This shop for a costumer is like a treasure cove. It's a little bit out the way for people our neck of the woods but the journey would be fine for the sheer amount of stuff they have in here. It works as a sewing machine repair shop which also sells everything you could need for sewing. Loads of buttons, ribbon, trim, tools..bits and bobs. There are things in there I wish I knew about sooner! The price is fantastic too; it is really affordable and I believe it is cheaper than the rag market in some instances. So many buttons (I look like I have a button problem now). They also sell knitting things for any keen knitters and also from a past yelp event; actually have the Pom Pom makers!!!
Please check this shop out if you like making stuff!
So I was on the hunt for a carry bag for my sewing machine. Not wanting to trek across towns to Kings Heath or take my chances at the market, I thought I'd venture down to Soho Road where there was sure to be a haberdashery of some kind. Low and behold, after walking down this same bloody road for about an hour (I live on Constitution Hill which turns into Great Hampton Street which turns into Hockley Hill which turns into Soho Hill which turns into Soho Road...AAARGH!) I finally find Sew-Tek.
This store is full to the brim with sewing machines, accessories, buttons, embellishments and anything else you could possibly want, relating to sewing and embroidery. The man serving was very helpful and I got a cheap and cheerful Brother carry bag to match my machine.
Sew-Tek is definitely worth a visit if you are over this way and can't make it to the market.
My mum introduced me to this small but crammed full sewing shop. Mum has a range of machines - mostly Janome and Pfaff - and does a massive amount of sewing - from quilting to dressmaking to simple hemming and repairs. Because of all of this, she needed to buy a few bits and bobs to stock up her supplies, and that's where Sewtek came in. We popped in just to buy some more spare bobbins, and mum wanted to find out if they did repairs or servicing. The shopkeeper was super helpful and took details down and let her know what service options they offered.
The downside to where they're situated is that the Soho Road is awful for parking, unless you're used to it and ready to just plough on through and block the road whilst you wait for a street space. That was why I'd been dragged along - to be the designated driver and stop her from screaming at other drivers!
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