I understand the challenges of learning
to sew; or quilt; or how to fix it for sewing machines. I have not always been a sewing machine
When I first met my wife Donna, she was the
campus sewing expert. She was running her alterations business out of her dorm room. At the
time, I knew nothing about sewing. Over the years, sewing has become an integral part of our
lives. We married and completed our educations. I pursued graduate studies with a broad range of
studies in education, ministry, and business management. (B.A.; M.Ed.; and D.Min.) During my careers, I have
taught in public and private schools, preached over 30 years, and operated several businesses.
1102 S. Austin Ave. Suite110-194
Georgetown, Tx 78626
As a small church minister, money was always
scarce. So, in our sewing businesses, we have done just about every
kind of sewing you can imagine. We did original costume design to alterations, custom
clothing construction, draperies, window coverings, home décor, quilting, and sewing machine
In 1992, we opened The Sewing Studio, a full
service sewing center. I was amazed by the demand for sewing machine
repair. I had cleaned our machines over the years, but I was no expert.
So, I began to look for a school, training center, book, something or somewhere I might learn to repair
sewing machines. I thought certainly there would be a basic course offered at the Junior College. Maybe
there would be a regional training program from one of the major sewing machine companies.
After a lot of searching, I found bits and
pieces. Allyn International (U.S. Necchi) permitted me to come to Denver. I spent a few days with
their national repair supervisor. He taught be a bunch. But a few days was not enough. There are
thousands of different sewing machine models. I collected a bunch of old old sewing machine repair
books. I got repair manuals on many of the more common machines. I studied hard, but still lacked
My sewing machine repair business started in my garage. When I got stumped, I
turned to my business partner Mr. Stephen Weathers (25 years experience). He helped
me diagnose and complete the repair. Over the years, I have acquired hundreds of hours of technical
training. This sewing machine repair training included Singers, Necchis, Berninas, Janome, New Home,
Dressmaker, Elna, Viking, Brothers, and Baby Lock sewing machines. My practical sewing machine repair
experience now stretches over 16 years.
My son Jeremiah use to sit at my workbench
with me. He would help with cleaning. Today he is now one of the leading technicians in Texas as well
as manager of our Killeen Sew And Quilt Store.
Today we own Temple Sewing And Supply, Inc.,
a small chain of Sew And Quilt Stores here in central
Texas. As part owner, I have worked in almost every aspect of the sewing business including: production,
sales, repair, teaching, accounting, and management. I have drawn on the expertise of many other sewing
This book will answer your questions. It will give you what you
need to care for and repair sewing machines. I have included a vast amount of essential
information. This is a practical how to resource. It will make it easy to master each
My sewing machine repair business had almost immediate
success. I am confident
that you too will quickly and easily learn
repair. You may simply maintain your own sewing machines operating at peak performance.
Or you may start your own profitable sewing machine repair business.
A Portion Of The Profits
From Sale Of These Courses
Are Donated To:
502 San Gabriel Blvd.
Georgetown, Tx 78628
Castle Christian is a seniors ministry that provides worship
services, visitation, counseling, and support for seniors in the Georgetown, Texas community.