Used Sewing Machines

There are a wide variety of used sewing machines on the market today. This includes different models of mechanical and computerized embroidery, quilting, sewing, and sergers. These are available in both regular and industrial models.

One thing all used sewing machines have in common is the need for cleaning and other services over a period of time. We are proud to furnish this service to our community.

Our Used Sewing Machine Sales and Service


At Capital Sew & Quilt our highly trained sewing machine mechanics can provide our customers with high quality used sewing machines at a great price. We sell and repair all types of Electronic and Mechanical Sewing Machines. Each staff member treats every piece of sewing equipment as if it were their own, making sure it is thoroughly cleaned and receives required repairs.

Using high-end factory parts, you can be assured that your machine will be returned in as near its original condition as possible. In addition, we are aware that your need for the machine is often time-sensitive. As a rule, when you bring in your machine the estimated repair time is 3 to 5 business days but exceptions can be made if necessary.

We provide basic service for the following mechanical and computerized machines:

• Straight Sewing Machines

• Embroidery and Multi Needle Embroidery Machines

• Long Arm Quilting and Long Arm with Frame Machines

• Sergers

• Industrial Sewing Machines

Extra Service Charges:

• Replacement of any worn or broken parts

Used Mechanical Sewing Machines

Over time, it is common to have thread, lint and other things to build up in your machine. In addition, it is not uncommon to find the tension and timing out of alignment.

Cleaning the machine is the first order of business followed by oiling, checking all parts of the machine and making needed tension and timing adjustments. This is followed by checking gears, needle threaders, cutters, motor and other parts of the machine. Any broken parts are replaced at this time. The last step is a careful wiping down of the entire machine.

Used Computerized Sewing Machines

Used computerized sewing machines are more complicated than mechanical sewing machines due to the use of computer chips. These chips are what provides the smooth operation that makes sewing a pleasure with this type of mechanism.

After a thorough cleaning, fresh oil is applied to assure that there are no dry parts in the machine that can cause friction. Adjustments are made to the tension, Feed Dog and Hook timing. Following this, all belts, automatic needle threaders, bobbin winders, thread cutters, bobbin case, gears, sensors, circuit boards, screens, other electronic components are checked for adjustment or replacement.

This procedure is also followed on Long Arm Sewing & Quilting, Embroidery, Multi-Needle Embroidery, and Industrial Sewing Machines. Servicing any of these machines will include an inspection, thorough cleaning, lubrication, adjustments. A part replacement has a charge over that of servicing.

What to Expect

When you bring your machine to Capital Sew & Quilt you will be greeted by one of our highly trained staff. After you explain your problems, he or she will try using the machine to see what the problem is. Suggestions will then be made of possible problems and the servicing charge explained.

We are dedicated to assuring our customers that they will receive the highest quality service on their sewing machine. We use only high-quality factory recommended replacement parts, offer reasonable prices and will consider any time-sensitive needs when scheduling repairs.

Licensed, bonded and insured, we have specially trained sewing machine mechanics and are happy to offer a guarantee on our work.

We are available by phone Monday through Saturday so give us a call regarding any concerns you may have with your sewing machine. One of our master mechanics will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if service is needed.

We are dedicated to making sure you have many hours of happy sewing with a machine that operates smoothly.