The following resources are for the local sewing community in and around Burlington, Vermont.
Sewing Machine Repair:Quilter's Corner - Middlebury Sew-N-Vac
Typical service time: 1 week
Service is provided by appointment, call 802-388-3559 to schedule.
Machines can be dropped off at the Middlebury store, or through their affiliate in Williston at:
S. Engel Sewing Machines
Johnson, VT | 802-635-7327
Machines serviced: Home machines, non-computerized, no sergers.
Typical service time: Varies, call for more information.
Sewing Machine Dealers:
A Quilter's Garden - 342 River St, Montpelier, VT |
Waterwheel House Quilt Shop - 6795 Rte 100, Londonderry, VT |
Janome: Quilter's Corner - Middlebury Sew-N-Vac (see above)
Pfaff: Quilter's Corner - Middlebury Sew-N-Vac (see above)
Husqvarna: Quilter's Corner - Middlebury Sew-N-Vac (see above)
Are you ready to buy a new machine and don't know where to start? Read this.
Sharpen your fabric shears:
Quilter's Corner - Middlebury Sew-N-Vac (see above)
Tip: Do not try to sharpen shears yourself. Every manufacturer has a unique blade angle which changes over the length of the blade. It is difficult to execute this without training. Most manufacturers offer a mail-away sharpening service for their products, check with your brand.
Oil your shears: LDH Scissors (don't overdue it!)
Textile Recycling: The South Burlington Goodwill accepts fabric scraps for the purpose of recycling. If you want to donate your fabric scraps please bag them separately from any clothes or other items you are donating and label it as fabric scraps.
Goodwill South Burlington, VT
1080 Shelburne Road,
South Burlington, VT 05403
Check online for the current donation drop off schedule.
If you know of other local resources for textile recycling please let me know.