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**NOTE** We are experiencing unprecedented demand for Sewing Machine service and repair due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Right now the turnaround time is settling in around 3 weeks. 

Sewing Machine Service And Repair

Service Policy

The Standard Service Fee includes:

  • Taking apart the machine to extensively clean and de-lint it
  • Oiling of all the appropriate points
  • Adjustment of your tensions
  • Stitch out to ensure proper function

What does this mean?  Sometimes a Standard service will take care of whatever problem you are currently experiencing with your machine.  But sometimes extra work and/or parts are required to get your machine is good working order.  These parts and services will mean an extra charge. 

  We require a deposit to be paid when the machine is dropped off.  Don't worry, this money will be applied to your final bill.  The amount of the deposit depends on the type of machine.  Basically, the amount of the deposit is exactly the amount of the bench fee for any type of machine, which can be seen below in the Service Charges table.


Standard Allowance: $20.00

When your machine gets onto the repair desk, we will do our best to assess the situation and give you an estimate if it looks like it might run you more than the standard service fee plus the standard allowance.   This means that if your machine requires parts or labor beyond what is included in the standard service fee, we will go ahead and complete the work if the extras total less than $20.00.  If you would rather us do something differently, please make sure to let us know when you drop your machine off.

How long does it take?

All service is done on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The time-to-completion will vary based on work load.  Typically, our lead time will vary from 5-15 business days. If your machine requires parts that need to be ordered, it depends on how long it takes to receive the parts.   Please try to be patient with us.  At any given time, there are several machines waiting for service and we try our very best to accomplish two goals:

  1. Provide quality service
  2. Work as quickly as possible without compromising quality.

Bringing In Your Machine

So you are ready to bring one to us?

Here is a checklist of things to bring:

  • The Machine itself (If its in a cabinet, please remove from the cabinet.  Call if you need help removing it.)
  • Money for a deposit
  • The power cord
  • Foot Controller (if applicable)
  • Standard Universal Zig-Zag foot
  • Embroidery foot (If applicable)
  • Embroidery Unit (If applicable)
  • Small Embroidery Hoop (If applicable)
  • Any other accessory that we need to operate the machine
  • Sample of what the machine is doing (If you have one)

We will get your machine checked in, tagged with your information, and we will get your machine back to you as soon as we can!

Service Charges

**If you deny an estimate, the bench fee will still apply.**
 Please be aware that we are going to be required to collect sales tax on labor beginning July 1st, 2018 due to KY State Law

Machine TypeDeposit (Bench Fee)Standard Service Fee
Mechanical Sewing Only $20 $70
Electronic Sewing Only $30 $85
Domestic Serger/Blindhem $30 $85
Commercial, Industrial, Quilting $40 $110
Domestic Embroidery(We sold to YOU) $40 $90
Domestic Embroidery(Not sold to YOU) $50 $120
Single Needle Professional Embroidery $75 $175
Multi Needle Embroidery $100 $275

The Advantage Plan

In the past we had what we called "5 years free service."  This has been replaced by our all new Advantage Plan.  The Advantage Plan covers labor, service, parts, and basic usage classes.   The Advantage Plan is included at no additional cost for most of our machines, and is available for purchase for the remaining machine models that it is not included with.   For information about what machines are covered, give us a call at 606-473-3540.  You can read more about the Advantage Plan by clicking here.

Greenup Location
2027 1/2 Ashland Rd., Greenup, KY
(606) 473-3540

NOTE: It is not recommended that you use this address for GPS. You will end up at a local farm house about 3/4 of a mile away from us. For better results, type "Thomas Sewing Center" into Google Maps or Apple Maps.

Lexington Location
220 Ruccio Way Suite 170, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 286-5192

Greenup Hours
Mon - Closed
Tues - Sat - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

Lexington Hours
Mon - Closed
Tues - Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday - Closed