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Fashion Sewing Club
Basic Sewing Series
Sewing Salons
Serger
Techniques
Fitting
Garment Construction
Quilting & Home Decorating
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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, July 8
Saturday, July 12
No Fashion Sewing Club in August
Tuesday, September 9
Saturday, September 13

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., June 26
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., September 20

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
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 3
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. August 27

HAND SEWING - 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
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 17
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 24

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
Monday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., July 28

EMBROIDERY SAMPLER

Learn basic hand embroidery by making a stitch sampler, the way generations of stitchers have done. We will learn a variety of stitches including stem stitch, long and short shading, French knots, and more, as well as how to transfer your design to fabric and how to block your finished piece. Keep your finished sampler as a reference for future projects, or hang it up for display!
Skill Level: All
Fee: $35
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., August 23

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., May 12, 19, (skip 26) June 2, 9 Michele
Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., June 11, 18, 25, July 2 Elizabeth
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., July 10, 17, 24, (skip 31) August 7 Michele
Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., July 30, August 6, 13, 20 Elizabeth
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September 8, 15, 22, 29 Michele

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 Hoaglund
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., July 11, 18, 25, (skip Aug 1), Aug 8, 15
Tuesday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2

~ 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

Monday, June 30- 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Tuesday, July 1 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Michele
Thursday, July 3 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Melissa
Tuesday, July 8 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Wednesday, July 9 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Melissa
Monday, July 21 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mlchele
Tuesday, July 22 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Thursday, July 24 - 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 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 to 8:00 p.m., June 10, (skip 17), June 24, July 1
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.,July 12, 19
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., September 9, (skip 16), 23, 30

COVER/CHAIN STITCH

This is the hemstitch you see on most tees and the stitch on dog food bags that pulls out with one thread. Not all sergers can do the cover and chain stitch and there is a machine that only does chain/cover stitch. If you own one that does, we can help you master the threading and techniques that make for smooth sailing with this invaluable stitch.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., July 31

~ 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
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., August 2, 9, 16

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
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 16

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
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., August 4, 11

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
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., July 21

~ FITTING ~

SEW IT FITS - THE LECTURE

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, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., September 13

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
Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., August 2, 9, 16

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
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., August 14, 21, 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)
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., September 12

~ 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.

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: $145.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., September 4, 11, 18, 25, (skip October 2) October 9

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
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., August 23, (skip 30) Sept 6

HISTORY OF FASHION

From Queen Elizabeth to Coco Chanel, cork rumps to wasp waists, from the Gibson Girl to the New Look, this class presents an overview of clothing through the ages. Learn how fashion moves in cycles, and what inspires change in styles. Get ideas you can incorporate into your modern day sewing, and learn to research your own historic reproductions. And, see lots of pretty pictures of fashionable garments! This class is a lecture and discussion.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $20.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., September 20

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
Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., September 3, 10, 17

VICTORIAN UNDERCLOTHES

Need something to wear with your corset? Or simply enjoy the soft style of historic underclothes? Make a chemise and petticoat to complete your look. Keep it simple and functional, or get creative with ribbons, lace, and tucks. Make an optional bustle pad for more oomph! This class will include some basic pattern drafting. Suggested companion class: Curvy Corsets.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $95.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., July 9, 16, 23

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 to 9:00 p.m., May 22, 29
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., June 13, 20
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., August 18, 25

KNIT WARDROBE BASICS

This is your opportunity to add to your “sewing with knits” skills and build a basic wardrobe. Emphasis will be on techniques - both serger and sewing machine - that patterns don’t include. In fact, current patterns are full of outdated and unnecessary steps. A great class for “Basic and Beyond Serger” graduates.
Sessions will begin with a technique/knit challenge and then hands-on garment construction for each basic including tees, dresses, cardigans, skirts and pants. Some sewing outside of class may be required. Suggested Prerequisite: Start Sewing Knits or experience working with knits
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $95.00
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29

SUMMER DRESSES

They’re everywhere this season! You need one (or three). Knits and wovens, fit and flare. And when we tell you what to wear under your dresses, you’ll wear them all summer long! Simplify your decision with information and samples and then let us help you get the fit you want. Use our experience with fabric, fit and patterns to make you successful in your sewing project.
Session 1: Overview and samples of fabric and patterns, choose fabric and evaluate fit challenges.
Session 2-3: Stitch and fit dress.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $105.00
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., May 31, June 7, 14

MAXI SKIRTS

Don’t cross them off your list yet! They are comfortable, stylish and cool but still provide coverage. And when we tell you what to wear under your skirts, you’ll wear them all summer long! Great serger project too! Use our experience with fabric, fit and patterns to make you successful in your sewing project.
Session 1: Overview and samples of the current patterns available and best fabric choices. Choose your pattern and fabric and evaluate fit challenges.
Session 2: Stitch and fit skirt
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $45.00
Instructor: Material Girls ( Debbie & Kristin)
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July 19, 26

~ 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 ($12 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., June 28
Sunday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., August 10

STAND & STOW TOTE

This neat tote stands up by itself for packing and then folds up for easy storage. The medium tote is about the size of a grocery bag and the largest will hold a 9 x 13” pan. The small size makes a lunch bag or small purse. Functional and beautiful - just what you would expect from a Minnesotan. Local quilt designer, Terry Atkinson, hails from Elk River, MN.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $45.00
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., July 20, 27

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., June 14, 21, 28

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
Wednesday, 6;00 to 9:00 p.m., May 28, June 4

LEAF QUILT

Simple, yet elegant, this quilt shows off one of Minnesota's major fall attractions - beautiful leaves! Appliqué by machine or by hand - either way the results are spectacular! At wall hanging size, it is just right for perfecting your appliqué technique, but not overwhelming.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Fee: $55.00
Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sept 7, 14

CRAZY FOR CUSHIONS

Have a chair cushion that needs some TLC or perhaps you need to start from
scratch for a chair that needs a comfortable, stylish seat? In this class, you’ll learn to construct a basic corded and zippered box cushion. 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.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $50.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., June 21

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: $35
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., July 26

~ 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, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 22
Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., August 17

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: $175
Ages: 9-13
Instructor: Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 23 - 27

Kids’ Advanced Beginning Sewing and More

Play more with your sewing machine. If you know how to use your sewing machine, you are ready to tackle a pattern. Whether you just finished beginning sewing or have been sewing longer, Jess will help you choose a project from a pattern that will challenge you, but not make you cry. From pj bottoms to skirts and dresses, you are the designer! You choose the pattern that inspires you. If time allows, a second project may be chosen.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Ages: 9-13
Fee: $155
Instructor: Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 28 to August 1

Kids’ Sew New Clothes

Why not sew your own summer wardrobe for vacation? Or maybe you are already looking ahead to fall? Make a fun skirt, shorts, capris, or a top using patterns chosen by the Material Girls. Debbie & Kristin sew a lot so they know the best patterns to use for sewing success! Emphasis will be placed on following a pattern. Make as many garments as time and skill allow.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Ages: 9-13
Fee: $155
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Monday thru Friday 1:30 to 4:30 July 28 - Aug 1

KIDS’ SUMMER 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, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., July 1, 8, 15, 22

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: $155
Ages: 13-18
Instructor: Nina Robinson
Monday thru Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., June 23 - 27
Monday thru Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., August 18 - 22

~ 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

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.

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.

Nina Robinson Nina Martine Robinson, mixed-media artist, has been sewing and creating textile art for over 25 years. Nina is passionate about fostering creativity in teens and adults and loves to share her artistic journey with others through a hands on learning approach. She has taught many different classes including doll making, repurposing and embellishing your wardrobe and children’s sewing classes.

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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