Sewing Events Calendar

Are you looking for sewing events or fabric shows to visit? Unique sewing workshops or fashion exhibitions? Check out our sewing calendar of social sewing events and creative festivals throughout 2020. We’ve also included fashion and textile exhibitions across the UK and beyond.

If you are a part of a local sewing group or fancy a day out with your sewing friends, then a visit to a fashion exhibition can be fun. There are lots of museums around the world that put on regular exhibitions that focus on fashion, textiles and sometimes even sewing. Both the Victoria and Albert Museum and Fashion and Textile Museum in London have year round exhibitions and workshops for followers of fashion.

A great part of being involved with the sewing community is all the meet ups you can attend throughout the year. Sewing events happen throughout the year, across the country and are organised by other makers. It’s a great way to meet other people who sew and talk about patterns, new independent designers and fabrics. Meetings often include a visit to fabric shops and some have the space to do a bit of sewing. Take a look here for a list of local sewing groups or our top tips for setting up your own local group.

Sewing shows are a good opportunity to stock up on supplies and also a fun day out where you can buy fabrics, patterns and haberdashery. Craft shows and festivals also host sewing workshops, talks and demonstrations you can take part in. If you are part of a local sewing group, makers will often travel to the show together and make a day of it. 

Take a look below at our curated list of fashion exhibitions, sewing and craft shows and community meet ups. Share social events, exhibitions and meet ups you are attending with other makers in our Facebook group.

2020: 

January:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

February:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

  • The Stitch Festival – 27th Feb-1st March at The Business Design Centre, London – We’ll be there AND we’ve got a discount code to get £2.50 off you tickets with the code: TFL2020

Community Meet Ups:

March:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Cambridge Frocktails – Saturday 14th March, 7.30pm at the Tamburlaine Hotel, Cambridge
  • Sew CH4 – Sat 28th March at 10am Jan at St Mary’s Without-the-Walls in Chester
  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton
  • Fancy Frockails Wales – 21st March – Cornerstone – Cardiff

April:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

May:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

  • Quilts UK  – 14 May to 17 May -Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Community Meet Ups:

June:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton

July:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton

August:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton

September:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton

October:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton

November:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton

December:

Exhibits:

Sewing and Craft Shows:

Community Meet Ups:

  • Brighton Sewing Group – Last Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm at the Hangleton Community Centre, Brighton