Monogram a Tote Bag
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5113 South Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28217
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Monogram a Tote Bag

Stitching a monogram, or any other embroidery design, on an already-made- tote bag can be a challenge.  I may not have all the answers but take this class to learn my tips and tricks for success.  The tote bag is even included in the class fee.

If stitching on a ready-made tote seems intimidating, this class will put all your fears to rest.  Learn about stabilizers and how to hoop the tote, how to get the design placed where you want it, basting in the hoop and more. 

You need to bring to the class your monogram design saved to a USB or to your machine so all you need to do is load it, center it and be ready to stitch it.  We will NOT be loading and arranging individual letters to create the monogram.  This class is strictly about hooping, design placement and stitching, NOT about creating the monogram.  If you need help with how to create the monogram, and you bought your machine from Charlotte Sewing Center, you can schedule a 2-hour Owner's Lesson with me on how to create the monogram on your machine, or in software if you bought the software from us.

Monogram on Tote
The included tote bag measures about 15" high x 10" wide x 5" deep; has handles and a shoulder strap.  Unlined.  The top portion, where the monogram will be stitched, is a canvas type fabric and the bottom portion is like a gold faux leather stitched to the canvas underlay.  There is a small inside hanging pocket and all the inside seams are covered with binding.  A nice bag.

The maximum dimensions for the monogram are 5" x 8".  The monogram shown on the bag here is about 4.7" x 8.6" but the 8.6" dimension was a bit of a challenge.

The tote bag and all the stabilizers we will be using are included in the class fee.  You will bring your machine, the monogram embroidery design, the threads you want to use and your hoop(s).  Bring regular hoop(s), not magnetic hoops.  Be sure the monogram will fit in your hoop with at least a 1/2" of 'wiggle room' each direction.  For example, if your hoop size is 5" x 7", the monogram design should be not more than 4.5" x 6.5". 

Click here for the Materials and Supplies list

Class are small; limited to 6 people.  I communicate about the class via email.   Please be sure your email address is correct.  You might want to add my email address to your contacts to help ensure that my emails do not go to your spam mail folder.

Instructor: Susan Nelson
Questions about the class?  Contact Susan by phone at 704-674-4391 or by email at

Monogram a Tote Bag

$ 50.00
Price includes tote bag, stabilizers, tape and any spray adhesive used in class
Tue, Apr 2, 2024 at 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
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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...