Hi! Welcome to Skipped Stitches. For the past several years we have been working in the Sewing Industry servicing, repairing and maintaining the very machines that you use for your business, hobbies, and lifestyle. Sewing Machine Repair, just like sewing, is an art that takes many years to master. Due to advances in technology these amazing machines have become increasingly complex requiring knowledge of not only Mechanics, but of Electronics, Robotics, and Computer Science to name a few. That’s right! The very Sewing Machine that you use on a daily basis has the same basic parts that are used in Robotics. With so much inherent complexity, your machine requires a service technician who is well versed in all necessary fields. Not only have we trained with modern sewing machine, but we are also well versed in the art of repairing and maintaining antique, vintage and/or mechanical sewing machines.
Read below for a brief description of our qualifications and why they help us give your machine the best possible care.
Certified by major manufacturers such as Brother, Baby Lock, Pfaff & Viking – Manufacturer certification is a very important step in the career of any Sewing Machine Technician. These training sessions allow the Technician to be taught exactly how the engineers designed these Machines to work, and be worked on. The instructors work directly with the very engineers who designed these machines, working their hands to the bone crafting courses that will benefit the student and unleash their full potential. Some of the greatest breakthroughs have come from attending these courses as they inspire a level of confidence that cannot be gained elsewhere.
Certified in Computer Maintenance & Repair – Modern day sewing machines are computerized. Unfortunately, this is an area where many Technicians fall short. A lack of understanding of even basic computer concepts such as troubleshooting hardware and software can lead the Technician to harm your machine. Most Technicians are only trained on the mechanics of Sewing Machine Repair. But what if your machine has a hardware or software issue? What if there is a component on the Mother board or Panel board causing an issue? Having been certified in Computer Repair and experienced in Software Development gives me the unique ability to understand the inner-workings of your machine beyond simply the mechanics.
Strong Understanding Of Electronics – Sewing Machines, just like any other computerized system, rely heavily on the use of circuit boards and electronics. A single sewing machine may contain many different boards, sensors and motors networked together to produce the stitches that you rely on. Often times we have seen the manufacturer stop producing the electronic parts needed to keep these machines running long before the customer has stopped using the machine. Many technicians will notice an electrical problem with your sewing machine and automatically assume that nothing can be done. Often times this is simply due to a lack of understanding of the electrical components that make up these circuit boards, sensors or motors. Sometimes all that is needed to restore years of life to your machine is simply swapping out one of the electrical components.
Mechanics – Mechanical aptitude is the most important skill a Technician can have. Without it, one simply cannot fix a machine properly. Some machines can have as many parts as a car, all working together with amazing complexity. It is absolutely essential that a technician be able to look at the parts as a whole and understand how they work together. This is no easy task, as it often times involves understanding the differences in how each manufacturer has engineered their machines. With nearly a decade of experience, there is rarely a machine that we have not seen and worked on. Over the course of training, a properly trained technician will have been taught to develop the mechanical aptitude necessary to service all makes and models of Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery and Serger Machines.