Where service comes easy

Roy Bamber started our family sewing machine business as a 14-year-old lad, back in 1946.

On one of those far off days he came across a treadle sewing machine perched atop a Salford bomb site.

He scrambled up the rubble, dragged the machine down and wheeled it home on a hired hand cart.
He taught himself how to repair the machine and then later sold it to a neighbour.

After completing his National Service, he set about building a family and a sewing machine business.

We still try to follow Dads old fashioned example of good and honest service.

Alan & Steve Bamber

An old photo of Roy Bamber taken in the late 1940's. He's sat on the top of Frankensteins Mill, just off Regent Road in Salford.
Roy Bamber 1931 – 2016
A photo of the showroom at Bamber Sewing Machines.

Time goes by

75 years on and the Bamber Boys are still repairing and selling sewing machines. Brothers Alan and Steve run the business with their team of skilled, dedicated staff.

The large shop in Eccles, Salford now houses a huge range of sewing machines across the Bernina, Brother and Janome ranges plus Bernette, Juki and Babylock too.

The upstairs haby features two fabric rooms and a wide range of accessories and extras for every machine.

The Team

Photo of Alan Bamber, from Bamber Sewing Machines, in the parts room.


I try to match the best choice of sewing machine to your personal requirements. I’m very proud of the business we have all helped to build.

A photo of Maggie, from Bamber Sewing Machines, in our quilt fabric room.


If Maggie ruled the world, there would be peace and love everywhere. Everyone would sew and quilt and we’d all be home in time for tea – our rock.

A photo of Steve Bamber, from Bamber Sewing Machines, loading the van with a multi needle embroidery machine.


‘Our kid’ mans every pump -admin, sales floor, workshop and all in-between. The best brother, he even makes the teacakes on our Wednesday trips

A picture of jenny, from Bamber Sewing Machines, with the Madeira embroidery threads.


Where would we be without Jenny. When the orders pour in and the phone never stops, Jenny keeps cool and gets the job done. Thanks, Jen.

A photo of Shahid Afzal, from Bamber Sewing Machines. He's servicing an old Singer sewing machine in our workshop.


Shahid is our workshop manager and technician. He’s been with us forever and has serviced & repaired thousands of your machines – Top Man.

We’re here to
help you.

As a family business we care about our customers and always try our best to offer an excellent service.

A photo of the haberdashery floor at Bamber Sewing Machines.