American Sewing Expo
September 23-25, 2016
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Calling all sewers: If you are a sewing enthusiast that likes to add your own style to projects, the American Sewing Expo wants you to put on your creative hat, let your imagination go wild and enter our 9th Annual ASE Passion For Fashion! design challenge. This is a live challenge 
that will provide the opportunity for avid sewers to showcase their sewing and 
design talents complete with professional models and fashion show. The participants 
will be given a design challenge scenario and have all day Friday, September 23, 
to create their "secret project". Expo attendees will have the opportunity to follow 
the progress of the designers as they work on their creations. Contestants return 
on Saturday, September 24 to finish their creations and a last minute fitting on their 
professional model before the fashion show and photo shoot in the afternoon. 
A panel of industry fashion experts will judge and choose the challenge winner 
based on creativity, construction, fit, and composition. 

We encourage sewers of all skill levels to challenge their creativity and participate 
in this event.

Many prizes will be awarded and the top three winners, along with three audience 
members, will receive the following Baby Lock machines:
1st Place: Aria top of the line sewing machine! 











2nd Place: Imagine Serger with "Jet Air" threading & and no tensions "Automatic Thread 
Delivery System"!















3rd Place: Jane high speed sewing machine!













Deadline to enter is July 1, 2016 (postmarked). 

Submissions must be accompanied by a $25.00 non-refundable jury fee and 1 
fashion garment (no more than a 3-piece outfit) that has been created within 
the past two years. Fashion garment will be returned. 


American Sewing Expo Contests
Our very popular and inspiring contest, sponsored by Coats & Clark, for young sewers ages 8 - 18 is presented on the Fashion Stage at the show.
Contestants are split into three age groups for judging (8-11, 12-15, and 16-18) and provide a wonderful free fashion show for all to see.
These young sewers always amaze and delight attendees with their skills and creativity! 

All contestants will win prizes. The Grand Prize recipient will receive a Sofia 2 sewing machine, generously provided by Baby Lock! 

Any questions can be answered by calling or emailing our office.

Entries must be postmarked by September 9, 2016

2016 Rules and Entry Form 

All contestants that send in their intent to enter by July 1 will receive Thread Sampler as a gift from Coats! 
Garments do not have to be finished at that time just email us here by July 1, 2016 with your full name and mailing address saying you plan to enter and your gift will be mailed to you! 
American Sewing Expo offers a large variety of contests and drawings designed for all levels of sewers! 

Passion For Fashion - a live sewing and design competition
Innovation Generation - a sewing competition for children ages 8-18
Cosplay - for anyone who has the love of costume making
Dream Sewing Room - a drawing that anyone can win

2014 Winning garments 
Everyone arriving by 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 25 will have the opportunity to win a Dream Sewing Room! 

When you arrive, you will be given 10 entry tickets. Fill them out, find the 10 American Sewing Expo boxes as they are noted on each ticket. Drawing for all prizes will take place at 5:00 p.m. You absolutely must be present to win! Prizes will be awarded from each individual box, followed by one Grand prize winner from all boxes combined! Everyone arriving by 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 25 will have the opportunity to win a Dream Sewing Room! 

2014 Dream Sewing Room Drawing Winner with some of her prizes and Janome and American Sewing Expo representatives. 
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2014 Winner, Jasmine Hampshire, with sponsor representative Steve Jeffery from Baby Lock
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Join us on Sunday for a special contest for anyone who loves making costumes! Any kind of costume will go - anime, steampunk, historical, TV, movie, video game, or comic book character to name a few. It could even be something straight from your own imagination! 

Fill out the entry form below and mail it in or bring it to the show with you on September 25th, 2016 to participate. 

Rules and Entry Form