Scott's sewing Machine repair is open by Appointment only

I was not getting enough repairs in 2022 to make a living, towards the end of 2022 I started looking for a job, From January 2023 until March I worked for Cruise Autonomous EVs. swing shift 3 pm - 11 PM
But was contacted by Pat Mulqueen of Mulqueen Sewing & Fabric and offered $7 more than I was making at cruise. So since April 2023 I have been working at their Mesa store at 3716 West Main St. It's a 70 mile round trip to work and home.. May 2024 we are not getting enough repairs at work to keep us busy and since June have enforcing unpaid days off, I have been averaging 4 days a week.

Services

I offered the following services at a discount of what you would pay in a store. If you find anyone lower let me know.




Payment

I prefer cash, you pay me when your machine is done and you pick it up. Though I can take checks but then I have to deposit them. I have a square credit card reader but they charge me $6 for processing which I would have to pass on to you and the last time I tried to use it would not load. $dsscheibe for cash app but they also take time to transfer to my bank account.

What I need from you. Foot control and power cord, bobbin and thread you are using preferred. Often bad thread can be a issue. Incorrect or damaged bobbins are a common problem. Zig-zag presser foot and needle plate (does not apply to straight stitch machines). Embroidery machines I need in addition to the above anything required to do an embroidery; unit, including hoop, thread, stabilizer and fabric, any design you want me to test. Commercial machines and older sergers and really old sewing machines that do not take standard needles I need a new needle with the machine. I do not have a supply of non-standard needles.

Some how after windows 10 messed up my computer in early 2022 and I had to reinstall everything, an old version of my website was restored and got uploaded to the host, I just discovered it on April 23, 2022. With this version prices and some other information was corrected or removed. May 13th, I realized that my address, payment information, phone number and the map was gone..


Contact / Address



9416 N 38th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85051
9146 N 38th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85051

Directions: This is my home, it is south of Hatcher Ave in a deep cul-du-sac, between 37th Ave which turns in to Perdue as it goes around a curve where it meets the east end of Hatcher. The west end of Hatcher ends at 39th ave about a block south of Cactus Wren Elementary school. Hatcher does not go through to from the west to 39th ave, on the west side it drops down and turns in to Mission. 39th is the mid mile light on Dunlap Ave between 35th Ave and 43rd Ave, if you turn North on 39th you will come to Hatcher on the Right side about a half a block south of the school and Carol Ave from the west. If you are coming south on 35 you can turn west on Eva St to 37th Ave and go north to Hatcher. From 43rd Ave you can turn east on Carol Ave, go past the school turn right on 38th then the next left on to Hatcher Ave. You CAN Not get here from Peoria Ave because the Cannel runs diagonally though the square mile about two blocks north of me. Any streets north of the cannel can not get to the south side of the cannel or vise versa.


Contact Me

phone 602-672-6724 Texting me is always easiest and fastest. I got a new phone but it rings all the time with spam so I only answer calls that are identifed with a name, most do not show anything and at work have the ringer turned off. My voice mail does work but some times it takes hours to notify me I have new voice mail.
Please E-Mail any comments to me




Scott

2020 One of the best sewing machine Technicians in the South West never got had a significant raise in over 10 years and in need of more income and was laid off due to the corona virus.. They claimed they had no orders for machines and have no money to pay us but only I and the driver were furloughed even though I have been in the service center longer than the others combined.. And they did not lay off the manager who made twice much as us and really didn't deserve it. Having worked for SVP for 22 years in April and at the Arizona Discount Sew & Vac for 10 years prior in Glendale, Arizona at the Viking Store a total of 32 years in August 2020. I have heard since that the service center was closed some time in 2023. Also the Glendale store which was at 51st Ave and Northern has been closed around 2022. I hear the Avondale JoAnns is closing soon. The Phoenix area Viking stores are shipping repairs to Texas..

During that time I serviced schools in Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Deer Valley, paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and other towns and Indian Reservations all over Arizona. Also Maricopa college system, ASU, GCU, Phoenix College, Glendale College; sewing, fashion design and Drama departments most of which have closed their sewing programs in the last few years.

I'm the guy who fixes machines other people attempted and made them worse. My specialty is older machines, probably one of very few in the USA that can correctly work on Viking 6000 series. I can work on about anything but only have some parts for Singer, older Vikings and some class 15 machines (ie front loading removable bobbin case with flat sided bobbins).

A bit about me, I came to Arizona in 1986 to go to Arizona Automotive Institute where I earned an Associate Degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology. I worked for a few months as a mechanic but found I had skin problems with petrol chemicals and my hands cracked and dried up. Never had trouble in auto shop in high school or at AAI but most of the stuff we worked on was clean as opposed to customers cars. I had to give up being an auto mechanic. A career counselor signed me up to go to High Tech Institute where I earned an Associate degree in Computers and Electronics, at the time we were running 80386s with DOS and Win 3.11. While I was going to school in the afternoons I worked morning and evenings for Bernina of Phoenix for Dave Sondrupt. Just before I graduated Bill Clinton was in office and cut military spending, most of the electronics industry in Arizona made stuff for the military.. So there were people with years experience looking for the same electronics jobs I was. Dave's wife left him and he closed his business, before he left he found me a job with Ron Gullick at Arizona Discount Sew n Vac. I worked for Ron for 10 years. Then at the time was Viking White took over and opened several stores in the Jo Ann Fabrics. Then we were all hired by Viking (later became SVP Worldwide) and I have worked for them until they furloughed me for 60 days on March 23, 2020. And when I started this business to make money while furloughed they fired me for working against them.. I was 22 when I came to Phoenix and am now 58.