Sewtime Blog

Sewtime has a new owner!

Dear Sewtime Friends,

We have a big announcement about Sewtime that is both very exciting and very emotional for
us. As you may know, our sewing business has been my life’s work, passion, and
commitment, since I was a nine-year-old girl helping customers in my father’s sewing store, in
Richmond Hill, Queens. Over the years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of being part of an
incredible creative community, meeting so many wonderful people, and watching the sewing
industry grow in so many ways.

The time has come for Michael and I to retire, and spend more time with our grandchildren.
We had very high standards in finding someone to take over, because our customers are very
important to us. It was going to be no easy feat to find someone with the industry knowledge,
years of experience, and a passion for customer service that you’ve come to find at Sewtime.
We realized that that person was closer than we thought! It is
with great pleasure that we share that we have handed the Sewtime reins to Steve Gruber (owner of Sew Right Sewing

We are very excited that Steve is the new owner of
Sewtime. Steve is super friendly, honest and knowledgeable. He
is the right person to take over and continue Sewtime’s
dedication to offering our customers only the best products,
prices, service and classes. He has over 25 years of sewing
machine business experience and we are thrilled to have him as a
member of the Sewtime family.

Please know that nothing will change for our customers on warranties from all previous,
present and future sales and repairs. All gift cards and deposits will be honored. All classes
will continue, with many more being added, including major educational events.
Starting November 2, 2019, our Sewtime Oakland Garden location customers will be taken
care of by Steve Gruber at 223-20 Union Turnpike, Bayside, Queens, New York, 11364. The
Sewtime Westbury location will also be operated by Steve. Please pardon our appearance
during this transition period.

The same wonderful staff will be working with Steve, and I will still be around lending my
help and support in any way I can to insure a smooth transition.
We are very happy that the Sewtime story can continue under Steve’s watch, and knowing that
our customers will be cared for means everything to us.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for being part of the Sewtime Family! I cherish so
many memories and moments, and wish you all the best!

Your Friend in Sewing,


Sewtime is at Pfaff and Viking Convention 2018!

Check out Photos from the 2018 Convention Adventures! Click here

It has been an exciting  Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking convention so far! 10-Needle embroidery machines were introduced by both brands. Plus the introduction of the Pfaff New Ambition and New Expression Line.  Lots of fun, new techniques being introduced!  These projects below were embroidered on the Husqvarna Viking Epic and the new Viking Designer Brilliance 80 sewing and embroidery machine. One embroidery was done on cork fabric and the other was an embossing “leather “ technique. More to come…


Embroidery on Cork Fabric

Leather Embossing


The Brother Luminaire was just unveiled!

Barbara K. was impressed with this amazing machine! Check out the new Brother Scan & Cut DX!

Barbara K. attended the Brother B2B  (Brother convention) and experienced the unveiling of the new Brother Machine, Scan & Cut, and the latest & greatest items in the industry! We will be sharing all of these the updates Sept. 8th/Sept. 9th at Sewtime’s Launch Party.  Click to Register for this Free Event! The name of the new Brother Sewing & Embroidery machine is the “Luminaire. ” It is the quietest machine in its class, on the market!  Check out what sets this special Machine apart in this video playlist.

Some of the features Barbara loved are the:

-amazing built in projector as well as a scanner/camera

-Largest hoop on the market and doesn’t requiring turning- 10 1/2” x 16”

-13 “ from needle to tower

-Quick spring release on large hoop

-Easy release for needle plate change to single hole or standard needle plate

-Program and create your own sewing stitches

-Design embroideries directly in the machine without software

-More Exclusive Disney embroideries and Disney character stitches in sewing mode

-Check out additional pictures below from Brother Convention!

The NEW Scan & Cut was also Introduced! Check out this video below.

There are so many awesome features on the new Scan & Cut-but one major benefit is that it automatically senses what you are cutting and adjusts the cutting blade for you! Also new roller attachment allows feed of 6 feet of vinyl for cutting! See gold flower picture of roller. Very Special Pricing will be available in September!

These machines- both sewing and cutting are the quietest on the market!

Antique Factory Machine Restored at Sewtime!

Here are before and after photos of an antique factory machine.  The machine belonged to a customer’s mother-in-law.  The customer explained it was for his wife, whose Mom had passed, and it would be a comfort to her to have it, as mom spent a great deal of time with this sewing machine.  And could we restore it ?  Well the answer: yes we can, and YES WE DID !  We left the top as original as possible, as most of the marks were made while the machine was in it’s working prime.  A few items were sourced from the modern parts bin, but most of the original parts were restored.  We think you will agree the end result is quite beautiful!
In the Process, John worked to restore this machine with most original parts, and cabinet, to it’s original beauty
A beautiful outcome…

What do Single & Multi Needle Embroidery machines have to offer over home embroidery machines?

People love personalized items! A gift of a baseball cap with a specific logo or a baby blanket with a baby’s name is more exciting than plain items. Personalization through embroidery is a big industry. Embroidery enthusiasts, hobbyists, crafters, and entrepreneurs now have a chance to turn their love of sewing and embroidery into an embroidery business. They can now make money from home in the personalization industry.

With cost-effective single and multi needle home embroidery machines, creative types can create professional embroidery in less time. There are many options for home based “commercial” single and multi needle machines. Below are two examples.

Woman sewing logos on hatsBrother Persona PRS100, single needle machine, in one of the most popular machines for folks starting out in an embroidery business. With its tubular free arm configuration, it gives you the flexibility and ease to embroider difficult to reach areas all while reducing fabric tangles. Also, because its only 18 inches wide its easy to fit in any living space. Because you may be short on time, it’s user friendly, offers easy bobbin access, thread color changes, built in designs, and lots of personalization for your projects.

If you are not interested in changing thread and need more features as you gain more customers, the revolutionary

Multi-needle machineEntrepreneur® Pro PR1000e, a 10-needle home embroidery machine has more. This multi needle machine raises the bar in embroidery for hobbyists, crafters and home-based entrepreneurs. Finish most multi-color designs faster, easier, and with greater precision than with most single or 6-needle machines. Create professi

onal results on a wide range of items with logos, monograms some of the most powerful design and editing capabilities ever built into a multi-needle embroidery machine. With large embroidery area, built in designs, and even more customization, speed and embroidery quality, it can bring your business to the next level.

Feel free to contact Sewtime with any questions.

Check out our Mullti needle and single needle machine page here!