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Big Box Prices. Small Store Service.

Al’s Vacuum and Sewing Centre is your vacuum cleaner and sewing machine specialist serving Sarnia/Lambton and surrounding area since 1964. We carry the most reliable brands and provide on-site service to most makes and models of vacuum cleaners and sewing machines.

Here at Al’s Vacuum and Sewing Centre we pride ourselves in the fact that we sell the best vacuums that money can buy. When you are looking for a dependable vacuum cleaner you can trust our experienced staff to steer you toward the best vacuum to fit your budget. To compliment your vacuum cleaner we also sell a wide variety of floor care products. Care for your hardwood and bare floors with our selection of environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products. For carpet cleaning we have carpet shampoo to deep clean and remove stains, as well as carpet cleaning machines. We carry Janome sewing machines from introductory models to high-end computerized machines.

You can trust our knowledgeable staff to help you choose the machine that best suits your needs and budget. We offer free tutorials on how to use your machine as long as you own it!

We can assist with your central vacuum needs from installation to service and repair. Our installer has vast experience with all types of installations. Need to service your vacuum cleaner or have your sewing machine repaired? No problem! Our ability to repair vacuums is unparalleled! We do all repairs and warranty work right here in the store.

We pride ourselves on exceptional product knowledge and standing behind every product that we sell.

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Beam Central Vacuums

We are Sarnia and area’s most experienced Beam Dealer and warranty centre, providing in home consultations, installation and servicing.

SEBO Vacuums

The first-ever commercial vacuum that’s certified asthma & allergy friendly®.
It takes clean to a whole new level.

Miele Canister Vacuums

Miele vacuum cleaners are powerful and feature strong suction and air flow. We have variety of models  to choose from. We have a variety of models to choose from, including bagless and cordless models.

Janome Sewing Machines
Since 1921 - Reliability by Design

We carry many sewing machines from mechanical introductory models to computerized sewing and embroidery machines.  We also carry sergers, sewing machine feet and accessories.

About Us

It all started in 1964 when Al Bedard recognized the need for a sewing machine and vacuum store and repair centre in Sarnia.

All of Al’s children worked in the business from time to time. Rob and Mike eventually entered into a partnership with their Dad. Rob spent the most time in the business. He started as a teenager and continued for many years until Rob and Mike took over the business when Al retired. Rob continued to run the store until 2020 when the new owner, Greg Doherty, took over.

Our sewing products include:

•  Janome sewing machines

•  Mettler (sewing thread) & Janome (embroidery thread)

•  many sewing and quilting notions, accessory feet, Tutto rolling cases, scissors, Reliable irons and ironing boards

•  Sewing machine repairs, servicing and scissor sharpening

Our vacuum products include:

• central vacuums; Beam & Cyclovac

•  Commercial upright vacuums; Carpet Pro. Karcher & Sanitaire

•  portable canister vacuums; Miele, Ghibli, Numatic, Simplicity

•  cordless stick vacuums; Miele

•  carpet cleaner; Hoover

•  cleaning products; Bona floor products, carpet cleaning solutions,

•  vacuum bags, filters, belts, accessories, repairs and servicing



Check out some of our Google Reviews

Darryl Campbell

“I had great service here today. The staff was very friendly and found the specific part I was looking for. They have a great selection of vacuums and sewing machines.“

Ann McInnis

“Love this store, I love to sew and Al’s have a great selection of sewing machines. But what is even better is they have knowledgable staff. They know the machines they sell and enjoy showing what they can do. They even shate their knowledge and give you classes so you know how to use your machine. Not all stores do that. The staff is helpful and friendly.“

Patrick St. Amand

“Our son loves vacuums, and every time we have gone there, Rob has been fantastic taking the time to show him all of the different vacuum cleaners the store has. What an awesome store to have in our community. If you’re looking for a vacuum, make sure you check in here. Rob knows his stuff.“