An immersive weekend of classes, vendors, inspiration, and getting to meet or hang out with like-minded people! Sew Magical hosts an array of sewing and crafting events curated specifically for creatives. From immersive 3-day expos with tons of classes and vendors to cruises for relaxation and creativity.
Discounted room rates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please make sure you are booking through the direct link located under the Expo you’re attending to be sure you are getting the correct rate. If the room block is sold out, you are still able to book at Gaylord without a discounted rate or find sleeping arrangements nearby. If more rooms become available, they will be added to the block and a notice will be sent out via our email and social media channels.
SME Attendees receive a 50% discount on current self-parking rates. Please check the website of the Gaylord you will be visiting for the most current rates for Texas, Tennessee , Florida. If you are staying at the Gaylord and have booked through the SME discounted room rate your parking will be included in your room bill and the discount will be automatically applied. If you are staying elsewhere please make sure to get a discount card from the check-in desk daily.
Each Sew Magical Expo hosts over 50 hands-on classes in the 3-day event. Presentations & Demos are held on The Stage and are available to most ticket types. Sew Magical at Sea typically holds 4-8 classes depending on the length of cruise. -Information on classes offered can be found here for TX TN FL -Information on when class sign-ups will be available will be posted in the Facebook Group.
Information on class kits will be on each shows class information page once they are finalized. There is also a video on our YouTube channel here to answer the most frequently asked questions. Keep in mind that the classes in the video are from Florida’s 2022 SME.
Vendors will vary at each show. For a list of vendors coming to each show check each locations page for a list.
There are exchanges and meet-ups at each show. Information on these can be found in the Facebook Group. There will also be a page on the website for each location giving descriptions of each meet-up or exchange that will be happening once they are finalized.
We have partnered with Royal Caribbean Cruise to bring you Sew Magical at Sea (SMAS for short) This cruise will provide an exclusive seaside event for crafters. Come aboard with us and sew your cares away. Submerge yourself in a sea of endless entertainment, world class dining, and immense relaxation. Get ready to set sail with us for a 4- night Caribbean cruise to Labadee, Haiti on May 4, 2023 and experience an unforgettable voyage at sea. You get all the perks of a cruise: enjoy the ship, all it’s entertainment options, and endless dining spots. But you don’t have to go on a vacation and miss the joys of crafting. Anyone in the SMAS group will have access to several classes, exchanges, parties, swag bags, and more! You can travel with a crafting buddy, or bring your family to share in this fun-filled vacation! Tons of additional information will be coming soon!!!
Patreon is a membership platform where patrons subscribe and pay a monthly subscription fee to help creators continue to do what they love. Sew Magical Expo has 5 tiers starting at $5 per month. Each tier offers exclusive benefits so be sure to check them out. Every penny will go towards adding more exhibits to each expo, adding new locations, getting bigger and better vendors, adding new and more classes, and bringing you content in between each expo too! Patreon is in no way required to enjoy Sew Magical Expo, just a way for you to support us and help us grow. Find our Patreon page here.
You can find all the applications to teach, vend, even volunteer at Get Involved. All apps, except Teacher applications, are open until 1 month prior to each SME event. The Teacher form indicates, for each event, when the application is due.
If you are unable to attend SME, you are able to sell your ticket to someone else. Please go to the Tickets for Sale and post what ticket type, how many you have available, and what you’re asking for them. Once tickets are sold please email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a ticket transfer.
We currently offer clothing, fabrics, magnet needle minders/pins, and, of course, duckies! We are also planning to expand the offerings we have available for swag so keep an eye out for that. You can purchase your swag on the website, when available, and there will be a swag booth set up at all shows.