Since its inception in 2005, Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum has been committed to creating a friendly, hometown feel for sewers of every skill level. In addition to providing customers with sewing supplies and classes, Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum also specializes in vacuums and vacuum repair services. With two locations in Thornton and Centennial, Patrick Arnold and Kathryn McMillan, co-owners of Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum aim to appeal to sewers who want to learn, shop, and socialize with employees and other like-minded customers.
Patrick and Kathryn started Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum after realizing that there was a demand for high-level sewing machines, sergers, sewing accessories, and fabrics. At the time only a few small shops with limited products and services were all that existed in Denver and the surrounding suburbs. The only other alternative available to sewing enthusiasts was to purchase sewing machines from big-box stores that rarely provided customers with service or the expertise that only comes after years of sewing or repairing sewing machines, which was exactly what Kate and Patrick had been doing for other companies before starting their own business. As Above &Beyond Sewing and Vacuum became popular in their surrounding neighborhoods, more and more people started asking for quilting machines, embroidery machines, accessories and fabric, and so inventory was consolidated and quilting and embroidery became a substantial fixture in both stores offerings of quilting supplies and expertise.
Although not as passionately followed as sewing; Patrick’s knack for fixing any make of vacuum cleaner and his extensive knowledge of the best vacuums, it seemed like a waste not to seize the opportunity to include vacuums in the business as well. And with the amount of vacuums that are sold and repaired each month at both stores, vacuum cleaners, parts and repair could easily be its own store. Kate and Patrick have a disdain for cheap products, and so Above &Beyond Sewing and Vacuum became an authorized distributor of Miele, Simplicity and Dyson vacuums, three of the best brands with the most value in the industry. And once people get frustrated with cheap vacuums and buy a high-end vacuum, they never need to go back to lesser machines again. These three lines of vacuum cleaners offer their own unique specialty to keeping your whole house clean. The Dyson is the most powerful bagless vacuum on the market, the Miele brand offers a strong canister line and uprights that clean multiple surfaces extremely well, and Simplicity offers an agitation brushroll cleaning system that works incredible on all types of carpeted surfaces.
As the largest distributor of Babylock machines in Colorado, Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum knows that the reason people invest in Babylock sergers and sewing machines is because they have tried them in our stores and experience the range of features and capabilities such machines let them achieve. No matter what type of sewer you are, it’s the tools that can help you excel in your projects – and even have fun while you are working on them! Models range from entry-level to advanced quilting machines some of which, have upgradeable software that allow you to adjust and expand as your skill level or project complexity does. If you have never tried a Babylock machine, stop in and test one out. Only then will you see what it means to have such a capable tool for your projects. They also have the most comprehensive line of embroidery machines on the market, with over 11 different models to choose from. Babylock sergers have 19 different patents that make them stand far and above the competition. From Jet-air threading to the tensionless thread feeding system, you won’t know how you ever lived without a Babylock serger once you own one.
No matter what the manufacturer, Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum provides incredible repair services for sewing machines and vacuums. Trained extensively by manufacturers in servicing both sewing and vacuum equipment, co-owner, Patrick Arnold has the expertise to fix almost any problem, of any age sewing machine or vacuum, in house! So there is no hassle with sending your equipment off to another state or country for repairs – they are all done in either of our two stores for your convenience. Our repair services come with comprehensive warranties so you know we will stand behind our work and we will make sure it is done right the first time. Stop into either location for a free estimate.
Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum currently hosts an average of 25 classes each month in both their Thornton and Centennial locations, to which quilters and sewers of all levels are invited to attend. Many of these classes have guest instructors who are master sewers and are beneficial to anybody who is passionate about sewing. Additionally, there are several large events several times a year to teach specialized techniques and tricks for sewers and quilters and embroiderers of all skill levels. Sewing and quilting like most things technical in life, require good tools, instruction on how to use them, and practice. Our sewing classes and events achieve all three! Sure, you could buy a machine and teach yourself some skills, but over the years we have found that having some instruction and practicing what you learn in the environment of a classroom setting makes it all come together so much more quickly – and everyone has fun while learning!
Sewing is making a comeback because whether you are a mother or a young sewer, sewing is an important life skill to know. For more information, sign up for our quarterly newsletter or explore our Website to stay informed on upcoming events and promotions. We love our sewing community!