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~HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES~

You may register by phone (651.698.9690) via credit card or in person at the store. Please note class dates and times on your calendar! We do not make reminder calls. Full payment is required to reserve your space in class.
Class fees are refundable up to one week prior to class. After that time, they are non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations may occur due to lack of enrollment. Refunds will be issued to registered students. Register early - help us to avoid cancelling a popular class and disappointing you.
Most classes have a supply list which will be mailed to you upon registration. Unless otherwise noted, ALL required supplies MUST be brought to your first class. Our staff will be happy to assist you in gathering your supplies. As always, you will receive a 15% discount on all fabric purchases for the duration of your class.
All classes are appropriate for ages 14 and over, unless otherwise indicated. Skill levels are the minimum required. If you are unsure of your skill level, please inquire at the store and we will help you to determine which class is appropriate for you.

SKILL LEVELS
Beginner: Little or no sewing experience.
Advanced Beginner: Must be familiar with your sewing machine and general sewing terms and beginning to read patterns.
Intermediate: Must be knowledgeable of your sewing machine, comfortable reading a pattern, and have an understanding of basic garment construction.

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES
The following supplies are required for ALL classes. A supply list will be sent to you upon class registration.

Sewing machine in good working order and sewing machine manual, bobbins, sewing scissors, tape measure, straight pins, seam ripper, one package of assorted size Universal sewing machine needles

NO SEWING MACHINE?
Treadle has a limited number of sewing machines available for use during class on a first come/first served basis. Please reserve when you register.

Member of a group of textile and/or sewing enthusiasts? Our class space is available at a nominal fee for your meetings and get-togethers.

~ FASHION SEWING CLUB ~

Fashion Sewing Club is a monthly meeting (second Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.) featuring garments, pattern modification and review, and the latest news in the sewing world. You will be provided with tips, techniques and new ideas that are sure to inspire you. Current fashion, chic wear, proper fit, children’s wear and home dec are just some of the topics we will explore.
Whether you are an experienced sewist or just beginning – this club is for you! Bring show and tell for a chance to win a door prize.
Cost is $10 (your first meeting is free) and you will receive 10% off regularly priced fabrics that day.

Tuesday, April 8
Saturday, April 12
Saturday, May 10
Tuesday, May 13
Tuesday, June 10
Saturday, June 14

For more information about the club, check out the Material Girls’ web site - www.materialgirlsewing.com

~ BASIC SEWING SERIES ~

MAKE IT SEW

Love to sew - except when your machine is acting up? Never know if you’re dealing with a machine hobgoblin or operator error? Learn sewing machine troubleshooting, basic maintenance, and how to get the most from your sewing machine. Top and bottom tension issues, needle choices and stitch configuration will be among the issues addressed.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $35.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., February 6

HAND SEWING BASICS

Machine-sewn garments still require some hand sewing for a clean finish. Learn the fundamentals, from running stitch, back stitch, and slip-stitch to properly attaching snaps and buttons. You will gain the skills needed to finish garments neatly or even sew simple projects entirely by hand.
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., February 13
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 9

HAND SEWING BASICS - MORE & BETTER

Give your garments a beautiful hand-sewn finish! In this class, we will focus on hems and buttonholes. Learn to sew a small rolled hem, a traditional invisible hem, and two styles of buttonhole.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., March 8

MENDING YOUR CLOTHES

Extend the life of your favorite garments by mending small holes, tears, or other misfortunes when they appear. Not every garment can be saved, but you’ll learn which ones can and how to do it.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 19

BEGINNING APPAREL SEWING

If you slept through Home Ec or never had the opportunity, this class is for you. You will learn all you need to know to construct a simple garment in class. Pattern suggestions available. Final pattern and fabric selections will be made during class.
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Michele or Elizabeth
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., February 10, 17, 24, March 3 Michele
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., March 20, 27, April 3, 10 Michele
Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., April 16, 23, 30, May 7 Elizabeth
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., May 12, 19, (skip 26)June 2, 9

BEGINNING SEWING - TOTE BAG

Always wanted to learn to sew, but don’t want to sew clothes? Learn basic sewing skills while creating a fashionable tote bag. You’ll learn how to use your machine and to read a pattern. Absolutely no sewing experience necessary!
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 26, May 3

ADVANCED BEGINNING SEWING

This is the perfect class if you’ve just finished Beginning Sewing or want to brush up on your sewing skills before tackling a more demanding project. Boost your sewing skills and confidence, learn new techniques, and keep on sewing!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., March 10, (skip 17) 24, 31, April 7

INTERMEDIATE SEWING

Do you love what you sew? Or do zippers, buttonholes and other sewing challenges keep you from trying some really fun patterns? Learn tips, tricks and new techniques to improve your sewing skills. Construct a garment of your choice (no slacks or advanced patterns please). Class will include technique demonstration as well as individual sewing time; some sewing outside of class required.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., April 14, 21, 28, May 5

~ SEWING SALONS ~

Stumped by a technique, confused by pattern directions, or just need a little moral support to tackle your next project? Use this 2-hour block of time as a mini workshop on the project of your choice. This is the best-kept secret at Treadle - small class size and all the advice you need to finish your project fabulously.
Sewing Salons are now being scheduled monthly.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $20.00 each
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Melissa Sternal

Thursday, April 17 - 2:00 t0 4:00 p.m. Michele
Saturday, April 19 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Melissa/Michele
Monday, April 21 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Tuesday, April 22 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Michele
Thursday, April 24 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Melissa
Monday, April 28 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Tuesday, April 29 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Thursday, May 1 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Melissa

~ SERGER ~

BASIC SERGERY & BEYOND

Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use? Are you a little confused with threading? If you want to know how to get your serger to work for you, rather than get frustrated, we will help you get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool. Threading, proper stitch formation and tension, rolled hem, flatlock, and more will be covered. Get your questions answered for how best to use your serger in your next project. You will also have the opportunity to practice your new skills with a small project (included in class fee.)
Skill Level: All
Fee: $70.00
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Tuesday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., February 11, 18, 25
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., March 18, 25, April 1
Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., April 26, May 3, 10

COVER/CHAIN STITCH

In this class you will learn how to use the chain stitch for basting as well as embellishment. We will also learn how to use the cover stitch for hemming flat and in “the round”, secure threads and embellishment. You must have a serger with these capabilities to take this class or come and see what this is all about if you are thinking about purchasing a machine with these stitching techniques. Don’t know if your serger has these capabilities? Contact Debbie and Kristin at materialgirlsewing.com for clarification.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., February 18

~ TECHNIQUES ~

COPY READY-TO-WEAR

Have a favorite something you’ve worn to death, but just can’t part with? You can give new life to old garments! Make a pattern (without taking your old favorite apart) and make a new one! Learn how to copy an existing garment, create a pattern, and make a muslin to test the pattern. An understanding of garment construction required. Sewing will be done outside of class.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., February 20, 27, March 6

SEAM FINISHES

Frayed seam allowances got you frazzled? Learn how to keep that raveling in check and give your garments a sturdy and beautiful finish inside and out. You’ll learn to sew French seams, flat-felled, bias-bound, and more.
Skill Level: : Advanced Beginner
Fee: $20.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., February 5
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 27

ZIPPER STRATEGIES

Don’t let zippers intimidate you! Whether you’ve been frustrated with your results in the past or have never tackled a zipper, you can learn to put in great-looking zippers. Learn centered, lap, invisible zipper and fly front applications, along with guidelines and techniques to choose the best zipper for the job. Leave with samples for reference in future projects.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Friday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., February 7, 14

BETTER BUTTONHOLES

Practice makes perfect, but it’s hard to make a perfect buttonhole if you don’t know how your machine’s buttonhole function works. Learn how to size buttonholes, mark placement, tips to make the best looking buttonholes, and how to sew on the buttons so they don’t fall off. Plus practice, practice, practice. NOTE: Your sewing machine must have a buttonhole function. If it does not or you are unsure, please note the machine make and model, and contact Michele at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Tuesday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., January 28

~ FITTING ~

SEW IT FITS

Trying to get back in to sewing and nothing seems to fit? New to sewing and not sure how all those numbers on the back of the pattern envelope pertain to you? We will explore fit issues and the tools and methods for overcoming the challenges we face as sewists. You will leave class with your body measurements, shoulder slope and a better understanding of how flat patterns can be fitted to your amazing body (remember, it’s the only one you’ve got), and ready to jump right into Beginning Pattern Alteration.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Saturday, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., February 8
Tuesday, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., May 13

SEW IT FITS - THE SKIRT

Problems with fit? A skirt that fits well can be the first step in creating a wardrobe that works for you. We will fit a basic skirt muslin (straight or A-line) in class the first session. Your homework will be to stitch a second muslin from the adjusted pattern. Second session you will fine tune the fit, transfer the changes to the pattern, and see how to use your base pattern to get a better fit in future patterns. Note: You must plan time to sew a skirt muslin before the first class. Suggested prerequisite: Sew It Fits or Beginning Pattern Alteration
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $40
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Tuesday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., March 11, 18
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., May 13, 20

SEW IT FITS - THE BODICE

Sewing is so much more fun when you know the pattern will fit. We will fit a basic bodice muslin in class the first session. Your homework will be to stitch a second muslin from the adjusted pattern. Second session you will fine tune the fit, transfer the changes to the pattern, and see how to use your base pattern to get a better fit in future patterns. Note: You must plan time to sew a muslin before the first class. Suggested prerequisite: Sew It Fits or Beginning Pattern Alteration
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.
Fee: $40
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., April 8, 15

BEGINNING PATTERN ALTERATION

This hands-on class will help you translate the theory and numbers of pattern alteration into a garment that fits. Choose a shirt, dress, or jacket pattern (no pants or advanced patterns, please.) We will refine the fit in a garment muslin. An understanding of basic garment construction and all sewing will be done outside of class. Suggested prerequisite: Sew It Fits
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., May 16, 23, 30

PANTS FITTING 101

If you have made pants before, you know the challenge is not in the construction - it’s the fitting and some fitting methods are more successful than others. Learn what key elements you need to look for to achieve a good fit. Working with a basic fitted pant pattern, we will make preliminary alterations, then refine the fit in a muslin. You will leave with a better understanding of fitting your figure and a custom-fitted pattern. Most sewing will be done outside of class.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $115
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Friday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., March 7, 14, (skip 21) and 28

SLOPER FITTING

Make a dress sloper that fits you to a T. Using the Vogue or Butterick sloper patterns and 1” gingham, you will make a dress with darts, sleeves and a skirt. Each class will be about making adjustments and fittings to the dress. All sewing and pattern alterations will need to be done outside of the class, so schedule time! By the end of the class you will have bodice, sleeve and skirt basic patterns that fit you well, and we will address using your completed sloper to assess and alter the fit of other commercial patterns.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $115.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., June 5, 12, 19

DUCT TAPE DOUBLE

Looking for a dress form, but your body doesn’t match their measurements? Rather than cut and paste on an expensive dress form, let us tape you up, cut you out, and then we’ll help you stuff your “double” and get her ready to use. You will go home with a dress form that will stand on a flat surface or hang from a hook or pole. *Class fee includes nearly all supplies for a complete dress form. You will need to bring an old or inexpensive new tight fitting mock or turtleneck tee that is mid thigh length. (You can sew a man’s old t-shirt on the bottom if you need to add length.) You will not see this garment again as it becomes part of the dress form. Note: Please choose a taping time from either 10 - 11:30 or 11:30 - 1. All students will return to stuff and finish their “double” from 2-4.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $135.00*
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., February 15

~ GARMENT CONSTRUCTION ~

Treadle Yard Goods is pleased to again co-sponsor a workshop by Katherine Tilton.

Beyond The Arty T: Expanding the Creative Envelope

Immerse yourself in the creative soup! Join Katherine and a group of other creatives making your own version of The Arty T. Our focus this weekend is on honing and improving our design skills.

You will learn about and have the opportunity to practice using silk screens with paint, discharge and foil; combine, create and apply trims; alter the size, shape and function of various tops, including Katherine’s sweatshirt-to-rocker jacket. Re-cycle, re-use, up-cycle your wardrobe with flair!

You will bring pre-cut or ready-made garments, fabrics and trim for embellishment that you can play with, sewing machines, threads, needles and sewing tools.

Paint, discharge paste, foils, silk screens, stamps and brushes will be provided. A more complete supply list will be emailed later to registrants.

NEW FORMAT:
Friday, June 27th, 12:30PM - 5:30PM AND
Saturday & Sunday, June 28th & 29th, 10AM-5PM both days, plus optional time Saturday night until 8PM.

Fee: $399.00 (includes a $25 supply fee )

Location: Please note: Beyond the Arty T is being held at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis.

COAT CRAZE

Time for a new coat? When you live in Minnesota, your coat should be more than something to keep you warm. It is a wardrobe essential that can be fashionable and change with the season. Whether you want to move into spring with a new trench or be a step ahead for next winter in a toasty warm wool, why not sew what you want? Learn what to look for in patterns and fabric, when and how to use underlining and interfacing, and which techniques work best for what you have chosen. Please bring pattern or fabric choices you are considering to the first class.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $145.00
Instructor: Michele
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

JUST A SIMPLE JACKET

No matter what season, a new jacket is a quick way to update your wardrobe. Current fashions offer softer silhouettes, simpler construction, and great details such as asymmetrical closures and vintage-inspired collars. Learn the best tips and techniques to get fabulous results in a fraction of the time a traditionally tailored jacket would take (and have more fun).
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 11, 18, 25, May 2

FASCINATING HATS

Learn to make a fascinator: a tiny, decorative hat in a round, oval, or mini pillbox shape, using the buckram and wire frame technique. These delicious little toppers add panache to cocktail dresses and wedding attire or make daring daywear. Class will include building your frame, covering it with fabric, then making and applying trims, all using hand sewing stitches which will be taught in first session.
Skill Level: Basic hand sewing experience required
Fee: $55.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 14, 21

CURVY CORSETS

Corsets are a fun modern accessory or make a great alternative to traditional, dressy underpinnings. A corset is also an essential foundation for historic clothing. Learn to make a Victorian-style corset that’s fitted to your figure. You must have experience making basic garments and be comfortable working from a pattern. Some sewing outside of class may be required. *Class fee includes corset hardware kit.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., April 5, 12, 19

START SEWING KNITS

Knits are so easy to wear, but can be challenging to sew. The techniques are different and stretch stitches are required. You can be successful sewing knits with your sewing machine (no serger necessary). Learn the different stretch stitches your machine has, what works well, and other techniques for tackling knits while you construct a simple top. Some sewing outside of class may be required. Note: Your machine MUST have a zigzag stitch.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., February 7, 14
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., May 22, 29

~ QUILTING & HOME DECORATING ~

OILCLOTH: NOT JUST FOR TABLECLOTHS

This is not your grandmother’s oilcloth. It comes in an amazing array of colors and patterns, but sewing it successfully means learning a trick or two. Kathy McGee of Hemma Designs will guide you through the Hemma Designs oilcloth pattern of your choice. (Have you see the bike basket patterns? Sooo cute! Spring is just around the corner!)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Kathy McGee
Saturday, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., March 22, 29

APRIL SHOWERS UMBRELLA

Ok, we know it’s not April, but you will still singing in the rain in your custom umbrella! This class will teach you to recover an existing umbrella frame with new fabric. Rebecca will take you step by step from analyzing your chosen umbrella’s parts to patterning the replacement cover and attaching it to the frame. Though it seems complex, it’s surprisingly simple when broken down into the various components.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $60
Instructor: Rebecca Ballas
Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., February 22, March 1

DIVINE DIVA WALLET

Watch out - you might not be able to keep this wallet! When LaVaughn showed us this design, a customer wanted it! This adorable wallet uses a metal frame for shape and is easy to make with fat quarters or fabric scraps. It is a fun way to combine fabrics and a great way to practice zippers. You may want to make several as gifts - but keep your favorite! Note: Frame kit needed to complete wallet ($12 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., March 15
Sunday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., March 30

BEGINNING QUILTING

Learn the basics of quilting - from fabric and color choices, machine piecing and construction, to binding and finishing - while you construct a 12” block that you can finish into a pillow, wall hanging, or small table topper.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., February 22, March 1, 8

YELLOW BRICK ROAD

An easy rotary cut, strip-pieced fat quarter-friendly quilt; the basic block uses straight-seamed squares and rectangles, which can be arranged however you like. The result will always surprise and please you.
6 fat quarters make a crib quilt, 12 make a lap quilt, 18 make a twin; 24, 30, and 48 for full, queen, king sizes.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., March 22, 29, April 5

ONE BLOCK WONDER

This quilt is created with one block in the manner of One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal. Easier to make than it looks, rotary cut triangles are used to create the hexagon shapes. Then play with the block layout and the results are stunning! Recommended prerequisite: Beginning Quilting or other basic quilting class.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $75
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., March 12, 19, 26, April 2

NEW YORK BEAUTIES

What do you do when your New York Beauties or Mariner’s Compass quilt blocks don’t lay flat, but instead look like Jiffy Pop popcorn? You paper piece! This is a great quilt block to construct by the paper piecing method. LaVaughn will also share her tips for making all those bias edges behave! It’s a fun technique, and the block variations and quilt possibilities are endless.
Recommended prerequisite: Beginning Quilting or other basic quilting class.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Tuesday 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., March 4, 11
Wednesday 6;00 to 9:00 p.m., May 28, June 4

PERFECT PILLOWS

Pillows are a fabulous and affordable way to add punch to your decor. Learn the sewing techniques you need to know to duplicate the expensive decorator pillows you’ve been drooling over. You’ll learn the various types of closures available, and how to make and insert piping while you make your own fabulous pillow.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $45
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., March 28

HOME DECORATOR UFO

Have you ever been so excited about redecorating that you bit off more than you could chew and now you have one or more half-finished projects? Yes, we all have. No worries - Melissa will provide the moral support and expertise to finish those ufo’s (unfinished objects).
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Friday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., March 21

BASIC ROMAN SHADE

Learn to make one fully lined, board-mounted roman shade. Bring in your window dimensions and the first class we’ll design the shades, cut out the fabric and lining and, if time allows, begin sewing. The following class will consist of assembling the shade and board mounting it. You’ll go home with a fabulous decorator shade and be eager to make more. Some sewing outside of class may be required.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $85.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., May 17, 18

~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

FUN STUFF WITH FELT

Create a crown, amulet bag, hair barrettes, or decorative pin with wool felt for yourself or to give as gifts. Other felt projects will be offered as time and season allows. This is a fun, easy way to begin learning to hand sew. This class is appropriate for ages 6 to 8 if accompanied and helped by an adult and ages 9 to 90 working independently.
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $30.00 (adult/child pair) or $20.00 (single adult or child)
Instructor: Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Sunday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., April 13

KIDS’ BEGINNING SEWING

This is the perfect place to start. You will learn to use your sewing machine, sew two fun projects on the machine (a pillowcase and drawstring backpack) and two fun hand sewing projects, and more as time permits. *Class fee includes all supplies needed for the projects.
Skill level: Beginner
Fee: $165
Ages: 9-13
Instructor: Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 31 - April 4

KIDS’ AFTER SCHOOL SEWING CLUB

Bored? Come and sew! Here is your chance to be creative, learn a new skill, make cool stuff, make friends, and have fun. Beginners and more experienced sewists welcome! Start with a cute little ditty bag to learn how to use your machine or refresh your memory, then sew a cute skirt or pj bottoms or...? Projects will be tailored to skill level.
Skill level: All
Fee: $60
Ages: 9-13
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Tuesday 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., February 11, 25, March 11, 25
Tuesday 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., April 8, 22, May 6, 20

GUERRILLA SEWING FOR TEENS

Ever see a look in a magazine that you can’t find in the stores? Do you doodle and design your own clothes on paper, but have no idea how to make them come to life? this class will teach you the “down and dirty” techniques to make your own fashion statement! You won’t learn about fine finishing techniques, but you will learn how to make an outfit fast. You must know how to operate your sewing machine undertand general sewing terms and be comfortable reading a pattern.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $150
Ages: 13-18
Instructor: Sara Langworthy
Monday thru Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., March 31 - April 4

~ INSTRUCTORS ~

Jessica Bandelin is a life-long Saint Paulite and big-time Treadle Yard Goods fan. She has been sewing for 23 years and also spends a little too much of her time knitting. Jessica keeps a blog to talk about crafty things and spending time with her family at www.fifthlampdown.blogspot.com

Rebecca Ballas learned to sew when she was 9 and has been sewing professionally in the theater for over 20 years. She places her emphasis on unlocking creativity. Her approach to sewing is organic - which is Rebecca’s way of saying, “If it looks good, it is good!”

LaVaughn Bye has been sewing since she was 6 years old, starting with a classic apron. Her mom told her she could have any clothes she wanted - if she made them herself. She went on to make a coat when she was 13 and entered the Make It With Wool contest. LaVaughn began quilting 8 years ago, when she realized that quilting wasn’t just for beds anymore, but a perfect way to create with cloth.

Material Girls’ Kristin Henak loves the challenge of figuring out a pattern and can’t walk through a fabric store without touching and feeling everything she passes. She taught Serger Club for over a year at Sew Amazing. Serger classes are her favorite to teach because they push people beyond their comfort zone and reward them with new possibilities for their sewing endeavors.

Michele Hoaglund, dressmaker and long time Treadle employee, loves to create garments that fit fabulously and are beautiful both inside and out. She has been teaching for over 15 years and enjoys seeing students get excited about sewing.

Sara Langworthy has been sewing, costuming and generally making stuff professionally for over 25 years. Her specialties include creative costuming, unusual fabric construction and believing that art is in everyone.

Elizabeth Merritt loves to sew historical and vintage-inspired clothing and accessories, and strives to recreate traditional methods of stitching and construction in her work. She believes that in sewing, both the process and the result should bring joy.

Material Girls’ Debbie Petersen’s love for sewing began in junior high Home Ec class. As a former Home Ec teacher, she has been able to share her love for sewing with youth and adults of all ages.

Melissa Sternal has been solving home decorating problems at Treadle for years. She also creates beautiful custom window treatments, pillows and other lovely decorator items.


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