So, you’re thinking about buying a new sewing machine?
Maybe it’s your first time sewing, maybe you’re ready for an upgrade, or maybe you’re getting it as a gift. Either way it’s a thoughtful, long term purchase. But guess what? When it comes to sewing machines, it’s not simply about what you buy, where you buy makes a huge difference too.
You could quite possibly shop online – anytime, anywhere in fact wearing nothing more than a smile, with a glass of wine in the comfort of your own home. Purchasing online is easy – a quick click on the mouse or a light touch on your smartphone screen is all it takes.
But at the same time, you’re trading ease of purchase with the enjoyment of in-store shopping – seeing, touching, feeling products and socialising. Besides, nothing beats the pleasure of instant gratification where you can bring home your prize purchase and start sewing immediately.
The big department store down the street is one other option… if you know what you’re looking for. With big chain stores, it’s mostly help-yourself service; the man in the blue vest can’t help you thread your new machine — he may not even know they sell sewing machines. If you are seeking good old-fashioned customer service and advice, the best place to shop is at your local dealer.
If you’re thinking of investing in a quality sewing machine, you deserve the best shopping experience.
Local Specialised Stores
When you shop locally, you have the opportunity for assistance; access to years of experience; expert advice; are guided through all the features of a machine; and are taught how to clean and maintain your machine. More importantly, you will feel secure and confident about your purchase.
Your local Janome dealers are dedicated sewing specialists. In other words, they have excellent knowledge of their products and will be able to match a machine to your sewing needs and answer questions you may not even know to ask.
Many dealers also offer start-up lessons and sewing classes such as quilting, dressmaking, how to use different presser feet, machine embroidery, etc. If you are just starting out, these are perfect opportunities to ease into the sewing community, make friends with like-minded hobbyists, and have a great deal of fun.
The extra bonus of buying from a local Janome dealer is that should you have a problem with your machine, you can take it back to the store where there is a real person to speak to face-to-face. Your dealer can also offer additional support such as servicing, repairs and upgrades.
Supporting a local business will offer a higher quality buying experience, with experts in technical and education available for you and your machine in the future.
Get to know your local Janome dealer today. You may be surprised at what they can offer.