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.

Scroll down for the list of upcoming classes.  REGISTER online for most classes; some may require that you phone the store to register.
Payment is required at registration. 

Please read the Class Policies which are found at the end of the classes list.

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. One-on-one lessons; most are 2 hours long. Offered most Thursdays, many Saturdays and some Tuesdays. Other days by special arrangement.

Pfaff Creative Icon/Icon2 and Performance Icon owners...share experiences, projects and sewing adventures. Get questions answered. Machine feature demonstrations. Club meets in the store's classroom and is open to those who purchase a Pfaff Creative Icon/Icon 2 or Performance Icon from Charlotte Sewing Center.

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. All students must be 18 years old or older. Registration is on line. Total for the class is $200 . Click on the picture for full class description, information, calendar, and to register for class.

Cost: $ 200.00
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 learned in the Beginner Sewing 1 class and much of the information from Beginner 1 is not specifically covered in this class but it is necessary knowledge for successful completion of this class. All students must be 18 years or older. Total for the class is $200.00. Click on the picture for complete class description, information and to register.

Cost: $ 200.00
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. All students must be 18 years or older. Registration is on line. Tuition for the class is $200 . Click on the picture for full class description, information, calendar, and to register for class.

Cost: $ 200.00
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! Come Sew is a per session class. You may sign up for one session, multiple sessions, or by the month. Each session is $30.00 with a $5.00 per session discount for monthly sign up. Click on the picture for more class information and for complete HOW TO REGISTER instructions and discount codes. All students must be 18 years or older.

Cost: $ 30.00
Aug 2, 2024 (changed from June 7th) - Perk up a plain design by creating FRINGE or THREAD VELVET. Instead of plain, you have texture, interest, a WOW effect. Let’s have fun playing!! Join me in exploring mySewnet embroidery software and Premier+2. Click on class title or picture for more information or to Register for the class. Software Class usually meets the 1st Friday of the month.

Cost: $ 25.00
June 26. Charlotte Quilters Guild Members. This event is for members of the Charlotte Quilters Guild. Reservation required. Please contact Linda Gilbert to RSVP at sitnsew@charlottequiltersguild.org if you plan to attend.

Learn to quilt. All the basics, including fabric preparation, accurate cutting with a rotary cutter, piecing, how to sew accurate seams, adding borders, batting choices, making a quilt sandwich, quilt it all together and add the binding. Five 3+ hour class sessions. Click the picture or the class title for more information and to register for the class.

Cost: $ 150.00
Stitchers Garden #1 is a Monthly Quilt Block class designed for you to learn a whole lot about your sewing machine. Learn how to use many of the optional presser feet and accessories that are available for your sewing machine as you create this beautiful quilt. Lots of decorative stitches and embellishment techniques are also introduced. This quilt is on display at the Charlotte Sewing Center. Click on the title or picture to learn more about the class and to REGISTER for the class.

Cost: $ 180.00
June 18th. Become ONE with your Babylock serger by learning the basics. Serger Basics 1 and 2 are NOTEBOOK classes. Learn and practice many techniques that can be done with the serger and keep the samples in a 3-ring binder for future reference. The classes explore many utilitarian and decorative applications for overlock stitches, rolled and narrow hem stitches, flatlock stitches, cover and chain stitches. Learn how to start and end stitching to keep them neat and tidy. Learn to turn corners and neatly finish off the stitching when sewing the edges of a circle or a coverstitch hem in the round. Explore specialty threads. Learn how to sew zippers and cording, attach lace, make ruffles, sew elastic, sew beading, make decorative pintucks and more. Click on the picture to LEARN MORE.

Cost: $ 45.00
Sew like a pro. Learn many of the finer points of shirtmaking to make construction easier than you may have experienced in the past. Collect tidbits of information that often are not included in typical pattern instructions. The class draws upon ‘bespoke’ shirtmaking methods, industrial construction methods and experience-acquired techniques. The class project is a CLASSIC LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT. A classic shirt has the following elements: a one-piece back; a double yoke; two front sections that overlap; flat-felled seams; one-piece (long) sleeves with plackets and cuffs; a collar on a collar stand, and a rolled hem. Often a pocket is included as well as darts for fit or just personal preference. Our project shirt will incorporate these classic elements. The pictured shirt is on display at the Charlotte Sewing Center. Click on the title or picture to learn more about the class and to REGISTER for the class.

Cost: $ 150.00

Helpful Embroidery 'How-to' Information that you can print and use: 
              How to Print an Embroidery Design Template  
              How to Create and Use an Embroidery Design Placement Template

              Susan's Stabilizer Decision Guide

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.  Registration is on-line for most classes and payable with a credit or debit card.  You must provide a valid email address as the instructors communicate with registrants via email.

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 the INSTRUCTOR 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: 
Mo,Tu,Th, Fr: 10:00a.m.- 6:00p.m
Wed. & Sat: 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m


LITTLE ABOUT US

Charlotte Sewing Center offers the largest selection of high quality Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking 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...