Chicago Industrial Sewing Machine Shops

Here are a couple of visual updates to an old post that mentioned a few industrial sewing machine shops in Chicago Illinois. They are scattered about from the far south end of the loop, to the near northwest side. We’ll start with a few screen captures off of Google Maps, and then the appropriate business cards.

Hwangs Sewing Machine is a little shop on Lawrence just east of Elston ave. They have good and honest prices for thier industrial machines, but Presser feet were a bit costly. At least there are a lot of options to choose from; they had a perfectly smooth running Pfaff 145 for about $650, very clean bar-tackers, several manual and neumatic grommet/rivet setters, and plenty of more common-place straight stitch machines sergers, etc.. Call ahead to make sure they are open, as their hours are not entirely dependable, you may also need to ring the doorbell when you arrive. They do carry needles and bolt-on folders, but not much thread for sewing purposes, the only thread they had seemed to be for sergers.

M.G. Sewing Machine Co. is an even smaller store front than Hwangs, luckily it is very organized and an effecient use of space. Although they buy and sell, and trade, all of the machines in the shop were new machines. The owner said that used machines are for sale, but on a limited basis. All makes and models are dealt there from Consew and Juki, to Pfaff and Singer. He also does very good repair work for any machines you have at home. The presser feet are generic, but a much better price than Hwangs, and the needles are a plenty, ranging in all shapes and sizes. M.G. is in the first floor retail space of an old apartment building so it is easy to miss, keep your eyes peeled and find the buzzer to be let in.

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