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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, May 9
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, July 11
Tuesday, July 14
Saturday, August 8
Tuesday, August 11

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
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September 1

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 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., July 27

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
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., August 25

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
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., June 30

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., June 20, 27

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 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., May 27, June 3, 10, 17 Elizabeth
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., June 11, 18, 25, July 2 Michele
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., July 15, 22, 29, August 5 Elizabeth
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., August 3, 10, 17, (skip 24) 31 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 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., June 4, 11, (skip 18), 25, July 2, 9
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., July 9, 16, 23, (skip 30) August 6, 13

~ 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. Just like a fun study hall. You have time to work on your project knowing that someone is close by to guide you, but not breathe down your neck. Sign up early. Participation is limited to four due to space constraints.
Sewing Salons are now being scheduled monthly.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $20.00 each
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund, Melissa Sternal or Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday, May 5 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Michele
Tuesday, May 5 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Elizabeth
Thursday, May 7 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Melissa
Monday, May 11 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Melissa
Tuesday, May 12 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Elizabeth
Monday, May 18 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Elizabeth
Tuesday, May 19 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Michele
Wednesday, May 20 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Melissa
Tuesday, May 26 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Michele

~ 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 )
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., May 9, 16
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 7, 14, 21

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: $70.00
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., June 9, 16, 23
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., August 1, 8, 15

~ TECHNIQUES ~

SEW BETTER, SMARTER, FASTER

Are you sewing as efficiently as you’d like? Sewing faster doesn't have to mean sacrificing quality. Learn to make the most of your limited sewing time! In this class you’ll construct a project using streamlined techniques, and learn all the best tips and tricks for speed and efficiency, including pattern and fabric selections, reducing the use of pins, grouping tasks, and more.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $85
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., August 12, 19, 26

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 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., August 20, 27, September 3

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 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 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
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., August 22, 29

~ 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
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., July 6, 13, 20

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
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., August 21, 28, (skip September 4) September 11

~ 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)
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 13

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 - start simple!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $90
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 28, August 4, 11, 18

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 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 20, 27

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
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., August 26, September 2, 9

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 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., June 12, 26, July 10, 24, August 14

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
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., May 30, June 6

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 p.m to 9:30 p.m., June 24, July 1, 8

~ 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: $35
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 18

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., June 20, 27

BIKE BAGS AND BASKETS

It is summer 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, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., July 18, 25

BEGINNING QUILTING

Learn the basics of quilting - from fabric and color choices, machine piecing and construction, to binding and finishing while you construct a beautiful table runer.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., June 5, 12

QUILT MAKING WORKSHOP

You know that quilt that you have been just itching to make, but are not quite sure how to tackle on your own? Here is your chance. 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: $75
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., August 2, 9, 16

A IS FOR APPLIQUE

Applique is a beautiful technique to use in quilting or to embellish garments and bags. It is also a clever way to disguise the hole your cat made in your favorite vest (ask LaVaughn). Discover how much fun it is to appliqué, whether you are a purist and doing all the work by hand, or using your sewing machine to save a little time.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $25
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 17

PILLOW & CUSHION MASHUP

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
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., August 15, 22

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
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., July 31, August 1

~ 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 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., June 28
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 17
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., August 24

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, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 15 to 19
Monday thru Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 20 to 24
Monday thru Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., August 17 to 21

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., June 15 to 19
Monday thru Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 20 to 24
Monday thru Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., August 17 to 21

KIDS’ SUMMER 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: Session 1 (4 classes) $80
Session 2 (3 classes) $60
Ages: 9-13
Instructor: Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Session 1: Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 23, 30, July 7, 14
Session 2: Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 28, August 4, 11

GUERRILLA SEWING FOR TEENS

Do you doodle and design your own clothes on paper, but have no idea how to make them come to life? Ever see a look in a magazine that you can’t find in the stores? Explore what it takes to make your design idea turn into reality and then sew it! You must know how to operate your sewing machine, understand general sewing terms and have sewn from a pattern.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $150
Instructor: Nina Robinson
Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., July 13 to 17
Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., August 24 to 28

~ 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, 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.

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.

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 for private clientele.


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