On November 10th to 13th, 2016 the Hilton Garden Inn, Austin Downtown in Texas, will open its doors and welcome 80 sewists.  Each attendee will have a weekend of uninterrupted time to cultivate their creative side.  They will have ample time to work on their projects, and throughout the weekend we’ll offer them other means to inspire them through sponsored challenges.

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Online registration starts 2.23.16  7PM MST (9PM ET/6PM PT) 

Registration is closed! – Regular Registration $390

(payment plan available with $25 processing fee, no fee will be applied for full payments)

Included in the Regular Registration Price:

  • Open Social, Thursday Night, November 10th
  • Shop Hop, Thursday Day, November 10th
  • Breakfasts and Lunches on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th
  • Swag-olicious Swag Bag
  • All Day Access to Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge (Bernina sewing machines will be provided)
  • Swaps and Challenges (if you want to participate)

Throughout the weekend, Sewtopia will offer up sewing challenges to inspire your creativity and there will be prizes.  After you register, we’ll email your more information on what the challenges will be.  Participation is not required.  Sewtopia has teamed up with Michael Miller Fabrics to do a fabric challenge.


The best part of getting together for the weekend is letting us take you to the best fabric and quilt stores in the area.   A shop hop is like a pub crawl only you’re shopping instead of drinking.   At the time of registration we will ask if you want to have a spot on the bus.  There will be prizes and games on the bus.  The shops will offer special giveaways and sale prices to you as well.


Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge will be open Thursday November 10, 2016 at 5pm and will close that night at midnight.  It will reopen on Friday and Saturday at 8:00am to midnightSunday’s schedule will be 8am to noon.

If you’re bringing a machine or items don’t worry about carrying them back to your room – we’ll lock up every night for you.   This time is yours to finish up WIPs or start items for the holiday.

General notions will be provided. Irons, cutting mats, rotary cutters, even thread!


Coming Soon!


Sewtopia will do one official secret swap that attendees can participate in.  This is a blind swap, meaning we will not assign you a partner.  We ask that that you bring your swap item WRAPPED to the event at check-in and Sewtopia will distribute swap gifts Friday night to open Saturday morning.  If you bring an item to swap you get one back.

Smalls Swap | #sewtopiaswap


  • If you’re on Instagram please use this hashtag so others can cheer you on and your creative process
  • $money limit is $15 dollars, don’t break the bank!
  • Bring your swap item wrapped to Sewtopia Austin
  • Make sure there’s something saying who it’s from like a label or a slip of paper
  • Smalls category would be anything smaller than a 24×24 pillow or mini, mug rug, pin cushion, something for a sewing area, or a pouch
  • Make something that you love, out of fabrics you adore.
  • The folks of Sewtopia will do the secret swap Friday night after the sewing lounge closes. The swap items will be at your sewing station for Saturday morning for you to open.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t do the swap. . . we will only hand out swap gifts to those that participated.
  • Questions – email me and I’ll collect them all in a FAQs email to everyone.

Sewtopia | Austin takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin.  An 8-minute walk from the Austin Convention Center, this modern business hotel is located to popular attractions like the legendary 6th Street/Warehouse Entertainment District, shops, restaurants, nightlife and the downtown business district.


$165.00 ( taxes & fees are not included) | Single Room (the group code will be provided closer to the date of the event)

$165.00 (taxes & fees are not included) | Double Room (the group code will be provided closer to the date of the event)

Closest Airport

If you’re flying in, the airport you want is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with the airport code AUS.

Driving from the airport

Exit airport from Presidential Boulevard. Turn left onto Highway 71 (West) to IH-35 exit N onto I-35 N and take Exit 234C (6th -12th Street) Turn left at 1st light (6th Street) Turn left at light on access road. Turn right into hotel entrance before next intersection.

From the airport bus

Board the $2.00 CapMetro Airport Bus from the lower level of ABIA. This bus makes stops solely from the airport straight into downtown, and does not go all around the city. Take the bus from the airport to “4th and Trinity” stop, approximately two blocks from the hotel. The hotel is located on Interstate 35 between 5th and 6th streets.


Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown offers valet parking only.  Parking for Sewtopia attendees will be discounted to $10/day.  For attendees staying overnight, parking charges are $20/per night.

Driving Directions

Hotel Reservations


Where do I park?

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown offers valet parking only.  Parking for Sewtopia attendees will be discounted to $10/day.  For attendees staying overnight, parking charges are $20/per night.

What hotels are available for booking?/How do I get the Sewtopia discount on my hotel room?

We’ve set up discounted room rates with the hotel hosting the retreat. Please check back for more information.

What airport should I fly into?

If you’re flying in, the airport you want is the Austin-Bergstrom Airport with an airport code of AUS.

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Where is Sewtopia|Austin being held?

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin
500 N Interstate 35
Austin, Texas

Will food be provided? Are there restaurants in the area?

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided in your full registration fee for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You will be on your own dinner. When we chose the location for Sewtopia | Austin 2016 we put it smack in the middle of downtown, you won’t have a hard time finding a good place to eat. If you need suggestions, please email and we’ll be happy to provide you with a list.

Is there free wifi?


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