About The Sewing & Vacuum Center



Originally established in the 1950’s The Sewing and Vacuum Center began its life as the Bowling Green site of The Singer Sewing Center. At the time it was located in the Downtown Square area where it remained for fifteen years, until it was moved to the old Bowling Green Mall.

In 1979 the Singer Company sold the store to P.R. Snyder, and since that time, the store has remained independently owned and operated. Mr. Snyder relocated the business to the Fairview Plaza in 1984 and then sold it to Phyllis Wilson. Seven years later, Ms. Wilson moved the shop to the Tower Place Shopping Center on Scottsville Rd., and then three years after to its present location at 1575 Campbell Lane.

The name was changed from The Singer Sewing Center to The Sewing and Vacuum Center in 2001, and was bought by Paulette and Jared Madison in 2004. Paulette and Jared, a mother and son team, have owned the business ever since.

The Kentucky Quilt Company is located inside the store which carries quilting fabrics, books, and patterns. We also sell several high quality lines of vacuum cleaners, sewing machines and accessories. We offer repair and tune-up services, group classes and private lessons.

Stop by today and look around.  

Business Hours:  

Monday-Friday        9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday              9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday                Closed

Frequently Asked Questions


What are basic sewing supplies?
-Straight pins, snips, scissors, etc.

Do I need to make a deposit to hold my place in class?
-Yes, a deposit is needed to reserve your place in class.

What happens if I can’t come to the class?
-If you cancel from the class 72 hours (3 days) or more BEFORE the class, your deposit will be refunded. If you fail to show for class, no refund will be given.

What happens if the store cancels the class?
-If the instructor/store cancels the class, your deposit will be refunded

Do I need to bring my machine to class?
-Yes, you can bring your own machine as long it’s in good working order and you are familiar with operating the machine. If your machine was purchased from The Sewing Center, we will be familiar with it and may be able to provide assistance. If the machine was purchases elsewhere, we may/may not be able to provide operating assistance or accessories.

What if I don’t have a machine to bring to class?
-Please let us know when registering if you will need a machine and we’ll be happy to provide one for you!

What do I do about lunch for all day classes?
-You may want to bring a sandwich; we have drinks available. Also, McDonald’, and a Chinese restaurant are close by if you wish to “go out” for lunch.

Can I bring someone else with me such as my mom or my son/daughter?
-No children or other non-paying persons are allowed to accompany class participant.