I'll be inheriting a sewing machine from family. It'll need to be cleaned and tuned before I can use it. Does anyone have recommendations for a good sewing machine repair service with decent prices in the area? Thanks!
Lesa Dpartial to bad weather, fiber art, & science
There is a traveling 'sewing machine cleaning/repair' guy who visits - among other places - Hancock Fabrics on Broadway just south of RP every other Monday from 2-4. He is very reasonable, fast and good: John Supan & Assoc. (219) 661 8958. $48 for a complete tune up for my Singer than had not been cleaned in 20 yrs....
Vogue is probably the best idea...though the last time I was there the guy spoke to me like I was totally stupid. Which I did not appreciate, considering I'm a season sew person...who like everyone else has more to learn. Maybe he was just having a bad day. The service there, however, can be if-y. All around, but it is still a great place. I'd also suggest Hancock on Broadway, but dumb Walgreen's cancelled their lease...so that's not a good option anymore. You might also consult with the vacuum repair fellow in Evanston. They may know of a private practitioner who we can support. Just thought of that as I was clicking away. G'day all!
At Vogue, talk to Jim who is in on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11A-3P. (The other clerks don't know much about how he handles that side of the business.)
When you drop the machine off, you'll sign a release for repairs up to $100. Bring along any attachments he might need to test the machine in full. Call to find out when it's ready for pickup, as he/they won't necessarily call you when it's done.
I've made note of John Supan as an alternate; thanks for posting that Scout.
I had always used Vogue for machine repairs. But when my beloved Bernina 910 developed a weird issue, they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. So I took it to Linda Z's out in the burbs. Cause they were/are Bernina dealers. Yeah, their guy didn't know either. And tried to sell me a new machine. To which I said, "Do you have industrials?" He tried to tell me I didn't need all that. Hmm. Needless to say, I would not ever go there again.
I did get my industrial serger from Goldblatts. They were very nice. But it's not very handy with no car. There used to be a guy in the yellow pages who would come to your house. But I gave his number to friend, and it kinda seems like he isn't doing it anymore.
I now have two dead Berninas and am debating between taking them to Vogue or trying out a place west on Irving Park Road.
call 312 853 3170, He comes to your house and fixes or retrns the next week or two with machine. He comes to a different side of city each night and is a bit rigid in his work- cash only, $60 to say hello. However good results
I like Complete Sewing machine repair on Lawrence at Rockwell. All of my machines are vintage models and they always have whatever I need. They work on newer machines and industrials, too. Their phone # is 773-769-2794.