SPRING Sew Fair 2024

May 2nd, 3rd and 4th

Exciting new products, continuous demonstrations & SPECIAL SHOW PRICES. Sewing machines and sergers, software, fabric, notions, books, furniture and all sewing accessories are specially priced for three days!

Don’t forget, we always have great door prizes, too!

Doors open at 9:00 AM Thursday and Friday, and 9:30 on Saturday.


CALL 410 465-6366 TO SIGN UP!

Sew fair isn't just about the seminars! There's big savings to be had on everything we sell! Take 25% off the regular price on thousands of products, INCLUDING FABRIC! If we run out of something, we can special order it for you and you still get the discount!

Thursday May 2nd

9:30 – 11:30 Power Sewing with Pam Damour

           Pam will share some of her hard learned tips for best results and a variety of techniques. She will demonstrate specialty techniques and discuss how to achieve the fastest and easiest results. She will also bring a trunk packed with samples and exciting projects.

11:30 – 12:30 Shopping and Lunch Break

           Indulge in some retail therapy and grab a free delicious lunch to refuel for the creative journey ahead.

12:30 – 2:00 Quilting on a Serger? with Bernina’s top Serger Expert Pam Mahshie


  You might have never thought a serger would be something a quilter would need – but you’d have been wrong! Come see the many advantages there are for piecing with a serger and how you can elevate your quilts to a whole new level!

2:30 – 4:30 Notions Commotion with Debbie LaFrance

Debbie's love of notions knows no bounds as she unveils even more essential tools, ingenious gadgets, and must-have sewing notions! Get inspired by her knowledge and excitement, while learning how to use all the latest toys!

Friday May 3rd

9:30 – 11:30 Steps to a Perfect Bag with Pam Damour

           Great bags just don’t happen. To create the perfect bag, whether it be a pattern or your own design, knowing the fundamentals in bag making is essential. Author of the best-selling bag book called Hold Everything, Pam will teach you how to create a variety of bag strap styles, bag bottoms, pockets, and zipper insertions. She’ll also educate you on different bag hardware and stabilizers, and how to use them. Be the first to see her latest bag patterns from the “Alphabet Series”, and future bags patterns coming soon!

11:30 – 12:30 Shopping and Lunch Break

           Time to stretch your legs, shop and have lunch on us!


12:30 – 2:00 In the Hoop Embroidery Magic with Debbie LaFrance

           Debbie will show how to achieve success with your in the hoop projects. Learn about different stabilizers, thread, applique materials, and more. Check out some amazing samples and watch a live in the hoop project be sewn out, and get the chance to ask questions along the way!

2:30 – 4:30 Make your Garments POP! with Pam Mahshie

           From elastic to zippers and piping, there's a world of creative possibilities awaiting you! Whether you're returning to garment sewing or just starting out, join us to explore delightful and effortless techniques to infuse your wardrobe with style and flair, and make them POP!.

Saturday May 4th

10:00 – 12:00 Finishing School with the “Decorating Diva” Pam Damour

           Step into the realm of flawless finishes with the renowned "Diva of Great Finishing Techniques," Pam. Get ready to be wowed as she showcases her signature touches for creating stunning quilts, home decor projects, pillows, and beyond. Pam will unveil her secrets for piped binding, effortless binding methods, elegant pleated trims, piping perfection, captivating Zentangle designs on fabric, ingenious zipper tricks, and a whole lot more! Don't miss this chance to elevate your crafting skills to new heights under Pam's expert guidance.

12:00 – 1:00 Shopping and Lunch Break

           Buy some stuff, eat a free lunch! You know the drill.

1:00 – 3:00 – Embellishments on your Serger! With Pam Mahshie

           Come off the edge creatively with your serger! Using total stitch control gives you endless opportunities to create stitches you previously could only dream of. Then, let’s talk about weight... of thread and what it does for your creativity. Learn all the ways to expand your projects with decorative serging!

Meet Our Guest Educators!

Pam Mahshie is the Business Manager for Overlocker Machines with BERNINA of America. In this role, Pam leads product development directly with BERNINA factories, position and train BERNINA Dealers and work with the Education Department to create stimulating consumer events.


Prior to joining BERNINA of America, Mahshie spent over 30 years at Baby Lock where she held many roles including Regional and District Sales Manager, Educational Director and Ambassador of Education. Throughout the years, she has also appeared on numerous PBS programs including Sewing with Nancy, Martha’s Sewing Room and Quilting with Marianne and Mary Fons.

 Known as the “Decorating Diva” Pam Damour learned early in life, while spending time on her grandparents’ farm, that making something from “scratch” was not only a way of life but it was the better way of doing things. Holding on to those values she went from farm to fabric and has had a very successful 35+ year career as an interior designer and sewing professional. Pam offers professional drapery workroom training to the trade and consumers. As a seasoned career speaker, she travels internationally teaching her specialty techniques that have brought her years of continued business as the “Couture of Home Dec Sewing”.

Store Hours

Monday 10-6

Tuesday 10-6

Wednesday 10-6

Thursday 10-6

Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-4


Ellicott City Sew Vac

8480 Balt Natl Pike

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 465-6366