Treasure Valley Sew and Vac

Sewing Machine Repair and Vacuum Repair for the Boise and Treasure Valley Area.   Also retail sales.   Located inside the new Farmer’s Market across from the Western Idaho Fairgrounds.  Also right next door to the Revolution Concert House. Tune-up and Repair, Buy and Sell – All makes and models: Sewing Machines Sergers Vacuum Cleaners ...

Working from a Flea Market for 3 days.

If you have a sewing machine, serger, or floor care machine for repair, you can drop it off at the Maple Grove Grange from 9 to 5 on August 14, 15, 16 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I’ll be selling flea market items for 3 days. I will either deliver your machine to you when it’s ...

Treasure Valley Sew and Vac is Back

My customers wouldn’t let me quit. I’ve managed to adapt to working from my home, so bring on the repairs! I charge $15 to $25 to tune up floor care equipment and $40 and up to tune up sewing machines and sergers.

Note to Kirby Users

In late 2013, Kirby discontinued their old vacuum bag offerings. They now offer only one choice for Sentria models made from 2009 until present (they made a different version of Sentria before 2009). It’s a large clothlike white bag with a universal collar (opening) that fits all models starting with the Heritage II up to ...

New Service

Treasure Valley Trader will find anything useful that you want or sell anything that you want to get rid of. Email Jerry Smith at treasurevalleytrader@gmail.com

Treasure Valley Sew and Vac is Closed

There is no more Treasure Valley Sew and Vac. I filed a name change with the Idaho Secretary of State. I am now called Treasure Valley Trader. I’ve changed my purpose. I’m now all about recycling. I buy, recondition, and sell anything useful. I will not accept new customers for any type of repairs. I ...

Closing

This site will be taken down within hours. I won’t be accepting repairs as of right now. We will be leaving the farmers market location Christmas eve. I will be selling everything I have in my booth there starting Wednesday, Dec 18 and going thru Christmas eve. I sell everything under the sun, including jewelry, ...

Oh No! No More Kenmore!

I wasn’t paying attention. I heard from a customer that Sears quit offering Kenmore sewing machines. They ranked high on my list of good machines. During the last several years, they’ve been made by Janome. We can still get parts for a while because Janome made the same machines under their own brand name. If ...

New Hours . . . Again!

They are changing the hours again at the farmers market where I have my shop. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open There is little evidence buy-detox.com/shop diets actuallyremove toxins, according to accreditedpractising dietitian Melanie McGrice. Wednesday thru Saturday 10 to 6. Sunday Noon to 5.

Sewing Machine Tip

Question: Why does the foot control heat up on my vintage sewing machine. Answer: Some foot controls don’t like running slow during an entire project. Also, some foot controls don’t like it when you rest your foot on them when you’re not sewing. In both cases, the slow trickle of electricity will cause them to ...

Sewing Tip

This issue comes up all the time, so I’m repeating the tip. Always thread your machine with the presser foot lever in the up position. That’s because the lever activates a pin or another lever to open the tension discs. When you put the lever down, the discs close over the thread and apply proper ...