About Us

Manuel, owner of Tension Relief Sewing
Tension Relief Sewing is family-owned and operated right here in Modesto, CA. Since our company opened its doors in 2001, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. We strive to provide great service, and it comes with a personal touch. We have over 40 years of experience servicing and repairing of most makes and models of machines.

About the Owner:

 Owner Manuel brings over 40 years of experience in sewing machine service, repair and sales consulting. Manuel managed 2 stores for Singer company, supervised the Singer department in 9 stores for House of Fabrics, and worked for various other retailers. In 2001 he decided to open up his first shop in Hilmar, California. In 2004 Manuel decided to move his growing business to a new location at, 629 East Main Street in Turlock California. In order to better serve our customers Tension Relief Sewing has moved to a newly renovated shop located at 1315 W. Roseburg  Ave. in Modesto, CA 95350.


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Our Repair Services

Tension Relief Sewing provides a wide variety of services ranging from service and repair of your machine, to sales of brand new machines and accessories. Here are just a few of our services below.


Have an old machine you want to trade -in for an upgraded model? Bring it in and get a trade-in credit towards your purchase!

Operator Lessons

We provide free lessons with the purchase of a new machine. You can also pay for lessons on existing machines.

Service and Repair

We perform machine service and repair on most makes and models. Can we help you? Just call and ask!

Authorized Dealer

Tension Relief Sewing is an authorized dealer for Baby Lock and Janome. We sell a wide range of products from different manufacturers.

Our Staff


Janice is our Floor Manager

Manuel – Owner

Manuel is the owner of Tension Relief Sewing and the technician for all repairs.

What Our Clients Say

See what just a couple of our clients have to say about us!

My best friend has bought three sewing machines and I’ve bought two from Tension Relief and Sew. I really shopped around and found the best machines at the best price here. I am very pleased with the service of my machine as well. I recommend this shop to everyone.

Noralynn G

Manuel at Tension Relief Sewing is very knowledgeable and helpful. With a little bit of help he picked the perfect machine for my wife and it was still in my budget. My wife ended up with a Babylock for her birthday and she loves it. We will continue to be loyal Tension Relief Sewing customers. Thank you again for making this a painless process!

Antione T.