Ellicott City Sew Vac
Sew What's New
October 2020
Join Eileen Roche and Ashley Jones for a She Shed experience where you will find everything you need to make your embroidery escape!

Wednesday, November 11th
11am - 12:30pm EST

  • Transform your embroidery with easy software techniques.
  • Hoop everything from a onesie to a terrycloth towel.
  • Discover the industry’s preferred method of placement.
  • Measure and mark without leaving a trace.
  • Land the embroidery where planned.
  • Create precise professional lettering.
All who attend will get a free She Shed Embroidery Design!

Friday, December 4th
11am - 1pm
Get excited to quilt with templates at home and learn the basics in this 2 hour online class with Westalee Design Educator Ann Moore. Win Prizes, Get Event Special Pricing, and learn!
Guest Instructor Classes
Sparkle Quilt
with Barbara Dann
Thursday, October 22nd and Friday, October 23rd
Barbara Dann, of Alleycat Quiltworks, returns to Sew Vac for a hands-on class using Studio 180 rulers and Michelle Renee Hiatt's Sparkle Quilt pattern!
In this 2 day class, you'll learn all about Studio 180's Trimmer,Corner Pop, and V-Block rulers. If you collect or love Fat Quarters, the Sparkle quilt is perfect for you! It makes fabulous use of Fat Quarters and is perfect for any color background. For the most sparkle, go with a high contrast between your background fabric and fat quarters.
You don't want to miss this quilt--seating is limited, so call 410-465-6366 to reserve your spot!
Serger Camp 2021
with Lori Hernandez
Tuesday, April 13th
Wednesday, April 14th &
Thursday, April 15th
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794
CALL 410 465 6366 to Sign Up!
Early Bird (before March 16th) fee $269.95
Registration (after March 16th) fee $299.95
Bring your Baby Lock Serger! If you don't own a Baby Lock Serger, one will be provided for you at no additional charge. Price includes kit, lunch and snacks for all three days!
Lori’s three days of serger excitement will take you on a journey you will never forget! Lori Hernandez’s experience, creativity and passion for teaching will set your feet on solid ground! If you’re a beginner or a seasoned serging sewist, this is the class for you. Lori has designed this class to take you through foundational techniques, creative projects and embellishing know-how. So many think sergers are just for cutting and finishing those edges. Sergers do that beautifully, but get ready to experience sew much more. Quilting, Construction, Zipper Insertion, Lori’s “Cover Hem Plaid Technique”, Flatlocking, Wave Stitch Edging, Chain Stitch Embellishing, Lori’s “Rolled Hem Piping Technique” just to name a few serging possibilities you will experience.
Sewing Classes
Serenity Shoulder Bag with Charlene Williamson
Friday, November 10th and 17th
Skill Level : Confident Beginner
This shoulder bag features a decorative front flap which is perfect for showcasing your unique fabric. Interest is added by using "Fabric Magic" and your free motion and designing skills to texturize the fabric. This bag has a roomy interior, interior and exterior pockets and the shoulder strap can be padded.
Triangle Frenzy Table Runner with Lisa Cowan
Monday, December 7th
Skill Level: Beginner
What a great way to use your "border" fabrics! By using a 60-degree triangle ruler and twirling your pieces around you will be amazed at the patterns you create.
Serger Classes
Knit Pullover/Lounger with Pattie Otto
Monday, October 19th
Sergers and knits go together like cookies and milk (sorry, no cookies will be served). Let Pattie show you how easy it is to serge and hem knits with your serger. Choose between two fabulous tee patterns, Great Copy Savannah Tee, Soho Tunic or Pattie's new lounger pattern. Class will begin with measurements and try-on samples to help you select your correct size. Pattie will then help you with fitting and pattern adjustments. She will also show you how to easily cut, stabilize, serge and hem knit fabrics with your serger. 
Quilting Classes
Soaring Eagle Panel Quilt with Lisa Cowan
Monday, October 26th
Skill Level: Beginner
Lisa will walk you through turning this soaring eagle panel into an awesome quilt top for a wall hanging. Class fee includes fabric kit to make Soaring Eagle top.
Turning Twenty Baby Quilt with Lisa Cowan
Monday, November 16th
Skill Level: Beginner
Lisa will walk you through making this fat quarter friendly baby quilt based on the Turn Twenty Quilt Pattern. This quilt can be assembled with either a sewing machine or a serger. So bring your favorite to class.
One Block Wonder with Pat Brousil
Tuesday, January 12th, 10:30am-3:30pm and Tuesday, January 19th
Confident Beginner
Using Maxine Rosenthal's technique, Pat will show you everything you need to know about this trendy technique. Movement, texture, swirl--Pat will cover it all, and then some! Bring your favorite ruler and get ready to design like a pro.
If you were signed up for any of the April 2020 Clubs, you are already signed up for the January 2021 clubs.
Kids Club with Caitlin O'Hare
Learn about sewing and make a project each month with Kids Camp instructor Caitlin. Beginners are welcome, but kids must have a basic understanding of how their sewing machine woks (threading, winding the bobbin) and should have some light sewing experience. Club is recommended for kids age 8-12.
January 2021 Project: Messenger Bag
Saturday, January 9th
February 2021 Project: TBD
Saturday, February 13th
Beginner Free Motion Club with John Anderson
Let John show you how to improve your free motion skill in the monthly class! Bring your machine and extension table and prepare to have fun.
Saturday, January 2nd

Saturday, February 6th
Intermediate Free Motion Club with John Anderson
Been free motioning for a while and want to learn something a bit more complex? Join John in this class for advanced techniques! Bring your machine and extension table and prepare to have fun. This club is open to Confident Beginner or Intermediate level quilters.
Wednesday, January 20th

Wednesday, February 17th
Embroidery Club with Terri Miller
Learn about your embroidery machine, embroidery designs, stabilizers, design placement, and embroidery techniques.
January Technique: Embroidery on a sweatshirt
Wednesday, January 13th
February Technique: Embroidery on paper
Wednesday, February 10th
Solaris Club with Terri Miller
Solaris club is for any Solaris owner wanting to know more about their top-of-the-line machine! Each month focuses on a different technique. These lecture/demo classes are for any skill level!
January Technique: Hexagons - Sew, Embroider, and Border
Saturday, January 9th

February Technique: TBD
Saturday, February 13th
Serger Club with Lisa Cowan
Join Lisa as she takes you through the Inspiration Guide for your Bay Lock Serger! This club is open to all skill levels.
Saturday, January 16th OR Thursday, January 21st
Thursday, February 18th OR Saturday, February 20th
Destiny Club with Terri Miller
Learn about your Destiny machine in club! Each month will focus on a different function of your machine! This club is open to all skill levels.
January Technique: Use IQ Designer to turn a hand embroidery design into machine embroidery
Wednesday, January 27th

February Technique: TBD
Wednesday, February 24th

Floriani Club with Brad Martin
Join Brad as he explores all the many things you can do with Floriani Total Control U. Just bring your computer and a USB Drive, he'll take care of the rest.
Monday, January 4th

Monday, February 1st
Store Hours Starting 6/8
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-3
Ellicott City Sew Vac
8480 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 465-6366