Charity Sewing Area

Every year, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo supports charitable organizations benefiting from hand-made or home-sewn projects.

Volunteers work on a charity project at the 2020 Expo.Whether it’s making a bear for a foster child or a tote bag stuffed with baby products for an at-risk mom, we know our creative community will step up to any challenge.

Our charity sewing projects have two parts: First, a more complicated project is sent out in advance, so creators can get to work sewing, knitting, or otherwise completing projects at home. Then, we have a dedicated Charity Sewing Area in the Showplex during Expo, fully loaded with machines and helpers, so that anyone can take a break and contribute to a meaningful cause.

Our 2020 charities were Step By Step and Sew Powerful. Our creative community certainly met the demand: You made more than 1,000 items for our charities this year! A big THANK YOU to our wonderful attendees, whether you dropped into the Charity Sewing Area or made something in advance.

The charity totals are listed below:
Step By Step:
75 tote bags made ahead, several stuffed with diapers and baby items
52 baby blankets made on-site
106 burp cloths sewn on-site

Sew Powerful:
791 purses made ahead
78 purses made on-site

Thank you again for all of your work, and we’ll see you next year!