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CARL AND BERTIE WILSON, OWNERS

SINCE 1975, AND COUNTING...

 

We still believe that the customer comes first.  From finding the perfect sewing machine or vacuum to having yours repaired, we are your one-stop shop. 

 

We are centrally located near Paris, Marshall, Effingham, Olney, and Robinson, Illinois plus Evansville, Terre Haute, Vincennes, and Washington, Indiana.



Carl started working for Singer sewing machine company when he was 17 years old.  He quickly moved into management, leading several different stores in Missouri and Illinois, and has owned his own store in Robinson Illinois since April of 1975
 

Trish

Gower

delaney
arnold

shawn
johnston

Judy Keith *****

Always helpful and always friendly. When I wanted new machines Trish listened and paired me with the perfect ones. Tune-ups are great, customer service is great. Always feel welcomed when I go in.

Jackie Stillman *****

Love this place and love Delaney. Good communication between them and customers. Fast service and very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend for your sewing and vac needs.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY:

 

Our Staff:

Carl Wilson



Carl is still very hands-on with the business and can repair a sewing machine with his eyes closed and his hands tied behind his back! He is very knowledgeable of the industry and keeps up with technology. Carl loves to chat with customers and enjoys helping customers find what they need. 

Trish Gower



Trish worked here the first time in 1995-96. After finding that she was expecting her second child, she went on maternity leave... for ten years and two more children!  In 2006, she rejoined us as Sales Manager/Educator and has been here ever since! Her love of people and knowledge of sewing make her a great addition to our team. 

Delaney Arnold



Delaney started with us in 2015 and is an excellent repair tech! She is also a friendly knowledgeable sales person and educator for our store.  She has been a big help to us as our business grows! 

Shawn Johnston

Shawn was enjoying his pizza one afternoon in 2003 when a friend introduced him to Carl as someone looking for work. Today he is a fully trained certified sewing machine technician.  He also doubles as an instructor when needed! Shawn works part time as a fill-in and we are glad to have him.​