Repairs & Services
• Machine Maintenance & Repairs / Price guide changes valid on all machines dropped off after 6/17/2017. See store for details.
The Acadiana area has trusted us with the maintenance and repair of sewing machines for decades. Our clients enjoy expedited access to our affordable in-house certified sewing machine maintenance service. We stock a variety of replacement parts and will promptly order any parts needed to get your machine in working order. Machine cleaning, repair, & scissor sharpening are a few of the services provided by our resident repairmen. We gladly clean and maintain all brands; however, access to replacement parts may be limited depending on the brand and age of your machine.
*We send our technicians to educational seminars out of state every year. As a result, one or two weeks out of the year are slow return times from our repair department. A notification of this will be posted on our website for your convenience.
• Long-Arm Quilting
Have you ever completed a quilt top and just wished the rest of the quilt would simply... finish itself? Or maybe you're short on time and need a quick solution. A&A now offers long-arm machine quilting services. This professional touch brings your hard work to life-- with hundreds of designs and thread colors to choose from, your quilt will look unique and beautiful! Call or come in today for a quote and check out the extensive selection of quilt designs available to you!
• Machine Sales & Special Financing
We have the right machine for you! Whether you're just learning to sew straight lines or you plan on designing your own clothing line, you are invited to test drive any of our machines before you buy. We provide personal and professional guidance and will even give you a tutorial on your new serger, sewing or embroidery machine to help you get started.
Check our calendar to find out what classes and events you need to attend to take your craft to the next level! We teach everything from beginner classes for adults and children (making aprons or pillowcases) to embroidery and advanced classes like Hoopsisters workshops! We offer Jellyroll quilting lessons and advanced quilting workshops. Ask about one-on-one tutorials on your new machine, a new technique, or on heirloom crafts, like smocking. Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know!
A&A attracts the best seamstresses and tailors in the area-- call today to get excellent referrals for alterations, custom dresses/gowns, monogramming, and embroidery services. None of these services are offered in-house, but we do have a list for you to consult.
• Mardi Gras & Bridal/Formal Consultations
Is your krewe in the market for a unique color palette? Are you having a custom gown or suit made for a special occasion? Come in and have a look or call to schedule a private consultation with owner Helen St.Amand. We have a huge selection of formal, bridal, & specialty fabric in-store and we will gladly place a special order if your needs exceed our inventory.
Want to finish that quilt on your own? We offer rental time on our Baby Lock Coronet, a modern take on a traditional long arm quilting machine. Renters must take a 2hr introduction class ($50) before renting to learn about tension adjustments, how to thread and wind a bobbin, and how to maneuver your quilt on the frame. Call today to schedule your private lesson!
We sell and pleat for out with a Super Amanda Pleater (priced per needle).
Come in and see us today!