Service & Repair

Superior service from your local certified BERNINA dealers

We service all brands of machines. To keep your machine running great, don’t miss your annual service! Our BERNINA certified technician is here every Tuesday and Thursday. Please call ahead or complete the form below to let us know you will be bringing in your machine.


    The Inspired Sewist’s trained and certified service and repair technician George Stiffe has been with us for 17 years. He has extensive training on BERNINA brand machines and also all other makes and models, such as BabyLock, Brother, Janome, etc. His list is endless.

    We take your investment seriously and will provide you with the best service possible to maintain the proper function of your sewing machine. It is recommended you bring your machine in once a year for a Clean, Oil and Adjust. You can trust our team to take the utmost care of your machine all while providing you with excellent customer service.

    IMPORTANT: All repairs are done right here in-store. We have our technician in the store every Tuesday and Thursday. Most machines are serviced and ready to go the same day.

    Have questions and prefer to speak to a member of our staff? Please call us at (561)747-0525

    To properly service your machine, we will need the following items:

    Sewing Machine:

    The machine, power cord, and foot control

    The standard #1 zig zag foot 

    The #3a large black buttonhole foot. (This foot is to YOUR machine so we MUST have yours to properly calibrate the automatic buttonhole functions. 

    Zig-zag needle plate

    Regular bobbin case and bobbin 

    Sewing Machine with Embroidery Unit:

    The embroidery unit

    Large hoop and template

    Embroidery foot 

    Embroidery bobbin case and bobbin 

    Routine Service (Clean, Oil & Adjust) includes:

    Clean inside of machine 

    Oil machine

    Check motor

    Check foot control

    Check electrical connections

    Check belt 

    Check pulley

    Check hand wheel

    Check bobbin winder

    Check spool holder

    Check cam stack gear

    Check tension unit

    Check pressor foot bar

    Check hook driver

    Check food dog 

    Check needle front to back

    Check needle height 

    Check needle position

    Check zig-zag swing

    Check hook

    Check back run/timing

    Check embroidery unit on embroidery machine

    Check needle hook clearance 

    Inspect for worn and broken parts

    Adjust top tension

    Adjust straight stitch

    Adjust zig-zag

    Adjust thread regulator 

    Adjust balance 

    Adjust X and Y positions on embroider unit 

    Adjust speed control

    Adjust bobbin case tension

    Calibrate buttonholes on computerized machines

    clean outside of machine

    Perform Regular Maintenance at Home

    Regular cleaning and oiling of your machine and other simple maintenance steps you can perform will help keep your machine in good shape between service. You should use your machine brush to clean the bobbin area after each sewing session and apply oil as instructed in your owner’s manual (and in guide class too)