic machine will be handy when the time comes to do that more detailed sewing work.

There are 4 different types of sewing machines

There are 4 different types of sewing machines to suit your sewing needs; Basic Mechanical Sewing Machines, Advanced Mechanical Sewing Machines, Electronic/Computerised Sewing Machines & Embroidery Machines.

The Sewing Machine Doctor is happy to point you in the right direction if you wish. Just send me an email at with your enquiry & I will try to help you sort through the many different models & myriad features so you can narrow down the options & make an informed decision. I have no specific brand preference. I prefer to try to match people to a machine based on their budget, experience & needs.

Making your own clothes gives you satisfaction, knowing you are wearing a unique garment that fits you perfectly.