Monday, 23 September 2013

D C NUTT SEWING MACHINES undertakes a fantastic refurbishment to celebrate 21 years of successful trading.

DC Nutt Sewing Machines in Walsall have recently undergone a transformation! To celebrate 21 years, the store has been completely refitted. It will enable them to stock bigger ranges of machines, as well as threads, accessories and haberdashery.

Brother Accessory Wall

They began trading in 1991, from the same shop premises, and have gone from strength to strength. They pride themselves on offering great customer service, and over 30 years worth of sewing machine experience. The team of 5 are able to help with any type of machine, and a selection of well known brands.

Demonstration area
They stock a full range of Brother Machines - including the new V Series long arm quilting & embroidery machines. Upstairs they also have a classroom that is equipped with top of the range machines, so you needn't take your machine along.
More room for wide arm quilting machines!
Since 2009 they are Brother partners at Sewing Exhibitions in the NEC - including Sewing for Pleasure and Festival of Quilts.

Festival of Quilts 2013
To contact David Nutt at DC Nutt Sewing Machines:
55 Park Road

01922 497 603

Monday, 13 May 2013

Home Counties Sewing Centre, High Wycombe Celebrates 30 Years Trading

Home Counties Sewing Centre is celebrating 30 years in business on 17th May 2013. A few words from a local press release....

Martin Johnson, who set up Home Counties Sewing Machines in 1980 explains,

" Increasingly over the years sewing machines have become highly technical products. Customers need good qualified advice when choosing a new machine. We listen to what the customer expects from a machine and help guide them towards a suitable model. We always fully demonstrate the machines we sell and offer expert, ongoing help. In our workshop (on the premises) we also carry out servicing and repair work for most makes and models "

Here at The Fabric and Sewing Centre, our long serving staff have a wealth of experience to call upon to help with all sewing related issues.

You can't stay in business for 30 years without being efficient, fair priced and customer friendly. We believe these are the qualities that set us apart.

But there's more to us than just machines - In fact we have the biggest selection of sewing products for miles. We carry a great choice of fashion fabrics, which is our speciality, and also patchwork cottons, fun furs, felts. Hand knitting has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years and the shop has doubled the size of its yarn selection.

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we shall be offering 
generous discounts on a large variety of goods throughout the month of May.

Home Counties Sewing Centre will be holding an open day with a Brother representative on May 15th, so pop in if you're close by and catch up with what's new.

The store can be contacted here:

70 Totteridge Road
High Wycombe
HP13 7LB

01494 440647

Friday, 22 February 2013

Lena's in Limerick, Ireland Holds a Special Open Day

Lena's Sewing & Knitting Centre in Limerick had an interesting week with our Product Specialist Gill Rogers. She was there for 3 days to demonstrate our range of sewing and embroidery machines. A quote in the local Limerick Post says: "Lena's Sewing is now one of the busiest shops in Limerick as the recession has brought people back to the basics of knitting and sewing. A lot of people are making things from home, setting up machines and running small businesses".

Lena's has been open for 17 years, and whilst other companies are closing their doors, her business is thriving. "I have excellent staff who are knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of our product line and business."

In the newspaper article Lena speaks of diversifying, increasing and improving their product range and service all the time. In stock they have the full range of Brother machines. They also stock knitting yarns and machines; whilst they also embroider many items like baby shawls and blankets as a special keep-sake item.

 Lena's Sewing & Knitting Centre can be contacted here:

27 William Street,
00353 (0) 61 310383

Monday, 11 February 2013

Lords Sewing have expanded into a New Crafts and Sewing Centre at Oswaldtwistle Mills

A much larger Lords Sewing opened on 6th February in the new Craft and Sewing Centre located next to Stockleys Sweets. The new centre is a dedicated specialist department with a much expanded Carole’s Crafts who have also introduced many new ranges to their Oswaldtwistle Mills offering.

Add to this a huge selection of exclusive products imported by Lords which include Anita Goodesign Embroidery Collections, Floriani threads and stabilisers, Jenny Haskins Designs and stabilisers plus smaller items such as specialised thread squissors.

Lords Sewing are now in their 14th year at the Mill and have a reputation that attracts customers from all over the UK for their specialist products and helpful service.

Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machines from less than £100 up to £9,000 are on display for customers to see, touch and use.
Lords are a one-stop centre for all Brother accessories, spares, software, servicing and tuition.

Their range of Horn Furniture has been expanded to include a display of every sewing cabinet and table they manufacture for the UK.

Contact Lord's Sewing Here:

Oswaldtwistle Mills,
Colliers Street,
Lancs BB5 3DE.
Tel 01254 389171.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

West Bromwich Church Start HandyCraft Group

We recently received an email from a Church in the Midlands that has been using our Innov-is 750E and PE Design Plus software.

St Michael and the Holy Angels in West Bromwich is a Grade II listed building in the town centre.

The alter of St Michael and the Holy Angels
The Parish Wardens have started a handycraft group in the Church Hall with the aim to make alter cloths and other church furnishings.


The Wardens are encouraging the older members of the congregation to teach the younger members the arts of Knitting, Crochet and Needlework. Eventually some of the embroidered items will be sold at various Church fayres throughout the year, to raise money to redecorate the church.

Shopping bags to be sold at fayres

We think it really shows that a bit of embroidery can bring boring old shopping bags back to life!

Full details for the church can be found here:

Friday, 31 August 2012

The Stitch Academy, Taunton Wins Prestigious Award.

The Stitch Academy is a great place to go and create individual items, learn new skills and remind yourself of old ones.

As local agent in Taunton for Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machines they cater for the complete novice and upwards and stock most of the materials needed for sewing related craft activities.


Presentation Ceremony at the Taunton Castle Hotel declares them as Silver Award Winner in the "Who Cares Wins" competition to recognise Quality Customer Service in Somerset.

Over 40 local businesses competed for the accolade and were assessed on business ethos, customer survey, mystery shopper, staff knowledge and helpfulness. The Stitch  Academy beat off nearly all others in the tense and hard fought competition sponsored by the Taunton Town Centre Management Company and the Somerset County Gazette.

The Stitch Academy's dream is to bring the creativity  and the satisfaction of making something yourself back to life, in a fun and friendly learning environment. They aim to provide the whole experience: learn to use your sewing machine, advice on purchasing a new sewing machine and creating the perfect garment.

The Stitch Academy can be contacted at:

57 Station Road

Mobile: 07547 006 618

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Authorised Brother Dealers Celebrate the Olympics!

Over the last few weeks we've been running a competition with our Authorised Dealers. They were asked to use Olympic themed items to brighten their windows. We had loads of entries, and thought we'd share the best selections. Let us know what you think!

Modern Sewing Centre, Worcester


 Kettering Sewing Studio, Kettering

The Stitch Academy, Taunton


Newport Sewing Centre/ J&B, Newport


Fabrications, Hackney


Sew Devine, Reading