We are a family run 'bricks and mortar' business based in Eccles, Manchester.

We are a family run 'bricks and mortar' business based in Eccles, Manchester.

You will find over 70 machines and overlockers in our showroom and all the best makes of machines, cabinets, a wide range of haberdashery and sewing patterns on our website. We run various workshops too!

Bamber Sewing Machines came into being back in 1946. Dad, Roy Bamber, came across a treadle sewing machine on top of a Salford bomb site when he was around 14. He scrambled to the top and dragged the machine down and hired a hand cart to take it home. There he repaired it and later sold it to a neighbour.

Alan & Steve, Roys two sons, joined him during the 1970’s & 80’s and they all worked together in their happy family business.


Start Date
7th September 2019, 9:30 am

End Date
7th September 2019, 3:00 pm


Do you have a classic hourglass figure? Are you the same dress size in every shop? Nope, nor us. Because you’re an individual with a one-of-a-kind body it feels like it can take aeons to find a garment, which fits across the bust, at the waist and on the shoulders as well.

Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)!

Now you can save time (and money) in the shops and make your own bodice pattern fitted to your very own measurements. Whats more we'll also show you how to adapt your bodice block to create a sewing pattern for a head turning top.

You’ll start with a standard size bodice block and make some basic initial adjustments according to your measurements. Moving on to sew up a toile in calico and learn how to adjust it to fit you perfectly, you'll copy the corrected pattern to make your own personal pattern block (a customized pattern with no style details).

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