by LAINEY KRAL | photos provided by Sewing Machines Plus

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Sewing Machines Plus Offers the Largest Selection of Sewing Machines Nationwide

mp_sewingmachineplus2Whether you’re sewing, quilting, or embroidering, your projects need a personal touch to come to life – and the right equipment. As a family-owned company that has grown to the largest online sewing machines retailer in the country, Sewing Machines Plus (SMP) provides everything you need from the first stitch to the last.

Ron Martin founded SMP in 2000 with 20 years of experience in the industry. SMP began with the original San Marcos showroom, and has since expanded to a second brick-and-mortar location on Mission Bay Dr. The online business took off as well, with available products including sewing machines, long arms, embroidery machines, notions, and fabric. “Major brands are Baby Lock, Brother, Bernina, Janome, Juki, and Pfaff,” said Olla Swanson, marketing and events manager. Staff members are experts in all products and brands, and SMP Master Mechanics provide lifetime technical support for any purchase.

“As a family-owned business, SMP created life-long relationships with their customers and grew from there.”

With affordable, timely shipping, price matching, and a 60-day money-back guarantee, SMP is committed to customer service, whether that’s nationwide or right here in its hometown. SMP even offers 0% financing for eligible customers, to make owning your dream machine even easier.

“As a family-owned business, SMP created life-long relationships with their customers and grew from there,” Olla said. The San Marcos and San Diego stores offer a variety of classes to help local community members expand their repertoires, whether they’re beginners or experts. There are dozens of classes for every skill each month, and Olla added, “If you buy a machine with our store, your class fees for six classes are waived. You’ll be able to learn how to use your machine.”

For at-home inspiration and support, SMP offers a range of free projects and machine manuals on their website. Browse the collection at


Name of Business: Sewing Machines Plus
Owner: Ron Martin
Store Managers: Laura Jimenez and Lee Jacob
Year of Establishment: 2000
Address: 713 Center Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069; 4606 Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 916-813-6891
Description of Business: We are a family-owned company and have been involved in the sewing and vacuum business for over 40 years. We run a successful sewing machine and vacuum sales and service business with two locations in California.