Cleveland, OH

Runway Fashion Shows

Take a break from shopping and get a look at dozens of fashions while live models walk the runway on the Expo Stage. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

Sew Fashionable: Spring and Summer Looks from Threads Magazine

commentated by Threads Magazine editors Carol J Fresia and Sarah McFarland
Enjoy a runway show of contemporary and classic fashions you can sew. Each garment has been featured in an issue of Threads magazine. The editors selected the designs for style, versatility, and creative potential. Be inspired by looks for all occasions. You’re sure to see something you’ll want to make for the coming seasons!

Friday at NOON

Runway Knock Offs

with Jim Suzio

Films, magazines, newspapers, television, fashion/style trendsetters are everywhere. We gaze in awe at the gowns on the red carpet, knowing an Edith Head, a Givenchy, an Oleg Cassini or a Carolina Herrera original would be far from our reach. Yet, if you sew, the look is just a thread away. From the elegant look of Susan Sarandon in "Feud:Bette and Joan" (as Bette Davis in "All About Eve") to Lily James' "bohemian style" (in "Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again"), to classics like Audrey and Jackie, join us as Jim Suzio features his recreations of these and several other iconic looks on the fashion runway. As Jim would say, "Don't just follow fashion, create it!"

Friday at 1:00

Great Style at Any Age

with Alex Woodbury for The Sewing Workshop

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no one does it better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. From beautiful fabrics to stunning colors, this showcase of handmade garments will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you want to sew. The Sewing Workshop is known for its carefree chic combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers of drape and shape. Alex will interpret how to read the trends of the moment and fit those concepts into making real clothes for you.

Saturday at 12:00

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 18 and under will be SEW much fun! Get an insight into the interests and talents of our newest sewing enthusiasts as they show off their latest accomplishments. Whether it hangs in the closet, hangs on a wall or hangs out on beds and sofas, the creativity involved will inspire audiences of all ages. Don’t miss it! (If you know a young person who might like to participate, please call 800-699-6309 or click here for more information.)

Saturday at 3:00

Cosplay Runway Show & Contest

Commentated by Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay
Contest Judged by Kristie Good and Mark Ingraham

If you’re a maker, wear a Costume or Cosplay design and receive FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday. Whether you’re an historical figure, a princess, a hero or heroine, a villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff and enjoy a bit of Cosplay fun...and even win cash. Cosplayers, Reenactors and Costumers are invited to walk the runway on Saturday at 3:30 on the Expo Stage. Click here for full details and registration form.

Saturday at 3:30

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