American Sewing Expo
The American Sewing Expo brings together vendor booths, workshops, and exhibits at Suburban Collection Showplace, allowing fabric handlers to hone needle skills and see the trade’s latest fashions and gadgets. Feet meander through 125 booths, as eyes take in the latest eye popping textiles and supplies from sewing emporiums such as Power Sewing and Creative Feet. Hall B transforms into a runway that features free daily fashion shows filled with handmade garments, with one final style-savvy event rounding out the day for an additional cost. A live-action challenge announced Friday morning sees 12 preselected contestants feverishly piece together outfits to be judged on Saturday. Interactive exhibits busy hands, with stations such as the Sew Experience Cafe daring expo-goers to perform detailed sewing and embellishing projects with the added element of hand-shaking coffee.