Floriani Software Orientation

This class will take you through how to set up your program, and how to do basic things like bringing in a design, adding lettering, removing elements of a design, saving your project, and much more.  You will need your program put on your laptop and any upgrades downloaded. You will bring your laptop to class as well as a mouse and mouse pad. Software doesn't work well with a touch pad on a laptop. 

Date; Fri. Nov 8th

Time; 10am - 12:30pm

Class Fee; $35

​Educator; MOLLY

​​Radiant Star Quilt Top

​The Radiant Star or Lone Star pattern is one of the oldest designs around. In the old days, all those diamonds were sewn together one piece at a time.  Today there is a much simpler way to do it and in this 2 session class you will learn the secret. This class is not for beginners, but if you have taken the beginning quilt class, or have a little experience doing some quilts you will enjoy the challenge of making this beautiful quilt top.

​Dates; TBA

Time; 10am  -  4pm

Class Fee; $50 plus Pattern book $19.91  and class supplies

​NEW - Embroidered Cut Work Tea Towel

Cut work in embroidery is a process  so that when the design is finished there are open spaces that give the design a unique, elegant look. This type of design can be done on tea towels, napkins, table runners, pillows, clothing, etc. The possibilities are endless. Come have fun and learn a new technique. You will receive one design free. 

Date;  Fri. Oct 18th  10am  - 2pm

Class Fee; $25

​Pattern; Free

​Educator; MOLLY

NEW - ​Kid's class - The Mod Tote

This is a perfect class for the young sewer. A neat tote bag that they can make and use themselves, and also make as a gift for a relative or special BFF. The pattern comes in 3 sizes. The sample in the store is the small size. Class is on Saturday when they are out of school. Please sign your young sewer up early as space is limited.

Date; Sat. Nov 23rd

Time; 10:30am  - 2:30pm

Class Fee; $25 - Pattern' $10.50

​Educator; TRACY

Expert Sewing Center

Serger 101 - "Learn to Love Your Serger"

Here's the chance to learn how to really utilize that wonderful serger you own.  This workshop class will not only show you how to sew professional seams but also how to do all those fancy top stitching designs and rolled hems for clothes and linens. Taught by a Martha Pullen certified instructor, you won't want to miss this class. Work book and fabrics are provided free just bring you machine and threads. A knowledge of how to thread your machine and do a basic seam is required.

Dates;  TBA 

Time; 9:30 am - until?

Class Fee $35

​Educator; LINDA

Dream Machine Workshop Classes

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 6 workshop classes. Each class you will learn a new feature of this incredible machine and will do a simple project to show practical use of that feature. Try to schedule to attend all 6 classes. Sign Up early as class size is limited. (Check with Molly for class supply list) ** This class is exclusive to ESC customers

Dates; Tuesday - 10/15 - 10/22 - 10/29 - 11/5 - 11/12 - 11/19

$20 per class - $120 for all 6 classes (if paid for all in advance $110 - No refunds)

Time;  1:30pm - 4:30pm

​Educator; MOLLY

NEW - Strip Halloween or Thanksgiving Place Mats

Here a chance for you to make a set of place mats and be a stash buster at the same time. Use as many fabrics as you wish or make a colorful set of mats where no two mats are alike. Use Halloween fabrics, Thanksgiving/fall fabrics, or maybe make a set for Christmas. It's your choice.

Date; Friday Oct 25th &  Thurs. Nov 14th

Class Fee; $25 plus class supplies - Pattern Free

Time; 10am - 4pm

​Educator; TRACY

BES4 Dream Machine Software Orientation

This is the class to learn how to use your new software for the Dream Machine 2. 

​Class size is limited, so students can get individual attention.

**Only supplies needed; a laptop with program installed, a mouse and mouse pad. Also a notepad to take notes

Date; TBA

Class Fee; $35

Time; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Educator; MOLLY

​​Gear Bag for Sewing /Cosmetics/Tech Accessories

Here's the perfect size bag to use for whatever you may need. It has 3 interior zippered pockets, 4 open sections, and a zipper that closes to keep your items secure. There is also a handle on each side. This is a 2 day class for the intermediate to advanced sewer. Not  advised for the beginning sewer

Date; Thur. 11/21 - Fri. 11/22

Time; 10am to 4pm (both days)

Class Fee; $50 - Pattern; $12.54

​Educator; MOLLY

Quilting 101 - Table Runner

Want to learn the art and technique of  quilting? Can't make a class during the week because you work? Then this class is for you. It teaches the same principles as the weekday class but with a smaller project. This 22" x 50" table runner class will run for 3 Saturdays in a row and will take you through the process of rotary cutting traditional blocks, piecing and quilting. Class size is limited.

​Dates; Sat 8/3 - 8/10 - 8/17

Time; 10:30am - 2:30pm

Class Fee; $75 - Pattern FREE

Educator; MOLLY

 Embroidered Mesh Beach Bag - Tote Bag

Here's a fun class project that will enjoy using all summer long. The body of the bag is vinyl mesh. It is trimmed with embroidery and fun fabric and nylon straps.  In this class you will need to purchase a $15  kit from Molly, that includes the vinyl mesh and strapping in one of these colors, red. hot pink, blue, lime green, or purple and a free embroidery design of your choice.. You bring the fabric and your embroidery machine and go home with a fun bag you can use at the beach, for shopping, or carrying quilt supplies.

Date; TBA.

Time; 10:30am - 2:30pm 

Class Fee; $25 - Kit Fee; $15  (pay Molly direct the  day of class)-  Pattern free. One embroidery design free or bring your own embroidery design

Educator; MOLLY

Open Sewing with Tracy

Have a project you need to finish? Did you not get to finish a project you were doing with Tracy? Come join us at the store where you can relax in our nice class room, and buy supplies if you need them. These days may be scheduled. You do need to register to save a spot in the class room.  

Dates;  Thurs. Dec 12th

​Time; 10:30 to 2:30 - 

Fee; $5

​​Embroidery Machine Applique' Tea Towel

Applique' is a time consuming project the old way. Learn how to do beautiful applique' with your embroidery machine. It's fun, quick and comes out perfect every time. One design free. Your choice of Christmas Sue or every day Sue.

Date; Sat Oct 26th

Time; 10:30am - 2:30pm

Class Fee; $25

​Pattern/Design' 1 free

Braid Table Runner - Quilt As You Go

This is a class that teaches you the technique of quilting and piecing all in one step. It's a fun project to do and these runners make great gifts.  When you go home you will have an almost completed project. All you have to do is finishing sewing your binding. Oh yes, you learn some tricks with binding, too. 

Please sign up early so we can have enough patterns ordered and there is a spot for you as I keep this class small. 

Date; Fri. Dec 13th

Time; 9:30 to 4:30

Class Fee; $30 plus Pattern & class supplies

​Educator; MOLLY

Embroidery 101

​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. All brands of machines are welcome. 
Date; Thurs. Oct. 24th 

Class Fee; $20 plus Kit $5

Educator; MOLLY

​​​Scan n Cut by Brother 

Join Jody  as she takes you through a class using your scan n cut machine. This class is for current owners of the machine who purchased from Expert Sewing Center.  You will learn many of the features that come with this amazing product. Bring your own Scan Cut machine to work with. Please sign up early as space is limited. Bring all the parts and accessories that come with the machine.

Date;  Thurs. Oct 31st

Time; 1pm to 3pm

Class Fee; FREE to customers who purchased from ESC - $25 to all others

​Educator; JODY

NEW - Embroidery Gardens 6 Project Workbook Classes

Here is a series of classes that will teach you how to really use the My Design Center in your Dream Machine, Luminaire Machine and the new Stellaire combo sewing/embroidery and Stellaire embroidery only machines. The projects are fun, functional, and great learning tools to know your machine. The first class is how to design a beautiful Trapunta candle mat.  For each project we are doing 2 classes. One during the week and one on Saturday for our customers who work during the week. You will need to purchase the book that these projects are in because they are licensed designs, but in that book you have 6 different projects so it is well worth it. Please sign up early as the books have to be ordered.   ** This class is exclusive to ESC customers

Date; Class #1 - Wed. 11  /6 & Sat 11/16   Class #2 - Thur. 12/5 & Sat. 12/14

Class Fee; $20 each class  plus 1 time book purchase

Time; 10:30 - 2pm

Educator; MOLLY  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.   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

Dates; Wednesday - 11/13 - 11/20 - 12/4 - 12/11

Time; 10am to 4pm

​Class Fee; $100

Educator; MOLLY

NEW - Free Standing Lace Napkin Corner

This Free Standing lace napkin corner makes an elegant statement on your dinner table. Learn how to take an ordinary napkin and turn it into something special. Do the same for your matching table cloth to wow your guest. 

Date; TBA

Time; 10:30am to 2:30pm

Class Fee; $25 - 1 design free

Educator; MOLLY


Dream/Luminaire VIP Club - Mug Rug Design

This  class is only for the Dream Machine 1 & 2 owners and new Luminaire owners. It will take place once a month and will give you a project that continues your education in how to use all the features of this wonderful sewing/embroidery machine. (Check with Molly for class supply list)

** This class is exclusive to ESC customers

Date; Fri Dec. 6th

Time; 10:30am - 2pm

​Educator; MOLLY

​​​NEW -Hot Stuff Trivet or Pot Holder

​This is a brand new item that makes a wonderful  pot holder or Trivet. The Teflon insert for the center comes with the pattern, then to make more,  you can  purchase the Teflon refills separately. In this class you will not only learn how to make these, with or without a back hand pocket,  you will learn how to work with the Teflon  square in a sewing project. For class you can choose to make the small size which finishes off at about 8", or you can make the larger size at 9.5 ". You can also decide if you want to make the optional hand pocket on the back. Samples are in the store to see this unique project. These would make wonderful Christmas or hostess gifts.

Date; Sat. 10/19

​Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm

Class Fee: $25  -  Pattern Fee; small trivet $12

Educator; Molly

 Jelly Roll  Rug

Coming this summer, you will be able to learn how to make a wonderful rug like this, with just 1 large (40 to 42 pieces) jelly roll, some batting and your sewing machine. Join Debra as she takes you through this 2 day, back to back class. Bring back the days of our parents and grandparents, with a rug that looks like the braided rugs of their day, but is much easier to make.

Date; TBA

Time; 10am - 4pm

​Class Fee; $50 - Pattern fee; $10

​Educator; DEB

Free Motion Quilting

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. This is a must do class for serious quilters.
Date; Fri July 26th

Class Fee; $35

Educator; MOLLY

​NEW - Modern Gored Skirt

 Not into embroidery? You like to sew clothes for yourself or someone else? Then this is a perfect class for you. Our new team member Tracy has scheduled a traditional sewing class, where you can do simple clothes sewing that looks like you have been sewing for years. This first one is a modern skirt that has gores to make it stylish. Sign up early for this class so we have enough patterns. Class size is limited.

​Date;  Sat. Oct 12th

Time; 10:30am to 2:30pm

Class Fee; $25

​Pattern Fee;$16

Educator; Tracy

 Luminaire Workshop Classes

​Did you just get a new Luminaire embroidery sewing machine? These workshops will take you through each of the different features this fabulous machine can do, by doing a project that shows the practical use of each feature. This series of classes run for 6 weeks and each class is $30. If paid in full for all classes, you will get a $10 discount, making the series fee $170.

​** This class is exclusive to ESC customers

Dates; Tuesday - 10/15 - 10/22 - 10/29 - 11/5 - 11/12 - 11/19

Time; 10am to 1pm

Class Fee; $20 per class - $120 for all 6 classes (if paid for all in advance $110 - No refunds)

 See Molly for Class Supply lists.

Educator; MOLLY

Serger Decorator Pillow 

Put that Serger to work making this fancy Decorator Pillow. You will be amazed at all you can do. Make it in Christmas fabrics or in any fabric that matches your decor. You will learn how to do pin tucks, cording, top stitching and more, making this beautiful pillow.  Sergers aren't just for sewing seams. Let our master Serger educator show you just how versatile a Serger can be.  Sign up early for this class as seating is limited.

Date; Thur. 11/7

Class Fee; $35 - Pattern Free

Time; 9:30 - 2pm

Educator; LINDA

​​​Note**  NOT all class listings will have supply lists. Only the ones with a line under the name of class.              If you need more info on a particular class, please check with the educator. Thank You!

​(Floriani thread Sale -2nd Fri. of month- Quilter's fabric Sale - 3rd Fri. of month. Call store for details)

                                                 ​941-766-7118 - or - class info;   mollyexpsew@gmail.com   

"Sweet Dreams" Pillow Project - For Golisano Children's Hospital

Ever have to take a child to the hospital?  It's a scary thing for them. Here's your chance to volunteer and make a fun pillow case for these children to make them smile and their hospital stay, less intimidating.  Bring your sewing machine and make some pillow cases for these children. All fabric is pre-cut and ready to sew. Stay an hour or 4 hours. Can't spend a few hours at the store? Take some packets home and make them at your leisure, then bring back to the store. Please sign up to come to store, as seating is limited. If you have any children's fabric you can donate, it will be gratefully appreciated.

Dates; Sat. Oct 5th - Nov. 2nd - Dec 7th

Time; 10:30 to 2:30

Educator; LYNDA

Edge To Edge Embroidery Machine Quilting

Want the look of long arm quilting, but with your own embroidery machine? This is the perfect class for you. Deb will show you how to do continuous line decorative stitching as easy as 1, 2, 3!

​If you are a quilter and you also own and good size embroidery machine, then you will love doing this.

Date;  TBA

Class Fee; $40

Initial Disk of Designs; $43.90 (Disks 2 through 7 - $19.95)

Educator; DEB