If you are in the Michigan area and more specifically Novi, Michigan September 27 – 29 be sure to check out the American Sewing Expo. American Sewing Expo is celebrating their 20th anniversary! Here is just a sample of what will be going on in Novi, Michigan!
Young sewers boot camp, beginner hands-on projects, expert sewer instruction and crafter do-it-yourself ideas will be featured as well as fashion shows, classes and displays.
The 20th annual show features accessories, embellishments, one of a kind
fabrics and supplies, fashion sewing, fitting, home decorating, machine
embroidery, needle arts, quilting, sergers and wearable art.
Visitors will see over 20 exhibits, fashion style shows and sewing challenge
competitions. Over 125 exhibitors from 35 states, Australia and Canada
will be displaying sewing machines, notions, threads, patterns, yarn,
technology, kits, gadgets, embroidery designs, tools and other products.
Techniques and tips will be taught at over 200 seminars, hands-on
workshops and demonstrations.
Show instructors include fit specialist and couture expert Lynda Maynard;
couture sewing expert from It’s Sew Easy TV Angela Wolf; home
seamstress and creator of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing Gretchen
Hirsch; Baby Lock’s Love of Fashion national spokes-designer Joi Mahon,
instructors from the online craft education and community platform
Craftsy and other award winning fashion sewing designers.
Reality sewing television competitions are the inspiration for the
Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge² that begins as the show opens when
12 finalists design and sew garments for judging and a fashion show.
“Quick-Stitch, The Challenge” will also be a live sewing competition,
sponsored by Craftsy. Three times per day, contestants will compete in a
75-minute challenge to create a fashion accessory, home décor or craft
Attendees can learn tips and techniques at make-n-take projects in vendor
displays; as they sew their own project to take home at the Sew Party
Café; and as they make an item and embellish it using their style and
imagination at the Artistic Studio sponsored by Janome.
The Innovation Generation Fashion Show Competition will be held on
Saturday for ages 8 – 18 who know the sewing process and have made
their own garments. Entries are prejudged and then worn by the
contestants on the Expo Fashion Stage. A Dream Sewing Room will be given
away on Sunday.
Special display exhibits and events will include the cutting edge of
fashion sewing, quilts, wearable art, Push the Envelope
Contest, Sacred Sewing Room from Enchanted Makeover charity and doll
clothes charity project.
Show visitors can test-drive sewing machines, see a fashion show, do
some shopping, or watch a demo to get creative tips, discover fresh
possibilities and be inspired for new projects.
Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Avenue
between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, Michigan. Show hours are 9 a.m. – 6
p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
Preshow workshops are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday,
Sept. 26. Expo admission is $14 and children 15 and under are admitted
free with a paying adult. One-hour seminars are $14, all-day workshops
are $130 and special combination packages are available. Onsite parking
is available for $5.
For more information, visit
www.AmericanSewingExpo.com or call (248) 889-3111.