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What magic can you make when you have the right sewing machine?

The wonder you feel as you fit on that velvet dress you tailored for yourself 

The utter surprise and joy on your daughter-in-law’s face as she pulls the baby quilt you made out of the gift bag

The relief you feel as you mend (rather than throw out) your favorite pair of pants.

The magic of creativity, beauty, relationships, and heirlooms–that’s what you can create with your very own fingers. At the sewing machine, you are nurturing a life skill that you will treasure.

Now here’s the thing: that magic doesn’t just happen the moment you take home a BERNINA. That’s why we offer sewing and embroidery classes so you can make those moments real! Ready to start the adventure?

15 Years of Sewing Machine Sales

Hi, we’re so glad you stopped by. We are Burnell and Lacretia Oberholtzer, owners of Green Acres Sew & Vac. We have 5 children, four boys and 1 girl. Our boys love to build things and tinker with anything mechanical, which is part of why we thought a sewing machine shop would be a good fit for our family.

Burnell has worked in a variety of different fields—custom farming, building furniture, and running small businesses. His goal is to continue to grow Green Acres to better accommodate the needs of sewing artists. Lacretia loves quilting and sewing clothes. She enjoys teaching some of the classes offered at Green Acres.

We enjoy interacting with all the different folks that come into our shop. It’s always rewarding to give our customers a great day, by making something work that didn’t before or by helping them find exactly what they need.

From the Farm to the Sewing Shop


The family business began on Burnell’s parents’ family farm.


The sewing shop moved to a small store off Hwy 136 in Memphis, MO. We started offering sewing classes.


Green Acres became a direct dealer for BERNINA.


Burnell and Lacretia bought the business from Burnell's father.


We got a new and improved website and an updated brand.

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