In-Store Class Information

 Come join the fun at one of our in-store classes. Create fun new projects each month.
Learn tips and tricks so that you can utilize your machine to its full potential.
Sign-up a friend with you so that you can enjoy the classes together!

Please register and pay for classes at least 48 hours before class.
Some educators travel a distance to teach classes and they need to know
how many students they have BEFORE driving to store location.

**Special Note**
Sewing project classes require you bring your own sewing machine in good working order.
Embroidery project or workshop classes require you bring your own embroidery machine.
You must have all parts, cords, hoops, etc.
We can no longer loan any missing parts for your machines for classes

Some Classes may require a minimum number of students.
If class minimum is not met then the class will be re-scheduled.
A discount will be given to all students who purchase fabric supplies for a class at Expert Sewing
Please support your local quilt shop so we can continue to bring you the best in quilting and sewing.

Date / Time / Location

Class Description


Class Costs

Port Charlotte

Fri. Mar 17th.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm




"Heat n Shrink"
Messenger Purse


Here's a fun purse  that's fun to sew as well fun to carry. The flap is designed to use Floriani's novelty stabilizer called Heat N Shrink. It gives the flap a bubbly effect that gives the purse it's high style. This bag is a good size and is a great travel piece since it folds flat in a suitcase. It has plenty of inside pockets and the strap can be made to fit like a shoulder bag or cross body bag.

Molly Class fee is $25
 Pattern $10

Plus Class Supplies

Supply List on Pattern


Port Charlotte

Fri April 21st
10am - 4pm

Diamond "Twister" Pillow

This pillow design may look complicated to sew, but when Cindy shows you how to use the special tool and instructions to make this, you will be amazed at how much fun this can be.

Please sign up early so we can make sure we have special tool and pattern  needed for this class.

Cindy Class Fee $25

Twister Tool $10

Pattern Book $10

Class Supply List



Port Charlotte

Session 1
Thurs. Apr. 6th

10 - 4

Session 2
Thurs. Apr. 13th
10 - 4

Session 3
Thurs. Apr. 20th
10 - 4

Session 4
Thurs. April 27th.
10 - 4



Beginning Quilting 101

Quilting is a tradition that has come from using old clothes and flour sacks in the early pioneer days to the art form that is so popular today. In the old days, the necessity of being frugal was why they "recycled" old clothes, and towels into quilts that were used for warmth.
Today quilting has come back to being popular, but it's become an art form that is shown and judged at quilt shows all over the world.
This class takes you back to the tradition of quilting by teaching you how to choose fabrics, how much to buy, how to use the modern day rotary cutters and instead of piecing by hand, you piece with our modern day sewing machines. You will also learn the terminology that has remained the same and how to put together a "sampler" quilt using some of the traditional old world blocks that out ancestors made.
This is a 4 week class that will take you from beginning to the finish product with batting backing and  binding. This class has a limited class size, so please sign up early


Class Fee $100
Pattern Free

Class Supply List



Port Charlotte

April  Workshop
Apr. 12th
Tile Scene
10:30 - 2:30

Sat Apr. 22nd




Anita Goodesign Workshops

 Each  month we will be doing an Anita Goodesign workshop that will help you to make something fun and hone your embroidery skills.  The design disk and the booklet of instruction will give you all you need to make several different projects. You will do one project at each session, then you go home with the knowledge to do more. All instructions are on one DVD and a beautiful booklet comes with the package with all the instructions to make all the designs on the disk.

There are 3 workshops in the next 2 months. Embroidery as Art, Beautiful Cutwork Napkins and cute travel zipper bags. You won't want to miss any of them

PLEASE sign up and purchase your fabric, supplies, etc. a day or so before the day of class. Time is limited on Saturdays. Thank you.

Lindsey Class Fee $15 if you already have disk.

$24.95 If you need to purchase disk.
Pattern CD Included has all  designs and instructions

Class Supply List
Check each disk for needed supplies for that workshop.



Every 1st Friday of the month
until further notice
Anita Goodesign Special
Every 1st Friday of the month

Don't miss out on the great embroidery disk sale
"Buy 2 get 1 free" of equal or lesser value


**In Store sale only**

Every 2nd Friday of the month
until further notice
Floriani Sale
Every 2nd Friday of the month

Here's the chance to get a bargain on some of the Floriani products. You can get 30% off all in stock regular priced stabilizer.
Also get a "buy 2 get 1 free" of all


**In Store sale only**

Every 3rd Friday of the month
until further notice
Quilters Special Sale
Every 3rd Friday of the month

30% off regular priced quilting fabric
30% off cotton thread


**In Store sale only**

Port Charlotte

Fri. April 28th.

10am - 4pm


Kimberbell Watermelon Table topper


 Want a chance to learn how to do a disappearing 9 patch?  Here's your chance. Make this fun spring table topper learn a new technique. This class combines quilting, piecing, and appliqué. Bring Cindy a cookie and she'll get you the best seat in the house

It's a fun project you won't want to miss.

Cindy Class Fee$20
Pattern $7.00

Class supply list

Port Charlotte


10am - 3pm


Love Your Serger Workshop


Do you have a serger but don't really know all the things it will do? Is all you have done is sew overlock seams? Here's your chance to learn all the types of stitches your wonderful serger can do. This is a workshop class, not a project class. If you want to do one of our serger project classes, it is advised that you take this class first. You will get a folder and you will learn the settings for each type of stitch, like a rolled hem, ladder stitch, chain stitch, etc.

The educator is a certified Martha Pullen instructor and many of the projects classes are from the Martha Pullen line of patterns.

To do this or any serger class, you must already know how to thread your particular serger. This is NOT a class to learn how to thread and set up your serger.

Linda Class Fee $30
Project workbook comes with class

Class Supplies Provided by Linda

Just bring 4 thread serger threaded with 4 same color thread or 4 different colors ... your choice.

Port Charlotte

Sat. April 8th
Sat. May 13th.

.10:30a - 2:30p


Sit N Sew

Want to have some fun and have some nice camaraderie as well? Then join us in  for our sit n sew sessions. Bring those "UFO" projects, sit, relax and spend a day sewing. Maybe you have an embroidery project you have to finish or a quilt that needs the "sandwich" put together and you need help with it. Come and see what you will accomplish. If you run out of something you need to finish, don't fret. You don't have to go out to the store to get anything ... we are right there for all your needs. Come get inspired by what others are doing and if you need help with something, someone  will be there to help or answer any questions you may have.

Must call and sign up to attend this sit n sew. To make sure there is enough room.


$10 Fee



Port Charlotte
Wed. Apr. 19th
Session 1

Wed  Apr. 26th..
Session 2

Wed. May 3rd
Session 3
Wed. May 10th
Session 4

Wed. May 17th
Session 5

All Sessions
10:00 - 1pm

"Dream Machine"


Have a new Dream Machine"? Here's your chance to know how to use some of the wonderful features it has.

Join Molly for these informative 5 workshop classes. Each class you will learn a new feature of this wonderful machine and will do a simple project to show practical use of that feature. To thoroughly learn your beautiful machine, try to schedule to attend all 5 classes

Sign Up early as class size is limited.

Molly   Each Class Fee is $20
All 5 Classes $100
Plus Class Supplies

Baby Lock "Destiny" owners are welcome

Check with Molly for project each class. and supply lists.

Port Charlotte

Wed. May 24th
10 -  2 pm


Dream Machine Upgrade Workshop

This workshop is for our Dream Machine owners who purchased the Upgrade #1.  This class will take you through the new features with the upgrade and you will also design a project using some of the new features. There are some neat features in this first upgrade.

 Class size will be limited. Please sign up early.

Molly Class  Fee $20
to customers who purchased upgrade from ESC.

If upgrade was purchased elsewhere, the class fee will be $50

Check with Molly for Class supply list

Port Charlotte

Fri. May 19th
10am  - 4pm



Embroidery "101" Workshop
Tips and techniques for the beginning embroidery..  Learn how to hoop your projects correctly, which is the best stabilizer to use for what project, and the right needle to use for the different threads. You will also learn how to position your embroidery just where you want it.  If this is your first time using an embroidery machine then this class is a must. This is an all day workshop class with Molly.

These classes are the perfect way to learn how to properly use you new Embroidery machine. You can also use this  class to refresh your memory, or maybe learn new techniques, if you haven't used your machine for a while. If used correctly, you will get many years of enjoyment from your machine.

** Special Note;  this is NOT a class to learn your embroidery machine.  Knowledge of your machine is necessary to attend this class. Machine should be in good working order. This class is about embroidery techniques, stabilizers and necessary tools to use for great embroidery projects.


Class fee is $20
Kit fee; $5.00

Class Supply List


Port Charlotte

Fri. May 12th
10 -  3pm


Scan n Cut
Rhinestone Project


If  you love all those things you buy that are decorated with rhinestones, then this is the class for you if you own the Scan n Cut.

Join Deb as you takes you through this fun beginning use of rhinestones.

Deb Class Fee $20
Plus Pattern & Class Supplies

Class Supply List




Port Charlotte

Coming this Fall
10am - 4pm




Free Motion Quilting Technique
Don't own a long arm quilting machine but would love to quilt your own quilts? This is the class for you to learn how to do your own quilting on a regular sewing machine.
This class will take the mystery out of quilting your own quilt tops. We will look at the proper technique of  stitch in the ditch, how to free motion stippling, as well as free hand simple designs. We will also be working with stencils so you can do more complicated designs.

Threads and needle are also important and this class will give you information on the which needles and threads to use and proper tension.

Free motion quilting is fun. Come join us and find out why.


Class Fee $35

Plus Class Supplies

Bring your own lunch or snack and prepare to have fun learning a new technique.

Class Supply List

Port Charlotte

10:30  - 2:30

Port Charlotte
10am - 1pm


PE Design Next
Orientation &
Software Classes

Come join this series of project classes using the Brother PE Design Next Software. Each of these classes will take you through individual elements of the software using them for practical application in a project. You can then stitch out the design you have created at the store after the software portion is finished, or take it home to stitch out at your convenience.  

Taking the orientation class to learn how to get around the program is required before you can attend the project classes

(There is no extra charge to stay and stitch out. You must bring your own embroidery machine.)


Orientation Class Fee; $60

Project Class Fee; $35

Must have taken Orientation class first.

Port Charlotte Orientation Class;


10:30am - 12:30

roject Class;
New owners only
10am - 2pm



Floriani Software Classes

Orientation Class;
This is the essential class for learning your new Floriani  Total Control  U program. This class is 90 minutes to hours long and takes you through the basics of how to get around the program, resize, lettering and spacing and batch conversion. Laptop with program and update loaded is all that's required.

Project Class;
 This class takes you further into the program with special projects designed by Floriani software guru, Kathi Quinn
 and Martee Sandell Each class will take you through the design elements of the project on your laptop. You will also learn how to put design on a Flash drive and then transfer it to your sewing machine to stitch out. Each class teaches you something new with your software. All makes and models of machines are welcome as the software can be used for any design format.

NOTE: Please check with Molly to find out what the project is.

Molly Orientation Class -  New software owners




Project Class; $35.00  Class

Must have taken Orientation class first.

Port Charlotte

Sessions 1
10am - 4pm

Session 2
10am  - 4pm

 "Sew Together" Sewing or Gear
Utility Organizer Bag

Here's a most unique little bag that can be used to hold many different items.
 It would be great for all your sewing needs to have right by your machine or ready to go for your next class. A handy bag for your child to have all their electronic games all in one place and easy to carry. This is a great graduation present for the senior going to college to hold all the cables and charger cords for their phone, laptop, etc.   Also can be used as a jewelry bag, work bag or cosmetics bag for traveling.

Bag has 3 zippered compartments to hold items securely plus space in front of and between each zippered section.. A zipper closes the whole bag securely

You will want to sign up early for this class because
it will fill up fast.
Stop into store to pick up supply list for class and and any needed supplies  for class.



Class fee: $50

**Class fee; $50 if all supplies purchased at ESC

Plus Pattern $13

 Class Supply List


*    For class fee purposes:   "Customers" have purchased their machine directly from our retail store
  and "Non-Customers" have purchased their machine elsewhere.
  • If supplies are needed, customers are required to shop for fabric and/or thread
    in-store prior to the class session so that the class does not get interrupted.
  • You must be pre-registered and pre-paid for classes to guarantee your spot in the class.
  • All class fees must be paid at least 24 hours prior to the class to ensure your place.
  • All class fees must be paid at the store that the class is actually taking place.
  • Please make sure to sign-up early to guarantee your spot.
  • Groups of friends are encouraged but remember class fees are "Per person."
  • Rarely, if we don't have enough people signed up, a class may get rescheduled or canceled.
  • The above product prices do not include Florida sales tax.

For more information on any of our classes please email or call Molly  

 (941) 766-7118

View our past class projects. Classes will be rescheduled sometime in the near future.
Please contact Molly for more information.

Texture Magic Purse

"The Stripper" Quilted
Christmas Stocking

Rooster Mania Table Topper/
Rooster Mania Wall Hanging

Piece In The Hoop Pressing Pad

Casserole Carrier

Snap Happier Purse

Wallpaper Quilt

Seminole Quilt

Bow Tucks Purse

Sweatshirt "Glamour" Jacket

Blossom Table Topper

Kathy's Stabilizer Organizer

Cup Cake Oven Mitt

Judy's 4-Square Pillow

Picnic Placemat Set

Braid Table Runner

Judy's Grandmother's Fan Pillow

Judy's Sewing Organizer .

Butterfly Cutwork Table Topper

Apple Muffin Basket

Snowman Candle Mat

Reversible Table Runner Judy's Christmas Fan Pillow Xmas Blossom Table Runner
Patriotic Table Runner Christmas Table Topper Pillow Wraps
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