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~ 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 December 9, 10:30
Tuesday  December 12, 10:30
Tuesday January 9, 10:30 and 6:30
Saturday January 13, 10:30
Saturday February 10, 10:30
Tuesday February 13, 10:30 and 6:30
Saturday March 10, 10:30
Tuesday March 13, 10:30 and 6:30
Tuesday April 10, 10:30 and 6:30
Saturday April 14, 10:30
Tuesday May 8, 10:30 and 6:30
Saturday May 12, 10:30

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
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Monday 6:00 – 9:00 January 22


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
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 February 21


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 insert zippers with an elegant hand-stitched finish.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 January 5


HAND EMBROIDERY

Learn how to embroider by hand with a variety of traditional stitches, including stem stitch, long and short shading, French knots, and more. You will stitch an embroidered design and complete your piece by framing or sewing it into a pillow or bag. You will also learn how to transfer designs to fabric, the easiest way to thread a needle, how to block embroidery, and how to create your own designs to stitch.

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Hand Embroidery at our blog!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 May 2, 9
 

BEGINNING APPAREL SEWING

If you slept through Home Ec or never had the opportunity, this class is for you. We’ll guide you through the basics of how to use your machine, how to select patterns and fabric, and how to decipher pattern directions. You will learn all you need to know to construct a simple garment in class. Final pattern and fabric selections will be made during class.
Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $135
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 January 17, 24, 31, February 7 with Elizabeth
Monday 6:00 – 9:00 January 29, February 5, 12, 19 with Michele
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 March 7, 14, 21, 28 with Elizabeth
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 March 29, April 5, 12, 19 with Michele
Friday 12:00 – 3:00 April 20, 27, May 4, 11 with Elizabeth
Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 15, 22, 29, June5 with Elizabeth


CONTINUING ON - APPAREL SEWING IN THE REAL WORLD

What do you want to sew? How do you decide if it will work? What challenge do you have? The pattern instructions read like Latin; you like this bodice, but that skirt; you just can't get that technique. Whether you are relatively new to sewing, coming back to it after time away, or an avid fan who wants to stretch your skills, this is the place. Learn tips, tricks, and techniques to improve your sewing skills so you can sew for the fun of it. Construct a garment of your choice, keeping in mind that you want to challenge yourself, but not cry. Class will include technique demonstration as well as individual sewing time; some sewing outside of class may be required depending on complexity of project chosen.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and beyond
Fee: $152
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 with Michele
Monday 6:30 – 9:30 February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 with Elizabeth
Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 with Michele
Monday 6:00 – 9:00 April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 with Michele
Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 with Michele


WEEKEND SEWING MARATHON

Here’s your chance to sew with us all weekend long! If you live out of town or just want to get a lot done, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Spend a morning and afternoon session each day Saturday and Sunday working on the projects of your choice. We’ll cover fitting, the best sewing techniques, and garment construction of all kinds. Several great lunch options within walking distance will keep you going between sessions!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and beyond
Fee: $110
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 5:00 April 28 &  29



~ SEWING SALONS & WORKROOM SOCIAL ~

SEWING SALONS

Need a little extra help with your sewing, but not enough to take a full class? This 2-hour block of time is a flexible mini-workshop on the project or technique of your choice. You probably won’t complete a whole project, but we’ll help you through the tricky bits!

Skill Level: All
Fee: $25 each
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund, Melissa Sternal, or Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 December 20 with Elizabeth

Monday 6:00 - 8:00 January 8 with Michele
Friday 6:00 – 8:00 January 19 with Elizabeth

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 February 9 with Melissa
Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 February 22 with Michele

Tuesday 6 :00 - 8:00 March 6 with Michele
Friday 10:30 – 12:30 March 23 with Melissa

Friday 6:00 – 8:00 April 20 with Elizabeth
Thursday 1:30 – 3:30 April 26 with Michele

Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 May 12 with Michele
Friday 10:30 – 12:30 May 25 with Melissa

WORKROOM SOCIAL

 Bring your sewing project and work on it in the company of other sewists. We will help you with pattern and fabric choice, fit issues and construction techniques. This class is meant to add a social component to a solitary endeavor and is priced accordingly. This is also a great place for you to take what you learned in Basic Sergery and apply it as you complete a garment (when to use the serger and when to use your sewing machine). If you feel your skill level needs more time and attention, please sign up for Beginning Sewing or Basic Sergery.

Come as often as you like - let’s get to know each other and get things done!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $15 per 3-hour session
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 January 9
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 January 16

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 February 6
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 February 13

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 March 6
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 March 13

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 May 8
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 May 15



~ 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. A child sized, cut out tee will be provided to practice your new skills. Construction techniques will be emphasized.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $75
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 January 16, 23, 30
Saturday 1:30 – 4:30 February 10, 24
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 April 24, May 1

~ TECHNIQUES ~


PATTERN MASHUPS

Create your ideal designs! This simple take on customizing sewing patterns combines alterations with a little pattern drafting. Bring some ideas and sketches, choose up to three patterns, then learn how to combine and adjust for your ideal style. Note: this class focuses on pattern work. No sewing will be done in class.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 February 17

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: $70
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 February 1, 8, 15
Monday 6:00 – 8:00 April 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
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 February 25

BEAUTIFUL HEMS

A hem can make or break your garment. Spend an evening learning the best ways to stitch this vital finishing step. You will learn a variety of hand and machine techniques including baby hems for sheers, hand blind hems, drafting separate hem facings, and
more. This is a great companion class to Seam Finishes!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 April 8

UNDERSTANDING SLEEVES

Mystified by sleeves? You’re not alone. We all want a comfortable fit that looks great too! Many sleeve patterns have too much ease and a cap that’s too high. And different types of garments need different types of sleeve! In this class, we’ll deconstruct the theory behind sleeves. Working with pattern paper and muslin, you’ll spend one session making pattern alterations and another session sewing sleeves in.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $45
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 March 15, 22



~ 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

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 February 22, March 1, 8

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 April 26, May 3, 10

 

BEST BUST FIT

Focus on fitting the bust! The majority of women need to make some bust adjustments to commercial patterns. Plenty of fit issues stem from poor bust fit: wrinkles and drag lines around the bust, uneven hemlines, too much fabric in the upper chest, or gaping armholes. In this class, we will modify patterns and make mockups to test the fit. Choose a basic darted or princess-seamed bodice (suggestions given in supply list) and learn how to fine-tune the bust fit!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30  May 16, 23



~ GARMENT CONSTRUCTION ~

 

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 in 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
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 January 6, 20, February 3, 17, March 3, 24

UNLINED OUTERWEAR

From funky to functional, sewing an unlined jacket or coat may be on your short list for spring. Choose your pattern and learn techniques and make your own outerwear for cool, transitional weather!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $70
Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 April 17, 24, May 1

 

HISTORIC SEWING WORKSHOP

Make your dream dress for costume, cosplay, reenactment, or just for fun! Learn to make corsets and structural undergarments, dresses, or outerwear from Renaissance through Victorian eras. We’ll cover fitting, historical research, and sewing together the project of your choice from the ground up. Whether your thing is hardcore historic 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.

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Historic Sewing Workshop at our blog!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $145
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 February 9, 23, March 9, 23, April 13

 

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: $85
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 January 11, 18, 25

 

LONG LEAN LEGGINGS

Love the fancy designer leggings in great patterns? Make cute, fun, comfy leggings that fit – it’s easier than you think! You should have some sewing experience and some experience working with knits. Note: Your machine MUST have a zigzag stitch.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 March 8

 

SPRING BLOUSES

Soft cotton voile, shirting, and double gauze all make gorgeous, comfortable blouses you’ll want to live in all spring and summer. Choose from recommended patterns and pair with the best techniques to make a stress-free blouse you’ll love!
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $85
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 April 11, 18, 25

 

MAKE CUTE SKIRTS

Cute, or stylish, or elegant. . . it’s up to you! Choose from our recommended patterns and suggested fabrics and make skirts you’ll love to wear. Get wild with trims and prints, or keep it classy in wools and silk. Use a classic style and work on refining the fit and sewing tailored details, or choose a simple style and make a whole closet full! Plus, you'll also learn how to add pockets to any skirt pattern!
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $85
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 May 4, 11, 18

 

DRESS YOUR BEST

Fall in love with the perfect summer dress. Choose from our curated list of patterns, make a mockup for the best fit, and pair with dreamy fabrics and great techniques. Make a sleeveless sheath for layering, a fluffy 50s sundress for weekend picnics, a soft knit dress, or a sensible shirtdress with pockets!
Skill level: Intermediate
Fee: $125
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 May 17, 24, 31, June 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
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 February 4, 11

 

SEW FOR YOUR LIFE

Choose the garments you want to sew for your lifestyle and then determine which patterns will serve you well, based on figure type, time constraints and fabric preferences. Sew a core wardrobe dealing with your fit issues and then move on to create new versions of those pieces. We recommend a long sleeved tee, jacket-knit or woven and pant or skirt and have suggested patterns based on our experience sewing them but you are not limited to them.
Class time will be devoted to pattern and fabric choices and fit issues. Some cutting out and sewing will be done. We encourage you to come to Workroom Social classes if you’d like more help and sewing instruction.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $40 per session OR $120 for all four!
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00 January 23
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00  February 20
Saturday 1:00- 4:00 March 10
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00  March 27

 

SEWING KIDS CLOTHES

Got kids? Grandkids? Nieces or nephews? Patterns can be hard to find and techniques over-complicated. Come and sew with us and we will have or recommend the pattern of the month and source fabrics that will make cute kids clothes as seen in Hanna Anderson and Ottobre. We  will focus on wearable and cute clothes (minimal closures and no ironing!) with the option to do a fancy outfit for Spring. Great serger class and confidence builder-sew for them, then sew for you!kill Level: All
Fee: $40 per session OR $120 for all four!
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00 January 30
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00 February 27
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00 March 20
Tuesday 1:00- 4:00 April 17

~ QUILTING, HOME DECORATING, & CRAFTS ~

RETREAT BAG

This is a bag perfect for a number of different uses - lunch bag, makeup/toiletry bag, sewing bag, and more. It’s easy to make and holds a lot!  The bag has a frame that holds it open when you want and closes up easily.  Make one for yourself or make several to give as gifts during the holidays.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $40
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 April 7, 21

DIVINE DIVA WALLET

Watch out - you might not be able to keep this wallet! When LaVaughn showed us this design, a customer wanted it! This adorable wallet uses a metal frame for shape and is easy to make with fat quarters or fabric scraps. It is a fun way to combine fabrics and a great way to practice zippers. You may want to make several as gifts - but keep your favorite! Note: Frame kit needed to complete wallet ($14 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday  1:30 – 5:00 January 28

MINI DIVA WALLET

This cute mini version of the Divine Diva is just as fun! With a 4 1/2” metal frame it still holds all your essentials, with plenty of compartments and card slots.  Note: Frame kit needed to complete wallet ($14 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $40
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday  1:00 – 5:00 April 15

 

PILLOWS & CUSHIONS - THE BASICS AND MORE

 Pillows are a fabulous and affordable way to add punch to your decor and adding a new chair cushion ups the decorating ante. Learn the sewing techniques you need to know to duplicate the expensive decorator pillows and cushions you’ve been drooling over. From making your own piping to inserting a lapped upholstery zipper, you’ll discover just how easy it is to give your furniture a whole new look. Choose to construct a pillow or cushion. Now offering longer class time! You may be able to finish both!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday 1:30 – 4:30 March 17, 24

 

HAND EMBROIDERY

Learn how to embroider by hand with a variety of traditional stitches, including stem stitch, long and short shading, French knots, and more. You will stitch an embroidered design and complete your piece by framing or sewing it into a pillow or bag. You will also learn how to transfer designs to fabric, the easiest way to thread a needle, how to block embroidery, and how to create your own designs to stitch.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 May 2, 9

 

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! Intrigued? Make sure you check out the back of the quilts on display to see how one or two fabrics can create such an amazing variety of blocks.

Click here to see pictures and learn more about One Block Wonder at our blog!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $75
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday 1:30 - 4:00 March 11, 18, 25

 

FASTEST QUILT IN THE MIDWEST

Love to quilt, but never seem to finish a quilt top?  In this class, you will complete an entire quilt top by the time you are done with the class - maybe even before!  Fan of instant gratification? - this is the class for you. This is a great confidence builder for budding quilters.

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Fastest Quilt In The Midwest at our blog!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday 2:00 – 4:30 January 6, 13

 

FREE MOTION QUILTING

Piecing quilts is fun, but what’s next? Forget trying to quilt perfect straight parallel lines and give free-motion quilting a try instead. This technique is unstructured and improvisational – time to let your inner perfectionist take a break! You’ll work on a practice quilt sandwich learning traditional meandering, stipple, or curlicue patterns.  Note: Your sewing machine must have the ability to drop (or cover) feed dogs.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Tuesday 
6:30 – 9:30 March 27

 

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 12:30 - 4:30 February 16, 23



~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

KIDS' AFTER SCHOOL SEWING CLUB

Come as a new beginner or hone your skills on some fun fall patterns. We’ve chosen the best patterns for tops, dresses, skirts, or pants. Bring your sewing machine (or use one of ours) and basic sewing supplies. Project will be chosen in first class. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.

Skill level: All
Fee: $60
Ages: 9 - 14
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Session 1: Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45 January 16, 23, 30, February 6
Session 2: Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45 April 10, 17, 24, May 1

 
SOFT STUFFED FRIENDS

Who doesn’t love making friends? Using both hand and machine sewing, you’ll make a sweet soft pal that’s irresistibly huggable! Choose an adorable puppy, kitty, or unicorn. With a simple pattern and great details, these friends are easy to sew, fun to play with, and make wonderful gifts!
Skill level: Advanced beginner and up
Ages: 9 - 14
Fee: $25
Instructor: Jessica Barden Bandelin
Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 January 21, 2018


~ 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 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.

 

Elizabeth Merritt has been sewing historic reproduction garments,  modern everyday clothes, 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.

 

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.


~HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES~


You may register by phone (651-698-9690) via credit card 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.

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.

A supply list will be mailed to you upon registration. ALL required supplies MUST be brought to your first class, unless otherwise noted. Our staff will be happy to assist you in gathering your supplies. Students 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.
Contact Us
  • 10-8 Mon-Thurs
    10-6 Friday
    10-5 Saturday
    1-5 Sunday
    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105
    (651)698-9690
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