Sewing Machine Repair School

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Where do you go to learn to be a sewing machine repair person? I have
always loved poking around in devices and I realized messing with my
machine, I would love to be able to repair machines. I absolutely love
cleaning up the insides of grubby devices. I hate to mop the floor,
but I keep the insides of our little appliances cheerful and clean.
And I could save a mint on my own repairs. Does anybody know how you
go about learning?

(yes, I am just a bit hyper tonight)

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I think that's a really good idea, Sunny (hyper or not!).
Of course, I don't know about courses in the US; but, if I were facing
the same question, I would start with the sewing machine manufacturers
(well, their agents in the country), or a sewing machine dealership, and
go from there.  I suspect most sewing machine gurus start (ed) off with
one brand of sewing machine and then, perhaps, expand - or not.
Once you get on the right research line, it can't be that difficult or
there would be no sewing machine 'mechanics' at all.
Good luck.  I think it sounds great.  And, if your area is anything like
mine, you will be in great demand - I had a terrible time trying to find
someone to clean my machine etc a little while ago.
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Best Regards
pat on the hill

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One way is to talk to Ray White:

Another way is to hang out in the yahoo group "wefixit" /

Kay (who used to hang out on wefixit and learned a lot, but has not taken a
class from Ray)

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I love repairing my machines and anything else mechanical.  I attended a
3-day intensive basics repair class which was hosted in my area about
three years ago. The teacher was Ray White:

It was a blast, and I can't wait for him to come back to do an advanced
class.  I love the old, vintage machines.

Many a broken/unworking machine has come into my house and ended up in
perfect running condition.  Problem is, I bond with 'em and can't bear
to part with a lot of them  :)

Other than that, perhaps there is a repair person in your area who is
willing to take you on in a 'apprentiship' role.  This really isn't
something you can learn out of a book - hands on is the way to go.


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I know one of the Voc. Tech schools in our area have a certified sewing
machine repair course. I'd call whatever Voc. Tech. school you have closest
and ask them for any info.
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For older machines, depending on your mechanical ability, it may be as
simple as buying some repair manuals.  Some can be bought on ebay, but
I am sure there are other places as well.  You wouldn't have a license
from any brand if you go this route, but you would have knowledge that
would help you repair your own machines.  
Debra in VA
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