FAQs: What Everyone Wants to Know
Are you just a fabric store?
While we think you'll LOVE our selection of fabrics, we are probably first and foremost a sewing and embroidery machine shop. We also carry sergers, machine accessories, Horn sewing cabinets and Miele vacuums.
What brands of machines do you carry?
We carry Berninas, well-known for their precision and heavy-duty motors and now leading the way with the first optical stitch regulator on a home machine. We also carry Brother machines, well-known as the pacesetter in the home embroidery field. Their machines are very user-friendly and represent a great value. BabyLock, a sister company to Brother, is well-known for their cutting edge sergers. We now carry their sergers as well as their incredible sewing and embroidery machines. The newest member of our family is Juki, long know as a leader in the industrial market. They bring their perfection in the industrial market to their line of home machines.
What are guide classes?
We strongly believe that no matter what machine you purchase, you should know how to operate it and use all of its features. To this end, we offer guide classes to get you well on the way to understanding your machine. And the best part is...they're FREE!!!
Do you offer other classes?
Yes, we offer a wide selection of classes ranging from quilting to general sewing to digitizing and embroidery. We even offer classes for kids!
You'll find a list of all of our classes here.
Do you do machine repairs?
Most certainly! We have a full-time certified technician on staff to handle general cleanings as well as any repairs necessary. And yes, we repair almost any brand of machine, subject to parts availability. We also sharpen scissors and do vacuum repairs.
One of the mainstays of our shop is the numerous outside speakers we host. Every month from October through June we invite a well-known sewing or quilting personality to share her expertise and adventures with our customers. We call this "Byrne's Creative Bees." We always have a lot of fun and, invariably, come away inspired as well!
New Britain is where???
We are located right outside of Doylestown on Route 202 South, about 1/2 mile below Delaware Valley College.
Isn't there another Byrne?
Indeed there was! For 25 years Mike ran Byrne Fabrics in Chestnut Hill. Just recently sold to a long-time employee, Byrne Fabrics became known as Fabrics on the Hill, and has since closed its doors. So, you may bump into Mike more frequently in our shop while he tries to figure out the logic of a predominantly female shop!
Anything else special about your shop?
Well, just our customers! At Byrne we take a lot of pride in fostering a family atmosphere. Many of our customers have been with us for years and coming to the shop feels like walking into the kitchen of a good friend. That's because our customers are our friends and it makes our days fly by. Stop in for a visit; we'd love to get to know you!
Have other questions we didn't answer here?
If so, feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 215-230-9411.