About Us

Our Mission

Tidewater Sew-Vac has been committed to servicing your floorcare and sewing needs since 1978. We started with one retail location and one thing in mind. The customer. You see we want to be your go-to store for all of your sewing and floorcare needs. That's why we continue to grow by expanding our current locations, adding new locations and adding new products all to allow us to serve you better. And with the addition of TidewaterSewVac.com, here we grow again!

To all of you, from all of us at Tidewater Sew-Vac, thank you for supporting your local store.

Joe Strange

Joe Strange, President/Owner

Our Products

We strive to offer our customers quality products at affordable prices. One advantage we have is our ability to purchase in large quantities, due to the number of retail stores we operate, and pass this discount on to our customers. We carry several full-lines of vacuum cleaners, carpet extractors, air purifiers and steam cleaners as well as belts, bags and filters for most brands. We also carry several full-lines of sewing machines, embroidery machines, sergers, quilting machines, long-arm quilting machines as well as fabric, thread, notions, stabilizer, embroidery designs and much more.

We also take trade-ins so we can offer "gently used" machines at deeply discounted prices.

Our Services

Our service technicians are factory trained to service most major brands of vacuum cleaners and sewing machines. You can feel confident that your machine will be serviced properly and promptly returned to you, in like-new condition. Also, we offer free service estimates and take trade-ins.

Our Staff

We employ over 50 people in the Tidewater area.  Most of our staff have been with us for over 10 years.  We employee store managers, sales staff, service technicians, sewing educators, warehouse staff and clerical staff. We are proud of every employee we have and appreciate the team we have become.  If you would like to join our team, visit our Careers & Employment page to see available positions. 

Our Sewing Classes

Our sewing department is always buzzing with new ideas and projects to make your sewing experience better than you could ever have imagined.  Our talented educators offer morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes that are sure to fit your busy schedule.  We offer classes for the beginner as well as the advanced sewers.  We also offer kids classes.  Take a look at our Sewing Class Brochure and find a class that you just can't wait to take!