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Sewing Machine & Overlocker Hire

The use of one of our sewing machines during any of our classes is always absolutely free. Just let us know in advance if you need one, and we will have it ready for you on the day.

However, if you would like to do some sewing at home and don't have your own machine yet (or getting it serviced/repaired) you can hire one of our sewing machines for home use* for only $35/week .

The hire fee includes the rental of the machine, foot pedal, basic presser foot, as well as a zipper and button hole foot. We have a large selection of specialized sewing machine feet that can be hired for an extra $3/week.


sewing machine for hire

We also have one overlocker for rent. The rental fee is $49 a week and includes the overlocker, foot pedal and standard presser foot. We have a small selection of specialized serger feet that can be hired separately for $5/week each.


How it works

You can pick up the machine in Randwick, and drop it off within the seven day period. Extended hire periods are available also at a discounted rate. We require a refundable deposit of $150 on top of the hire, to be paid upon pick up. (Please note, it is a $200 refundabe deposit for the overlocker). The deposit is fully refundable upon the return of the machine, given there are no missing parts and the machine is in good working order and in the same condition as on pick up.

Pick up and drop off is by appointment only. Please call or email to arrange a time and day. Please note that we do not have credit card facilities and at present accept ONLY CASH payment for in-store payments. Both the hire fee and deposit have to be paid upon pickup.

Please note that you need to supply your own consumables such as bobbins, needles and thread. The machines take a plastic Janome brand bobbin. You can use your own, or we can supply them to you for $2 each.

Do you need a basic sewing kit of pins, fabric scissors, unpicker, tape measure, thread clippers, pincushion and hand sewing needles? You ca buy all these from us or hire a complete kit for only $4.90/machine hire period.

* Sewing machine and overlocker rental is for domestic use only.