Sewing Machine Classes taught at Charlotte Sewing Center
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5113 South Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28217
(704) 525-9022
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Welcome to our Sewing Classes webpage.

Please REGISTER for classes by calling the Charlotte Sewing Center at 704-525-9022 with a credit or debit card, or by stopping in at the store. Payment is required at registration.  Class Policies are found at the end of the classes list.

Helpful Embroidery 'How-to' Information that you can print and use: 
               How to Create an Embroidery Design Placement Template
               How to Use a Printed Placement Template
               Susan's Stabilizer Decision Guide

Classes


PHONE the store (704-525-9022) to FIND and RESERVE a time slot. Learn all the features of the machine that you purchased from the Charlotte Sewing Center. These are one-on-one lessons; each lesson is 2 hours in length. Lessons are offered most Thursdays and many Saturdays. Other days by special arrangement.

Cost: $ FREE
Pfaff Creative Icon owners...experience all the features of the Icon. Each month a different topic and answers to questions you may have, share project adventures and much more. Club is free to those who purchase a Pfaff Creative Icon or Performance Icon from Charlotte Sewing Center.

Cost: $ FREE
Jan 5, Jan 19, 2019. March 23, Apr 6, 2019. Premier + 2 and Premier +. Offered about every 3-4 months, these hands-on classes will take you through some of the basics of using your Premier+2, or Premier+ Embroidery software. These classes are applicable for any level of the software...Embroidery, Embroidery EXTRA, Embroidery ULTRA and even the INTRO version of the software. Learn more about the classes by clicking on the photo at left or the class title. To enroll in this class you must have purchased your software from the Charlotte Sewing Center. To register for the class please phone the store ....704-525-9022....or stop by.

Cost: $ FREE
April 26, 2019 - April is National Serger Month. Experience using the NEW BabyLock sergers being introduced in March and April! The new self-threading BabyLock sergers make sewing SEW MUCH EASIER! Come to this exciting class and make a beautiful tote bag that has an inner structure, a zipper, embellishment, handles and more, and it is all, or mostly, done on the serger. We provide the sergers. (The photo shown is the Tote in-process.) Click on the photo for more information about the event.

Cost: $ 30.00
April 27, 2019 - Experience the awesomeness of the BabyLock Solaris sewing and embroidery machine! Spend a whole day experimenting on it. It is a whole new world of sewing! BabyLock Educator/Ambassador Betty Mitchell will teach the class. Make this gorgeous pillow in the class. We provide the machine. Class fee is for the Materials Kit. Click on the photo to learn more.

Cost: $ 20.00
Using your own measurements, you will be taken step by step through the process of drafting a trouser/pant pattern. May 18 and 19, 2019. Click for more information and how to register.

Cost: $ 600.00
This class will explore beginning sewing terms, supplies and some notions. You will learn to plan and complete simple sewing projects. You will learn basic sewing information and techniques and will sew projects to practice and reinforce them. We begin with very basic sewing knowledge. I assume you have no idea about anything having to do with sewing or sewing machines. Click on the picture for a full description of the class. To register, call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022

Cost: $ 150.00
This class is designed for you to build on your basic sewing skills and knowledge. This class is not for a first time sewer. We will be building on many of the skills taught in the Beginner Sewing 1 class and much of the information from Beginner 1 is not specificaly covered in this class but it is necessary knowledge for successful completion of this class. To register, call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022

Cost: $ 150.00
This class is designed to grow your knowledge and experience in techniques used in constructing garments. It will expand your ability to understand and use commercial patterns in your sewing projects. You will learn lots of "little tips" and learn new ways to accomplish your sewing tasks. Beginner 1 is a prerequisite for this class. To register, call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022

Cost: $ 150.00
Bring your sewing projects for help. You may bring projects that are new and just getting started, projects you need help finishing, repairs or hemming. Whatever sewing I can help you with we will give it attention. It is a great time to make those gifts you need through out the year. I am excited to see what you are all sewing! Instructor: Regina. To register, call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022

Cost: $ 100.00
Get help completing your UFOs...Quilt, Embroidery, Serger, whatever projects. Bring your project, instructions, supplies and your machine. Or, get help with a new project. $10 per session if it is a project you started in a class with Susan and need some help getting it finished. $25 if it is some other project. Must register for the session and pay at registration. To register, call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022 UFO=UnFinished Objects

1st Friday each month, 2019. These classes explore Premier+2 software modules that are included in the ULTRA level, the purple box, and in the available Add-On packages: Design Enhancer and Cross Stitcher . Click on the title or picture for descriptions of each monthly class. REGISTER for class: phone the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022. Payment is due at time of registration.

Cost: $ 15.00
Monthly Embroidery Club, Jan thru Dec 2019. 36 exciting Quilt-in-the-hoop Projects; 3 each month throughout the year. Bunny is an Easter Retreat project. Fun things; useful things; make for yourself or for gifts. Sign up for one, a few, or for all of them. In class we will work on one of the 3 projects for that month but you take home the designs for all of the projects. Day and evening class sessions. $40 for each monthly 3-project set of designs. To register phone Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022. Payment due at registration. APRIL - BIRTHDAY RETREAT. Make a gift box as shown here, a banner and a card

Cost: $ 40.00
Rescheduled to April 16, 2019. All you wanted to know but didn't know where to ask! Did you know that just changing the type or size of needle you are using could make a profound improvement in your stitching? Confounded by all the threads available; not sure what to use, when and for what? Polyester, Cotton, Rayon, thick thread, thin thread, invisible thread! So much confusion. Fear no more; help is here! Answers to all (or at least many) of your questions. To register call Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022.

Cost: $ 20.00
Starts Jan 29 and 31. 5-month program. Make it completely in the embroidery hoop! Make 5", 6", 7", 8" or 9" blocks; block size determines final quilt size. Or, make a tablerunner or bedrunner instead of a full quilt. Meet monthly January through May to get that month's designs, compare experiences and get any needed help. To register phone Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022. Payment due at registration.

Cost: $ 155.00
Starts Aug. 20 and 22, 2019. Make this foundation-pieced Log Cabin Christmas Tree quilt in time for Christmas. All straight stitching; very easy to make. Great project for beginner or more advanced quilter. Click on the picture to learn more. See two versions of the quilt at Charlotte Sewing Center. Materials list can be found in the class description. Phone the Charlotte Sewing Center (704-525-9022) to register for the class.

Cost: $ 120.00
July through Nov. 2019 - Get help with paper piecing the Poinsettia Bouquet quilt by Quiltworx. Up for a challenge? Learn a new way to paper-piece, without so much tearing-out of the paper! Click the picture for more information. Purchase the Poinsettia Bouquet pattern and fabrics and bring them to this Sit-and-Sew for help putting it all together. If you have another Quiltworx-type paper-pieced quilt that you want some help with, you also are welcome to come to this 5-sessions class. To register call Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022.

Cost: $ 60.00
Starts June 11, 2019 Day and Evening classes. Learn all the quilting basics: fabric and batting selection and preparation, thread selection, rotary cutting, accurate piecing and matching intersecting seams, make the quilt 'sandwich', quilt and bind. Featured techniques are strip piecing, half-square triangles and curved seams. Attach mitered and corner stone borders, layer with batting and backing, quilt with a presser foot/walking foot and do some free motion quilting. There will be homework. In class we work on practice fabrics; at home you apply what you learn as you create your table runner. Six 3-hour class sessions. To register, call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022. Payment due at registration to hold your place in the class.

Cost: $ 135.00
Class Feb thru Aug. 2019. BLOCK of the MONTH PRESSER FOOT CLASS. Quilt is on display at the store. Explore special purpose presser feet and accessories as you learn to use and manipulate decorative built-in stitches on your machine. Discover uses for some of the beautiful decorative and specialty threads that are on the market; even ones that will not go through the eye of a needle! Maybe learn to make a few fancy embellishments! See the completed quilt at the Charlotte Sewing Center. Click on the picture for a full description of the class. Materials list can be found in the description. To register phone Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022. Payment due at registration.

Cost: $ 150.00
We close for these Holidays: New Year's Day, Jan. 1st; Memorial Day in May; Independence Day, July 4th; Labor Day in September; Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December.

Cost: $ FREE

Class Policies: We look forward to seeing you in classes and wish to make the experience enjoyable as well as educational. Please read our Class Policies below.

To reserve your place in a class, payment is required when you register.  Phoned-in payments can be by credit or debit card. In-store payments can be by credit or debit card; by check or cash. (Checks are usually made payable to the instructor but please ask).

Supplies are not included in the class fee unless so stated. Supply lists are provided by the instructors, usually via e-mail. Please purchase your supplies and complete all pre-work prior to the class.

If you register then find you cannot attend, please call or e-mail to cancel.  Cancellations must be received at least one week (7 days) prior to the start of a class for a refund to be given. We are happy to transfer you to another class or issue a credit or refund if we are notified at least one week (7 days) prior to the starting date.

Instructors reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum attendance requirements are not met. A full refund will be given for any class canceled by an instructor.

Class schedules are subject to change. From time to time personal situations arise that require an instructor to alter a class's scheduled dates and/or times. When such situations arise the instructor will notify those enrolled in the class to work out an adjusted schedule.

Mastery* Classes - These are ‘Owner Mastery’ classes which are free to those who purchased the machine, software, etc. from the Charlotte Sewing Center. All other classes are fee based classes; fees vary depending upon the class.

If you have questions about a particular class, please contact the class instructor….         

                - Regina Lee by e–mail at SEWREBL@gmail.com or phone - cell 704-282-6461

                - Susan Nelson by e-mail at debonair2@bellsouth.net or phone - cell 704-674-4391

CONTACT US

       704-525-9022

5113 South Blvd
       Charlotte, NC 28217

Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m
Wed. & Sat: 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m

Saturday 10am - 3pm June, July & August

LITTLE ABOUT US

Charlotte Sewing Center offers the largest selection of high quality Pfaff and Baby Lock sewing machines in the Mecklenburg County area. Our store is a friendly, community sewing destination where exceptional service continues after your purchase. We specialize in providing you with interactive machine training, reliable repair services, and fun, informative sewing classes to increase your sewing proficiency and enjoyment! Read More...