Anita's Embroidery Workshop



May 5, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm or May 6,  2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Anita Express

May 12,  2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm or May 13, 2017:   9:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 9,  2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm  -
June 10, 2017:   9:30 am - 12:30 pm -

If you love to embroidery but uncomfortable with your computer, this class is for you. Some of the topics covered will be the following:  creating and using folders, copying and pasting, searching and organizing folders, transferring from the USB and CD and then placing the files in your sewing machine, and more.

June 2, 2017:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic Embroidery Machine Operation

As a new machine embroidery owner, this class will teach proper hooping, stabilizing, threads to be used, choosing and embroidering a basic design and much more.

April 8, 2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 12, 2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 17, 2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 20, 2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 7, 2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 17, 2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Basic Machine Operation

This class is geared to help you become fully acquainted with your sewing machine. Learn trouble-free threading, how to use assorted feet and accessories, routine machine maintenance and more.  

April 8, 2017: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
April 12, 2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 17, 2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 20, 2017: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
June 7, 2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 17, 2017: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

New owners will learn the ease of threading, basic functions such as  differential feed and terms such as loopers, stitch fingers, setup rolled hems and more.

April 22, 2017: 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
June 10, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Easy-to-sew elastic waist lightweight denim skirt using Simplicity Pattern 4149, which will be available for purchase at the store. This great class is for sewing beginners who want to learn to read a pattern, finishing seams, inserting elastic and hemming options while constructing this great addition to your wardrobe.

June 10 & 24,  2017:  1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Brother ScanNCut Introduction Class

Explore the basics of My Design Center to create your own designs and discover the most recent upgrade features. This will include scanning an image with the Scanning Frame and bringing in a jpg image to make designs. 

May 13, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn 10 embroidery font tips when designing this Subway Tile Art using the built-in lettering and editing features in the Dream or Destiny embroidery machine. This fun project can be used in a tote, pillow or display it in a frame for  someone special as a great personalized gift.

June 17, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Floriani/PEP Software Club

Software Club is a great way to get you kick started using your software. We will be doing a new project in the software each month. 

Rapid Fire Floriani/PEP Software Club is a fast-paced class for those who are comfortable navigating quickly in the software program. Floriani/PEP Software Club is required before being eligible for placement in the Rapid Fire class. Prior approval is required for this class

April 29, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Software Club
April 29, 2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rapid Fire Software Club
May 27, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Software Club
May 27, 2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rapid Fire Software Club
June 24, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Software Club 

Ok, so we’re a few months early. Make these early so you can enjoy the season. Learn the freestanding technique with these beautiful Christmas tea lights. They can be embroidered one color or use different colors of thread for a unique decorative look. Hoop requirement:  6” x 10” or larger. 

June 16, 2017:  10:00 am—1:00 pm 

Foot Frenzy

Foot Frenzy will be a quarterly class that will introduce various feet and how they are used. Each month a different sassy sample will be created that can be used as a reference or made into a table runner, throw, pillow, tote or a quilt. This quarter’s class will show how to use a quilt guide with an open decorative stitch quilting technique, edge foot for Drunkard’s Path and the open toe foot for appliqueing the Black-Eyed Susan, leaves and stem.

June 24, 2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Don’t want to carry a lot of “stuff”? Clutch bags are so handy to carry when you’re on the go for the summer. Come join in the fun and make a clutch from this new design from DIME for yourself or use it as a gift. 

June 9, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

June 23, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Easy piecing is sure to make this fashionable sling purse an oft-repeated project. Cut to hold a generous amount of your walking-about necessities, this bag is lined with contrast fabric and its long handles can be adjusted slightly in length by where you choose to tie the knot.

Designer t-shirts are in fashion. Learn to transform a crew neck t-shirt neckline to a designer neckline and embellish the hemline to a decorative hemline using the new design collection Necklines to Hemlines T-shirt Remakes 1 from DIME (Designs in Machine Embroidery). Hoop requirement: 6” x 10” or larger.  

May 26, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm or June 24, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Nifty Notebook

Stitch a Nifty Notebook, a Stitch Swag In-the-Hoop project collection that is quick and unique. The notebook makes a great gift by personalizing it when using built-in lettering found in the embroidery machine.

April 29, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Serger Club

May 19, 2017:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm or May 20, 2017:  9:30 am - 11:30 am


The Serger Workbook class will help you better understand tension settings, stitch width, stitch length, differential feed and various types of stitches. Applications, such as turning corners, serging curves, and securing seams will be included

June 3, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Smocking Guild

"The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship."   

April 27, 2017:  10 :00 am— 3:00  pm

Love new ideas? Love to share? Now is your opportunity to do both. Let’s express our passion for sewing (embroidery, quilting, clothing, etc) with friends through fun and learning. Your fee not only holds your place but turns into a store coupon to use in the store that day. So, grab your favorite project to present and join our class or just come see what others have created. Refreshments will be provided. One 2-hour class.

April 28, 2017:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 30, 12017:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Black tie has never been so adorable! For elegant dining or everyday fare, here’s an easy to make and easy to care for bib with a classic look that never fails. Six 1/8” tucks make the shirt front, bordered in black classic cotton, with three small black shank buttons and a child-sized bow tie to complete the tailoring.  

May 19, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm