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. Remote lessons are now available!! 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 and many Tuesdays and Saturdays. Other days by special arrangement.

Cost: $ FREE
Pfaff Creative and Performance Icon owners...share experiences, projects and sewing adventures. Get questions answered. Machine feature demonstrations. Each month is different. Club is open to those who purchase a Pfaff Creative Icon or Performance 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. Registration is on line. Each 6-session class is listed in 2 parts. You MUST purchase both parts and both must be purchased before the first class session. Total for the class is $175 but is payable in two parts of $87.50 each. Click on the picture for more class information and for complete HOW TO REGISTER instructions.

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. Each 6-session class is listed in 2 parts. You MUST purchase both parts and both must be purchased before the first class session. Total for the class is $175.00 but is payable in two parts of $87.50 each. Click on the picture for more class information and for complete HOW TO REGISTER instructions.

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. Registration is on line. Each 6-session class is listed in 2 parts. You MUST purchase both parts and both must be purchased before the first class session. Total for the class is $175.00 but is payable in two parts of $87.50 each. Click on the picture for more class information and for complete HOW TO REGISTER instructions.

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.

Cost: $ 30.00
Since its inception Encore has allowed us to more easily use multiple repeats of a design without having to meticulously line everything up. Designs appear in perfect alignment almost magically and can be adjusted with minimal effort. Surprising things happen, too, when letters are used in the Encore wizard. It is a perfect way to line up numbers to make a clock face. In this class we will explore using circles, lines, and shapes with embroidery designs, monograms, numbers to make exciting new designs. Click on the title or picture for more information and to REGISTER for class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Don't you just love those in-the-hoop projects where the embroidery machine does all the sewing and you don't have to worry about making straight seams and turning accurate corners and seam allowances? In this class, learn the steps to design and create your own in-the-hoop project. Its not as hard as you may think it is. We will be making a Tissue Box Cover. Click on the title or picture for more information and to REGISTER for class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Are you using the MODIFY tab to the max? A design can be changed OH, SO MUCH with the editing tools available here. Cut out parts of designs, insert stitches, select a block of stitches to twist and turn them. Cut and copy blocks of stitches or whole embroideries and paste them. Insert new color changes, change the order of colors and merge color blocks. Let's go explore. Click on the title or picture for more information and to REGISTER for class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Each month a different technique. Fun way for both beginners and non-beginners to learn and practice piecing and quilting techniques. Come to one, a few, or all of the classes. Stained Glass Applique is the September block. Stained Glass Applique quilts are made by fusing fabric shapes to background fabric and covering the edges with fabric bias strips. The end result is a design that looks like stained glass. Typically the bias strips used are black but in reality, any color can be used. You are the designer; do what you want to do! Click on the picture to learn more.

Cost: $ 20.00
Each month a different technique. Fun way for both beginners and non-beginners to learn and practice piecing and quilting techniques. Come to one, a few, or all of the classes. Triangle Squares block is the October block. Cutting and sewing triangles causes piecing problems because at least one side of the triangle is always on the bias and vulnerable to unwanted stretching. The techniques used in this class will avoid that risk. Click on the picture to learn more.

Cost: $ 20.00
Each month a different technique. Fun way for both beginners and non-beginners to learn and practice piecing and quilting techniques. Come to one, a few, or all of the classes. The November block reproduces the look of sashiko. Sashiko is a Japanese hand sewn running stitch that was traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or tears with patches. The traditional white cotton thread on the indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance. Click on the picture to learn more.

Cost: $ 20.00

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...