About Me

Hello, I am Michael Roussin.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have Googled me, than yes, I am the author of Kombucha Analyses: Report on Growers (available on Kindle). I completed that work over 20 years ago. Since that time I have been messing with sewing machines. Now I’m mostly retired, but like to take on new challenges in the sewing repair sector 🙂

I am a parent, a grandparent, and a great grandparent. When I came out of the Army in 1971 I went to college on the GI Bill. I spent most of my career working for lawyers as a Legal Administrator. Long after the children were out of college, I wanted to do something I thought would be fun. I started working on sewing machines in 1996. Since that time I have repaired over 10,000 machines. I used to repair industrial machines as well, but the years have caught up with me and moving an 80 or 100 pound piece of iron around my bench no longer works for me. So since 2016, I only work on machines for other people. I get the same questions and problems presented to me by quilters, seamstresses, and embroiderers… over and over and over. I am hoping this web site will out-live me and the answers will be available to them for the next millennium. While I blog to keep active with other real people, I have my solutions section because these are the calls I get everyday and 97% of the time… the problem is between the chair and the machine. So since that is you, I’m here to help you recognize what went wrong.

As you can tell from my blog posts, I like them ALL! Old Singer, White, Bernina, Brother, Viking, Pfaff… all of them. On the new machines, pick a budget and features… it’s out there. The sewing machine is an amazing invention. The principles that made it sew a hundred years ago are the same principles that make it sew today. If you are the curious type or actually want to know, visit my how they work page 🙂

May Your Thread Never Break!

Michael Roussin

Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Son, Brother, Friend, Author, Entrepreneur, Senior Repair Technician