Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Win a Janome XL601 with Sewing World Magazine!

Do you Subscribed to Sewing World Magazine?
If so, you could win a Janome XL601 as part of the Sub Club!
Or you could subscribed to the magazine and enter at the same time?
The XL601 is the Janome entry level computerised sewing machine, with 30 automatic stitches, including stretch stitches, quilting stitches and buttonholes. Ideal for dressmakers and crafters alike.
For more information on the Janome XL601, check out our website http://www.janome.co.uk/
For more information on Sewing World Magazine, check out their website.

Janome Wins in SEW Magazine Awards 2010!

Janome Wins Best Sewing Machine and Best Overlocker Award!
During 2010, Sew Magazine asked it's readers to vote on their favourite people, places and products from a variety of categories covering every corner of the sewing community. The winners have been announced in the March issue of Sew and I am pleased to tell you Janome won Best Sewing Machine and Best Overlocker!!!!A few words from Ron Stower, our Managing Director at Janome UK LTD,

"This is a fantastic endorsement for the quality and ease of use of Janome products from the readers of Sew Magazine for which we have the highest regard. To win both awards is an amazing achievement and I'd like to thank everyone who voted for Janome."For more information on Janome products and stockist, please see http://www.janome.co.uk/

For more information on Sew Magazine, please see their website http://www.sewmag.co.uk/

Win a Janome QXL605 and Quilting Kit with Patchwork and Quilting Magazine!

Get ready for a wonderful spring of sewing by winning this fabulous sewing machine from Janome! Just buy the March issue of Patchwork & Quilting for all the details, closing date in the 31st March.
For details on Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, follow THIS link.
For more information on the Janome QXL605, follow, have a look at the Janome website.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Fancy a day out at the weekend? Spring Quilt Festival in Edinburgh??

This weekend the Spring Quilt Festival visits The Royal Highland Showground near Edinburgh Airport 25th - 27th February.

Wonderful displays of quilts, patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”.
Good facilities including restaurant, disabled facilities, easy and instant access, free parking.
Workshops are available, and can only be booked at the show on a first come, first served basis.

David Drummond will be exhibiting Janome machines and will have on demonstration the wonderful long armed quilting machine.... the Horizon! So why not pop in and have a look?

For more information on the Spring Quilt Festival, check out their website.
For more information about David Drummond Sewing Machines, contact the shop on 0131-539 7766 or visit 79-81 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh. EH12 5HD

Brewers Sewing Machines has shop make-over!

Over the last few months, Kathleen and Alan, from Brewers Sewing Machines in Wolverhampton, have been working hard to make-over the front of their shop. New windows, shutters and signage... and doesn't it look smart!
For more information on Brewers Sewing Machines, check out their website and Facebook page!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Linda Brewer (opened Brewers Sewing Machines in 1958) celebrates her 103rd Birthday!

Linda has it all sewn up at 103 years old!
Happy Birthday Linda!!!
Her she is with daughter Kathleen and lots of Birthday cards and flowers!

and with Son-in-Law, Alan.

Linda Brewer who opened Brewer's Sewing Machines on 528 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton with her husband Roland in 1958

Linda celebrates 103rd birthday today (8th February) surrounded by family and friends.

Mrs Linda Brewer's daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Alan took over the business which moved to 458 Dudley Road in 1972 because of a road widening scheme. Linda has 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She still takes a great interest in the shop and likes to be kept informed of what's new! She remembers way back when in the 1960's 1970's we supplied Janome Industrial Sewing Machines to local factories making anoraks and jackets.

This is Linda in the 70's in the current workshop.

These days as well as service and repairs we supply many schools, colleges and universities with new sewing machines and overlockers, as well as local craft, patchwork and quilting groups.

For more information on Brewers Sewing Machines, have a look at their Website and Facebook page

Monday, 7 February 2011

Need to have your sewing machine serviced?

Would you continue to drive your car for years and never have it serviced? Of course not, you know that eventually, it would cease up and cost a fortune to fix.... and even then it may not be worth it! (I learnt this the hard way in my 20's, never serviced my second hand Escort, and one day it started smoking and the engine had given up.... I sold it for £50 scrap... and continued to pay it off my loan for two more years! Never again!)

Well, it's the same with a sewing machine. We recommend you should have your machine serviced every one to two years, depending on how regularly to use it. A £50 (price varies on the type of machine) service could save you ££££ in the long run and keeps your machine working to it's best ability. We also recommend you clean your sewing machine regularly at home.... just look at the fluff that can get into bobbin area.... cleaning this can make your machine work so much better.

Many of our stockists will service any make and model of sewing machines, just give them a call to find out a price for your model.
Here's just a few stockists below that are happy to help....
Bambers Sewing Machines, Eccles in Manchester. Check out their blog post to see whats invloved in an overlocker service.
Steven at Couling Sewing Machines in Lincoln...

Carmela @ Fox Sewing Machines in Derby....and find them on Facebook... Alan @ Brewers Sewing Machines in Wolverhampton

Robert from M & S Sewing Machines in Heywood Phil from Ilkeston Sewing Centre..... Pembertons in Sterling from several pick up points around the Glasgow / Edinburgh area....

Beautiful Valentine window display @ Fabulous Fabrics!

Last week while I was out visiting some of the Janome stockist, I saw this gorgeous Valentine window display @ Fabulous Fabrics in Ashby de la Zouch. It is so eye catching, I had to take a few photo's to show you! The new Spring fabrics are due in today.... so well worth a visit if your in the area! The lovely big window has plenty of room for displaying fabrics and Janome Sewing Machines.
The Janome JP760 is the machine of the week!

And they have even incorporated the 2011 Course Brochure in the display as well!
For more information on Fabulous Fabrics and School of Sewing, please click on the links to their websites.... and you can find them on Facebook.
To find a Janome stockist in your area.... have a look at our website here.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Stitch and Creative Crafts Show @ Manchester Central.... with S A Sewing Machines!

This weekend is The Stitch and Creative Crafts Show @ Manchester Central! And Saeed and Shirley from S A Sewing Machines in Rochdale and Oldham are exhibiting Janome sewing Machines. The show has lots to offer for crafters, with stands selling card crafts, jewellery, knitting and sewing.
The Janome 200e is our lowest price embroidery machine, and is ideal for card makers.

Can you guess the age of this vintage sewing machine? S A Sewing Machines are giving a new machine as first prize! Just visit the stand and fill in the entry form.

While I was visiting the show, I started talking to Richard from Parkin Fabrics, specialist in Millinery supplies... and it turns out they have Janome machines in their workshop to use on their hat classes!

For more information on S A Sewing Machines... check out their website http://www.sasewingmachines.co.uk/