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Fashion Sewing Club
Basic Sewing Series
Sewing Salons
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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, December 9
Saturday, December 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
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., September 27
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 10

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
Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., October 24

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
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September 24
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., November 15

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
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., October 5

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
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 26
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., December 6

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., November 15, 22

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 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September 8, 15, 22, 29 Michele
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., October 1, 8, 15, 22 Elizabeth
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., November 6, 13, 20, (skip 27) December 4 Michele
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 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
Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 13, 20, (skip 27) December 4, 11, 18

~ 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

Monday, December 15 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Monday, December 15 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Elizabeth
Tuesday, December 16 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Michele
Wednesday, December 17 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Melissa
Tuesday, December 23 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Tuesday, December 23 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Elizabeth
Monday, January 5 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Michele
Tuesday, January 6 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Elizabeth
Thursday, January 8 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Melisssa

~ 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., September 9, (skip 16), 23, 30
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 2, 9, 16

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., October 2

~ 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
Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., September 15, 22, 29
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., October 16, 23, 30

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
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., December 17

TROUSER DETAILS

Learn to make trouser pockets and fly fronts like the pros! These are the details that can set your garment apart in comfort, wearability and professional appearance. You will learn techniques to make beautiful jeans-style hip pockets, formal trouser side seam pockets and slash pockets as well as a fail proof zipper fly. Students will make samples of each to bring home for future reference.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Sara Langworthy
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., October 29, November 5

~ 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

SEW IT FITS: THE SKIRT

Problems with fit? Who doesn’t? Let us help you get a skirt that hangs straight and has the darts in all the right places while creating a base pattern that will help you fit future garments as well. Skirts are a good place to start for fit and are vital to achieving a beautiful fit in that perfect dress also. From pattern to muslin through alterations, you’ll have a great skirt to wear in no time!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., October 14, 21, 28

SEW IT FITS: THE BODICE

Trying to get a bodice that fits? Sloped shoulders? No waist? Large/small bust? It isn’t an easy task with all the curves and angles but we will move forward and tackle fit issues of the bodice. Starting with a basic bodice pattern, you will work through pattern alterations, a muslin stage (1 or 2 as necessary), applying the changes to a blouse pattern you are eager to make and culminating with sewing up your fashion fabric!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $85.00
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 4, 11, 18, 25

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 - The Lecture
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 13, 20, 27

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
Monday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., November 17, 24, December 1

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 ~

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, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 7, 14, 21
Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 5, 12, 19

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
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., September 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, & Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 7

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
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., November 16, 23

COLETTE NEGRONI

A classic men’s shirt with a neat modern fit, the Negroni by Colette Patterns is packed with interesting details. Learn to sew clean-finish flat-felled seams, a lined back yoke, sleeve plackets, and more. Make it in flannel for cool weather or crisp shirting for summer. Use a quirky novelty print or go classic with cotton chambray. So much more than just a shirt, the techniques you learn in this class can carry over into dressmaking and all other types of sewing.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $115
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., November 12, 19, 26, December 3

COZY FLANNEL LOUNGERS

Nothing feels better in the winter than a great pair of flannel pj bottoms. Pick your favorite flannel or combine two with a contrast band at the hem. Learn how to get these done in a jiffy. Pjs are incredibly fun and easy to make for gifts or just to treat yourself!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $50.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 29
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., December 20

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
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., November 21, (skip 28) December 5, 12, 19

VICTORIAN GOWN

You've got the underwear, now you need the dress! Take it beyond just a costume, and learn to make a historic reproduction garment, fitted properly over your corsets and support pieces. You could choose a daytime style in smart wool suiting, use cotton prints for a prairie girl look, or make an elegant ball gown in silk and lace. Come and see how much fun historic fashion can be! Don't have your Victorian underpinnings, but still want to go to the ball? Talk to Elizabeth about what you need to make this happen.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $135.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., October 12, 26, November 9, 23, December 7

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., December 11,18

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
Friday, 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m., October 3, 10, 17

FALL KNIT WARDROBE

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 an overview of the featured garment and a technique/knit challenge. Then hands-on garment construction for each basic including a wrap dress, yoga jacket, luxe sweatshirt and loose pant. Take one or all classes. Garments won’t necessarily be completed in one class but can be worked on in subsequent classes. (i.e. you can work on your wrap dress at the yoga jacket class) Suggested Prerequisite: Start Sewing Knits or experience working with knits
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $35.00 per single session or $125.00 for all
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Wrap dress - Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., October 7
Yoga jacket - Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 1
Luxe sweatshirt - Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 13
Knit Lounge Pant - Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 16

NOT JUST A PLAIN TEE

Consider the lowly tee shirt. From humble beginnings, this wardrobe staple is now a fashion must-have with an infinite variety of design options. It is the best of all sewing options: easy to sew while providing a blank canvas for your imagnation. Consider making this your favorite sewing project.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Fee: $65.00
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 2, 9

~ 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
Sunday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., September 28
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., November 7 - FULL
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 23 - JUST ADDED, A FEW SPOTS REMAIN
Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 28 - FULL
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 14 - FULL

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., November 15, 22

SIGRID OILCLOTH MARKET BAG

Learn to sew with oilcloth and make the cutest grocery style bag ever! Keep it simple, or choose from a daisy, ladybug, or adorable Santa applique design 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
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., November 2, 9

JORDIS CROSSBAR CLUTCH

What a versatile bag! The Jordis Crossbar Clutch is a convertible: when on a bike ride, wear it messenger style or fold it neatly over your bike to carry essentials. When shopping, wear as a cross-body handbag or carry as a clutch. This is a great project to stretch your sewing skills: learn to sew a zipper with lining, attach hardware and hook & loop tape. At the end of the class, you will have your very own bike and fashion accessory. One of many great projects from The Happy Bicycle, Hemma Design’s new book.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35.00
Instructor: Kathy McGee
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 6

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, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., October 4, (skip 11) 18

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, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 5, 12, 19

PERSONALIZED PILLOWCASES

Make a pillow case for your favorite pillow or as a gift for a friend or family member using different theme prints to personalize. This is a fun, easy way to reconnect with your sewing machine or stitch up several gifts fast!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., November 29
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 20

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
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., December 5, 12

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 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 18, 19

FINISH IT UP - HOME DEC

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 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., October 4

~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

FUN STUFF WITH FELT

Get in the holiday spirit! Create ornaments, gift tags, table decorations, and more with wool felt, for yourself or to give as gifts. Celebrate fall at the October class. Focus on Thanksgiving in November and keep little (and big) hands busy with winter and Christmas ornaments, gift tags and pins. 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
Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., October 6
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 14
Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., December 22

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., December 29 to January 2

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 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 29 to January 2

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, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., October 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., November 4, 11, 18, 25

~ 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.

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 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.

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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