Inspired by highly-successful TV show the Great British Sewing Bee, an army of new amateur sewers keen to recreate the challenges and ideas from the show have descended upon Hobkirk’s, eagerly choosing from our huge collection of domestic sewing machines, dress forms, fabrics and accessories.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, our Chairman Peter Hobkirk said: “the hit TV show has renewed interest in home sewing and machines of all prices and sizes have been purchased”. He also announced that plans are being laid for the recruitment of more sewing teachers to improve and redevelop the services of our in-house training facility.
Customers of Hobkirk’s Sewing Machines are currently offered free tuition and advice when they buy a sewing machine from our collection. We now want to extend this service, making it more personalised and comprehensive to offer customers the chance to learn valuable sewing skills, tips and tricks from professionals.
In this year’s Great British Sewing Bee competition, a student of Blackburn College reached the semi-finals. Deborah Simms, a former pupil of St Bede’s RC High School, said: “It is fantastic news that East Lancashire businesses are benefitting from the boom in sewing over the past year (as) small businesses are so important to the area”.
Hobkirk’s Sewing Machines’ shop is part of the Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID), which is managed by Harriet Roberts. She welcomed news of our increased customer base, saying: “It’s positive to see job opportunities being created in the town by specialist businesses. Hobkirks are another example of a great BID business offering expertise and customer service”.
Sewing is a rewarding, useful and valuable talent and Hobkirk’s Sewing Machines are here to support you from the very first step. Our collection of domestic sewing machines for sale is guaranteed to contain the perfect model for you and our expert team are here to help you find, use and maintain it in the optimum possible way.
Call Hobkirk Sewing Machines today and discover your perfect model!