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About The Sewing Depot

Please note our Petone store will be closed next Tuesday & Wednesday for stocktake and a systems upgrade.
Our new webstie will launch on the evening of Thursday 24th.
Thanks for your patience!

Welcome to The Sewing Depot!

We are a boutique sewing shop in Petone 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/or useful amongst our product range.

Buy online or pop in store to see Grant, Laura or Emma. We love to talk shop and 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 Laura or Emma.

We are also the Mercury Sewing Machine Company and have been supplying industrial sewing machines to customers nationwide since 1983. We have changed our focus to mainly high quality and affordable domestic machines for home sewer. We import directly so are able to offer to you at a very competitive price compared to other big name brands. Come and check them out!

So please, have a browse and see what you can find. If there's something we don't have that you desperately want please let us know - we will do our best to accommodate!

Happy Sewing!



The Sewing Depot is a boutique sewing store supplying new sewing machines, accessories, threads and haberdashery to individuals and small businesses around the country. Our customers include dressmakers, home sewers, quilters, embroiderers, upholsterers, curtain makers, schools - and anyone else who loves to sew!

In store and online you will find a large range of Domestic Sewing Machines, Machine Accessories, Sewing Tools, Threads, Scissors, Patternmaking Supplies, Haberdashery, Embroidery Supplies, and Knitting Supplies.

As an authorised Singer Sewing Machines and Brother Sewing & Craft Machines dealer, and exclusive supplier of Mercury Sewing Machines we can supply parts and full servicing for these machines, as well as many other makes and models.

Pop in to see Grant, Laura and Emma in Petone for friendly personal service and expert advice.


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 Trade Me (under the name 'Bigbelly'). 

The company has now sold well over 2500 machines through Trade Me.

Current owner Grant Henderson took over from Bruce when he retired in 2010, renamed the company Mercury Sewing Machines and relocated the stock to Petone. Grant regularly visits the company's suppliers in China, visiting the factories and trade expos and talking with the manufacturers about new models and the direction of the industry.

In 2012 Grant opened the retail store The Sewing Depot on Buick Street in Petone, and Jen joined the team as Store Manager. They have since became an authorised stockist of Singer Sewing Machines and Brother Sewing Machines. The company is still a popular seller on Trade Me and now trades under the name 'The Sewing Depot'. 

Grant has been joined by Laura and Emma and have expanded the store's range to include all manner of haberdashery, threads, embroidery, quilting, sewing and patternmaking supplies and are currently doing their best to get all of these products up on the website so you can shop from anywhere in the country at anytime.