On November 2nd to 5th, 2017 the Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center, Louisana, 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.


    Online registration starts 2.13.17   7 PM EST/6 PM CST/ 5 PM MST/4 PM PST

    Regular Registration $400

    (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 2nd
    • Shop Hop, Thursday Day, November 2nd
    • Breakfasts and Lunches on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th
    • Swag-olicious Swag Bag
    • All Day Access to Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge (Bernina sewing machines will be provided to the first 50 who registered that need machines)
    • 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 2, 2017 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 New Orleans
    • 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 | New Orleans takes place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center in Louisiana. Located in the hear of New Orleans Arts and Warehouse district.  With its excellent location, there’s dozens of attractions and shopping venues minutes away

    $189.00 (taxes & fees are not included) | Double Room 

    Closest Airport

    If you’re flying in, the airport you want is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International with the airport code MSY

    Driving from the airport

    I-10 East to exit 234A US Highway 90 Business West. Exit at Tchoupitoulas exit. You will be on Calliope. Turn left at 3rd red light, S. Peters. Go 8 blocks to Julia St. Hotel on corner of Julia and S. Peters


    Embassy Suites offers valet and self parking. Valet parking for Sewtopia attendees will be discounted to $28/day.

    Driving Directions

    Hotel Reservations


    Where do I park?

    Embassy Suites parking is located near the main entrance and valet located immediately past Notre Dame cross street on the left at 727 South Peters Street.offers valet parking only.  Valet parking for Sewtopia attendees will be discounted to $28/day.

    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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International with the airport code MSY

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    Where is Sewtopia|New Orleans being held?

    Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center
    315 Julia Street

    New Orleans,

    Louisiana,70130, USA


    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 | New Orleans 2017 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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