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Sewing by the Sea
11 Periwinkle Lane
Trenton, ME 04605
(207) 664-2558

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Welcome to
Sewing by the Sea!

Sewing by the Sea began modestly, in 1991, in an old carpenter shop in the town of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. In 1998, after infusing the local community with an excitement for quilting and sewing, as well as becoming an authorized Pfaff dealer, the business outgrew the store's location and moved just over the bridge to a 2100 sq. ft., two story building in the neighboring town of Trenton.

The store's goal to provide year-round service to the local sewing community continued at the new location, offering a full line of Pfaff sewing machines, premium fabrics for quilting and garment sewing and a wonderful selection of patterns, notions, books. Additionally, a full lineup of classes, in a variety of sewing styles and skill levels, are offered to meet the educational needs of local customers. With square footage to spare, the upper floor of the building was converted into a quilters haven, where seamstresses of all ages could mingle, learn and share. A longarm quilting machine was acquired and quilting services began to be offered....
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Contrary to what someone might have told you, WE ARE OPEN, however with limited hours. We will most likely be open all winter as the inventory gets down and I have classes.  Please check here for open dates and times. (Please scroll down the page.)
I will be open the following days:
December 9, 10, 11
16, 17, 18

from 10 to 4
We will be closed Christmas week, and be open December 29 and 30.
The retirement sale has been going well, but I still have over 1200 bolts of fabric! 
I have Pfaff feet and bobbins (those I can keep in stock). Needles, threads, notions, and battings are getting thinner, but still more than many independent shops carry on a regular basis!  Kelly is also doing quilts, and I am selling and repairing machines.

On December 10 from 11 - 3:45, I will have a class for making the Santa hat runner, quilt, or pot holders. $20 plus pattern (at 50% off) and materials.  

Sewing Machines

Authorized Pfaff and Husvarna/Viking Dealer
Machines are set up in the shop for you to test drive.



Sewing by the Sea
207 664 2558
Sewing Machine Exchange


Open Dec. 9, 10, 11,
16, 17, 18,
29, 30 
10 to 4