The importers of the brand in our SHOP are going to lengths to improve the opinion and experience of the public.
Unfortunately some years ago a licence for manufacture was sold and the products produced under this licence were of inferior quality. These Empisal products were sold by some big grocery and department stores for about R1000 per unit. Those incredibly basic machines came with no after sales service and no parts imported for repairs. If something went wrong or broke, there was no remedy. People were stuck with a “disposable machine”! This did major damage to a trusted brand name. A sad state of affairs for the Empisal that both my mother and mother-in-law used and trusted for numerous decades.
Since the cheapies disappeared, thankfully things have changed at Empisal International and a superior product with after sales backup is offered by Living Brands in Sandton.
No, you cannot buy from them directly. They are Wholesale Merchants.
Another Happy Customer.
Yesterday, Cindy Labuschaigne came in to test drive the EES10 featured in the Sew Fabulous Anytime Classroom. See her visit video on YouTube: Cindy’s Test Drive
Cindy ended up coming back in the afternoon to pick up the “Bigger Sister”, the Empisal EES50 sporting210 stitch types, featuring 7 distinct Automatic Buttonholes and Monogrammed Lettering in 2 Fonts of 7mm high.
I need to punt Cindy here!
Since she finished her Advanced Beginner Course in 2016 she has married her true love, had a baby girl and started a successful business using her Sew Fabulous skills!
Sew Fabulous supports and used BERNINA products in the Pretoria Classroom.
Very few people these days can afford the superior product offered by this Swiss Manufacturer. See the Preferred Supplier Page to get in touch with Hennie or Alta at our favourite BERNINA Dealer if you are interested in the range. Mention that Joey sent you!
But again, I have spent time to find and test a product that delivers without breaking the bank. The Empisal EES10 is very well suited for the home sewer and even for a small business.
I will be available in Pretoriaonly for the next two weeks (until 14 March) for test drives on the Empisal EES10.
Please make an appointment via e-mail:
Your Anytime Classroom
New Lessons Published:
Apart from being in the Anytime Classroom, these are all now available on YouTube too!
Go to our Facebook Page and check out all the links posted for you on 27.02.2018
Chapter 4.5 – Always do a Test Stitch after threading or re-threading the machine.
It is much easier to fix a threading problem before stitching your expensive fabric and having to pick and possibly damage it.
Chapter 4.6 – What went Wrong !?!
We look at common things that can go wrong with solutions and the correct procedure when you are a novice.
Chapter 4.7 – Play with the machine while learning about the Settings
Learn about Stitch Type-, Stitch Width– and Stitch Length Settings in a relaxed mode.
Focus on threading your machine enough times so that it becomes second nature.
Become aware of what can go wrong and how to fix it.
Become familiar with the different setting possibilities of your machine.
Practice and PLAY with your machine to know its capabilities.
It is important to gain familiarity and comfort with your equipment.
Study the user manual!
Next Time – Chapter 5 . Fabric Construction
In the Next Lessons to be Published we will be looking at Common Fabric Construction Methods in reasonable depth.
About 30-some months ago I embarked on this steep learning curve creating the Anytime Classroom. It was soon clear that I knew nothing about getting what was in my head, into a usable and user-friendly Online Learning Platform. Not even mentioning the tiny but blossoming notion (pun intended) of having an Online Shop!
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
A professional cameraman was a nice try at the time but proved not to be the answer for Sew Fabulous. The fact that my mental image was a non-transferable concept resulted in long, painful days spent filming and editing side-by-side with this very willing Martian-Movie-Man. And to me it was “just not right.”
An online editing course was next on my list of endeavours and proved rather useful in the pursuit of finding “the process” for this venture. It took a lot of time learning and mastering the new skills. Oh, but I loved the growing control over the end-product.
Eventually, about six months ago, the realisation dawned that being a “Control Freak” is a very good thing in certain instances! A necessity in fact, in some.
Complete Control brings Complete Responsibility…
While embracing the newfound power, it brought with it an unexpected investment in wonderful professional lighting. Next arose the necessity for inventing and constructing some interesting camera jibs, holders and stands. And now, I believe, Bob’s my Uncle!
Suddenly I have developed a certain awe for real moviemakers!
Anyone who has completed courses at Sew Fabulous will tell you that they received much more than they bargained for. It remains my mission to continue this legacy. For this reason the Basics for Beginners Curriculum is there for you, entirely free of charge. There is enough to get you started now and new tutorials will be added as they are produced.
A Sewing Machine in good working order is required to complete this Course. In Module 2, later this year, your machine will need to be able to make a One Step, Automatic Buttonhole.
In Future Posts…
There will be a regular Product Focus where we will strive to have the items at special discounted prices.
The product will be introduced in the next month’s lessons in the Anytime Classroom.
First up is the Empisal EES10. This surprising machine has everything you require for many years of sewing pleasure.
It is the featured machine in the Anytime Classroom.