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

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Welcome to Sew Maine!

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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December 10

Open House
3:00 - 7:00

Help Us Celebrate!

I have made the final payment on the building’s mortgage, yet no balloons or confetti blasted from the bank’s ceiling as I made my final payment!  So, we are having an open house with lots of goodies and sale items. 
Join us between 3:00 and 7:00 and sign up for one of the gift certificates.
Make a purchase and save at least 30%.

Mortgage Burning!


The building is paid off!


We are rewarding loyal customers.


Drawings for Gift Certificates


At least 30% discount on purchases


The Creative Icon is here!  Drop by the Trenton store for a demonstration.

Upcoming Classes

Classes in Trenton or Falmouth as mentioned

Click to see the information on our exciting and fun classes! Or, click here to see our entire calendar!

Sewing Machines

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



207 664 2558


11 Periwinkle Lane
       Trenton, ME 04605


Fall Hours

Tues.  - Sat.: 9:30 -5:00
Sun.-Mon.: CLOSED

Sewing Machine Exchange 
Wed - Fri : 9:00 - 4:00

Sat : 9:00 - 12:00