3 March 2018

Empisal as a Brand…

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 sporting 210 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!  


The Bottom Line on Sewing Machines

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 Pretoria only 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.

Technique Focus

  • 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.

Product Promotion


25 Universal Metal Bobbins and Box

Bobbins are 10.5mm high and do not fit Elna

Measure your existing bobbins… 

– Normal Price:     R98.00

– Until 30 March:  R80.00

   You can Order Now




Keep well. Until next time . . .





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