Welcome to The Sewing Depot!
We are a boutique sewing shop based in Petone, Wellington and are here to supply you with all the tools and supplies you need for sewing. Whether you are a sewist, dressmaker, designer, crafter, quilter, embroiderer or manufacturer (or something else entirely!) we are sure you will find something lovely and useful amongst our product range.
Both in-store and online you will find a large range of home sewing machines, machine accessories, sewing tools, threads, scissors, pattern-making supplies, haberdashery, embroidery essentials, and all the necessaries for knitting and crochet.
If you're local, pop into the shop to meet Ana, Shimada and Fran. We are passionate makers, and we love to hear all about your sewing machine or your latest sewing project. If you need help with that project you can book in for a lesson with our sewing guru Shimada, or if you're a knitter or crocheter with questions feel free to come in and talk to our knitting specialist Fran.
We are an authorised Singer Sewing Machines and Brother Sewing & Craft Machines dealer, and we can supply parts and arrange servicing for these machines, as well as many other makes and models. Pop in to see us in Petone for friendly personal service and expert advice.
So please, have a browse and see what you can find. If there's something that you've been searching for and we don't have it in stock please let us know - we will do our best to help.
The Sewing Depot Team.
History of The sewing Depot (Formerly Mercury Sewing Machine Co)
The Mercury Sewing Machine Company was first formed in Auckland in 1983 by Bruce Morgan and was originally known as Bruce Morgan Sewing Machines. A highly experienced sewing machine mechanic and salesperson, Bruce spent approximately 50 years in the industry. He visited manufacturers in China and Taiwan and selected the machines he felt best suited the New Zealand market.
During the 1980's Bruce began direct importing industrial sewing machines into New Zealand. In 2002 he introduced a domestic range of sewing machines to the company. It was also about this time that he started selling machines through TradeMe, and the company has now sold well over 2500 machines to TradeMe customers.
Grant Henderson took over when Bruce retired in 2010, and in 2012 Grant opened The Sewing Depot on Buick Street in Petone. The Sewing Depot became an authorised stockist of Singer Sewing Machines and Brother Sewing Machines and is still a popular seller on TradeMe.
Under Grant's stewardship the store's range expanded to include all manner of haberdashery, threads, embroidery, quilting, sewing and pattern-making supplies. He launched an online store so you can shop anywhere in NZ from the comfort of your own home, with deliveries sent directly to your door.
Now that Grant is enjoying a new lifestyle in Queenstown, Ana has taken over business operations.