Learn How to Service & Maintain Your Sewing Machine


Until recently our sewing machine servicing and maintenance course was only available to technicians working in a school or college. This was because it was funded by the National STEM Learning Centre whose focus is on supporting schools. The Centre no longer run this course, however, so we are now running this as one of our independent courses. 

Sewing machine maintenance

Although the course is still primarily targeted at technicians (and teachers) in schools and colleges we are also pleased to be able to open it up to anyone who uses a domestic sewing machine, whether it be as a hobby, as part of a small business or for organisations such as theatre and dance companies, scouts and brownies. 

Although there is specific information targeted at schools and colleges, as most of the day is spent doing hands on servicing of machines delegates not in a school setting will not find these references overwhelming, and indeed many of the tips and ideas for schools will also be relevant to other contexts. 

Servicing & maintaining sewing machines

Delegates are asked to bring along a sewing machine which they service during the day. Delegates are welcome to bring along more than one sewing machine although they should note the focus for the day (and support from the course leaders) will be on servicing one machine. Delegates who can’t bring a sewing machine with them may be able to borrow a machine at some of the venues but note this must be organised at the time of booking the course. 

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The course is run by Neil Coles from Coles Sewing Centre in Nottingham, an experienced sewing machine engineer, along with Paul Boyd who supports Neil on the day and who produces the supporting resources and does the overall organisation of each event. 

Sewing machine servicing and maintenance

Get more information on the course  or contact us if you would like to discuss whether the course is suitable for you to attend. If you are an organisation or business with specific needs we can also run an in-house bespoke course designed for your organisation. Contact us for more information. 

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