Mar 28

DISNEY comes to Erina on 10th May


All you Brother sewing machine enthusiasts will already know about the terrific Innov-is embroidery machines, nicknamed The Disney, which can sew out all your favourite Disney characters. Well, lucky Erina shoppers can catch a special 2 hour demonstration on Tuesday 10th May.  You will be amazed at this clever machine. Take a closer look at the brochures: Brother Disney NV-780D_Brochure and Brother Disney NV-1250D_Brochure

And while you’re in store, you can lick your lips over the state-of-the-art Quattro 2 embroidery machine, with its famous Colour Shuffling function. 

Incidentally, have you checked out Brother’s excellent tutorials on their websites?  You can get lots of tips and techniques, such as freehand quilting on their USA site, or even a free project.  How about this vibrant Autumn wallhanging and on Brother’s Australian website there’s a free pattern to make a cute reversible bag at

For those of you who live too far from Erina, you can also test drive the latest Brother sewing machines at our stores in Hornsby, Top Ryde and Kings Park.

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Mar 26

3, 2, 1 Launch for the Janome MC12000

Hobbysew Belconnen is all set to introduce the amazing Janome Horizon MC12000.  Come along and bring a friend to the Launch Party this Thursday 29 March from 10am to 12pm.

There will be delicious cake, coffee or tea for everyone, while you watch Isabella run this fabulous machine through its paces.  And of course, if you want to purchase it, just for the day, Hobbysew can offer you a very special price!

So give the store a call on 6253 0011 to let them know to reserve a place for you.

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Mar 26

Urgently required – Can you help?

Posted in Sewaid, Sewing Machines

A number of older model Bernina sewing machines have been kindly donated to Sewaid to be given to women in third world countries, who have no way of purchasing their own sewing machine.  However, we are in desperate need of both foot controls and cords to suit Bernina models 807 and 830.

Model 807

Model 830

If you can help with these parts, your donation will be most gratefully received.

Please let us know by clicking on the Contact Us link on our home page and we can arrange to pick up your donation.

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Mar 19

PARTY DAY at Top Ryde

Posted in Events, Top Ryde City

On Monday April 2 Top Ryde store celebrates its first birthday with a party for everyone.  Starting at 9am, come and join the fun and get in early for the bargains which have been specially chosen for you to help them celebrate.

Invitations are also being sent to all VIP customers for a super 2hr evening event, ‘Shop till you Drop’, with special discounts on offer.

How about trying out some of the new products now carried in Hobbysew?   Among others, there’ll be fabric dyeing and printing, and you can have a go with the new quilt strip cutting machine – sounds like lots of PARTY FUN!

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Mar 15

FREE Download – The Hobbysew App

The Hobbysew App is now available for Android™ Phone and iPhone® users for free!

Now you can stay up to date with all the classes that are available across all Hobbysew stores. Browse through the classes and teacher profiles, reserve a spot for the class with a touch of a button and one of our lovely staff will be in contact with you regarding your interest in the class. To download, click on the buttons below.

Download Android App ___Download Apple iPhone App

There will be more exciting new features coming soon!

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Mar 12

The Beautiful Singer 160

If you ever wanted to own a reminder of Australia’s heritage, then this is the machine for you!

This beautiful sewing machine has been designed to commemorate Singer’s 160th anniversary by echoing the appearance of those old black machines with fancy patterning that your grandma used to sew on.  At the same time, this new model incorporates all the contemporary functions that today’s sewing community has come to expect from Singer. For more info, go to Singer’s website:

These collectable machines are going to be snapped up so hurry into your nearest Hobbysew store to take a look at a machine that is sure to bring back all your childhood memories.

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Mar 12

Alterations & Mending

Posted in Figtree, Gifts

Did you know we have 2 stores for our Wollongong shoppers in the Figtree centre?  As well as our huge patchwork store, we run a handy service shop downstairs in the Mall for clothing & manchester alterations and machine embroidery. You can also drop in your drycleaning, and while you’re at it browse through the range of gifts if you are looking for that unique present.

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Mar 8

Japanese Quilts at AQC

Posted in Events, Quilts

In the Sunshine by Kayoko Oguri

Just announced – fab exhibition brought to Australia by Kayoko Oguri – to feature at this year’s AQC in Melb.  Must see! More details at

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Mar 7


Have you thought of getting your sewing machine serviced?  To go on working optimally your machine needs to be serviced occasionally.  Lucky Hobbysew customers at Hornsby, Erina and Penrith stores can take their machines to be looked after by one of the best sewing machines repairers in the Sydney region, Mario Azzopardi.  Recently Mario did a fantastic job in servicing, free of charge, 20 sewing machines for Sewaid.  It is so important when sending second-hand sewing machines overseas, that they are in 100% working order before shipment.  Unfortunately,  when donated goods are sent to third world countries in a non working condition they are thrown out, and the cost of shipping and administration is then wasted.   No waste is incurred by Sewaid when we have the services of wonderful people like Mario Azzopardi, who freely give their time and expertise to help people whose lives are not as enriched as our own.

So why not book a time to have your machine serviced or repaired by a person with some 25 years experience.  Mario will take good care to ensure that you and your machine will go on to enjoy many trouble-free sewing hours together.

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Mar 5

My Sewing Room

Have you ever thought how useful it would be to have your own sewing room?  The dream could be closer than you think. Even if you are not lucky enough to have a separate room, our Top Ryde store has a display of some of the lovely sewing room furniture you can use to decorate even the smallest corner of your home, so that your machines and patterns, fabric and notions are stored out of sight in a practical, yet attractive piece of furniture.  Why not pop in, have a coffee in their in-store café and examine the different types of furniture settings they have on display.

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