A family run business, established in 1963, trading in the same premises in Bristol. We offer a professional, friendly, good old fashion customer service. Over the years, our business has developed and grown by word of mouth and we take great pride in the reputation we have gained.

Our extensive selection of leading top brand sewing machines include Bernina, Elna, Janome, Jaguar, Pfaff, Singer, Toyota and Wimsew Industrials. All skill levels are catered for whether a beginner, intermediate, advanced or professional, we have a machine suitable for you and your sewing needs. We supply high quality machines from £99.00 and to suit all budgets.

Machines can be taken in as part exchange towards any new machine. We also supply reconditioned secondhand and ex demonstration machines.

Full after sales service and backup support is provided to all our customers which includes up to, two free lessons with selected models of new machines.

Machines can also be provided for groups, schools, colleges and universities, further details are availble, please ring the shop on 0117 9778216.

 

 

SEW SATURDAY IS TOMORROW - FOR ONE DAY ONLY

Visit our shop tomorrow and join in with the fun.

Entry to a Free Prize draw with the first prize a Janome 217s sewing machines.

10% discount when you purchase a new Janome, including machines that are on offer - (only in store).

Make and take - drop in anytime to one of our two sessions - either between 10am -1pm or 2pm - 4pm.

Are you looking for a new machine or just intrigued by some, such as embroidery machines, then come and have a play. No obligation to buy.

Come visit your local sewing machine shop and meet the team. We look forward to seeing you.

 0% Interest Free Credit  

0% FINANCE Available over 3 Months on all Machines over £299.00 all you need is £40.00 Deposit

​0% FINANCE Available over 6 Months on all Machnes over £699.00 all you need is £50.00 Deposit

​Phone or Email to Apply
01179778216  mail@direct-sewingmachines.co.uk

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  • Here you will find new machines on special promotional offers from various manufacturers. Many of which are available for demonstration within the shop.

    There are machines to suit all abilities from basic, intermediate and advanced.

    Included within Special Offers are secondhand reconditioned machines and ex-demonstration.

    Promotion Special Offer exclusive to Janome with machines suitable for all abilities. Machines include basic, intermediate, advanced, mechanical, eletronic, computorised, embroidery and overlockers.

    Machines are available within the shop for demonstration

    Bernina sewing machines are a popular choice for quilters, textile artists, universities and educational authorities and has an impressive reputation. 

    One of the most popular models in the range is the 770 QE long arm machine.

     The range of machines start with the  mechanical 1008 model, the basic eletronic 215, through to the 3 series, the 5 series, the longarm 7 series to the top of the range 8 series.

    Bernina have now introduced a 7 year waranty offer on all their sewing machines sold in the UK only.  The offer lasts till the 31st December 2017 (Conditions apply)

    Models are available in the shop for demonstration.

     

     

     

    Elna have a range of machines that are suitable for beginners, intermediates an advance abilities. There are within the range machines designed for quilters and patchworkers, dressmakers or general household sewing.

    Elna sewing machines are made by Janome and are popular with educational authorities.

    We have an extensive range of Janome sewing machines, browse our range and buy online today.

    Janome sewing machines are a popular choice for quilters, textile artists, students, universities and educational authorities. The range includes machines for beginners, intermediate and advanced abilities as well as for various types of sewing from dressmkaing, patchworking and quilting, curtain and softfurnishing to general household sewing. 

    As Janome have such an extensive range there is a machine suitable for any budget and ability.

    Janome are the largest sewing machine manufacturers and also produce machines for Elna and John Lewis.

     

    Jaguar have compact sewing machines that are ideal for the beginner, occasional household use or as to take to workshops and courses.

    Pfaff sewing machines have within their range machines suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced abilities as well as for different sewing types like dressmaking, curtain making and patchwork and quilting and are popular with educational authroities.

    The Pfaffs have the built in IDT system on most of the machine in their range. When the IDT system is engaged, it acts like a traditional walking foot.

    One of the most recognisable sewing machine brands in the world. Machines suitable for all abilities of sewing. The Singer 1507 is great basic entry level sewing machine.

    Singer sewing machines come with a 2 year manufacturers guarantee.

    Below are all the overlockers and coverstitchers we sell.

    To view a specific brand of sewing machine, click on the name listed.

    Bernina / Elna / Janome / Jaguar / Pfaff / Toyota

     
     
     
     
     

    Re-conditioned machines come fully serviced with 1 year guarnatee and are for collection only from the shop.

    Ex-demonstration machines are ones that have been on display in the shop and can usually be delivered. Comes fully serviced with 2 year manufacturers guarantee.

    Reconditioned and Ex- Demonstration machines are excluded from the free lesson offer

    Reconditioned machines are sold as seen. Accessories may differ from that stated as standard with the machine within the manual. Machines are priced accordingly to reflect any missing accessories, manuals or covers.

    Wimsew have a range of industral sewing machines that we have been supplying for over 20 years. There is a machine for individual specialist industrial process from the standard straight sticher for the dressmaker and curtain maker to walking feet models, zig zag models and overlockers.  

    If you are unsure which industrial machine you need for your requirements, send us samples of the fabric you are using and we can test them and advice you on the best machine for your end product.

    For more information please email or contact 0117 9778216

    Embroidery softwares enable you to take your creativity to the next level by allowing you to turn images like clipart into a stitch format to download onto your machine via a USB or a memory compact flash card. 

     Some older embroidery machines may not be compatible with the softwares and/or are able to download from a memory card or USB.  To confirm if your older embroidery model is able to use a memory card or USB, please ring 0117 9778216 or email via the contact form.

    Shown below are some of our bestselling feet and accessories.

    To view a specific brand of feet and accessories, click on the name listed.

    Bernina / Elna / Janome / Pfaff / Singer / Wimsew Industrial

    Show below are the best selling haby and general supplies we sell.

    For specific type of supplies click on the left tool bar or from those listed below.

    Embroidery / Fabric Marking / Fastenings / General Haby / Mending & Fixing / Needles / Pins/ Quilting & Patchwork / Scissors / Tapes & Bindings / Sewing Boxes

     

    Mettler threads are 100% cotton and come in different thicknesses. A superb qualtiy thread for all types of sewing, from general, dressmaking, decorative and patchwork and quilting.

    An extensive range of sewing cabinets from Horn and sewing tables suitable for various types of sewing and room sizes.

    The air lift system in the sewing cabinets alllows your machine to move between storage, flat bed sewing and free arm sewing, as well as, provide plenty of storage for notions, fabrics etc.

    A range that includes height adjustable sewing/hobby tables, specially designed chairs, cutting mats to modular sewing furniture.

     

    Scroll down to view our workshops
     
    Keep checking back as we will be adding to the list, we will also notify of new workshops added via our facebook.  
     
    Our workshop space is above the shop and we only have upto a maximum of 6 places available (depending on workshop), which creates a friendly, fun, personnal atmosphere and therefore have more teaching time.
     
    We are also  introducing a series of Masterclasses, which will purely focus on techniques and will be done on samples for you to take away.  These will also include techniques for dressmaking and getting a professional finish.
     
    New dates coming soon, keep checking page or like us on facebook as we post new dates and workshops instantly.
     

    Scroll down for our large range of sewing boxes, from medium to extra large.  

    Great for storing all those smaller sewing items and a good place to hide your best fabric scissors and make ideal gifts.

NORMAL SHOP HOURS
Monday - Friday
  9.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday
 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday - Closed
 
Order online or
Visit our Bristol shop at
46 Sandy Park Road,
Brislington, Bristol BS4 3PF.
Tel 0117 9778216

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Repairing and

Servicing Machines

If your machinery has broken, don't panic! Our technicians have been repairing sewing machines for well over 50 years, so you know that your machinery is in good hands. Our sewing machine repair service is all done in house with a free initial quote before any repair work is carried out, so there are no nasty surprises. Feel free to come in our Bristol store and visit us, and we will be delighted to repair your machine for you.