Sewtopia was inspired by the online sewing community. With today's technology, we are more connected to each other than ever before. Blogs, online swaps, and social media have given us the opportunity to make friends around the country and even the world. Through Sewtopia, these online relationships can have real-world meeting place. In 2014 we held our first event in Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve traveled to over a dozen locations through the United States.
In 2018, we opened our online shop to carry modern fabrics, patterns, kits, and snarky, fun merchandise. As our online inventory grew and our lease to our place was going to expire, we ventured out in the summer of 2020 and found a small retail place in the Holladay/Murray area of Utah. A brick and mortar was not what we had in mind when we originally began, but with our customers support has helped us grow and brick by brick and now we're here because of you. We love working with companies, designers, and customers to cultivate creativity and share our passion for sewing.
Sewtopia was inspired by the online sewing community. Sewtopia went from a big idea to a traveling creative retreat in 2014. In today's technological world we are more connected to each other than ever before. Distance no longer thwarts so many friendships that have developed between people around the world. One of the main purposes of Sewtopia is to serve as a real world meeting place for friends to come sew and indulge for a relaxing weekend.
We provide retreats throughout the year where attendees can leave all the stresses of daily life behind to indulge themselves, focus on sewing projects, and get together with friends, old and new. The spring and summer event focuses on education and the fall event will be a retreat-style, an open sewing event.
In 2018, Sewtopia branched out from events and opened an online shop selling notions, patterns, and an ever-growing collection of fresh, modern fabrics. We love teaming extraordinary and influential designers from the modern quilting & sewing world to offer customers a great selection of supplies.
We envision Sewtopia to be a support system for the online sewing community. We want to cultivate knowledge and help people make real-life connections with other people in the sewing hobby.
“Being in an online sewing community has totally changed my life! I have more friends now than ever. There are people out there that honestly care about me, and we just communicate via email, blogs, and social media outlets. That means a lot to me, and I’m no longer a hermit quilter.”
Amy “Sukie” Newbold