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Chippewa Sewing Machine Co., located in Eau Claire, has been in business since July of 1949. Originally established in downtown Chippewa Falls by Victor and Dorothy Figlmiller, today it is owned and operated by their son, Mike. Prior to starting the business, Victor had worked for a Singer Sewing Machine store in Eau Claire.


Mike began fixing sewing machines in his parent’s store when he was ten years old. By 14 he was being paid fifty cents for each sewing machine he repaired or set up. By the time he was in high school, he worked completely on his own and was paid $5 per machine. Four years after he graduated from high school his parents retired. Since he enjoyed working in the store so much, he asked them if he could take over the business. They agreed, and in September of 1979 it became his. In 1982 he moved the business to his home in Hallie. There it remained until May of 2000 when he moved the store to his current Eau Claire location.


Mike is the sole salesman and repairman of Chippewa Sewing Machine Co. and is a dealer for the widely popular Baby Lock sewing machines. The store also carries a line of Oreck and Simplicity vacuum cleaners.


In 2002 Chippewa Sewing Machine Co. was named the top Baby Lock dealer in the Upper Midwest—which includes seven states.


Mike continues to educate himself on sewing machines and vacuums by attending annual product and technical training seminars held in St. Louis.


Whether shopping for a sewing machine or vacuum cleaner, accessories for either, or if interested in embroidery or quilting, stop in and talk to Mike at Chippewa Sewing Machine Co. today.

Any store can sell you a sewing machine, but Chippewa Sewing provides quality service with a personal touch!

At Chippewa Sewing Machine Co., we believe sewing machine quality goes beyond the machine itself. We take great pride in the quality of service and the level of satisfaction our customers receive. Our commitment to service will ensure your continued satisfaction. We are prepared to help you with all of your sewing needs. We are the best, and we will prove it to you!

Before you buy:

  • Our machines are quality built by Baby Lock and are the easiest to use on the market today

  • Experienced sewing machine specialists qualified to sell you the right machine for your needs

  • Inventory carried on hand for immediate delivery on most models

  • MasterCard/Visa/Discover accepted

  • Financing available with approved credit

  • Trade-ins welcome

After you buy:

  • Free lessons by qualified instructors included on the operation of all machines

  • Free labor for one year on any adjustments or repairs of all new machines

  • Free tune-up at one-year anniversary of purchase date on all new machines

  • Outstanding repair service by factory-trained personnel

  • In-store service for quicker repairs

  • Free phone assistance to answer questions regarding your machine purchase

  • Full trade-in value when trading up within one year

  • Full line of support products for your machine including Baby Lock accessories and stabilizers

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