Why do you only sell
That's easy. Because after 35 years in the sewing business, and, carrying
virtually every brand on the market during that time frame, we have found Janome machines to be superior in quality,
reliability and ease-of-use. Janome makes an excellent product and is an excellent company. You'll find that you get an awful
lot of bang for your sewing dollar out of a Janome product.
Are computerized machines harder to use
and do they have more problems than the older mechanical sewing machines?
machines are much, much easier to use. The stitch length, width and tension are automatically set with the touch of a button.
There are much less tension problems with computerized machines. You actually get to sew instead of constantly adjusting the
My old sewing machine is all metal. New
sewing machines are all plastic!
This is just not true. The metal casing on older machines
does not make the machine sew any better. It's what's on the inside that counts. Today's quality machines are metal on the
inside - the casings are plastic to make the machine lighter.
I saw an ad in the newspaper for a one-day
only unsold school machine sale. What is this?
This so-called "unsold school machine
sale" is a scam. They are not $500 machines being sold at a discount. They are low-end, low-quality $198 machines being
sold for $198. These people count on you to be uninformed, desperate, and on such a low budget that you will take their ad
at face value instead of looking around in your community for a better machine. Our advice is to go to your nearest local
reputable dealer who runs an honest business and will be there when you have questions or problems.
How often should I change the needle?
We recommend you change the needle after eight hours of sewing time. A dull needle punches
holes rather than slipping through the weave, breaking the threads in the fabric. Needles are inexpensive, so change them
What brand of thread do you recommend?
Whether you are quilting, doing embroidery or general sewing, we recommend that you always
use a high quality thread. Cheaply made thread can affect how your machine performs and its not worth the headaches it can
often should a sewing machine be serviced?
Sewing machines and sergers
should be professionally serviced yearly. Remember, a sewing machine is a piece of machinery with moving parts that interact.
All machine manufacturers recommend annual maintenance by a qualified technician, and we encourage you to have this done because
it can catch any minor problem and keep the machine performing optimally. A good service person adjusts tension and timing
during regular service, as well as cleaning areas of the machine that you cannot reach without taking the machine completely
apart. Simply cleaning out the lint and oiling the machine yourself is not the same as having the machine properly serviced
by a professional. If you purchased the machine new from Sewing World you will receive an automatic reminder when it is due
for its annual maintenance.
I use canned air on my machine to clean it out?
Never use canned air on a sewing
machine. You'll blow as much lint into the machine as you'll blow out, covering all oiled parts in fine grit, and causing
premature wear. Also, canned air contains moisture which leads to rust.
What is a serger and what do they do?
serger is a wonderful machine that complements your sewing machine. It creates and trims the finished seam you see on ready-made
garments all in one step.
What are your hours and where are you located?
are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The store is located in the Village
on Bell Shopping Center at 34th & Bell Street (we are south of Stein Mart in the middle of the shopping center).