picture of storeSW corner of 1st & University
Champaign, Il 61820
217 359-4VAC (822)
open 9:15-5 Mon-Sat
closed Sundays & 6 major holidays
Serving CHAMPAIGN-URBANA since 1973




New Home has recently released a line of sewing machines for distribution through vacuum cleaner stores. These will start under $200. The New Home brand is a very old brand and in the past has been quite reliable.  And of course we have unpacked them and sewn them in to make sure everything works perfectly. AND, they are NOT made in China (they are made in Thailand, who is a political ally of the U.S.)



    Old reconditioned cast iron straight & zig zag sewing machines come and go.  We hope to have some more machines for sale soon. And of course all our used & reconditioned machines are GUARANTEED.


And remember, WE TAKE TRADE-INS on new or reconditioned sewing machines (and vacuums)


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While vacuum cleaners are our main business, we do service a few hundred sewing machines and sergers every year, and sell a few new & used sewing machines. If we can't fix your machine, we don't charge, and of course our repairs are guaranteed for 90 days, so if we repair your machine and you take it home and have trouble, bring it back. We don't have the huge stock of sewing machines parts we have for vacuums, but we have many common parts and can do basic adjustments on most household machines. Electronic problems on computerized machines are beyond us. We also do not do industrial machines.


     We have some modestly priced new machines, and sometimes have old cast metal used machines. We occasionally even have an antique Singer Featherweight for sale. All our sewing machines, new or used, are sewn in and guaranteed. return to homepage



A thought or two to REALLY LIVE by

The Bible say, "For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind". While we shouldn't be afraid of Covid19, we can act in love towards others by not doing things that might spread the disease(many healthy people can have Covid19 without manifesting symptoms). We can also pray for wisdom for our leaders. The Bible says we are to "lift up all those in authority". This was written at a time the Roman emperor was killing Christians, so whether or not one agrees with our leaders, we should pray for them to make the right decisions.




Jesus said "no one comes to the Father except through me" Many people say there are many ways to heaven, but that isn't what God's word says. Christ died for my & your sins, and rose from the dead so that we might have Eternal Life. Do you have eternal life yet? If you're not sure, this page from Campus Crusade for Christ may help.

My Church


      I am a member of Living Word (the geodesic dome building by the interstate in St Joseph). We are blessed with a pastor who has the gift of teaching. Services are normally at 9:30 on Sunday morning. Masks should be worn while entering & leaving. Ushers will seat you & social distancing is practiced. Due to the Corona virus, Wednesday night live services are temporarily on hold, but there is a new message from Pastor Mike available to watch every Wednesday (or later at your leisure). Sunday's service is live streamed and also watchable later. and 7:00 Wednesday night. Living Word also emphasizes children's ministry, so bring the kids and ask an usher which classroom your child will be in. They'll learn Bible stories and memorize scripture.

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