|Meissner's first Sacramento location on
|Bill and Myrtle Meissner at P Street|
|P Street mascot and family pet, Cooper, with a young Jim Meissner|
Company History, 1930 – Present
Meissner Sewing Machine Company founder Ernest Robert Meissner started his industrial sewing machine business in the Los Angeles area where he later taught the business to his son, William Meissner. William relocated the business to Sacramento in 1958 where the family operated out of an old Victorian storefront between 20th and P Streets while living upstairs.
William’s son, Jim Meissner took an interest in learning the business at an early age. By ten years of age, Jim was working downstairs at the shop after school building industrial stands and learning to repair machines. In 1982 William retired and Jim moved the company to its current headquarters at Business 80 and El Camino Avenue, where the “needle in the sky” stands as a testament to over 75 years in business.
As the industrial business moved to Mexico and beyond in the 1990’s, Jim began to focus more and more on the home sewing machine market and turned his industrial showroom into a large state-of-the-art retail store and learning center. Now with three locations, Meissner’s provides Northern California’s sewing community with a huge selection of top-quality sewing products, classes, and seminars.