- Location: Washington, DC
- Website: brothersewvac.com
Behind this nondescript storefront on Connecticut Avenue lies one of Cleveland Park's best resources - an old fashioned sewing machine and vacuum repair shop. Sure, you can buy the latest and greatest appliances there as well, but it is the dedication to repairing and maintaining older machines that makes this store a treasure...
The store is worth a trip just to take a look at the vintage models on display (and often for sale). The back area is always stuffed with equipment in for an overhaul or a specific fix, and the laid back attitude is welcoming to new customers new and old.
The last time we dropped off a sewing machine, it was only $89.95 to have it cleaned and tuned (including a much needed repair to the crucial zipper foot). We went on vacation and forgot to return to pick it up for a couple of months; when we finally dropped by, the manager laughed and said that the store doesn't start to worry until the machine has been there for a year or so! If you have an older vacuum or sewing machine you want to keep in working order, we happily recommend Brothers Sew & Vac.