Cathedral Sewing Machines 01179807261

COVID UPDATE: We are currently able to offer repairs and servicing of sewing machines on a drop off or local collection service maintaining the Government recommendations of safe distance practices. If you would like to drop your machine off, we take in repairs Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm. We are also still offering the entire range of new industrial sewing machines for sale that can be delivered on a pallet to any UK address or collected from us.

Please click on the contact box below to either arrange an appointment or discuss your particular issues with your domestic or industrial sewing machine or email Our opening hours are:
Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm
Saturday 9am-12pm

We also stock a wide range of new Juki industrial sewing machines including walking foot, overlocker and standard Lockstitch and second hand industrial sewing machines which can be tested either at our premises or Mark is happy to bring them to you. We also have a range of Jack automated sewing machines in stock as well as a new range of Seiko heavy duty walking feet machines suitable for leather and canvas work. Our specialism is leather sewing machines including Adler 105, Singer 45K and Seiko and many others so please contact us with any queries.

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  • Hello from Mark at Cathedral Sewing Machines

    After years of working as a sewing machine engineer for other companies, I decided in 2010 to be brave, go it alone and create Cathedral Sewing Machines when I moved from Somerset to Bristol. To give you a brief introduction, I am Mark Oldis and I run the business with the help of my wife, Jennine who tries to keep my emails in order and does a lot of my paperwork. It is a true family run business as I was originally trained in 1992 by my father in law who ran a successful sewing machine repair business in Somerset and still helps out when I can coax him out of retirement. I am now in my 10th successful year of business and also run an online business through Amazon and Ebay selling industrial machines, industrial needles and all sewing machine spare parts across the world.

    I am fortunate enough to be able to work from a workshop attached to my home where I welcome customers from Monday to a Friday to drop off machines or come and try out industrial sewing machines. To give you an idea of the types of services I provide:

    • Free estimates on domestic sewing machine repairs and servicing-drop off or local Bristol, Bath, North Somerset collection service.
    • Able to work on most makes of machines including Bernina, Janome, Singer, Elna, Toyota, Husqvarna Viking, Frister Rossmann, Pfaff and Brother. Other makes can be repaired so just feel free to ask.
    • Competitive rates for school and college service contracts.
    • Sales of new Juki industrial sewing machines and second hand industrial sewing machines at competitive prices.
    • Sales of new Jack automated industrial sewing machines and overlockers.
    • Specialists in leather industrial sewing machines, including walking feet machines with stock a new Seiko machines.
    • Repairs to most makes of industrial sewing machines in the Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas including Brother, Juki, Seiko, Adler, Pfaff, Singer.
      *Wide range of spare parts for industrial sewing machines kept in stock or on our Ebay & Amazon stores.
  • Industrial sewing machine repairs

    Specialists on site servicing and repairs to industrial sewing machines including Singer, Brother, Juki, Pfaff, Adler, Seiko and other leading makes. Repairs can be carried out to the following types of machines:

    • Walking Foot
    • Needle Feed
    • Overlocker
    • Blind Hemmer
    • Twin Needle
    • Straight Stitch or Zig Zag
    • Post Machines
  • School Services

    • On site one or two day appointments where engineer provides servicing of all machines in one area.
    • Standard charge of £14 per basic sewing machine service within school, college or university.
    • Electronic sewing machine service and repairs may vary depending on model of machine.
    • Overlockers £18 per machine. Industrial machines £20 per machine.
    • Any machine taken back to the workshop charged at £30 per repair.

    Get In Touch

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    I just wanted to thank you for repairing my trusted old Singer – I was hoping to leave a recommendation on your website but as I can’t I am emailing you to say you were very polite, professional and charged reasonable prices! I only wish others offered good old fashioned service like yours. Many thanks, you come highly recommended!

    Mrs Clark, Longwell Green
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    I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the repair you did on my ancient electric Singer sewing machine.  I’ve done some sewing this afternoon and Its stitching brilliantly – far better than it has for many years and its a joy to use!! Thank you so much.

    Shelah Martin, Bristol
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    Many thanks. I haven’t tried it yet ! But impressed. I have another customer from my work who was waiting to see what I thought…. I’ll recommend you.

    Sarah Carhart, Bristol
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    Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the service on my machine. Would certainly recommend you. Thanks.

    Sandra Ball, Bristol



Brand new JUKI 1181N WALKING FOOT INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE complete on bench with energy efficient servo motor. This machine is suitable for LEATHER, CANVAS, PVC, HORSE RUGS & BLANKETS and other heavy applications. We keep these in stock at so call us to come and try them to see how great these machines are for sewing through heavy work. Call Mark on BRISTOL 01179807261 for further details.

Juki 8100e Lockstitch Sewing Machine Complete on Stand
Juki 8100e Lockstitch Sewing Machine Complete on Stand


Brand new JUKI 8100E single needle lockstitch machine with energy efficient servo motor which is suitable for most lightweight sewing applications and comes with the options of a variety of feet including piping and zipper. We stock these machines so you can either come and try them. Alternatively call 01179807261 and speak to Mark to find out more information.

Juki DDL 8700H Straight Stitch Industrial Machine

The Juki DDL 8700H is a high speed straight stitch industrial sewing machine which has been designed with the textiles trade in mind. It encapsulates reliability, performance and ease of operation to allow users to stitch anything from curtains through to jackets with the knowledge the knowledge of a high quality finish for the product.

Juki DNU 1541 Heavy Duty Walking Foot Machine With Silent Servo Motor

In stock now is the Juki DNU-1541 which is a heavy duty walking foot sewing machine suitable for those who are sewing thicker leather, canvas, bouncy castles or any other heavy material. Suitable for thread up to a TKT 30 and is large capacity so you will be able to keep sewing for longer with the bobbins.


Sales of New Juki, Jack and Seiko Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machines-British Made Stands and Tops

An guide to picking the right new industrial sewing machine from the Juki, Jack and Seiko range that we keep in stock including what they will and will not sew from leather, horse rugs to standard lightweight fabric plus the reason we use British quality stands and bench tops. It also explains how we ship our machines on pallets to the UK, Highlands and Islands plus Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Brother Innovis 350 Feed Issues
Brother Innovis 350 With Feed Dog Problems

Feed dog not rising on your Brother Innovis 350…we took on that challenge and the machine is working again

How NOT to wire a YDK sewing machine foot control to your existing lead properly

This blog explains one of the common problems with mis wiring your YDK replacement foot control as well as how to actually wire it properly. These are ideal replacement foot controls for older machines and any machine which does not have an electronic dual speed foot control. The image in the blog shows an incorrect wiring of a foot control and we will update with our You Tube video on how to wire in your own YDK foot control. We also sell these on our Ebay store with a link in the blog.

Large Range of Industrial Sewing Machine Needles Now Available on Our Ebay Store

Wide range of top quality industrial sewing machine needles now in stock on our Ebay store including 16X231, 134R, 135X17, B27, 134LR-most needles are suitable for lockstitch machines, walking foot, overlockers and leather sewing.

Jack 550w Energy Efficient Motor
Reasons for picking a servo motor over a clutch motor for your industrial sewing machine

The benefits of a servo motor against the standard clutch motor are huge but many people are concerned about the technology, control and ease of fitting. This blog tries to explain why you should change to this type of motor and also includes a link to a great You Tube clip showing how slow and fast they go and the control you could have to make your sewing experience even better.

Bernina 801/ 1008 Electronic Foot Control Repair Service Now Being Offered

New service of repairs to Bernina electronic foot controls via our Ebay shop



151, Hampstead Road, Bristol BS4 3HR


0117 980 7261
07599 283 120


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