Hands-On Class Information

Basic Sewing Kit includes:

  • Basic things to run a sewing machine (bobbin, thread, needles, basic feet, etc) and

Basic Cutting Kit includes:

  • Basic things needed to cut (small snips, fabric scissors, rotary cutter, etc)

Majority of classrooms will have 1-2 cutting mats, rulers (Sponsored by Off the Wall Quilt), 1-2 irons, 1-2 wool pressing mat

Please scroll through below to read the details on each Hands-On class that is being offered for 2022 Florida Sew Magical Expo!


18” Mini Wood Plank

Teacher: Margie Ann Dotson, Nailed It! DIY Studio Orlando

Day/Time: Saturday, 3:30-5pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: We will guide you through how to use a dry brush technique on wood and stenciling a design on top to create a beautiful custom home decor piece.

Class Kit: Cost $32; includes all items needed!

Supplies Needed: None!

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


10 Minute Serged Table Runner

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Saturday, 11am-12:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None!

Class Description: Learn to make a fast easy table runner for any occasion/holiday using the four thread overlock stitch on a Babylock Serger.  You’ll learn how easy it is to thread a Babylock serger using the jet-air feature.  This also makes a great gift. Fabric for the project will differ from those seen in the example/announcement photo(s).

Class Kit: Cost $22; The Sewing Studio will provide the Serger and notions for you (to be used in class)!

Supplies Needed: Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


A Tiny Taste of Machine Embroidery

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Saturday, 6-7pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Create a beautiful little coin purse without any sewing. You will learn to install a zipper and line your bag all in the hoop. Turn out your project and you have a beautiful little coin purse.  They make great gifts and stocking stuffers.

Class Kit: Cost $19, includes embroidery design and all materials needed to complete project. Embroidery Machine will be provided during class by The Sewing Studio

Supplies Needed: Scissors, Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse 5/8” Permanent Adhesive

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Advanced Embroidery

Teacher: Jacki Bauman, ElliaJacksford Embroidery

Day/Time: Sunday, 8-10:30am

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Skills: Basic embroidery machine knowledge and prior machine embroidery experience

Class Description: This class will take you beyond the basics of embroidery to what’s next! Learn tips and tricks of the trade to elevate your embroidery projects. Discover tools that will help you to create designs more efficiently and with a higher quality. Uncover a wide range of fabrics to showcase your designs better. Gain an understanding of how to market yourself and products in a professional manner. Finally, move on from basic in the hoop projects and learn all kinds of new and different projects that are out there. We will apply the lessons learned and practice stitching various projects!

Class Kit: Cost $32; includes all fabrics needed, zipper, snap, foam batting, polyfill, stabilizer, and all designs for the gnome and wallet. Designs will be sent to you at least 1 week prior to SME; please have them pre-loaded onto your machine for the class.

Supplies Needed: Embroidery Machine, 5X7 hoop, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, Embroidery Thread, pre-wound bobbins (recommend 5), tape (scotch, masking or painters)

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Adventure Into Dino Crafts

Teacher: Teri Jo Fuson

Day/Time: Sunday, 11:30am-1pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: “Cretaceous” your very own Dinosaur backpack in this class that’s unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Answer trivia with Lukeasaurus Rex in order to embark on your very own crafting adventure. You will embellish one pre-made backpack with dinosaur spikes. There will be a no-sew option (glue gun) and simple-sew option for beginners.

Class Kit: Cost $12; includes pre-made backpack, dino spike materials

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine or Glue Gun (with glue sticks), Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, but anyone under 12 must have adult on the same project


Alkebulan Reversible Tote

Teacher: Katherine Maldonado, Sew Your Bag

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing and cutting skills needed

Day/Time: Sunday, 8-10:30am

Class Kit: Cost $52; Includes 1 yard exterior fabric, 1 yard lining fabric, foam, woven interfacing and printed pattern.

Other Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit (including scissors/rotary cutter, ruler or other measuring tool, erasable marking tool, thread and seam ripper)

Class Description: In class you will learn how to sew a reversible tote with no hardware.  You learn how to use sew-in foam, create a drop in lining, box the bottom corner, construct a divided slip pocket, simple handle construction and more.  

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


All About Patches

Teacher: Connie, Creations by Connie Embroidery

Day/Time: Friday, 8-9:30am

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic embroidery machine knowledge

Class Description: This patch class will guide you step by step in creating a finished patch that you can use on various items. We will start will using the right stabilizer and materials, then onto using the correct fill stitch, and finishing with the outer stitch and backing.  This will help you perfect your patches in a few simple steps.

Class Kit: Cost $9; includes all materials & embroidery design

Supplies Needed: Embroidery Machine (preferably Brother/Babylock, but any machine is accepted as long as you know how to troubleshoot it), Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, 4X4 hoop

Age Restriction: Minimum 8+ with basic embroidery machine knowledge (anyone under 12 must have adult on same project)


All About Water Bottle Holders

Teacher: Connie, Creations by Connie Embroidery

Day/Time: Saturday, 8-9:30am

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic embroidery machine knowledge

Class Description: The water bottle holder has many uses from being able to clip to a sports bag and hold a water bottle, or a dance bag to hold hair ties, or dangle from a purse or a diaper bag to hold many things! The possibilities are endless!

Class Kit: Cost $12; includes all materials & embroidery design

Supplies Needed: Embroidery Machine (preferably Brother/Babylock, but any machine is accepted as long as you know how to troubleshoot it), Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, 4X4 hoop or 5X7 hoop

Age Restriction: Minimum 8+ with basic embroidery machine knowledge (anyone under 12 must have adult on same kit/machine)


Beginner Embroidery

Teacher: Jacki, ElliaJacksford Embroidery

Day/Time: Saturday, 3-5pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None!

Class Description: This class will walk you step by step through the fundamentals of machine embroidery.  We will discuss various stabilizers, techniques, stitch types and projects, machine hacks, helpful tools, and so much more!  We will apply the lessons learned and practice stitching various projects! This class is part presentation, part hands-on. Topics will cover: types of stabilizer, float vs hoop, fabric selections for embroidery, Fill/Sketch vs Applique vs ITH, Types of threads, Color Changes, Embroidery software for merging designs, Machine hacks, tools to help, scissors, and selling items. Three projects will be made and completed in class.

Class Kit: Cost $27; includes all designs shown (applique gingerbread, sketch gingerbread, and heart earrings), felt, vinyl, hardware for earring, and stabilizer. Designs will be sent to you at least 1 week prior to SME; please have them pre-loaded onto your machine for the class.

Supplies Needed: Embroidery Machine, 4X4 hoop, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, Embroidery Thread, pre-wound bobbins (recommend 5), jewelry pliers (optional)

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


CanCan Organizer

Teacher: Julie, Off The Wall Quilt

Day/Time: Friday, 10am-12pm

Skill Level: Appropriate for anyone who can sew a “nearly” straight stitch with a sewing machine.

Required Skills: Familiar with sewing machine you will be using in class

Class Description: It’s a fun and easy project that makes great gifts or even a great item to sell at craft shows. The kits will contain pre-cut pieces so that you can fo-cus on sewing and assembly, but you’ll also receive a full pattern so that you can make it again later. The organizer can stand alone but works even better over a 28/29 ounce can like tomatoes or pumpkin come in. Everything included in the kit except for the can.

Class Kit or Materials: Cost $22; includes Can-Can pattern, all fabric & stabilizer cut to size for one Can-Can Organizer

Supplies Needed: Sewing machine with thread, needle and bobbin (wound). Any neutral or wildly colorful thread is fine. Scissor or snips for trimming threads. Bring a 28/29 ounce can to finish your project or get one later at home.

Age Restriction: This class is not really appropriate for children under 14 unless they have plenty of experience sewing already (there’s one spot where we’ll hold our breath, tap our heals together and stick out our tongues). If under 12, there must be an adult on the same project.


Circle Skirt

Teacher: Jennifer, Pinup Miami

Day/Time: Saturday, 9:45-11:15am

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing machine knowledge

Class Description: Women love twirling around in skirts! The Circle Skirt provides a flattering look to all shapes with comfort. This sewing workshop will teach you how to make an easy circle skirt with no zipper! This will allow you to create a perfect look that you can wear every day to match you different styles! With its versatility you can add a little spunk to your style.

Materials: 3 yards of non-directional stretch fabric (lycra, jersey, knit, spandex, etc)

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine with a zigzag (stretch) stitch, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, soft measuring tape, marking pen

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, but anyone under 12 must have adult on the same project


Covering shoes with fabric

Teacher: Jennifer, Pinup Miami

Day/Time: Friday, 8-9:30am; Saturday 8-9:30am

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: If you ever want your shoes to match – cover them with fabric! This class will teach you how to upcycle an old pair of shoes and cover it with your choice of fabric.

Materials: Choice of shoes (heels, Toms, converse, etc), fabric of choice (enough to cover both shoes), welt or ribbon (optional)

Supplies Needed: Basic Cutting Supplies, mod podge, glue gun, exacto knife

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, but anyone under 12 must have adult on the same project


Creating & Coloring Molds with Pigments & Epoxy

Teacher: Deana Janowsky

Day/Time: Sunday, 11:30am-1pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: In the class, you’ll be completing a small mold with fast setting resin. Starting with coloring the mold to enhance design, mixing, coloring, and pouring the epoxy, working to get bubbles out as epoxy begins to set in mold.

Class Kit: Cost $42; all items included in kit (quick-set epoxy resin, custom mold, supplies)

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 16+ due to use of epoxy (chemicals)


Daybreak Cork Wallet

Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh, Sew Many Creations

Day/Time: Friday 8-10:45am

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Join me in making this beginner friendly wallet – a great intro to working with cork!  In class you will learn how to install a simple zipper, make card pockets and add a magnetic snap!

Class Kit: Optional kit for $27; includes pattern, precut cork pieces, thread, zipper, and magnetic snap.

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Dog Collar & Leash

Teacher: Lisa Caldes, Dragon Girl Design Co

Day/Time: Friday 6-8pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing machine knowledge

Class Description: This class we will be making a dog collar that will fit a dog with a 6in to 10in neck and a 6ft leash. We will give directions for how to figure out your dog’s size so that you can make more at home that will be to your dogs fit but in this class all will be the 6-10 inch collar. The material will vary from the one in the picture.

Class Kit: Cost $32; includes all materials to complete one dog collar and leash

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, pins or clips

Age Restriction: Ages 18+ (Nighttime Class)


Drip Zipper Bag (with #5 zipper)

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Friday, 2-4:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Skills: Machine embroidery knowledge

Class Description: Take your skill to the next level.  Create a beautiful bag without any sewing. This is a popular digital embroidery design by Parker on the Porch, (POP).  You will learn to install a Number 5 zipper at the top of your bag, line your bag and add an appliqué accent all in the hoop. Turn out your project and you have a beautiful Clutch for your phone and accessories!

Class Kit: Cost $19, includes embroidery design and all materials needed to complete project. Embroidery Machine will be provided during class by The Sewing Studio

Supplies Needed: Scissors, Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse 5/8” Permanent Adhesive

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Ears Holder Shadow Box

Teacher: Margie Ann Dotson, Nailed It! DIY Studio Orlando

Day/Time: Sunday 9:30-11:30am

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Skills: None!

Class Description: We will guide you through painting and building your very own 12×12″ ear holder shadow box. These can be used to display your own ears or for photographing your ear creations. This class requires the use of a staple gun.

Class Kit: Cost $45; includes everything needed!

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Edge Coating

Teacher: Rae, Emporium Threads

Day/Time: Sunday, 2-4pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Hands on class to learn tips and tricks about applying edge coat. Walk away with a wristlet that we will edge coat in class and assemble, as well as tools to apply edge coat and product for edge coat.

Class Kit: Cost Class Kit for $42an edge coating wheel, a paddle tool and walk away with comprehensive notes from the class as well as all questions answered and a completed edge coated project they will make while learning.

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


For the Love of Change

Teacher: Lauren Mormino, More Me Know

Day/Time: Saturday, 3-5pm; Sunday 11am-1pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Skills: Installation – you will learn reverse applique & very basic piping installation

Class Description: Let’s make the For the Love of Change wristlet! This pattern has two sizes. For ease of piping installation and applique technique we will be making the large size!

Class Kit or Materials: Optional class kit for $27 which will include everything (fabrics, interfacings, zipper tape, zipper pull). A video of how to cut all items out will be provided if you want to bring your own materials. A discount code will be sent out to each student with the free pattern to download.

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, Teflon or walking foot if using vinyl

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Gallivanter Passport Wallet

Teacher: Nicole, SewGnar

Day/Time: Friday, 11am-1pm; Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm (Ages 18+ Only)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing knowledge; experience with cork a plus, but not required

Class Description: Join us to learn how to make SewGnar’s Gallivanter Passport wallet using cork. This pattern is a slim yet roomy universal fit passport wallet with 4 recessed card slots, 2 passport areas, 1 slip pocket, 1 cash slot, and a zipper coin pouch.

Class Kit: Cost $51; includes all pre-cut pieces, cork, magnetic snap, landscaping fabric, #3 zipper, and pattern.

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, recommend Teflon Foot, Double Sided Tape or quick drying glue

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project (Class on Saturday is 18+ only)


Gnome Mug Rug

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Friday, 9-10am & 10:30-11:30am

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Join the latest gnome craze and learn how to embroider a mug rug. This digital design is by Parker on the Porch, (POP). You will learn how to use an embroidery machine to make this adorable little gnome mug rug.  They make a great gift for anyone on your list.

Class Kit: Cost $16, includes embroidery design and all materials needed to complete the project. Embroidery Machine will be provided during class by The Sewing Studio. Fabrics will vary from those seen in the examples/announcements photos.

Supplies Needed: Scissors, Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse 5/8” Permanent Adhesive

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Hand Sanitizer + Chapstick Holder Embroidery

Teacher: Shanna Neylon, Glitterbug Fairy

Day/Time: Friday, 2-3:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Learn to use your embroidery machine to make an in the hoop project! Cases are made in your hoop without any extra sewing and use snaps and eyelets to attach hardware. Hand sanitizer case fits bath and body 1oz sanitizer. Lips balm holder fits a standard size lip balm. Cases will be made using the Glitterbug Fairy vinyls. You will learn how to follow an in the hoop design, stitch a project on your embroidery machine, use plastic snaps and install eyelets.

Class Kit: Cost $16; includes both embroidery designs, vinyl (will be able to choose at the start of class), stabilizer, key ring, lobster clasp, snaps, eyelets, tools eyelet and snap installation (to be used only in class)

Supplies Needed: Embroidery machine, 4X4 hoop or larger, standard fabric scissors, embroidery thread (black or white at a minimum)

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Hand-Dyed Leather Crossbody

Teacher: Yaa, AfroRicanArt

Day/Time: Saturday, 8-10:45am

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic whip stitch (hand sewing)

Class Description: Create a one-of-a-kind crossbody! You learn how to hand-dye leather and can even paint your own design. Then you’ll hand-stitch your crossbody to completion.

Class Kit or Materials: Cost $47; includes all materials. You keep the needle provided in kit.

Supplies Needed: Optional: paintbrush(es) for painting the leather

Age Restriction: Ages 12+ due to hand-stitching (please message for concerns)


Headbands!

Teacher: Melanie Llamas, Zor-Elle Fabrics

Day/Time: Saturday, 3-4:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: Basic knowledge of different stitches

Class Description: In this class, you’ll get to learn how to make four different styles of headbands.

Class Kit: Cost $22; includes fabric and headband patterns on a USB

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Horizon Top Zip Bag

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Saturday, 3-5pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Try out machine embroidery while creating a zipper pouch.  This is a popular digital embroidery design by Parker on the Porch, (POP).  You will learn to install a zipper at the top of your bag, line your bag and add an appliqué accent all in the hoop. Turn out your project and you have a beautiful zipper bag!

Class Kit: Cost $19, includes embroidery file and all materials needed to complete project. Embroidery Machine will be provided during class by The Sewing Studio

Supplies Needed: Scissors, Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse 5/8” Permanent Adhesive

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Light Up Reversible Ears

Teacher: Lisa Caldes, Dragon Girl Design Co

Day/Time: Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Skills: Ability to sew a curved edge and satin materials

Class Description: We will be making sewn light up and reversible Minnie Ears. We will be working with satin material and sewing on an overlay. We will also be installing lights and using vinyl sticker to make a silhouette. 

Class Kit: Cost $42; includes everything needed to make your ears

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, Glue Gun & Sticks, Pins or clips

Age Restriction: 18+ (Nighttime Class)


Magical Floral Ears

Teacher: Michelle, RN Stitches

Day/Time: Friday, 4-5pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: Ability to use glue guns

Class Description: Learn to make these fun and easy magical floral ears! During class, you’ll pick the color for your wire ears, and the floral selection of your choosing to create a one-of-a kind pair of ears, perfect for festivals and days in the parks!

Class Kit: Cost $17; includes headband, pre-cut colored wire, artificial flowers and greenery

Supplies Needed: Glue gun and glue sticks

Age Restriction: Ages 12+ (children ages 12-17 must have adult on same kit/glue gun)


Magical Memories Photobook

Teacher: Melodee, KLM Crafting with Cutterpillar

Day/Time: Friday, 6-7:30pm

Skill Level: Novice

Required Skills: Basic gluing and cutting

Class Description: Create an awesome brag book for your Magical Memories. Use the provided tools and papers & embellishments.

Class Kit: Cost $26; includes album, paper, embellishments kit. Shared tools provided (light board & cutting mat, paper rotary cutter)

Supplies Needed: Ruler

Age Restriction: Ages 18+ (nighttime class)


Needle Felted Pumpkin with Ears

Teacher: Lisa Magnuson

Day/Time: Saturday, 11am-1pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Comfortable/confident with a sharp needles

Class Description: Prepare yourself for cuteness and fun! Join us to learn needle felting, which is the process of sculpting wool into different shapes and artistic designs using special barbed needles. During this class we will learn the basics of this art and create a fall pumpkin. Add ears to make it even more adorable.

Class Kit: Cost $27; includes all materials and tools to complete project

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Needles used for felting are sharp and should be handled with care. Recommended age for the class is 15 and up.


Paint Party

Teacher: Lilly, LillyoftheArts

Day/Time: Saturday, 7:30-9:30pm

Skill Level: Any!

Required Skills: None!

Class Description: Come have a relaxing time learning to paint this adorable art piece with Lilly in this adult-only nighttime class! While adult beverages won’t be provided like a normal Paint ‘n Sip, you’re more than welcome to hit up a Gaylord restaurant or store to grab something bubbly.

Class Kit: Cost $27; includes everything you need to walk away with a masterpiece

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Ages 18+ (Nighttime class)


Pin Cushion Ottoman

Teacher: Rae, Emporium Threads

Day/Time: Saturday, 11:30am-1pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing machine knowledge

Class Description: Walk away with a copy of the pattern/instructions and a completed pin cushion ottoman that is super cute and useful too!

Class Kit: Cost $30; includes fabrics, batting, and ottoman base

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, Hand Sewing Needle, Glue gun & stick

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Poppie Purse

Teacher: Kassiah, SiahSwag & Brittany, Sew Pretty Designs

Day/Time: Saturday, 8-11am

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Sewing a curve, basic sewing machine knowledge, zipper installation, box corners

Class Description: Join us for a hands-on class taught by Kassiah of SiahSwagBags, sewing the Poppie Purse by Sew Pretty Designs. We will utilize and teach basic bagmaking skills, have fun and leave class with a beautiful creation! All hardware, zipper tape and fabric will be included in the class kit, just bring your machine and sewing tools!

Class Kit: Cost $52; will be ready to sew with pre-cut fabrics

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine (walking foot or Teflon foot strongly recommended), Basic Sewing Kit (black and/or white thread, sewing clips, temporary marking tool, double sided tape, and fabric glue), Basic Cutting Supplies, Poppie Purse Pattern (link to purchase pattern)

Age Restriction: Ages 10+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Quick and Easy Pillowcase

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Saturday, 9-10:30am; Sunday, 11am-12:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Come and Learn how to make a standard size pillowcase using the four thread overlock stitch on a Babylock Serger.  You’ll learn how easy it is to thread a Babylock serger using the jet-air feature.  This makes a great gift for kids and grandkids!

Class Kit: Cost $14, Sergers will be provided during class by The Sewing Studio

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Raglan Hoodie

Teacher: Sara & Debbie, Salty Sews

Day/Time: Friday, 10am-1pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing skills, Familiarity with your machine if bringing your own

Class Description: We will be showing you how to make this super flattering raglan style hoodie with the ever popular French Terry knit fabric. We will be making the shirt length version with a lined crossover hood and convenient in seam pockets. Please note this pattern is drafted for an hourglass figure and is a RELAXED fit.

Class Kit: Cost $67; includes all fabric for project (designed by Salty Sews) that is pre-cut to requested size and pre-washed in All Free and Clear detergent, and access to download the pattern from 5 out of 4 Patterns. Sergers will be provided for use during the class by The Sewing Studio.

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Sewing Supplies, If you’d prefer, you may bring your own serger or sewing machine (with a stretch stitch).

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Rope Bowl

Teacher: Madeline, The Upholsterer’s Daughter

Day/Time: Sunday 2-4pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing machine knowledge

Class Description: In this class you will learn how to create a medium size rope bowl. Making sure you get the technique to create different sizes for future projects. It is a very simple and fun project, yet very versatile giving you a wide range of options to create your own. 

Materials: One pack of 3/16” Diamond-braided clothesline (insert link to preferred), scissors, tape, matching thread to the rope, basic sewing machine, pins

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Sahara Dress

Teacher: Sara & Debbie, Salty Sews

Day/Time: Friday, 2-5pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing skills, Familiarity with your machine if bringing your own

Class Description: Join us for this hands-on class for the sleeved version of the Sahara dress by Bella Sunshine Patterns. If you have been wanting to try your hand at dresses, this is a perfect pattern to start with and we can’t wait to help you through! In our class you will have hands on guidance from us on how to easily accomplish this game changing skill. We promise you will love how quickly you can master this dress, plus you and/or your little will love how twirly this dress is it is!                                   

Class Kit: Cost $67 for adult of $47 for kids sizes; includes all fabric for project (designed by Salty Sews) that is pre-cut to requested size and pre-washed in All Free and Clear detergent, and access to download the patter from Bella Sunshine Designs. Sergers will be provided for use during the class by The Sewing Studio.

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Sewing Supplies, If you’d prefer, you may bring your own serger or sewing machine (with a stretch stitch).

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Set of Tea Towels

Teacher: Margie Ann Dotson, Nailed It! DIY Studio Orlando

Day/Time: Sunday, 8-9am

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None!

Class Description: We will guide you through stenciling a design on two tea towels. (and yes they can be washed!)

Class Kit: Cost $40; includes everything needed for the project!

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Sew Easy Top

Teacher: Laurie Grant Coleman

Day/Time: Friday, 6-8pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: An easy and fun sewing project to make today and wear tonight. No sewing skills or experience needed. This top is flattering and comfortable for all sizes. Students will see samples and learn how the use of different fabrics can create fun casual to formal couture and short dresses to maxi loungewear. 

Class Kit: Cost $17 (option for machine or hand-sewing); includes printed out instructions, knit material, pattern, and stabilizer

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine or Basic Hands Sewing Needle & Thread, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: Ages 18+ (nighttime class)


Simple AnglePlay Quilt

Teacher: Julie, Off the Wall Quilt

Day/Time: Sunday, 8-11am

Skill Level: Appropriate for anyone who can sew a “nearly” straight stitch with a sewing machine and can cut safely with a rotary cutter.

Required Skills: Familiar with sewing machine you will be using and know how to use a rotary cutter.

Class Description: AnglePlay is a method of quilting that is easy enough for a first quilt, but fascinating enough to entertain even an experienced quilter. You will learn to cut around a template, how to assemble the pieces and even how to create your own designs! This project will consist of making borders to surround a photo printed on fabric. This is a great opportunity to give quilting a try. Each student will go home with the tools needed to keep quilting.

Class Kit: Cost $47; includes AnglePlay Set 1 (4 templates plus idea booklet), Photograph printed on fabric (emailed to instructor prior to expo if possible), Fabric strips, Batting, and Backing to complete project.

Supplies Needed: Sewing machine with thread, needle and bobbin (wound). Any neutral or wildly colorful thread is fine. Scissor or snips for trimming threads. Ro-tary cutter with a new blade, cutting mat (rotating mat is desirable). Straight edge acrylic ruler. (instructor will have rotary cutters, blades and mats available for sale if needed)achine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: This class is not really appropriate for children under 10 unless they have plenty of experience sewing already. Anyone under 12 must have adult on the project


Snow Globe Ornament Embroidery

Teacher: Fran Brown, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Sunday, 8-9am; 9:30-10:30am

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Here’s a quick way to make a fun Ornament using an embroidery machine.  This digital design is by Creations by Connie.  You will learn to embroider using fabric and vinyl.  Trim, add a ribbon and you have a perfect quick gift!

Class Kit: Cost $8, includes embroidery design and materials needed to create design. Embroidery Machine will be provided during class by The Sewing Studio

Supplies Needed: Scissors, Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse 5/8” Permanent Adhesive

Age Restriction: Ages 13+


Stephie Shoulder Bag

Teacher: Lindsay, LindsHandmade Designs

Day/Time: Friday, 2-5pm

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Required Skills: Basic sewing skills

Class Description: Hang out with THE Lindsay from Linds Handmade Designs and make her infamous Stephie pattern! You’ll get all the fabrics and hardware needed to make this amazing bag in the class.

Class Kit: Cost $49; includes cotton canvas, waterproof canvas, vinyl for accents, peltex, interfacings, zipper tape, zipper pulls, zipper end, and D-ring (rivet press and leather hole punch will be provided for use in class only and shared amongst students)

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, ⅛”-¼” Double sided tape, Wonder clips or metal hair clips, Leather glue or Beacon Fabri-Tac™, Stephie pattern (link to purchase pattern)

Age Restriction: Ages 10+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Sticker on a Cup

Teacher: Connie, The Sewing Studio

Day/Time: Sunday, 2-3pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Learn about the Brother Scan N Cut and walk away with a new cup that is decorated with a vinyl sticker. You’ll learn the basic of applying vinyl and what other fun things a Scan N Cut can do.

Class Kit: Cost $4; image on cutout may vary from image

Supplies Needed: None

Age Restriction: All!


Taking Measurements

Teacher: Lynn Starr, Treblemaker Cosplay

Day/Time: Sunday, 2-3pm

Skill Level: All!

Required Skills: None

Class Description: Learn how to take body measurements for yourself and others! This class will teach you how to properly take measurements to ensure an accurate fit for your cosplay/clothes.

Materials to Bring: Soft measuring tape, Pen/Pencil, and Paper

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


The Bow Fanny

Teacher: Melanie Llamas, Zor-Elle Fabrics

Day/Time: Saturday, 11:30am-1pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Required Skills: Basic knowledge of different stitches

Class Description: In this class, you’ll get to learn how to make Zor-Elle Fabrics first pattern, The Bow Fanny!

Class Kit: Cost $22

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Machine, Basic Sewing Kit, Basic Cutting Supplies, The Bow Fanny pattern (link to purchase pattern coming soon!)

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Under The Sea Applique

Teacher: Julie, Off the Wall Quilt

Day/Time: Saturday, 10am-12:30pm

Skill Level: Appropriate for any level. No sewing required.

Required Skills: Willingness to use your imagination and try something different

Class Description: We’ll use templates to create manatees, sharks, or turtles and then we’ll cut freely to form grass and coral. Each wall hanging will be unique. We start with a 44 x 18 inch base which may be trimmed down as desired.

Class Kit: Cost $47; includes Steam a Seam Lite 2, Fabric, One Template (Manatee, Fish, or Turtle, but additional templates available for purchase)

Supplies Needed: Sharp Scissors, pen or pencil

Age Restriction: Ages 8+, and anyone under 12 must have adult on same project


Florida Class Signups will be open on the following dates:

  • VIP+ PassholdersFriday, August 5th at 7pm EST
  • All Other Class-Based TicketsSunday, August 7th at 5pm EST

A video tutorial on how to signup for classes will be released a day prior to signups opening.

Notes:

  • A link and instructions for class signups will be available the day of
  • You MUST have purchased a class-based ticket (all except No-Class Pass) in your account to signup.
  • If someone purchased your ticket for you, and that ticket is in their account, they will be responsible for signing up for your classes.
  • Class kits must be purchased at the time of booking classes and all class kits are non-refundable
  • You must not book overlapping classes
  • If you have a specific question about your ticket and/or account, please send an email to support@sewmagicalexpo.com and we will respond to you within 3 days