Sewing Machine & Serger Service/Repair

Scheduled, in-person diagnostic to learn what needs to be done

Get back to sewing quickly with most machines that need service returned in 7-10 days

Multiple times and drop-off locations around Austin and surrounding areas for your convenience

Service provided for both new AND vintage, domestic sewing machines

Cleanings, tune-ups and repairs for domestic sewing machines and sergers

All Sewing Machines need a little lovin' from time to time. Just like your vehicle, you need to take care of your machine, so your machine will take care of you! It's a good idea to have your machine serviced by a professional on an annual basis to ensure a long life for your machine. The older your machine, the more important taking care of it becomes.

How it works

Schedule an appointment at one of the several locations around Austin. I will meet you in person to diagnose a problem you may be experiencing with your machine, or if you want to drop it off for a full-service update to keep it running in tip-top shape. If you're experiencing a problem and it can't be fixed during the diagnostic, I will provide a recommendation and estimate for additional servicing. A non-refundable diagnostic fee is required to schedule an appointment.

Most machines are returned in 7-10 days after servicing. In order to provide this very quick turn-time a limited number of slots are available each week for service, so schedule an appointment as soon as possible!

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Diagnostic: $27 (sales tax included)
Full-service for sewing machines: $50 after diagnostic (+ sales tax)
Full-service for sergers: $100 after diagnostic (+ sales tax)

Full-service includes:

  • Tune-up
  • Oiling
  • Cleaning
  • Minor repairs

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Locations & Times

I will only be at these locations to meet people who have scheduled appointments, walk-ins are not available. I will not be at the location if no appointments are scheduled for that day. Some times may vary based on holidays or other scheduling requirements.

The Stitching Studio Learn more about CRAFT

12325 Hymeadow Dr
Thursday | 10:00am - 11:00am
Me & Ewe Learn more about CRAFT

4903 Woodrow Ave
Thursday | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CRAFT Learn more about CRAFT

4704A E Cesar Chavez St #5
Sunday | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Area map of all locations to
find the one closest to you.

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Types of Machines Serviced

Ronkita services just about any make/model of domestic sewing machine and serger, vintage and new - Singer, Bernina, Janome, Kenmore, Brother, Juki, Pfaff, Husqvarna, White, Baby Lock and more. If you have a digital machine, these can also be serviced to tune up, clean or replace mechanical parts as needed, however, if the issue you're experiencing is related to the digital or electrical components, then you will need to have your machine serviced by the manufacturer or a local dealer.

Is your machine in a desk, or an industrial machine?

Do you have more than one machine that needs servicing?

Schedule Diagnostic / Machine Service

An appointment is required for machine service, walk-ins are not available. To schedule machine service using the form below, first select the location, then select the date and time. Toggle between the locations to check availability at each. Please be sure to review the Machine Service Terms & Conditions.

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About the Technician

Vanessa was the machine service technician at the Stitch Lab and performed all of the cleanings, repairs and maintenance. She has worked on hundreds of machines, gaining intimate knowledge of the mechanics and performance of various makes/models, and likes to be able to share this information with clients and students so they can get the most out of their machine.

Quick Fix Tips

If your machine is giving you trouble, try these quick fix tips when stuck:

  • Change out your needle.
  • Make sure your needle is inserted in the correct direction and pushed up as far as needed. Always refer to your user manual for directions.
  • Use good quality sewing thread. Old, deteriorated or poor quality thread can cause all kinds of issues. If it's on a wooden spool, it should be used as decoration only.

Contact Ronkita with project requests by using the custom order form, or send orders, questions and comments to or call 512.630.2115.