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Update May 25, 2021: As pandemic restrictions ease, we are slowly finding our way back toward normal. There are still product shortages and supply chain problems, but several events are in the works and hours will be expanding soon.

So if you haven't signed up for our email newsletter, please do. That's where we will share the latest news on classes, events, and new products.
And to all who have supported us during this challenging year, THANK YOU!

Update November 23, 2020:
We are optimistic that "normal" will return in the spring with the Covid-19 vaccines on the horizon, but for now we are keeping up SAFE SHOPPING practices including masks, high efficiency air filtration, limited access, social distancing,  shorter hours, and sanitizing of surfaces.

Curbside service is still an option, and shipping on some products. Pay by phone with credit cards or Paypal or Synchrony financing. We will help you shop in person, or by phone, email, Facebook, etc. and do our best to support your learning with short info sessions and phone help until we are able of offer regular classes again.

As we buckle down to sew through this pandemic, we would love for you to send us pictures to share in a Virtual Show 'n' Tell until we can meet for the real thing. (Email photos to

Sewing Machine Sales with a personal touch
Welcome to Thornton Company, the sewing machine store of choice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As we add to our website, please check back often and sign up for our email newsletters so we can keep you informed. With three major brands, Handiquilter quilting systems, and sewing classes from basic to advanced creative, we're here to help you achieve your sewing goals and dreams.

We feature sewing machines, sergers, embroidery machines, and decorative threads with lots of friendly help from our knowledgeable staff. Our stores are located in North Hills and Monroeville. Call us or email for more information.

Here you will find our class schedules, in store specials, and a gallery of inspiring projects by our teachers, customers and students.
We hope you'll find the sewing tips and troubleshooting (service) info useful and will come back to see us soon.