American Sewing Expo

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About the American Sewing Expo
What to do at the Expo
This is the Disney World of sewing expos - there is no way you can see everything in one day!

  •   Shopping
  •   Classes
  •   Free Demonstration Stages
  •   Fashion Shows
  •   Sew Party Cafe
  •   LIVE Competitions
  •   Make & Take Projects
  •   Contests

The American Sewing Expo is the largest independent consumer sewing show in the country! We have everything you are looking for relating to fiber arts including fashion sewing, quilting, needle arts, home dec, crafting, and much more! 

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Shopping
Who doesn't like shopping? On our vendor floor you will find over 125 booths with all your favorite (and soon to be favorite) sewing related products!
Please visit our Vendor page to see who will be joining us this year. 
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Classes
We are your premier show for sewing education, offering over 80 classes a day from the most popular educators in the business! Whether you are looking for a 1 hour lecture or an all day hands on class, tips for mitering corners or information on fashion design, we guarantee to have something to fit your interests.

Types of Classes Offered

  • Pre-Show Workshops -All day hands on classes held Wednesday September 21 and Thursday September 22. Descriptions of all classes can be seen in our Registration Brochure
  • Hands On Classes - 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours classes held during the expo, September 25-27. 
  • Lecture Classes - 1 hour classes held during the expo, September 23-25.




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Free Demonstration Stages
Our vendor floor holds THREE demonstration stages. Each stage has at least 7 topics a day for your learning pleasure. 
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Fashion Shows
Our fashion stage is home to many fashion shows daily. Come see one of the FREE fashion shows offered or buy a ticket to our special event. 
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Sew Party Cafe
The Sew Party Cafe will be back in 2016. This year, the cafe is located in the vendor hall and will be packed with fun and exciting sewing and embellishing projects. Choose your favorite project and dive in at your own pace and make your own little treasure to take home. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. You'll have fun while learning new techniques. 

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LIVE Competitions
The Passion for Fashion sewing challenge will return again for 2016 with even more excitement than the past. Twelve contestants will be chosen out of many entries to compete in the live sewing contest. Contestants will get their sewing challenge on Friday morning, design and sew all day (while you walk by and watch), and present their creations in a live professional fashion show on Saturday. ​
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Make and Takes
Each year we have a large number of make and take projects in our vendor hall for you to participate in. Participating vendors offer quick projects for free or low cost. A full list of participating vendors with their booth numbers will be listed in Swatches, our show program, at the show. 
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Contests
Each year we have a multitude of contests for you enter and/or enjoy. Our anual contests include Passion For Fashion, Innovation Generation, and the Dream Sewing Room Drawing. 
Please view our Contest page for more information each of these contests.