We’re proud to announce our 19th event will be held from November 7th – 10th in Anaheim, California.


Included in the Regular Registration Price:

  • Open Social Thursday November 7th
  • Swag-o-lious Swag Bag
  • Shop Hop Thursday morning November 7th (Shop and events around Anaheim will be announced closer to the event)
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th
  • All Day access to Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge (Juki sewing machines will be provided at first come first serve basis to the first 60 people that register)
  • Swaps, Challenges, Special Guests Trunk Show, Surprise Pop Up Shops, Small Make & Takes, and games throughout the weekend (participation is optional)


Anaheim WaitList

Missed out on registering for our Anaheim event, please sign up for the waitlist. The way we work our waitlist is, once a ticket becomes available, we email the first 10 people, and who responds first get the ticket. We move to the next 10 after 24 hours. Thanks, Sewtopia

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We are excited to share that our 19th event is scheduled to take place from November 7th to 10th in Anaheim, California. Similar to our previous fall events in Nashville, Palm Springs, Orlando, Seattle, Boston, New Orleans, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City, this open sewing weekend offers each attendee a chance to dedicate uninterrupted time to nurture their creativity through sewing projects while connecting with new and familiar friends.
Before the event, Sewtopia collaborates with Windham Fabrics to choose six fabrics for the Fabric Challenge. A few months prior to the event, each participant will receive six fat quarters. While participating in the Fabric Challenge is optional, it is highly recommended. The rules are straightforward – you can utilize one or all of the fabrics, ensuring that only Windham Fabrics are used in your finish project. During check in attendees will be asked to submit their projects to be eligible for ribbons and prizes.
The highlight of our weekend get-together is exploring fabric and quilt stores in the area with us. Think of it as a shopping version of a pub crawl. Stay tuned for additional details and confirmation of participation as the event approaches.

Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge will be open Thursday, November 7th at 5pm and will close at midnight. It will reopen on Friday and Saturday at 8:00am and close at midnight. Sunday's hours will be 8:00am to noon.

Attendees will receive communication before the event about seating arrangements. We will allocate tables and groupings based on your seating requests. If you’re bring your sewing machine or belongings, you won't need to transport them back to your room as Sewtopia and the hotel will secure the main ballroom each night. Feel free to utilize this time to complete projects or explore the area with friends.

General tools will be provided in the sewing room like irons, cutting mats, and rotary cutters.

In 2017, Sewtopia launched its online store, followed by the opening of our physical store in December 2020. We consistently update our shop with fabrics, notions, and more. We're bringing the shop on the road with a small but mighty pop up full of new fabrics from our favorite manufacturers like Ruby Star Society, Windham Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, and others. Make sure to leave some extra room to bring a lot of goodies home!

Sewtopia will do one official swap that attendees can participate in. This is a blind swap, meaning we will not assign you a partner. If you choose to participate, we ask that you bring your swap item wrapped at Check-In. If you bring an item to swap, you get one back. We will distribute swap items at the end of Friday night for you to open Saturday.
morning. General guidelines are as follows:

Sewtopia Swap | #sewtopiaswap Check the #hashtag on Instagram for inspiration.


  • If you’re on Instagram, please use the #sewtopiaswap so others can cheer you on.
  • The recommended spending limit is $15, don’t break the bank!
  • Bring your wrapped swap gift to Sewtopia at check in. Please make sure it has a gift tag attached with your information on it.
  • Your gift needs to be labeled visibly with who it is from and firmly attached.
  • Suggestions for gifts would be a tool organizer, a large pillow, your favorite bag etc. Each year the gifts keep getting bigger and better! Go Sewtopians! Check out the #sewtopiaswap for inspiration
  • Make something that you love, out of fabrics you adore.
  • The folks of Sewtopia will hand out the swap Friday night after the sewing lounge closes. Your gift will be at your sewing station Saturday morning for you to open.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t do the swap. We will hand out gifts only to those who participated.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or post your question in our Facebook Group

This "UNOFFICAL-OFFICIAL" swap is ran by our fantastic attendee, Rhiannon. Unlike the Sewtopia Swap, attendees sign up for this swap and your swap partner is assigned.

Super Secret Swap | #sewtopiasupersecretswap #supersecretswapnashville Check previous #supersecretswappdx & #supersecretswapatx #hashtag on Instagram for inspiration.


  • There will be a signup form emailed to all attendees 3 to 4 months before the event, where you can sign up to participate.
  • Once partners are assigned, you must confirm with Rhiannon.
  • If you’re on Instagram, please use the hashtag #supersecretswapnashville so others can cheer you on.
  • This is a SECRET swap, don't give too much away on social media.
  • Participants are asked to make a mosaic on Instagram and/or Pinterest to help your partner visualize what you like.
  • You will be required to make one handmade item; this may be a mini, tote bag, or some other small handmade item, tailored to your partner's likes or desires.
  • Each participant should spend $10-$15 on extras along with a handmade gift.
  • One small gift will be left secretly at your partner’s sewing station on Thursday or Friday (though you may leave more than one if you like) with the final handmade gift being hand delivered or “revealed” to your partner on Saturday afternoon (sometime after lunch before dinner)
  • If you’re on Instagram or in the Sewtopia Facebook group, please use this hashtag so others can cheer you on and support your creative process.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or post your question in our Facebook Group

Sewtopia Anaheim takes place at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Anaheim Resort. This Disneyland® Resort Good Neighbor Hotel is located close to the parks with family-friendly suites near the Anaheim Convention Center.

Hotel Rates:
$179.00 Double Queen Beds (taxes and fees are not included*)
$159.00 King Bed Studio (taxes and fees are not included*)


Closest Airport:
If you’re flying in, the airport you want is Long Beach Airport LBG

Rashida Coleman-Hale Fashion designer Rashida Coleman-Hale, based in the Bay Area, transitioned from studying fashion in New York to freelance graphic design and eventually fabric design. Motherhood reignited her passion for sewing, leading to the creation of her blog and sewing books.
Rashida started as a hobbyist, turned author, and ventured into fabric design. She collaborated with various fabric companies before joining Ruby Star Society. Active in the sewing community, she values connections and inclusivity in the industry.

Elizabeth Hartman is a self-taught quilter from Portland, Oregon. In 2014, she founded Patterns by Elizabeth Hartman, through which she has designed and published more than 70 patchwork quilting patterns, most with pictorial/animal motifs. Elizabeth has also written three books about quilting for C&T Publishing/Stash Books and designed 14 fabric collections for Robert Kaufman. She has fun making quilts and hopes you have fun using her patterns!