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We've been in business for over 30 years! 

About Jim's Sewing Center


D&R Sewing Center showroom with a collection Brother and Janome machines displayed

Welcome to Jim's Sewing Center, a family-run business with over 30 years of service to the Panama City area. We specialize in everything to do with sewing, quilting, embroidery, and vinyl. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect machine to fit your needs without breaking your budget, all while becoming a part of our family.

  • Family-Run Business: We take pride in being a family-run business, ensuring a personal touch and exceptional customer service.
  • Extensive Specialization: Our expertise covers sewing, quilting, embroidery, and vinyl, making us your go-to destination for all your sewing needs.
  • Affordable Pricing: We offer low, low prices on all our top-of-the-line machines, allowing you to get the best value for your investment.
  • Personalized Assistance: Our knowledgeable team, led by Johnny and Donna, is always available to answer your questions and provide expert advice.
Jim's Vacuum and Sewing, a family run business for over thirty years. We specialize in everything to do with sewing, quilting, embroidery, vinyl, and vacuums so don't hesitate to call us and ask us any question you might have, or better yet, come by the store and let's discuss the low, low prices on all of our TOP OF THE LINE machines. We also have financing! Our goal is to find you the perfect machine to fit your needs without breaking your budget while becoming a part of our family.

Donna, Johnny, Cameron or Phyllis  will be happy to give you a test drive on these top of the line models.

Johnny and Donna

All About Johnny

Johnny Bryant has been immersed in the sewing industry since 1973. His journey began in a factory where he worked with cloth and repaired sewing machines. Over the years, Johnny honed his skills and expertise, progressing from working with garments like shirts, dresses, and jeans to becoming the head mechanic in a factory producing fleece apparel.

After the factory closure due to NAFTA, Johnny joined a distributor in Charlotte, NC, where he continued to repair and set up equipment. His talent caught the attention of Brother International Corp., and he was offered a position as a Technical Engineer. This role took him across the USA, Canada, and Latin America, providing equipment setup and service for the company.

At a significant turning point in his career, Johnny was given the opportunity to join the newly formed H.A.D. Division, which focused on supporting Home Sewing Machines. With his expertise, Johnny excelled in this role for over 20 years, playing a vital part in releasing several new Brother products, including the PR SERIES Machines.

In March 2015, Johnny and Donna took over the business from their close friend Jim Stratton, who handpicked them as his successors. They finalized the sale and moved the company to a new location in Febuary of the same year. Today, Jim's Sewing Center thrives under their leadership, providing top-quality products, exceptional service, and a welcoming, family-oriented environment.