About Us

Exeter Sewing Machine Company is a family-owned business established in Exeter in the late 1940s.

We are an independent business based in the centre of Exeter selling sewing, embroidery and overlocker machines as well as a large range of fabrics, haberdashery, sewing and crafting accessories which are available both in store and in our online shop. We offer expert advice and on-site servicing / repair of machines.

If you are thinking about buying a new machine, we can offer several advantages as a retailer. Our independence means that you can come in and see several brands of machine alongside each other, including Brother, Janome, Bernina and Baby Lock. We can provide an unbiased opinion and advice to help you choose the right machine for you, to suit your budget and creative ambitions. And we provide machine aftercare and support.

We offer free machine demonstrations, meaning that you can see and even try the machines before making your decision. We have over fifty demonstration machines in the shop, and you are welcome to email us if there is a specific model you would like to see. Second-hand machines are also available and part-exchange is sometimes possible.

Once you've bought a machine from us, we're here to help you make the most of it - whether that be some guidance on how to use a specific machine feature, or confirmation that a particular accessory we sell is compatible with your machine.  If you have any questions about a machine you've purchased from us - please contact us. We will do our best to answer your question or point you in the right direction. Of course all new machines we sell have a manufacturer's warranty, and we even offer a warranty on our second-hand and ex-demo machines. We also offer machine servicing and repairs.

We also sell a large variety of fabric, specialising in patchwork fabric, including brands such as Moda, Makower and Free Spirit Fabrics. These beautiful 100% cottons are perfect for making quilts, but can also be used for other craft projects. We also have a range of colourful fabrics by the popular designer Kaffe Fassett; again these are ideal for quilting. In addition we stock a range of felt and hessian, and a small range of dressmaking fabrics.

We stock a wide range of quilting and patchwork supplies, haberdashery, craft kits and much much more!

We are also a Horn Furniture Super-Centre with a good display of Horn sewing cabinets.

At Exeter Sewing Machine Company Ltd we supply competitively priced, good quality products with the full back-up and support you would expect from a local family business.

Exeter Sewing Machine Company LTD                                    

7 Heavitree Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LD, United Kingdom

Telephone: 01392 275660

Email: [email protected]

Registered Number: 09617835

VAT number: 220 4726 43