More than fifteen years of experience in haberdashery
Chrysalide is the story of a passion for the world of clothing and finery. For many years, our family business has welcomed you with a smile to provide you with sound advice.
Welcome to our store in Waremme
In a pleasant setting in the heart of the city center, our workshop is adjacent to a magnificent garden whose view is worth the detour. Public transport easily serves our lively neighborhood with many small shops. It is easy to park nearby.
We welcome you on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. By appointment, we receive you outside these hours, including in the evening. In addition, we can travel to your home in the provinces of Liège and Limburg.
The whole world of sewing machines and haberdashery
Chrysalide offers, maintains and repairs all brands of sewing machines. We have a wide choice of compatible accessories such as bobbins, needles, bulbs… In addition, our many haberdashery items meet the needs of seamstresses.
Chrysalide, the whole world of sewing machines and haberdashery in Waremme
A large selection of sewing machines
Whatever your level in sewing or your budget, let Chrysalide advise you in the choice of quality sewing machines, in particular the following brands:
Juki, Singer, Janome, Veritas,etc
Maintenance and repair service
A sewing machine requires special care to ensure its durability. Our workshop carries out a complete maintenance of your machine, whatever its brand. In addition, we take care of the repairs of all sewing machines.
Sewing machine accessories
The accessories differ according to the models of devices and the sewing tasks to be carried out.
We can advise you on the different types of needles: Mediac,Husqvarna,Schmetz,Pffaff,Singer,Prym,etc
Also discover our assortment of cans: Juki, Bernina, Janome,Husqvarna, Singer, etc
We also have a large selection of bulbs and complementary accessories.
For all sewing inspirations, come and discover our wide range of Gütermann sewing threads, recognized for the high quality of their components. Whether you need silk yarns, cotton yarns or specialty yarns, let Gütermann yarns bring your creativity to life!
Chrysalide also offers all the articles useful to the seamstress, such as tracing tools, scissors, cutting papers or zipper sliders.
For 3 generations, from father to son, Huis VAN DE VIJVER has been known for selling and repairing sewing machines. When I started in the business with my parents 30 years ago, we were just like everyone else and we sold several brands. I followed technical courses of every brand. But soon my passion for the Swiss brand BERNINA became clear. Precision, innovation, support and quality are the features that make the difference today. It is an honor for me to sell BERNINA and take the brand to the next level through our own expertise, service and know-how.
Huis van de Vijver
only exclusive BERNINA distributor in Belgium.
A board member of BERNINA once said to me:
“You have no blood but BERNINA oil in your veins”.
By being exclusive (and therefore buying in larger numbers) we can also offer our customers an extremely competitive price. Something that has always been important to us “”a good product at the best price”.
We always have all models and all versions ready for demonstration. Our own technical service, which is provided by myself, is the cream of the crop. We follow all updates and technical training closely. We have all spare parts in stock. For example, we still have parts from my father and grandfather in stock.
Equally important is customer support. You always have individual guidance, both during and after the purchase. All instruction classes are free and individual. It’s not because several people buy the same model or brand that you have to put everyone together on set days. For many it will be too fast and for others too slow.
You are inexperienced, you are a hobbyist, you are a creative centipede or you are a professional seamstress…. It is precisely there that you are personally and individually guided by our professional teachers. This is easily done with a simple appointment and without having to bring your own machine.
Our motto is not for nothing:
“A sewing machine bought at Huis VAN DE VIJVER is not only for yourself, but also one for the next generation!”
We provide support for the following projects:
Everyone who works at Huis VAN DE VIJVER (including the business managers) does all commuting on foot or by (electric) bicycle. All journeys under 4 km are done by electric bicycle. Displacements of more than 4 km with the fully electric car.
Plastic packaging is avoided as much as possible. We ask our suppliers to avoid plastic blister packaging. We ourselves only use packaging in recycled paper. All plastic drink packaging is avoided within the company. Only glass recyclable bottles are used.”
A small effort that makes a big difference.
Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri: 9-12h. and 13.30-18h.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. continuous
Guy’s Naaicentrum was founded in April 1982. The story begins decades earlier, in the 1930s. Désiré Van der Vorst, the maternal grandfather of founder Guy, started trading in the Waasland markets with merchandise such as buttons, sewing thread, zippers, etc, to sell. Later he also starts a shop in the Slangstraat in Hamme.
Two of his three daughters, Annie (Guy’s mother) & Irène, later join the company with their respective husbands. Irène and Etienne successfully ran the shop in Hamme until 1997. Between the 1960s and 2005 Annie, Jozef and son Guy sold an extremely extensive range of high-quality sewing materials on the markets in Waasland and Dendermonde.
In 1982 Guy starts in the sewing machines. With a technical background as a background, he starts training with the most renowned sewing machine manufacturers of the time: Husqvarna in Huskvarna, Sweden on the one hand, and Pfaff in Kaiserslautern, Germany on the other. He learns all the basic elements to repair and adjust a machine. During the same period, he meets Chris, his future wife. Soon Chris, meanwhile his wife, begins to learn many tricks of the sewing trade from Guy.
During that period, Guy’s Sewing Center was located at 2 Plezantstraat in the center of Hamme. With the extensive range they already had at the time, they quickly proved to be an established value in the Waasland and beyond. Guy’s Sewing Center is bursting at the seams for the first time and a brand new store is opened in 1987 in the Roodkruisstraat. In the meantime, in addition to all possible sewing materials, from embroidery and overlock threads to an unprecedented range of zippers to scissors, various brands of machines have also been added to the range: the Japanese top manufacturers Babylock and Janome (then marketed in Belgium under the brand name Lewenstein). ) join the range. In the mid-1990s, the store was expanded for the first time with an underground warehouse, extra large showroom annex classroom and computers for software lessons. A few years later, the quality brand Bernina is also added to the range.
At the end of 2004, the range was expanded to such an extent that a new expansion was necessary. The new building with adjoining shop is being built in record time. In less than 12 months, Guy’s Sewing Center has doubled in size. Quilting fabrics, gems from Gütermann & Swarovski and an even more extensive range of handicraft items, such as knitting yarns from quality brands Lana Grossa, Rowan and Schachenmayr, further complete the range. With the sewing machines, the Japanese brand Juki completes the unparalleled selection of overlock machines and the quality brand Bernina is also included in the range.
From the autumn of 2012, his son Joris also joined the family business as the 4th generation in the sewing sector. He gradually learns the trade from both his father Guy and mother Chris as well as from the countless courses he regularly follows: he follows the lessons of Pfaff & Husqvarna VIKING, Bernina’s 3-4-5-7 series and the countless Janome- models, but also of all brands of overlock machines. Embroidery software and the multi-needle Janome MB-4/MB-7 series also hold no secrets for him.
In 2017, the decision was taken to tear down the adjacent building on the other side and build a completely new store: spacious, modern and light are the keywords here. Demolition will start in July 2017. After a tour de force, Guy’s Sewing Center 2.0 will open its doors in August 2018. An extra spacious showroom, much more light and space in all areas, efficient quality lamps to give the most true-to-colour image of the products,… Everything has been thought of. There is also a spacious classroom for the private lessons of the machines and workshops. The new store has a low carbon footprint in relation to its size:
large solar panel installation,
exceptionally economical LED lamps,
warehouse lighting sensors,
efficient and powerful ventilation,
heat pumps for heating and cooling,
using rainwater for the toilet.
The range of knitting wool and fabrics will be further expanded at that time. Lana Grossa even distinguishes Guy’s Sewing Center as a Lana Grossa Superstore.
Our permanent team of people now consists of Guy, Chris, Joris, Hilde, Anita, Liesbeth & Lore. Fixed points of contact to offer you the best possible service, each with its own specialty.
Far and wide, in East Flanders, Antwerp and Flemish Brabant, we are known for our customer-friendly service, clear explanations without buzzing marketing terms, large stock, unparalleled range. Guy’s Sewing Center is therefore the one-stop-shop for everything that has to do with sewing, needlework, knitting, ….
You read it. Passion and knowledge for and of our profession, it has been in our blood for generations. Since the 1930s, we have distinguished ourselves with the choice for
You can find our store at Dorpsstraat 3/1 in 3930 Hamont-Achel.
Here you can go for your purchase/repair of sewing machines, choose from a wide range of fabrics and haberdashery,…
You can have me make birth, wedding, birthday or for other occasions embroidered gifts. in other words do you have a birth announcement, image, logo of your company, you name it, then we can work everything out and convert it into an embroidery pattern and embroider this on your t-shirt, sweater, towel, …. Do you want to have t-shirts made for your company, circle of friends, … with logo or just text, name, … everything is negotiable!
For general retouches (such as shortening pants, taking in a skirt, repairing clothing),… you can always contact me.
You can have an original gift designed through us, embroidered or with other materials (such as flex and flock, vinyl, sublimation). This way you always have a UNIQUE gift and you always surprise the lucky one who receives it. Nice is not it!
More and more projects are coming up and I also tackle these with the necessary accuracy and care, such as the recent (23/12/2020) takeover of the store Peachy Pop in Achel.
We want to make a lot of people happy with a personalized or a normal gift, an original piece of clothing or even a pair of trousers or a dress that fits better…
Many creative greetings,
Tuesday to Friday:
10:00 to 12:00 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
08:00 to 10:00 | 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ets Stecker has been your specialist in sewing and embroidery machines since 1953. Sewing is our speciality.
We guarantee quality service and advice before, during and after the sale.
We also have a repair workshop approved by the biggest brands.
Our service is not just limited to sales. We are concerned to offer a complete service to our customers.
Our team will be happy to welcome you to our establishments in Bertrix, Belgium.
Ets Stecker is a dynamic team with complementary skills, dedicated to your service.
Our relay points
Discover all of our different relay points in Belgium as well as in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
At the heart of Ets Stecker in Bertrix
Our store and our team
A little history…
From 1953 to today
For more than 60 years, the world of couture has held no secrets for the Stecker family.
Services, products and the store have not stopped evolving over the years.
Discover the history of Ets Stecker.
1953 The beginnings
The house was founded in 1953 by Mr. Sauboin – Pierson.
At the time, the brave man traveled the roads and offered his services to the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. So much so that the name Sauboin remained established in the region for a long time.
1958 The mission continues
Mr. Henri Stecker – Sauboin continues the mission undertaken by his father-in-law, remaining at the service of housewives and their sewing machines.
old store stecker
Here is the store as it was in 1965.
The succession is assured
At the rate of sales, the reputation of Maison Stecker grew and when in 1981, Mr. Jean-Claude Stecker and his wife Jacqueline Mary decided to extend this formidable activity, they undoubtedly benefited from the excellent work carried out by the two previous generations.
Choice of stecker sewing machines
A vast choice
Already in 1985, Ets Stecker offered a wide choice of sewing and embroidery machines from the biggest brands.
1981 Training our customers
At the same time, sewing courses are organized so that our customers can use their machine in an optimal way.
Since then, at 126 bis rue de la Gare in Bertrix, you learn the techniques and mysteries of sewing, embroidery and patchwork through courses organized in the creative center. You make blouses, skirts, jackets, fashion accessories, embroidery, etc.
The digital adventure
The end of the 90s was marked by the advent of the internet and sites such as Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay, … but also http://www.stecker.be
Mr. Stecker surfed the wave of the web successfully by launching the first Ets Stecker website in 1999.
From this date, the family success story will take a new flight.
The company will expand its notoriety across Europe to become one of the leaders in the world of couture. Despite the distance, the quality of services remains unchanged.
Opposite, the site as it was on October 9, 1999
The quality of after-sales service has always been one of Stecker’s major assets.
As the number of customers increased, the workshop expanded to meet the demand. The technicians are also constantly trained in the latest techniques and innovations.
60 years already
It is already 60 years since the Ets Stecker adventure began and it is not ready to stop.
For this anniversary, the store was treated to a little rejuvenation with a new storefront.
new store stecker bertrix 2020
New storage space
In order to be able to better respond to growing demand, a 280m² storage space located at the back of the creative center has been built.
Handover to the 4th generation
After many years at the service of their customers, Mr. Jean-Claude Stecker and his wife Jacqueline Mary passed on the torch of the family business to their two daughters: Aline and Caroline Stecker.
Passing the torch – Stecker Bertrix 2022
Always at your service
In 2022, the Ets Stecker team is still at your service to give you the best advice before, during and after the sale.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sewing machines Stael is a family business with more than 70 years of experience. The 3rd generation is currently at the helm. We are specialized in the repair of sewing machines (all brands) in our own workshop. We also sell sewing machines, fabrics, knitting wool, haberdashery, handicrafts, fashion accessories (handbags, jewellery, stockings,…) and much more. If you can’t find it with us, you won’t find it anywhere!
BY LIESBETH, YOUR SEAMstress IN THE GERAARDSBERGEN REGION
Originality and creativity: you will discover that immediately when you work together with seamstress Liesbeth Vidts. In my sewing studio By Liesbeth in Geraardsbergen I not only create my own designs but I also help you with workshops, sewing lessons and selling all kinds of fabrics. Call on over thirty years of industry experience.
A first pleasant acquaintance with By Liesbeth is the drill studio. Anything that a needle can go through can also be embroidered. You can immediately take that literally because all textiles from private individuals, associations or companies can be provided with logos and inscriptions.
Discover my sewing studio for lessons and workshops. This can be done through intense individual lessons or through group lessons. From the beginners to the advanced, everyone is welcome to explore the many possibilities of sewing.
As a seamstress in Geraardsbergen I also like to get creative. Therefore, do not hesitate to order your retouches from me. Shortening trousers, narrowing dresses, repairing clothes or installing zippers, these are just a few of the many options.
Fabrics and haberdashery
To get started with the right materials yourself, you can buy fabrics from me. You get a wide choice and if your supplies are not in stock, they are ordered immediately. You can also buy your supplies from me.
Sewing machines and designs
Work with an easy-to-use and strong sewing machine when you start sewing yourself. Therefore, do not hesitate to buy a sewing machine from By Liesbeth. I am your exclusive distributor of the Brother brand. Finally, I design your clothing and various accessories.
Confectiemachines Maes: professionele naai- en confectiemachines op maat
Confectiemachines Maes is een ambitieus familiebedrijf uit het West-Vlaamse Oostrozebeke, de bakermat van de textielindustrie in Vlaanderen. Onze kernactiviteit is de verkoop en de herstelling van naaimachines, strijkmachines en snijmachines. Sinds de oprichting van het bedrijf zijn de waarden steeds dezelfde gebleven: de beste kwaliteit, de snelste service en advies op maat.
3 generaties ervaring
Bij Confectiemachines Maes kan u terugvallen op 3 generaties ervaring. De grootvader van de familie Maes begon in de jaren 70 met de reparatie en de (her)configuratie van naaimachines in zijn garage. In 1987 werd dan de huidige bvba Confectiemachines Maes opgericht door de grootvader en vader Geert. Met Geert erbij werden de activiteiten uitgebreid van alleen (professionele) naaimachines naar allerhande confectiemachines, inclusief strijk– en snijmachines. In 2017 vervoegde zoon Niels het technische team.
Uitzonderlijke technische kennis en advies op maat
Die vele jaren ervaring komen tot uiting in de vorm van een uitzonderlijke technische kennis over alles wat met professionele naaimachines te maken heeft. Deze ervaring en kennis zorgt ervoor dat wij als geen ander de juiste naaimachine, snijmachine of strijkmachine aan een bepaalde productie(lijn) kunnen koppelen. Daarnaast stelt onze ruime kennis ons in staat professionele naaimachines zo te configureren dat ze perfect op maat zijn van uw (geautomatiseerd) productieproces. Ook over de gewone huishoudnaaimachines hebben we ruime kennis. Aarzel dus niet om advies te vragen.
Een professionele naaimachine kost een fortuin? Niets is minder waar! Bij Confectiemachines Maes gaan we volop voor topkwaliteit tegen betaalbare prijzen. Zo kan iedereen – zowel bedrijven als particulieren – genieten van professionele naaimachines. Ook bij het onderhoud en de herstelling van naaimachines en andere confectiemachines staan we bekend om onze uitstekende prijskwaliteitsverhouding.
Service zowel op locatie als in atelier
Naast professionaliteit behoren ook transparantie en flexibiliteit tot onze kernwaarden. We streven ernaar u de best mogelijke ervaring te bieden. Onderhoud en herstelling is daarom zowel bij u ter plaatse als bij ons in het atelier mogelijk. Voor sommige ingrepen is service in ons eigen atelier wel noodzakelijk. Aarzel dus niet om een professioneel onderhoud of een dringende herstelling aan te vragen via het contactformulier of spring even binnen in het atelier in Oostrozebeke.
Om uw professionele naaimachine of andere confectiemachines zo snel mogelijk en met de juiste onderdelen te kunnen herstellen, beschikken we over een enorme stock in ons atelier. We hebben steeds duizenden onderdelen liggen, zodat de downtime van uw machine beperkt blijft. Dankzij onze grote stock kan u een uitgebreid assortiment onderdelen en accessoires rechtstreeks bij ons aankopen via de webshop.
Gespecialiseerd in confectie
Doorheen de jaren hebben we ons gespecialiseerd in (industriële) naaimachines voor confectie en andere confectiemachines, zoals snij- en strijkmachines. Dit beperkt ons niet in onze mogelijkheden. Ook andere industrietakken en huishoudnaaimachines voor de naaistudent of hobbyist komen bij ons aan bod.
Beveiligde betaling in professionele webshop
Onze webshop is uitgerust met verschillende beveiligingsmechanismes. Zo kan u zeker zijn van een beveiligde en gemakkelijke betaling.