Story of SewVac Ltd.

SewVac History

SewVac Ltd. 1979

Our story begins in 1979 when Scott Noble and Brad Good decided to set up business with primary concerns involving the sale and service of vacuums and sewing machines. We started out in an 800-square-foot location with Bernina and Elna sewing machines, and Royal, Eureka, and Sanitaire vacuums. At the time, these brands represented our simple plan; to sell the very best sewing and vacuum products available.

At the time, we also dedicated a quarter of our floor space to the Sewing Corner. This small classroom allowed any and all of our sewing customers a chance to learn how to use their new machines. Lou Wright, our founding sewing instructor, pioneered the concept of instructing the new owner of our products in every facet of their new machine – from how to use the accessories, making buttonholes, basic maintenance, to trouble shooting. We even began the first dealership Sewing Club with first Jo Britton, then Suzy Poor doing monthly sewing projects in 1980.

Bernina AwardToday, more than 36 years later, we continue to live by those same rule: Make available the best tools, to get the job done. Whether it be sewing or floor care needs, our goal has been, and continues to be, a simple one: Provide the best appliances that do the job for you and by you. The result? A very happy consumer who hopefully will send more customers our way as well as stopping in more often themselves. we want to be, and we think you’ll find we are, a fun place to visit. From sharpening scissors, to having Mom’s old sewing machine repaired, finding those old obsolete vacuum bags, you’ll find it here and you’ll have fun at the same time.

Dealer of the YearBrowse, shop, explore, have fun! We won’t bug you if you just want to look around. Our goal has already been achieved – you’re here! Welcome!

Members of:

  • Vacuum Dealers Trade Association
  • Independent Sewing Machine Dealers Association
  • BERNINA Mentor Dealer

We were recently named to a select group of BERNINA Dealers named as Mentor Dealers. We council new dealers in their store operations. In 2002, we were named the District’s Dealer of the Year Award. the District includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico!

Our store has been named Dealer of the Year by BERNINA on four separate occasions. We stand as one of the consulting dealers with BERNINA on product development. We also have been selected as one of the Prime Care Businesses for aid beyond the call of duty in servicing our customers. We’re fortunate enough to have many of our organization members recognized for their expertise in their related fields.

AwardWe also are active participants with the following charitable organizations:

  • The Los Alamitos Women’s Shelter
  • Quilter’s by the Sea
  • The American Lung Association
  • Catholic Charities Organization
  • Knitters for Babies in need
  • American Cancer Society
  • Long Beach Little League
  • St. Mary’s hospice
  • Long Beach Symphony Foundation