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January 14-16, March 17-19,
May 12-14, July 14-16,
September 15-17, November 10-12
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"The Finest Professional
All Brand Sewing Machine Repair Training."
The Only Comprehensive Training And Support Program
For All Brand Sewing Machine Repair In the United States.
TRAININGS & CORRESPONDENCE
Fix Sewing Machines Institute
Is The National Center For Professional All Brand
Sewing Machine Repair Training.
Fix Sewing Machines
Institute teaches all brand service and repair. When you complete training here, you are ready to service
99% of all sewing machines regardless of make, model, type, technologies, or age.
Manufacturers sell dealerships for $75,000 or
more. These dealers only get training on that brand, and usually just the newest models. A
few competitors offer limited training on older mechanical machines. But if you want complete training to
become a Sewing Machine Technician, Fix Sewing Machines Institute is your best choice.
You may begin as a hobbyist with our
do it yourself materials, or launch your career through our Correspondence
Institute, or start with the Live Institute.
Many students start with the
Correspondence Institute and upgrade to the full Live Institute
Program. What they spend on the Correspondence Institute is deducted
from the cost of the Live Institute.
At the Live Institute,
you learn all the principles and develop a solid foundation for years of
professional sewing machine repair. You may elect to gain more hands
on experience through our "Day With A Tech" program.
When you leave the Live Institute, you take with you a massive collection of
resources, reference materials, and the confidence to launch your career.
Beginning January, 2016, you will also take with you a complete
Field Service Tool Bag so your are all set to go to work.
When you get home and start working on machines, our Advanced
Technical Support program is here for you. You are not alone.
You have a vast network of professionals available to support you.
There Is A Huge
Sewing Machine Repair.
Now Learn To
Repair Sewing Machines
For Fun Or Profit.
Complete Training And Support.
Why Learn To Repair Sewing Machines?
It is fun!
Yes, each sewing machine offers its own special
adventure. When you set it on the workbench, it sits there full of mystery and possibilities. From your
first troubleshooting turn; to the discovery of clues and opening up the
machine; the mystery unfolds. Like Indian Jones you explore the challenges and make the wondrous adjustments. But
nothing is more satisfying than doing your final sew out and seeing
perfect stitches. What was broken and useless is now a wonder - a treasure. It is fun!
Sewing machines are machines. They do not last
forever and do require service and repair. Even if it sits in a closet for a year, it needs a tune up before being
used again. If it is used frequently, more frequent service is
From time to time things go wrong. It may be the plight of
"Murphy's Law", user error, or just wear and tear; but from time to actual repairs are needed. Sewing machines are machines. Though wondrous and full of creative
possibilities, they still break down. When this happens, repair and service are crucial.
Somebody has to do the
If you take it to a professional, it will cost
between $100 and $200 for a full service. If there are major problems, broken parts, worn item, or
serious issues; it can cost hundreds more.
But the professional will return your sewing machine in good
working order ready to sew and sew.
If you fix the sewing machine yourself, you get
to enjoy the adventures of repair and service yourself. Plus you save dollars. How much? Whatever
you would have paid to the technician.
Sewing machine repair makes a fantastic hobby.
When the news gets out that you service and repair sewing machines, people will flock to you. At church, at the
store, on the street; wherever you go; you become the one everybody wants
to see and talk to. Repairing sewing machines for your friends, neighbors, church groups, quilt guilds, sewing
bees, local charities; is fulfilling and satisfying. Plus you are able to
service and repair you own sewing machines. Fantastic.
Become A Professional
Have you ever thought about earning a little extra money
in your spare time? Sewing machine repair is your perfect opportunity. Starting your own
part time business is easy. All you really need is a place to do the
repairs, a few hand tools, and the know how to do it. Overhead is low, low, low. Since the average
cost of a standard service is $99.99, you could charge half that and
still make a bundle. Profits are super high.
Huge Demand * Highly
Part Time Or Full Time
Sewing Machine Repair Business.
Job Opportunities Are Plentiful.
How long does it take
a technician to perform a tune up? It varies depending on the machine. On
average it will take about 2
hours. For example, about half of all machines have nothing
actually broken or out of kilter. They just need to be fully serviced.
A few machines will be so badly out of service they are "locked
up" or "frozen". These will take longer to service. The more complex a
machine; the more time it will require. If there is actually something broken in the machine like a gear or lever,
the technician charges extra for parts replacement and added time
required for the actual repair.
For example, a common repair is replacing broken gears in a Singer
sewing machine. There may be between two and six gears depending on the model. Always replace gears in sets. So,
you have the cost of the gears. But you also have the cost of removing
the shaft, doing the gear install, reassembling, and recalibrating the entire machine. Such a repair would add
between $25 and $100 to the Tune Up fee. So, you can see a part time
business doing sewing machine repair can be very profitable.
Long ago, I started doing
repairs in my garage. Within thirty days, I had serviced 5 sewing machines and earned $200. I was thrilled. Over the next few months, machines kept
Since I was only working part time, I could not keep up. So, I had
my son, then 14 years old, sit with me to help me. My first year in business, I serviced 153 sewing machines
and sergers. I was still doing sewing machine repair less than ten hours
a week. -- That is part time.
Going from part time to full time is easy. Just do more repairs.
The possibilities of earning $50 an hour or even $75 an hour today are very real.
Obviously, I would not be training technicians today, if I had not
made the move to full time. Between my three sewing machine stores and my occasional garage service, we currently
service over 250 machines per month. We also sell loads of new
and used sewing machines.
Students in our
Correspondence Institute come from all over the world.
Africa, Europe, Brittain, Australia, South America, Indonesia, and of course
the United States and Canada. Students who have attended our Live
Institute have travelled from most states in the U.S. and several foreign
countries. Some students look to build their own businesses.
But several manufacturers, design companies, universities, sewing
machine dealers, and mission groups have sent employees to train or fine
tune their service skills. We have even enjoyed
several avid sewers who yearned to expand their horizons and care for their
In a nutshell, you may want to learn sewing machine repair
to fix your own sewing machines, as a fantastic hobby, as a technician for
another company, or as a full or part-time business. In any case, your best
source of training is Fix Sewing Machines
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