Sunday, 4 October 2009

Deptford sewing machine shop


You may or may not be aware of the Dame's crafting obsession; having a sewing machine shop on Deptford High Street is a great benefit, even if I'm a much better at knitting than sewing, and the second hand market offers an excellent opportunity to snap up funky fabrics for just a few pence.

The shop offers new and reconditioned sewing machines for sale from as little as £45, and also has a repair service. As well as spares for sewing machines, they sell reels of cotton, zips and so on, nicely supplementing the modest fabric and haberdashery section at the back of Peter & Joan's shop (opposite Iceland).

So it's no surprise that the Sewing Machine Centre and the market feature in this article and short film on the BBC website. Happily business is booming for the shop, with the current trend of 'make do and mend'.

1 comment:

Greg Watts said...

It's great to flag up these small shops in south-east London.