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Exactly How Much a Sewing Machine Service & Repair Costs UK

I researched what 8 UK businesses charge for a sewing machine service or repair. Here’s the average cost for domestic machines:

Type of sewing machineAverage service/repair cost
(excluding parts)
Mechanical machines£50-70
Computerised machines£75-95
Long arm machines£85-105

Most businesses charge based on the type of machine, not brand, except Frank Nutt. Premium brands like Bernina, Pfaff, and Husqvarna typically cost £95-125 to get serviced from Frank Nutt.

Schools and colleges normally get a discount because they’re getting multiple machines serviced.

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sewing machine service and repair costs

Singer sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Frank Nutt Ltd£75£95£105
Cloth Kits£75
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Janome sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Frank Nutt Ltd£75£90£105
Cloth Kits£75
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Brother sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Frank Nutt Ltd£75£90£105
Cloth Kits£75
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Bernina sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Cloth Kits£75
Frank Nutt Ltd£95£125£105
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Pfaff sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Cloth Kits£75
Frank Nutt Ltd£95£115£115
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Elna sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Frank Nutt Ltd£75£95£105
Cloth Kits£75
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Juki sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

Note: these prices are for domestic Juki machines, not industrial.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Cloth Kits£75
Frank Nutt Ltd£95£110£115
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


Husqvarna sewing machine service & repair costs

Some companies have a flat fee and others charge based on the type of machine.

CompanyServicing cost for
any machine type
Mechanical machine
servicing cost
Computerised machine
servicing cost
Long arm machine
servicing cost
“Advanced” machine
servicing cost
UK Sewing
Machine Service
£39.90£65
Sewing Machine
Sales
from £49.90£95
Sew Amazing Ltd£59£75£85
Sewing Machine
Engineer
£60
More Sewing£59.50 + £10 refundable deposit
Cloth Kits£75
Frank Nutt Ltd£95£110£115
Note: all of these prices are a guide. They do not include the cost of replacement parts.


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How often should you get your sewing machine serviced?

How often you sewWhen to get a service
Every dayEvery 6 months
Every weekEvery year
Every monthEvery 2 years

The guidelines above are from Technician Mike:

“…we recommend that if you sew once a week, you should get your sidekick serviced once a year, if you sew once a month, then every two years, and if you sew every day (lucky you!) then once every six months.”

Technician Mike (2020)

What does a sewing machine service involve?

  • Taking the machine apart.
  • A full clean to remove lint and dust.
  • Lubrication (in other words, adding oil).
  • Checking the timing of mechanisms.
  • Checking the tension.
  • Replacing broken or worn parts. You’ll be charged extra for parts.
  • Testing the machine works properly.

Here’s a video from Sew Works that shows one of their servicing sessions:

The Youtube channel BP Sewing Machines has lots of videos showing him service and repair machines. Here’s one where he oils a Singer sewing machine:


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Sources

GUR Sewing Machines. ‘SERVICING & REPAIRS’. [online] Available at: https://www.gursewingmachines.com/servicing [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

Frank Nutt. ‘Machine Repairs and Servicing’. [online] Available at: https://www.franknutt.co.uk/machine-repairs [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

Sew Amazing Ltd. ‘Servicing & Repairs’. [online] Available at: https://www.sewamazingltd.co.uk/servicing-repairs [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

uksewingmachineservice.co.uk. ‘Mechanical’. [online] Available at: http://www.uksewingmachineservice.co.uk/Mechanical.html [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

sewingmachinesales.co.uk. [online] Available at: https://www.sewingmachinesales.co.uk/book-a-repair.html [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

MR MORE SEWING (2018). ‘What Happens in a Sewing Machine Service?’. [online] Available at: https://moresewing.co.uk/what-goes-on-in-a-sewing-machine-service/ [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

moresewing.co.uk. ‘Sewing Machine & Overlocker Repairs & Servicing’. Available at: https://moresewing.co.uk/sewing-machine-servicing-worthing-west-sussex/ [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

Cloth Kits Ltd. ‘Sewing Machine Service & Repair’. [online] Available at: https://clothkits.co.uk/products/sewing-machine-service-repair [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

sewingmachineengineer.co.uk. ‘Prices’. [online] Available at: https://sewingmachineengineer.co.uk/sewing-machine-service-prices-repair-charges/ [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

sewworks.co.uk. ‘Service & Repairs’. [online] Available at: https://www.sewworks.co.uk/pages/service-repairs [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

Mike (2020). ‘Reward Your Sewing Machine with a Service’. [online] Available at: http://www.mikessewingmachinerepairs.com.au/reward-your-sewing-machine-with-a-service/ [accessed: 14 Nov 2020]

BP Sewing Machine Youtube videos. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Mmk6evZRxCtemJSV-zCEw/videos