How about that for a funny title? If you’re like me, I’m never without a LIST of sewing projects waiting to be done.
The real kicker is when you’re right in the middle of a major project (and usually one that I’m behind on), when the sewing machine decides to intervene and stop you in your tracks! This happened to me last week — I was going to town on my stack of sewing when all of a sudden the machine stopped dead. No, the power hadn’t gone out and no, the needle hadn’t broken on me — the needle had jammed with a mountain of loose floppy thread in the bobbin/shuttle area.
I’m very fortunate that my husband, author of Sewing Machine Repair For The Home Sewer was in the other room reading the newspaper. He came in and fixed it for me, and hinted that I check out the Sewing Machine Repair book, so if it might happen while he was on the golf course I could fix it myself and not have to wait until he got home (if it had happened an hour later, he WOULD have been on the golf course!).
A few days ago we received a call from a gentleman who was inquiring about our Sewing Machine Repair as a Home Business manual — he said his wife worked for a quilting shop and was affiliated with two other quilting businesses, and that they get inquiries all the time about getting repair work done on machines. He said he was retired, but not ready to be a couch potato, so wanted to order the repair manual so HE could do the repairs on the machines.
Do YOU have extra time in your business that you could add sewing machine repair as a part of your business? Or is your husband handy like mine, or retired, or simply been laid off his job lately and would like to help incorporate this business into what you already have going?
Check out the SewMachineRepair.com site and see how you could benefit from the books that are available there. You could easily SAVE yourself dollars by not having to take your machine to the repair shop (and be unable to work on those projects for a week or two while the machine sets at the repair shop), OR perhaps you’d like to MAKE some extra dollars by doing sewing machine repair.