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In-person classes are postponed due to Covid-19. 
We are now offering a selection of online classes!
Space is limited, so register now!
Call us at 651-698-9690


September 2020

Basic Sergery & Beyond Online

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.

A child sized, cut out tee will be provided to practice your new skills (pick up at Treadle). Construction techniques will be emphasized.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $85

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 Sept. 15, 22, 29


Beautiful Seams and Hems Online

Wonky hems and fraying seam allowances make your garment look more homemade than handmade. Elevate your sewing with these vital finishing steps. Learn to sew baby hems for sheers, hand blind hems, separate hem facings, French seams, flat-felled seams, bias-bound edges, and so much more! Make your garments sturdy and beautiful inside and out!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $50

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 Sept 10 & 17



Best Bust Fit Online

Focus on fitting the bust! The majority of women need to make bust adjustments to commercial patterns. Plenty of fit issues stem from poor bust fit: wrinkles and drag lines around the bust, pointy darts, uneven hemlines, baggy backs, too much fabric in the upper chest, or gaping armholes. In this lecture and discussion class, we'll show you how to make a Full Bust Adjustment or Small Bust Adjustment, how to custom-shape darts, how to rotate your dart intake, and more. Be ready to ask questions and take notes!
See supply list here!

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 Sept 30



Easy Tee Online

Learn to work with stretch knits and make a wardrobe staple, the easy way!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 Sept 21 & 28


Fall Wardrobe Discovery and Planning Online


Ready for Fall sewing? Make it foolproof with a plan! After all, aren’t most of us sewing so that we’ve got a closet full of clothes that make us happy and make dressing fun? Or at least less stressful? We’ll discuss how to analyze your closet and lifestyle for your own personal style, choose patterns (including indie patterns), sewing and planning resources, dress your best and more!

Session 1: Discover your closet secrets, lifestyle and what to wear when

Session 2: Come to class with new knowledge about yourself and what you like to wear and a plan for your fall sewing-be inspired by your fellow sewists!

See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up
Fee: $45
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie and Kristin

Tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00 Sept. 22 & 29 

Lecture: All my favorite sewing tools and how to use them!

There are so many fun tools and doodads out there, but which ones do you actually need? And how do you get the best use out of the ones you have? Find out in this lecture and discussion!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: All
Fee: $20
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 Sept 19

Sewing Salons Online

Stuck on a sewing problem? We can help! Salons are perfect for all your questions on sewing techniques, or if you simply want support as you work on a project. You can also use our virtual Salons as a make-up session for a canceled class.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: All
Fee: $25 each
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 Sept 5

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 Sept 14

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 Sept 18

Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 Sept 27



Virtual Fitting

Fitting is tough when you're on your own! Let us help you. We'll walk you through making fit adjustments and show you how to transfer them to your pattern. Sew clothes that fit and feel good to wear!
Some experience fitting and adjusting patterns recommended.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $45
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Fridays 1:00 – 3:00 Sept 25 & Oct 2



Zipper Success Online

Zippers don’t have to be scary. Learn the simplest, most fool-proof methods and install zippers with confidence! We’ll cover invisible as well as traditional zipper styles.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 Sept 11


Our online classes are conducted via Zoom.
To register, call us at 651-698-9690, or stop by the store.
We know call volume is high and it may be hard to get through - please keep trying!

Upon registration, you will receive an email (within 48 hours) with your meeting code and supply list. You can also find supply lists here.

Find more registration info here.

Fashion Sewing Club is now
held online!



To begin a new season (and begin our 12th! year) we have decided to change the name for our meetings - to reflect the emphasis on individual style versus “fashion” and the lack of a need to “join the club” we are calling it Garment Sewing Group which also sounds a little more “slow fashion” which, let’s face it, most of us don’t need clothes to stay at home in but need to sew as it’s our super power.

Garment Sewing Group is a monthly meeting 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.

Fee for Garment Sewing Group is $10. Your first meeting is free.
Please register/pay using the link below. You may attend one or all meetings in a month and only pay for one!

Thursday, 10:30 September 10

Saturday, 10:30 September 12

Tuesday, 10:30 September 15

To register for Garment Sewing Group, visit the Material Girls' website here.

For all our other classes, call us at 651.698.9690 to register.



















Michele Hoaglund
, dressmaker and longtime 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.



Material Girls Debbie Petersen & Kristin Henak

Bringing YEARS of experience and lots of practice, these two like to teach together to keep classes fun. Debbie taught what some of us remember as “Home Ec.” and Kristin got her start as a serger teacher. Working with fabric and color, passing on their passion for sewing and meeting new people of all ages keeps them dreaming up new classes and tweaking the old ones. Find more about them at

Elizabeth Merritt has been sewing historic reproduction garments, modern clothing, and all kinds of quilts and crafts for over 20 years. She loves hand sewing in particular and tries to make time for sewing every day. She blogs about sewing and other crafty stuff; find her at That's Sew Minnesota or on instagram @thatssewmn





You may register by phone (651-698-9690) or in person at the store.
Full payment is required to reserve your space in class.
Please note class dates and times on your calendar! We do not make reminder calls.
Space is limited! Most classes have a limit of 6 students. Register early to reserve your space.

Class fees are refundable up to ONE WEEK before class. After that time, they are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If we cancel a class, refunds or store credit will be issued to registered students.

All classes are appropriate for ages 14 and over, unless otherwise indicated. Skill levels are the minimum required. 

: 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.

A supply list will be e-mailed to you upon registration (within 48 hrs). You must have ALL required supplies for your first class, unless otherwise noted.
You can see more info on supplies here.

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