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We offer hands on classes to help you develop and refine the skills necessary to master your next project. All of our classes are hosted at Boyd's Sewing Center, by expert Instructors, that can teach you how to use your machine and its accessories. Many of our New Machines purchases come with Free, instructional machine operation classes, to help you learn how to use and maintain your new Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine.

If you would like to sign up for one of our classes, simply call us at 231-946-4011

Husqvarna Viking Technique Class

September, 2022 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join us at Boyd's Sewing Center for a monthly technique class for Epic 2, Ruby 90 and Epic owners beginner to advanced. The goal of this class series is to learn how to use more of the stitches and functions that your machine has to offer. Over 20 class techniques are from the education that Husqvarna Viking offers each dealer.

The class would be 2 hours of instruction introducing the technique. Then 2 to 4 more hours of hands on sewing a project using the technique learned. A list of materials to bring will be supplied prior to the class. We recommend getting a 3 ring binder to store all of the handouts for later reference.

  • Monthly cost - $40/class
  • 6 Month Deal - $216, 10% discount

Tuesday’s with Debbie Murray (Tuesday has openings) & Friday’s with Pam Novak (Friday Section is currently full)

  • July: Tuesday 26th, Friday 29th
  • August: Tuesday 23rd, Friday 26th
  • September: Tuesday 27th, Friday 30th
  • October: Tuesday 25th, Friday 28th
  • November: Tuesday 15th, Friday 18th Note moved for Thanksgiving
  • December: Tuesday 13th, Friday 16th Note moved for Christmas/New Years

Please note you do not need to attend every class. If you are interested but the section is full please let us know, if we have enough interest we can set up another day. Some of the techniques apply to other machines such as the Brilliance 80, Sapphire 85 and the Epic 95Q, we will do our very best to let you know when this is the case. If you have further questions please give us a call at 231-946-4011, email sales@sewboyds.com or stop in! We have some samples of the projects using the techniques to show at the store!

MOVED to October 4th One Block Wonder Quilt Top with Greg Barner

October 04, 2022 | 10:15am - 4:00pm

Instead of starting with a particular pattern or design and then trying to find fabric that will fit the pattern, this approach begins with the fabric: the fabric is the key element. Kaleidoscope blocks, each one unique, are produced by aligning the printed design on several layers of fabric and then cutting and sewing triangles together. Each triangle repeats color and pattern to create a new design for each block. Once the blocks are made, you begin to design your quilt.

  • Class Cost : $40 , bring your own fabric
  • Fabric Cost from Greg : $60/5 yards
  • Book Cost : $20 (book is required for the class, if you have any of Maxine Rosenthal's One Block Wonder Books you can use that)

Please call or stop in to sign up or for additional information! 231-946-4011

Doll Class

October 20, 2022 | 10:00am - Finish

Doll Class is an ongoing Monthly Class. In this class you will create beautiful garments for your 18" (American Girl size) Doll. Each month there will be a "New Project". Many of the techniques learned, can be applied to regular size garments. One of Pam's students actually designed and created her own wedding gown, and it was gorgeous! " Advanced Basic" sewing knowledge and skill level are all you need to participate. Since the conception of Doll Class, Pam has done everything from Tailored coats, hats, dresses, heirloom, costumes, and so much more. After each class Pam will announce the next's month's project, at which time the supply list will be provided. Patterns will not be available to anyone not attending class. Come spend the day and have fun!!!

Instructor: Pam Novak

Fee: $25.00

Class meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you wish to participate PLEASE contact Pam at meema@centurytel.net

Boyd's Embroidery Club

October, 2022 | 10:00am - Finish

Pam Novak, who worked for Boyd's Sewing Center for over 16 years as Educational Directress and a Viking Sewing Specialist teacher, retired in December of 2012. She really missed seeing everyone, and decided to start her Embroidery Club again. Pam is Viking "Teacher Tech', certified, a Viking Educator, and has spent countless hours in specialized Viking training courses to be able to present a very comprehensive embroidery program for you.

Embroidery Club is now open to all makes and models of machines; you will need to be familiar with setting up embroidery for your machine. You must be able to adjust thread tension and have recent practice with embroidery on your machine. We recommend you bring your manual when you come. The club is intended for making projects, not a class on how to use your machine. Each month a new hands on project will be taught . You will learn about the proper stabilizers for the project, templating, threads, needles, how to use the embroidery features on your machine, and (Sew) much more. Come have a day full of fun, meet new people, and learn new embroidery techniques.

Special Note: If you are interested in joining, or would like more information on Embroidery Club, PLEASE email Pam (not the store) at meema@centurytel.net

Dates: October 8th, 11th and 13th

Dates: November 5th, 8th and 10th

Dates: December 3rd, 6th and 8th

mySewnet™ Software Classes

October, 2022 | 10:00 am -12:00 pm and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Software classes will be held in two separate sessions (morning and afternoon). The class will be held on the 3rd or 4th Monday of each month. The exact date will be posted by the first day of each month. The Morning class will be basic techniques,and will start at 10:00 am. and will be 1-1/2 - 2 hours. The Afternoon class will be a specialty techniques class, and will start about 12:30 pm and will also be 1-1/2 - 2 hours . Each class is a separate class, you will create a design,using different features in the my Sewnet™ Software , that you can sew out at home. You can attend only 1 or both classes. Fees are posted below. These classes are hands-on,computer classes, and you will need to bring your laptop or pad, with the Premier +2 program installed, your cords (if needed) and mouse, also paper and pen for notes, optional. PLEASE NOTE: If staying for both classes please bring your lunch. Note: please call (231) 9464011 for sign-up each month if you will be attending.

Instructor: Deb Murray

Class Fee: $15.00 each session

For sign-up please call 231-946-4011 or email sales@sewboyds.com Please note: If planning to attend class, deadline for sign up is 1 week prior to class date.