Sandy's Sewing Center has been Central and Eastern Kentucky's Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealer since 1980! But that's not all - visit Sandy's for embroidery software sales and education, professional machine service, and creative classes for people at all levels of experience. Our Classes can accommodate your level of experience: from Beginner for basics and brush up, Creative Classes for fun and inspiration,and Sandy's Owner Basics classes which are free with the purchase of machines & software. Go to our Class or Calendar Pages to get more information about class times, lessons and more!
As usual, the year is flying past! We have had a great, super busy summer—Kids Can Sew Day Camps (see pictures on Facebook), lots going on with preparation for Husqvarna Viking’s new software launch (more about that later), Holiday Inspirations class (Christmas in July became Christmas in August), and never a dull (or resting) moment! By the way, the Holiday CDs are ready to be picked up. If you missed the class the CD will be available for $10. The CD includes pictures, free embroidery designs, instructions for many projects, and information about patterns used.
The biggest news this fall is the October release of the new Premier+2 software! Many of you already have it because you took advantage of the preorder 20% off sale. The dust seems to be settling from the launch download! The first week was pretty intense for our software support staff—so many people tried to download at once that they were completely overwhelmed and the site crashed! I am happy to report that our hardworking software support team is catching up and personally helping many with their installations and questions. Even the department head is on the phones and helping with remote access.
This new software replaces Premier+ for Windows and TruEmbroidery 3 for the Mac—the Windows and the Mac embroidery software are both included in the packages—Premier+2 Embroidery, Premier+2 Embroidery Extra, and Premier+2 Ultra. For the first time, upgrades are available from 4D, 5D, and 6D as well as Premier+, so this is a great time to catch up if you haven’t kept your software current. Another new feature is a “virtual dongle” which eliminates the need for a physical dongle! If you have questions, please come in or call!
Sandy’s Sewing Center will be closed Thursday, October 19, so that we can attend SewFest, and be certified in Premier+2.
Also in October, there will be a $500 Shopping Spree with the purchase of the Designer Epic. Watch for more details later.
Sandy’s is pleased to present Educator Susan Ford for two days of classes, November 23 & 24, the Tuesday and Wednesday after Thanksgiving. Susan has a wealth of skills, talents and experience that she loves nothing more than sharing. She feels that, while she is very, very good at teaching the knowledge involved in sewing and embroidery, it's the confidence to use that knowledge that is what she excels at leaving with an event class. If she can do it, she can teach someone else to do it . . . and it's that "ah-ha moment!" look on her students' faces after teaching a new technique that Susan lives for. Her specialties include: Large, continuous embroidery designs with multiple hooping and precise positioning; Home dec projects like quilts, duvets, pillows, valances and box seat cushions; Tailoring, costumes and period dresses, especially with heirloom sewing techniques. Tuesday morning, Susan will present her Trunk Show, which will be fantastic and open to everyone. Tuesday afternoon will be a Husqvarna Viking Epic Owner’s class, to explore more about your incredible new machine. Wednesday all day will be the “Jeanious Studio” in which you will use some of the Designer epic embroidery and sewing features while turning and old pair of jeans into something new! Lots of feet and accessories will be used or demonstrated. This is a great chance to test drive an Epic, or learn lots of techniques that can apply to your current machine. Space is limited, so sign up early.
Upcoming Classes (see details on calendar and class pages): Moroccan Tile Runner, Choice of Tiled Embroidery Wallhangings, Fold and Stitch Wreath, A Little Something Jacket, Free Motion with Rulers (several), Embroidered Needle Caddy, Hobo Bag, Crazy Necktie Pillow, Embellished Quilted Bag, Embroidered 3D Tree, and more.
If it has been a while since you came to classes at Sandy’s, let me fill you in on the regular ongoing events for each month. Owner Classes are offered free to Sandy’s machine and software purchasers. As always, these are unlimited—you can come as often as you wish, and there is no time limit. Check the calendar for the Owner Classes, but we urge you to make an appointment for the time that is most convenient for you, especially if you need an evening class. We want you to get the most from your fantastic Husqvarna Viking machine or Embroidery Software! There are also additional classes for Premier+ and the Epic/TOL (top of line) machines.
Every Monday afternoon (unless not shown on the calendar) Sandy’s encourages you to bring a project (and maybe a friend) to work on during the Sew Fun Open Sewing. It’s a great time to meet others who share your interests! Every Wednesday morning we offer a Software Help Sit-in—not a class, but a chance to ask questions, install software, or just get a little moral support while learning to use your embroidery software.
Sandy’s is now carrying a nice selection of Arrow and Kangaroo cabinets and chairs. Also Sew Steady tables and Westalee Free Motion Templates. If you like to make bags, purses, and travel accessories, we have samples made up of several By Annie Patterns and her Soft and Stable foam—the absolute best for shaping! We also carry many other lines of bag and organizer patterns, as well as different colors of mesh screening for fun Summery totes.
Always check the website and Facebook for Husqvarna Viking’s monthly specials
At Sandy's Sewing Center, if you purchase your sewing machine from our professionals you will get unlimited free machine and software classes, 1 year of free service and a 100% trade up for 1 full year!
Husqvarna Viking is the worldwide industry leader in Research and Development both for machines and software, and has the most stringent quality control in manufacturing, ensuring products that are on the cutting edge of technology. The company also demands that dealers have continuing training and certification in the operation and service of machines and software. Sandy has been a Premier Dealer since 1989 and has met continuously raised standards to remain among the nation's upper echelons of Husqvarna Viking Dealers.
We offer a wide range of classes and services, in addition to sales. We are proud of our machines and our policy of unlimited free machine lessons and software classes! We want to make sure that you are comfortable and happy using your wonderful machine or software! Join other sewing enthusiasts in learning all the wonderful things your machines can do. (Machine & Software Owner Classes are free with purchase of any machine or software.)