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Classes

Fashion Sewing Club
Basic Sewing Series
Sewing Salons
Serger
Techniques
Fitting
Garment Construction
Quilting & Home Decorating
Kids' Classes
Instructors

~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.

Saturday February 6 (Note: first Saturday in February)
Tuesday February 9
Saturday March 5 (Note: first Saturday in March)
Tuesday March 8
Saturday April 9
Tuesday April 12

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
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 January 11
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 March 15

HAND SEWING BASICS

Machine-sewn garments still require some hand sewing for a clean finish. Learn to hand-sew hems, how to properly attach buttons, and an array of construction stitches including slipstitch, backstitch, and more. You will gain the skills needed to finish garments neatly or even sew simple projects entirely by hand.
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Monday 6:30 - 9:30 January 18

HAND SEWING -CLASSIC TECHNIQUES

Take your sewing up a notch and sew the way fine tailors and couture seamstresses do – by hand! Learn time-tested techniques such as pad stitching and hand-worked buttonholes, as well as how to fell seams and join linings with an elegant hand-stitched finish.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 March 12

MENDING and UPCYCLING CLINIC

Don’t let small holes or tears be the end of your favorite garments. Learn to mend rips and worn spots and replace buttons and closures to keep garments lasting longer – better for the earth and for your wallet! If a garment can’t be mended discreetly or is just not your style, learn how to upcycle it into something new!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30 January 5
Monday 6:30 - 9:30 March 7

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
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 December 16, 23, 30, January 6 Elizabeth
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 January 7, 14, 21, 28 Michele
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 February 10, 17, 24, March 2 Elizabeth
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 March 14, 21, 28, April 4 Michele
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 April 13, 20, 27 , May 4 Elizabeth

CONTINUING ON - APPAREL SEWING IN THE
REAL WORLD

What do you want to sew? How do you decide if it will work? What challenge do you have? The pattern instructions read like Latin; you like this bodice, but that skirt; you just can't get that technique. Whether you are relatively new to sewing, coming back to it after time away, or an avid fan who wants to stretch your skills, this is the place. Learn tips, tricks and techniques to improve your sewing skills so you can sew for the fun of it. Construct a garment of your choice, keeping in mind that you want to challenge yourself, but not cry. Class will include technique demonstration as well as individual sewing time; some sewing outside of class may be required depending on complexity of project chosen.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and beyond
Fee: $145
Instructor: Michele or Elizabeth
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Michele
Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 Michele
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 Elizabeth
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 April 10, 17, 24, May 1, (skip 8) 15 Elizabeth
Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 Michele

~ SEWING SALONS - NEW AND IMPROVED! ~

Need a little extra help with your sewing, but not enough to take a full class? This 2-hour block of time is a flexible mini-workshop on the project or technique of your choice. If you're a fan of our sewing salons, you're in luck, because our updated salon format means a better work space and more focused attention from your instructor. If you've never tried our Salons, now is the time to start!
Skill Level: All
Fee: $25.00 each
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund, Melissa Sternal or Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 January 16 Michele
Friday 1:00 - 3:00 January 22 Elizabeth
Saturday 11:00 - 1:00 January 23 Melissa
Monday 6:00 - 8:00 January 25 Michele
Friday 10:30 - 12:30 February 12 Melissa
Monday 2:00 - 4:00 February 15 Michele
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 February 20 Elizabeth
Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 February 25 Michele

~ SERGER ~

BEFORE YOU BUY A SERGER

Before you hand over your hard earned $$, come and find out if you really need one, what it can (and can’t) do and the pros and cons of specific models. Find out what to look for and which questions to ask when you are ready to buy. We have taught hundreds to use many different brands of sergers for over 7 years!
Skill level: All
Fee: $20
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Saturday 1:00 - 2:30 January 9
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 February 16

BASIC SERGERY & BEYOND

Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use? Are you a little confused about threading? Take the fear out of serging and get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool. Sessions cover machine and stitch knowledge, threading, rolled hem, flatlock, techniques, serging a basic tee and more.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $70.00
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 January 12,19, 26
Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 March 22, 29

SERGER WORKSHOP

Just as a microwave can't do everything when cooking (think flaky and golden brown), a serger can't do everything when sewing a garment. But it can do a lot! Sergers make beautiful finishes both inside and outside garments, allow knits to stretch and cut down on sewing time. Let us show you when to serge and when to go back to your sewing machine. Choose a project that is knit or woven and learn as you sew/serge. You must know basic serger operation or have taken Basic Sergery and Beyond. Students can bring just their serger to class as sewing machines will be available for use.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $60.00
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Saturday 10:30 - 1:00 April 16, 23

~ TECHNIQUES ~

MENDING and UPCYCLING CLINIC

Don’t let small holes or tears be the end of your favorite garments. Learn to mend rips and worn spots and replace buttons and closures to keep garments lasting longer – better for the earth and for your wallet! If a garment can’t be mended discreetly or is just not your style, learn how to upcycle it into something new!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30 January 5
Monday 6:30 - 9:30 March 7

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 - 8:00 February 4, 11, 18
Friday 2:00 - 4:00 April 15, 22, 29

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
Monday 1:00 - 3:00 January 25
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 April 2

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: $60
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 April 7, 14

~ FITTING ~

MAKE IT FIT

Sewing is so much more fun when you know that what you are making will fit. But how do you know that? Whether you are new to sewing or a seasoned sewist, fitting can be challenging. Learn what to look for in a pattern to get closer to a good fit, how to see what changes to make, and how to make them. This hands-on class will help you translate the theory and numbers of pattern alteration into a garment that fits.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $95.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Friday 10:00 - 1:00 March 18, 25, April 1

FIT THAT MATTERS

This is a different approach to pattern fitting. Choose what you wear the most and would like to be able to sew for yourself - a tee shirt, blouse, skirt, workout jacket, sweater - that simple perfect garment. We will help you select a pattern that has the features you want and make it to fit. Work on what you want to wear and then make it as often as you find fabric you love. Note: Pattern in correct size will be chosen in first class.
Skill level: Intermediate
Fee: $70
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 April 12, 19, 26

PANTS FITTING

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
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 April 21, 28, May 5

~ GARMENT CONSTRUCTION ~

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Well, that may be a lofty goal but we want to help you solve the puzzle of choosing the right pattern for your body and the best fabric for the pattern (or vice versa if you are starting with a specific fabric). Class discussion will cover choosing the right pattern size, common fit solutions as they pertain to pattern/fabric choice, our favorite patterns and why and fabric characteristics and their suitability for specific garments. Appropriate for beginners (cut down on first timer mistakes) and experienced sewists (we'll focus on current patterns and available fabrics). We have experience across the spectrum of pattern companies and local fabric stores and would love to help you avoid the mismatches we've made.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $30
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 February 2
Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 March 5

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 winter in a toasty warm wool or be a step ahead for spring with a new trench, 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: $175.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Saturday 10:00 - 1:00 January 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 12, 26

CLASSIC SHIRT

A cotton shirt is a wardrobe essential, whether you stick with classic white or update with color. Sewing with high quality cotton shirtings is a joy and you will get great results with a few simple techniques. Learn how to choose the correct interfacing, construct beautiful collars and cuffs, topstitch and edge-stitch like a pro, and practice flat fell, french seams and rolled hems as you construct your very own wardrobe essential. Class will include technique demonstration as well as individual sewing time (some sewing outside of class is required).
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $95.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Monday 6:00 - 8:00 April 11, 18, 25, May 2

ORIGAMI SHIRT

This fun shirt is made without a pattern, but sized according to your measurements. How does that work? Made from 6 fat quarters of fabric, it gives you the opportunity to stretch your creativity by mixing fabrics. You will also stretch your skills as it works best in something drapey, like rayon batik or softer cotton voile.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Fee: $60.00
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 March 6, 13

WEAR IT NOW

Sometimes you just want to sew. And have it fit. And finish fast. And wear it now. Sound impossible? Not if the pattern is tried and true and the teachers know how to git ‘er done! Choose either Butterick 6254 - a fabulous Katherine Tilton jacket or The Sewing Workshop Bristol - a great easy-to-wear dress or tunic. Both garments will be available to try on in the store so you know which one you will love and what size works! Grow your confidence working with knits. Use your serger or work exclusively with your sewing machine. The best part is you will have a new wardrobe staple in no time!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 February 6, (skip 13), 20
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 March 29, April 5

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: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 March 17, 24

COLETTE MONETA

Moneta by Colette Patterns is a versatile knit dress you will love to sew and wear. Simple construction, a flattering fit, and all the comfort of soft, knit fabric. Dress it up or down, layer it, make it in solids or prints! With sleeve and collar options this dress has it all. This advanced beginner class is ideal for those who are comfortable sewing with woven fabrics and want to start having fun with knits! A serger is not required, but your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $90
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 January 20, 27, February 3
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 April 8, 15, 22

IN THE STUDIO WITH SARA

Here is your opportunity to work with artist, designer, and dressmaker Sara Langworthy on the project of your choice. Combine two patterns, work with a new fabric, tackle a sewing project -- what is your sewing dream? In addition to being a gifted instructor, Sara has a creative and unconventional approach to design and sewing. She will boldly lead you into new sewing territory.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and beyond
Fee: $95
Instructor: Sara Langworthy
Friday 1:00 - 4:00 January 29, February 5, 12
Friday 1:30 - 4:30 March 11, 18, 25

DESIGN AND SEW

Have you ever fallen in love with a designer look, wanted to make it yourself, but didn't know where to start? Many designers have made very successful careers by designing simple garments with exquisite details. In this project based class, learn how to see the basic elements of a garment, identify the details that elevate it above the ordinary, and how to select a pattern or combination of patterns to create your own designer look. Come to the first class with ideas or pictures of the designer look you would like to duplicate. No wedding dresses please - think finished garment!
First Class - Choose patterns and fabric to achieve desired look
Homework-cut out pattern (muslin or final fabric) and baste together for fitting in class
Second Class - Solve for fit issues & work on design details
Homework - more construction as directed
Third Class - Finishing touches and techniques. A finished garment will depend on your choices and time availability.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 April 9, 16, 23

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
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 January 15, 22, 29

HISTORIC SEWING WORKSHOP

Need to make a Victorian ballgown? Want some help fitting your 18th century stays? Do the gowns of Jane Austen’s era make your heart flutter? Whatever historic sewing project you have in mind, Elizabeth will help your dreams materialize. Whether your thing is hardcore accuracy and tons of hand sewing, or you just want to make a fun costume, you’ll find guidance and inspiration here. Some sewing outside of class and some independent research will be required.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $135.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 February 5, 19, March 4, 18, April 1

~ QUILTING & HOME DECORATING ~

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 ($14 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday 1:30 - 5:00 February 7
Saturday 1:00 - 4:30 April 2

LEARN TO SEW WITH OILCLOTH

Learn to sew with oilcloth and make the cutest grocery style bag ever! Keep it simple, or choose from daisy or ladybug applique designs to jazz up your bag. Local pattern designer, Kathy McGee of Hemma Design, will teach you all you need to know as you construct her Sigrid Oilcloth Market Bag. *Pattern included in class fee.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55.00*
Instructor: Kathy McGee
Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 March 19, 26

BIKE BAGS AND BASKETS

Spring will be here soon and that means biking - to run errands, exercise, and just plain have fun. Why not look great and accessorize while you are out there! Hemma Designs has the greatest bike bags and baskets going - and you will learn the best tips and techniques from the designer herself. Choose an oilcloth bag from The Happy Bicycle or any of Hemma Designs’ basket patterns and we’ll see you on the bike trail!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55.00
Instructor: Kathy McGee
Saturday 10:30 - 1:00 April 30, May 7

BEGINNING QUILTING

Learn the basics of quilting - from fabric and color choices, rotary cutting, machine piecing and construction, to binding and finishing while you construct a beautiful table runner. Some sewing outside of class may be required.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 January 23, 30

QUILTING WORKSHOP

This is your time for help, moral support or just plain fun. LaVaughn has made countless quilts in her years of sewing and has experience with many different patterns and techniques. Learn how to more efficiently use your rotary cutter and piece faster. You will have more fun and get more done with her guidance. Note: this is a piecing workshop. Suggestions for quilting and finishing may be given, but specific hand or machine quilting instruction will not be addressed.
Suggested prerequisite: Beginning Quilting or some experience with machine piecing.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $25 per session
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 January 24
Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 February 21
Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 March 20

PILLOWS & CUSHIONS - THE BASICS AND MORE

Pillows are a fabulous and affordable way to add punch to your decor and adding a new chair cushion ups the decorating ante. Learn the sewing techniques you need to know to duplicate the expensive decorator pillows and cushions you’ve been drooling over. From making your own piping to inserting a lapped upholstery zipper, you’ll discover just how easy it is to give your furniture a whole new look. Choose to construct a pillow or cushion. Now offering longer class time! You may be able to finish both!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Friday 10:30 - 1:30 February 26, March 4

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, Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 February 27, 28

~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

FUN STUFF WITH FELT

Wool felt is an amazing thing; so easy to sew with, a gorgeous array of colors, and a million projects you can make with this versatile fabric! Ornaments, crowns, pins, amulet bags, gift card holders, table decorations - the possibilities are endless. Keep little (and big) hands busy! 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 and adult and ages 9 to 12 to working independently.
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $30.00 (adult/child pair) or $20.00 (single adult or child)
Instructor: Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 January 31
Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 April 3

KIDS’ AFTER SCHOOL SEWING CLUB

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 are welcome! Start with a quick project 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
Session 1: Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 January 12, 19, 26, February 2
Session 2: Tuesday 4;00 - 5:30 February 16, 23, March 1, 8
Session 3: Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 April 12, 19, 26, May 3

~ INSTRUCTORS ~

Jessica Bandelin is a life-long Saint Paulite and big-time Treadle Yard Goods fan. She has been sewing for 28 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

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.

Michele Hoaglund, dressmaker and long time Treadle employee, now turned owner, 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 specialities include creative costuming, unusual fabric construction and believing that art is in everyone.

Material Girls Debbie Petersen & Kristin Henak have been teaching together as Material Girls since August of '09. Debbie had another life as a home economics teacher and tries to sew every day.Kristin has been sewing all along and started teaching when she got serious about understanding sergers. They sew multiple garments every month, can't wait for the new pattern books to come out and oftentimes have patterns to read on their bedside tables.Continuing to learn is important as fabrics and machines change, to say nothing of the challenges we all face in making a well-fitted garment (which is a major reason we sew in the first place). Kristin and Debbie stay current through seminars, Craftsy classes, blogs and print media. Sharing their passion for sewing and enabling others to make garments that make them happy is the reason they are teaching.

Kathy McGee is a local freelance clothing, accessory and home product designer. She created Hemma Design Patterns as a way to share her love of sewing, making bright and cheery things for one’s home, and a belief that sewing and handicrafts make our world a happier place.

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.

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 for private clientele.


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