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What brands of sewing machines and embroidery machines do we carry?
We carry several brands of sewing and embroidery machines that are made all over the world. To make it easy for you to learn more about each brand we have put a brief history of the brand below. Each picture is then a link to the models we carry here in the store. If you have any questions just call us at 817-590-4447.
HUSQVARNA VIKING VSM Group AB (Viking Sewing Machines), previously named Husqvarna Sewing Machines is a company based in Huskvarna, Sweden. Founded in 1872, the company is best known for "smart" (computerized) sewing machines and sergers under the brands Husqvarna Viking. The VSM brand produces several lines of sewing machines, the top being the Designer series and the lowest being the mechanical (non-computerized) Huskystars. The sewing machines change every year or so as the experts create upgrades. In February 2006 VSM Group was bought by Kohlberg & Co. and merged into a company named SVP Worldwide. A message from Viking: " Now you know our story–how it all began and the tremendous developments we’ve made in sewing and embroidery. We are proud of our heritage. It inspires us every day. And we are especially proud that you, our loyal sewing enthusiasts, have been a vital part of our history and our future. The mission of Husqvarna Viking has always been to provide sewers all over the world with inspiration and a wide range of tools that make it easy and fun to sew. We are excited about the innovations to come and continuing to spread the joy of sewing."
BROTHER Brother's history began in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. In 1954, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliate. Brother Industries manufacture mechanical sewing machines in Zhuhai, China and computerized sewing & embroidery machines in Taiwan. A new sewing machine factory was opened in 2012 in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, which is the largest single brand sewing machine factory in the world. In September 2012, Brother Industries manufactured their 50 millionth home sewing machine. Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home. Our U.S.A. corporate office, located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was established in the US on April 21, 1954. Brother and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. Brother International Corporation, is the name synonymous with success in the development and marketing of innovative, award-winning sewing machines for the consumer and fashion industries.
JANOME Janome is a Japanese company that is one of the leading manufacturers of sewing machines worldwide, with manufacturing plants in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. Around 1862, William Barker and Andrew J. Clark began producing the "The Pride of the West" machine, later calling it the "New England Single Thread Hand Sewing Machine" after moving the plant to Orange, Massachusetts in 1867. Over the next few years, the New England machine and the "Home Shuttle" were their two most significant products. In 1882, the company reformed under the name New Home (a combination of the labels New England and Home Shuttle). In Japanese, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means "eye of the snake." The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional long shuttle. The Japanese thought the new round bobbin looked like a snake's eye, and from the innovative design, a name was born. In 1960, New Home and the "New Home" brand were purchased by the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, Japan. Janome was the first to develop a computerized machine for home use (the Memory 7, in 1979), the first to offer professional style embroidery to the home market (the Memory Craft 8000, in 1990) and the first to offer a long-arm quilting machine for home use (the Memory Craft 6500P, in 2003. Machines produced by Janome range from basic sewing, quilting and embroidery through to specialty machines for overlocking (serging), embroidery, fibre arts, machines for schools and compact models. The range includes electronic and computerized machines that can be updated via software and there is a treadle for power-free sewing. Janome has been leading the industry with such innovation ever since.
PFAFF Pfaff was founded in Kaiserslautern Germany in 1862 by instrument maker Georg-Michael Pfaff. Pfaff's first machine was handmade, and designed to sew leather in the manufacture of shoes. PFAFF® offers an extensive range of sewing machines and related products for sewing and embroidering. PFAFF’s products embody perfection of the craft, precision, supreme technology with a German design.There are many reasons behind the success of a brand like PFAFF®. It's a brand with over 150 years of development behind it and a consistent presence in the marketplace. It has a special air of familiarity, security and reliable quality. Today's world overloads all of our senses. It reflects the spirit of the times. How do people live their lives, what did they think yesterday, what will they do tomorrow? What's in and what's out, and most important of all: what do people want? PFAFF® sewing machines are part of this world, because there is one thing that never goes out of style: The search for individuality. Welcome to the world of PFAFF®.
HANDIQUILTER Handi Quilter understands what quilters need, a reliable, low-maintenance quilting machine that not only makes it easy for you to finish more quilts, but also looks great in your studio. Whether you quilt for fun, charity, or for profit, Handi Quilter’s innovative technology and quality engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand along with the smoothest stitch in the industry. All of our machines are backed by the trusted HQ warranty, more than 300 trained HQ local retailers, and HQ customer service, education, and technical support. With Handi Quilter, you’ll be able to finish more quilts to your own or your customers’ exacting standards.
PREVIOUSLY LOVED We have a full bench with machines that have been traded in by owners who were moving up to bigger machines. We test these trade ins to make sure they are still in good shape, then we perform a full service on them and get them cleaned up before putting them out on the bench to wait until they can find a new home. If you aren't ready for a new one, come try out a used one!