Sewing Machine Repairs

Amazing service. I emailed to see if there was any chance they could repair my Bernina 1130. I was told from the business I usually take it to no parts available now and unrepairable due to age. A very prompt and courteous reply, bring it around we will see what we can do. Within a few days I had an email it is repaired and ready to go. Even although it was a holiday weekend and outside business hours they were happy for the machine to be collected and were so friendly and approachable. Fantastic customer service and a great result for me. The sewing machine is going like a dream. Even if it had been unrepairable they were prepared to look at it and are happy to give advice and if possible a repair on many different types items so definitely a 5 star business. Try this business first its well worth it. I am so thrilled you were able to repair my [Bernina] 1130 and it has done kms of sewing since I got it back and it is going like a dream. Thank you again.

Valerie, Christchurch

AIMAC Electronics Limited has extensive experience in repairing circuits boards for:

  • sewing, embroidery, straight, walking foot, coverstitch, zigzag, lockstitch, button, chainstitch
  • blind hemming, hemming, quilting, curtain,
  • bag sewers, bag closer, leather skiving, heavy leather horse cover
  • coverseemer, overlocker, compound feed binding, web cutting
  • cutters, plotters, fabric measuring and winding

Whether you are a sewist, dressmaker, designer, crafter, garment, upholstery, manufacturer (or something else entirely!) we would like to keep your machine running so you can create to your hearts content!

Originally starting out as owners of the Timaru Bernina shop we are very familiar with all textile manufacturing machines – from home and hobby use, to the big cutters and plotters for industrial and commercial applications.

We currently service Albion Clothing’s machines here in Christchurch and before the earthquakes Lane Walker Rudkin.

Brands we service:

  • Singer, Frister, Toyota and Janome
  • Elna, John Lewis, Merritt and Bernina
  • Wimsew and Lervia
  • Pfaff, New Home and Seiko
  • Juki, Jack, Protex, Tysew and Brother
  • Husqvarna Viking, Riccar, Baby Lock and Jones
  • Zoje, and Siruba

or other brands we are happy to look at for you.

Our specialisation is in the circuit boards, we also can do general maintenance as well, however, check out your brands local retailer for advice first, especially if it is a warranty matter.

No Bookings Required
Just bring your portable machine in and we will look after everything!

What to Bring For Check-up

Aside from your machine, you’ll want to bring the following as well:

  • Foot pedal control
  • Power cord
  • Standard zig-zag presser foot (not a 1/4 inch foot)
  • Correct bobbin and bobbin case
  • If bringing an embroidery machine, be sure to bring an embroidery hoop and the embroidery foot, too.
  • Any thing else that might help us understand the fault – example of sewing error.

We welcome the opportunity to service or repair your machine and restore it to full working capacity. If you have any more queries about our services please call Michael on 0274242661.

Please email
if you have any questions.

V. Christchurch

Machine Maintenance Tips

Sewing machine repair will come sooner or later especially for those that are years old.

What Are the Most Common Sewing Machine Problems?

  • Thread bunching up under your fabric when sewing
  • Bent or broken needles
  • Fabric not feeding
  • Thread keeps breaking
  • Machine is skipping stitches
  • Bobbin tension not consistent
  • Seams in stretch fabrics coming out wavy
  • Sewing machine seizes up or won’t sew
  • Needle comes unthreaded before sewing
  • Fabric or threads are bunching at the start or ends of seams
  • Thread inconsistently knots, loosens, or tangles
  • Thread fraying, shredding, and breaking
  • Fabric feed is inconsistent
  • Machine is making strange noises
  • The machine is running, but the needle won’t move
  • Decorative stitch settings aren’t working
  • Seams are puckered and distorted

Depending on your experience, you may be able to fix some of these problems on your own. But, if you’re not feeling too confident or online tutorials are not enough, there are repair centers you can consult and will gladly fix your machine for you.

Is It Worth It?

Definitely! A well-maintained sewing machine will last longer and will save you a lot more money than buying a new one. There are plenty of things to look out for during a sewing machine repair.

Since it moves a lot, it needs proper lubrication to prevent wear and tear. This is extra important if you have a computerized sewing machine. Doing it manually without proper knowledge is a surefire way to get your finger fried.

Should you decide to have your sewing machine undergo routine service, here is the scope of service you will receive:

  • Removing fluff and dust – Technician will start with cleaning the whole machine.
  • Checking the bobbin – The bobbin and bobbin case has the tendency to accumulate lots of dust. Cleaning these will avoid jamming.
  • Lubrication – This is important to prolong the machine’s life span.
  • Checking the tension – It’s a must to check the bobbin tension as you will get low-quality results and potentially broken or snagging thread if it’s wrong.
  • Checking the bobbin winder – If the tyre is worn or cracked, it should be immediately replaced.
  • Checking the electrics and wirings – Faulty wiring means a non-responsive sewing machine.
  • Checking the timing – Needs a constant adjustment, especially when broken threads keep recurring.

I Want to Do It Myself, What Can I Do?

If you use the sewing machine very often, you can do your own regular maintenance. Constant use will accumulate fluff, dust, and lint. As a result, uncleaned machines lead to poor performance. Your output will have skipped stitches, uneven stitches, and broken threads while you are in the middle of a seam.

At the end of the day, one thing that can prolong a sewing machine’s life is proper maintenance and regular cleaning. It works just like our bodies that need annual check-ups, make sure your sewing machine receives the same treatment!