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One-of-a-kind Sewing Curriculum for sewing enthusiasts

We have fun, inspirational sewing classes for every skill level and sewing interest. We hope you can join us for these great opportunities, learn new skills and join our community! 

Creative Classes:
The Creative Classes are taught by contract educators that we have the pleasure of working within our local communities! That means you're getting the best instruction from teachers in your area.

Standard Training Classes:
We are also proud to offer Standard Machine Training Classes at no charge for people who have purchased that style of machine from us. The Training Classes' pricing is for customers who have purchased a machine elsewhere but still need assistance. 

Clubs & Groups:
Another benefit of purchasing a machine with us is that your club programs are free when you purchase that style of machine or item from us for 12 months! Meaning, Brother Scan and Cut Club, AccuQuilt Club, Embroidery Club (with a purchase an embroidery machine from us), and all the other clubs are included! After 12 months, you can either purchase the Club as a single session Club fee or a 12 Sessions Club fee. The price of 12 Sessions Club fee is generously discounted, plus there is a guaranteed discount on products you decide to purchase in during Club meetings!

Our Education Team recruits top-notch, leading educators to create events that build confidence in your skills, inspires you about your next project and enhance your love of sewing! We bring in national and international instructors, lecturers and even Sewlebrities to your city to learn new techniques, grow existing skills and actually meet the leaders of sewing education in person. Some of our recent special events include Nicci Brazell, Ruth Barnhill, Floriani, Luana Rubin and more!

Every season, we like to share our classes in a Seasonal Catalog by location to help you plan your sewing education. Take a peek at our Seasonal Catalog. Click on one of these store locations here: Boulder, CheyenneCasper or Loveland.

And, if you're ever looking for a particular type of Sewing Machine Class in the Boulder, Cheyenne or Casper Wyoming area and do not see something that would fit your needs, please call us to speak with our store instructor. We'd love to help you get started on your creative journey!

 
 


Class Availability
Below are our class calendars and listings. You can sign up for each class available in the store location of your choice.

Please note: Classes marked with this symbol (*) are free for those who have purchased their machines and/or software from Blakeman Vacuum and Sewing.

Please note that a class may be canceled if no tickets are sold prior to class meeting.
Be sure to purchase your tickets before class by purchasing through our website, calling your Blakeman location, or dropping by to purchase your class ticket in-store.

If you have purchased your machine or software through Blakeman Sew Vac, please call or stop by your store location to receive your free class. We would love to sign you up for your machine training!

Boulder Calendar


Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related ? from pantographs to stencils ? will all be answered in this great back to basics class. Topics Include: ? The basics of machine and frame maintenance ? Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines ? How to load a quilt onto a frame ? Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils ? Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It?s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: ? Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line ? Scaling fills for backgrounds ? Creating your own edge-to-edge designs ? How to fill borders evenly ? Micro quilting and using different feet

Handi Quilter's Can?t Have Enough Rulers! - Casper

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we?ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt ? like seams or corners ? is a cinch with rulers. We?ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Topics Include: ? Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler ? Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers ? Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt ? HQ VersaTool?: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs ? Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Mar 4
Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Casper Calendar


Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related ? from pantographs to stencils ? will all be answered in this great back to basics class. Topics Include: ? The basics of machine and frame maintenance ? Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines ? How to load a quilt onto a frame ? Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils ? Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It?s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: ? Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line ? Scaling fills for backgrounds ? Creating your own edge-to-edge designs ? How to fill borders evenly ? Micro quilting and using different feet

Handi Quilter's Can?t Have Enough Rulers! - Casper

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we?ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt ? like seams or corners ? is a cinch with rulers. We?ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Topics Include: ? Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler ? Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers ? Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt ? HQ VersaTool?: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs ? Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Mar 4
Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Cheyenne Calendar


Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related ? from pantographs to stencils ? will all be answered in this great back to basics class. Topics Include: ? The basics of machine and frame maintenance ? Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines ? How to load a quilt onto a frame ? Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils ? Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It?s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: ? Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line ? Scaling fills for backgrounds ? Creating your own edge-to-edge designs ? How to fill borders evenly ? Micro quilting and using different feet

Handi Quilter's Can?t Have Enough Rulers! - Casper

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we?ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt ? like seams or corners ? is a cinch with rulers. We?ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Topics Include: ? Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler ? Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers ? Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt ? HQ VersaTool?: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs ? Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Mar 4
Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Loveland Calendar


Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related ? from pantographs to stencils ? will all be answered in this great back to basics class. Topics Include: ? The basics of machine and frame maintenance ? Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines ? How to load a quilt onto a frame ? Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils ? Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It?s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: ? Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line ? Scaling fills for backgrounds ? Creating your own edge-to-edge designs ? How to fill borders evenly ? Micro quilting and using different feet

Handi Quilter's Can?t Have Enough Rulers! - Casper

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we?ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt ? like seams or corners ? is a cinch with rulers. We?ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Topics Include: ? Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler ? Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers ? Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt ? HQ VersaTool?: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs ? Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Mar 4
Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Casper
Mar 5
Handi Quilter's Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Casper

All Sewing Classes


Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related ? from pantographs to stencils ? will all be answered in this great back to basics class. Topics Include: ? The basics of machine and frame maintenance ? Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines ? How to load a quilt onto a frame ? Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils ? Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Cost: $ 75.00
Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It?s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: ? Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line ? Scaling fills for backgrounds ? Creating your own edge-to-edge designs ? How to fill borders evenly ? Micro quilting and using different feet

Cost: $ 75.00
Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we?ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt ? like seams or corners ? is a cinch with rulers. We?ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Topics Include: ? Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler ? Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers ? Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt ? HQ VersaTool?: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs ? Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Cost: $ 75.00
Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners ? start here! ?????????????????????______________________________________________________________________________ Part 1 Topics Include: ? Overview of support resources available on-line ? Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog ? Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align ? Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator ? Overview of PS Designer

Cost: $ 75.00