Sewing Machine Classes taught at Charlotte Sewing Center



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


Jan 5 and 19, 2019. Premier + 2, Premier +. Offered about every 3-4 months, this hands-on class will take you through some of the basics of using your Premier+2, or Premier+ Embroidery software. This class is applicable for any level of the software...Embroidery Basic, Embroidery Extra, Embroidery ULTRA and even the INTRO version of the software. Learn more about the class 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
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. Class is free to those who purchase a Pfaff Creative Icon from Charlotte Sewing Center.

Cost: $ FREE
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
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
Nov 2, 2018. Do you love cross stitch don't love sewing it? The Crosstitch module of Premier+2 has been improved. Come explore how to make a cross stitch design. To register for class call the Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022. Payment is due at time of registration.

Cost: $ 15.00
Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17. In this 3-session class explore many of the features in the EXTRA level of the Premier+2 embroidery software. EXTRA features include the Modify, Applique, and Decoration tabs, the Background Wizard (found on the VIEW tab), the auto-digitizing Express Design Wizard, the Quilt Block and Split Project Wizards, and more. Click on the class title or the image at left for a more detailed description as well as HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE EXTRA. Classes will be from 9:30-12:30. Classes are $45 for the 3 sessions (or $15 for each 3-hour class). A minimum of 3 people in each class is needed for the class to be held. To register, please call Charlotte Sewing Center at 704-525-9022 or stop by the store. Payment is due at registration.

Cost: $ 45.00
October 5, 12, 19, 2018. From graphic image to embroidery stitch file, digitizing is more than just pushing the right buttons in the software. In this class explore some basic theory about what makes a good design. Underlay, compensation, density, stitch types all go together to build a good design from the foundation up. Take some of the mystery out of it all. This is a 3-session class; 3 hours each session. To register, phone Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022.

Cost: $ 45.00
November 6, 2018, 9:30-3:30. These Christmas bags, tree ornaments and decorative snowman are sure to add plenty of fun to your Holiday festivities. As well as our beautiful embroideries that can add wonderful detail to anything you choose. Snowman sections are made in the hoop, then sewn together, stuffed and stacked. In class, we will work on the Snowman, learning to stitch, sew, stuff and stack him. He will be finished at home but from the class, you will know how to finish him. Entire design collection includes the Snowman, cute little gift bags, ornaments and gift tags to make in the hoop, and additional embroidery designs to stitch on whatever you wish. To register and pay for the class, please call Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022.

Cost: $ 40.00
Oct. 16 and Oct. 18, 2018. If sewing in zippers is a painful experience, rejoice! Installing a zipper into a project using an in-the-hoop technique is a wonderful alternative!! Do you hate sewing buttonholes? Having to measure and mark precisely on the project where each buttonhole is to be placed can be a source of frustration, not to mention things that can go wrong during the stitch-out. Let your embroidery machine do all the work! Learn how in this class. You will never want to do it any other way. To register call 704-525-9022; payment due at registration.

Cost: $ 25.00
This very popular quilt is rarely offered anywhere else, so take the class while it is available! With my simplified techniques even a beginner quilter (who has very solid sewing skills) can make this beautiful pieced quilt. In class we will piece the quilt top. If you have an embroidery machine, you can even do the quilting 'in the hoop' with feather quilt designs digitized specifically for this quilt! To register, phone Charlotte Sewing Center, 704-525-9022.

Cost: $ 105.00
October 23, 2018. Great for crafts, sewing, gardening, grilling! This apron has two 'tiers' of pockets for a total of 9 pockets to hold sewing tools, crafting tools, gardening tools or whatever else you need. The ties criss-cross in back allowing the apron to be adjusted to fit any size. Optional bib pocket. Optional embroidery on the bib or the bib pocket. Quick and easy to make. A hem here; a stitch there and it is done. Pre-work includes cutting out the apron parts. Optional embroidery can be done before or after making the apron. Phone the Charlotte Sewing Center to register for the class, 704-525-9022.

Cost: $ 25.00
UFO - Unfinished Objects. Bring your project and get help finishing it. $10 per session if it is a project you started in a class with Susan and just need some help to get 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

Cost: $ 10.00
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.

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...