Business feature: Dunagan's Sewing and Vacuum Center

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Oct. 4—Located on Whiskey Road, Dunagan's Sewing and Vacuum Center has serviced the Aiken area since 1976. Since opening, Dunagan's has brought quality vacuum, sewing machines and repair products to the local area and beyond.

The owner of Dunagan's Sewing and Vacuum, Karl Dunagan, began working with his father as a child throughout the store. Since taking over as owner, he has worked to ensure that Dunagan's is known as more than just a "fix-it shop." The store offers full service on every brand of vacuum, including Rainbow and Kirby and all brands of sewing machines including Bernina and Baby Lock. Dunagan's offers a fairly priced, quality machine for your vacuum and sewing needs.

"Our expertise is in service and education," Zachary Crowe, manager at Dunagan's, said. Dunagan's offers in-shop introductory classes for those looking to learn more about their purchased products. These classes even include the basics of how to sew. For those who purchase products at Dunagan's, these classes are typically free of charge. Paid classes start around $30 per hour and go up depending on complexity.

"These are products that are worth repairing and keeping for the long haul, no planned obsolescence sold here" Crowe said.

Dunagan's carries premium products such as German Miele, SEBO and Riccar branded vacuums that cater to fine flooring. Dunagan's carries Janome and Elna sewing machines available to sewers of all interest levels from menders, quilters and even kids who just want to make a pillow case.

"Sewing is either a very rewarding or a very frustrating experience. It takes a lot of effort in making something," Dunagan said, "By the time you get done with all the steps, the last thing you want is your sewing machine to mess it up. That's why a better-quality machine helps."

"Anyone can take your money, and anyone can sell you a product," Dunagan said. "But we will back up the product with our service."

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