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SEWING CLASSES
Fall & Winter 2019



~ FASHION SEWING CLUB ~

 

Fashion Sewing Club 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.

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.

Club meets every second Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and second Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 (your first meeting is free) and you will receive 10% off regularly priced fabrics that day.

For more information about the club, check out the Material Girls’ web site - www.materialgirlsewing.com

Tuesday September 10 at 10:30
Saturday September 14 at 10:30

Tuesday October 8 at 10:30
Saturday October 12 at 10:30

Saturday November 9 at 10:30
Tuesday November 12 at 10:30

Tuesday December 10 at 10:30
Saturday December 14 at 10:30

Saturday January 11 at 10:30
Tuesday January 14 at 10:30





~ BASIC SEWING SERIES ~

 

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: $145

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Fridays 12:00 – 3:00 September 20, 27, October 4, 11 with Elizabeth

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 October 14, 21, 28, November 4 with Elizabeth

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 October 30, November 6, 13, 20 with Elizabeth

Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 December 16, 23, 30, January 6 with Michele

Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 January 9, 16, 23, 30 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: $160

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30 October 3, 10, 17 (skip 24) 31, November 7 with Michele

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 with Elizabeth

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30  November 14, 21 (skip 28) December 5, 12, 19 with Michele

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30 January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 with Michele

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 with Elizabeth

 

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: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 October 22

 

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: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 December 3

 

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: $145

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt or Michele Hoaglund

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 5:00 October 26 & 27 with Elizabeth

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 5:00 December 7 & 8 with Michele




~ 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

 

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 August 16 with Melissa

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 August 19 with Michele

Friday 12:00 – 2:00 August 30 with Elizabeth

 

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 September 9 with Michele

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 September 20 with Melissa

 

Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 October 12 with Elizabeth

Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 October 22 with Michele

 

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 November 15 with Melissa

Friday 12:00 – 2:00 November 22 with Elizabeth

Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 November 30 with Michele

 

Friday 6:00 – 8:00 December 13 with Michele

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 December 20 with Melissa

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 January 7 with 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.

A child sized, cut out tee will be provided to practice your new skills. Construction techniques will be emphasized.

Skill Level: All
Fee: $80
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 October 1, 8, 15
Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 November 12, 19, 26
Saturdays 1:30 – 4:30 January 11, 18


APPLIED SERGERY: Serging Knit Tops and Dresses

Did you graduate from Basic and Beyond but just can’t quite take the next step to using your serger to make something? Bring your pattern and fabric and we’ll talk you through best tips and techniques and give you the confidence (or hold your hand ) so you can maximize your machine and sew faster and better than before.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 August 20, 27























~ TECHNIQUES ~


THANKS, IT HAS POCKETS!

Nothing’s more disappointing than a garment without pockets! But don’t despair - you can add pockets to any project. Learn both patch and in-seam styles in class, plus tips for sewing them neatly and easily, and take home universal pocket patterns to sew into anything!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner


Fee: $30

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 December 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.

Note: The November dates of this class meet for a longer session (with lunch break) the first day, and a shorter session the second time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $90

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Fridays 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 4:00 November 1 and 10:00 – 12:30 November 8

Mondays 6:00 – 8:30 January 13, 20, 27

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DARN IT!

Don’t toss it, darn it! Repair holes in your socks, sweaters, and other garments! Learn classic darning for discreet fixes. Or use visible mending techniques that add embroidery stitches and new fabrics for a fresh, fun look!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 November 16


 


CHOP YOUR SWEATER

Got old sweaters? Turn them into something new! Turn a pullover into a cardigan, cut up a worn sweater to make cozy mittens, or sew a big sweater into fabulous swants – sweater pants!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 October 6


 


SET-IN SLEEVE SOLUTIONS

Do you struggle with set-in sleeves? I did once too - but not anymore. Learn how to analyze your sleeve to see if you are starting with a well-drafted pattern to begin with and how to correct one that is not. Techniques that make construction easier are next, followed by fitting. Final bonus - learn how to decide if you can substitute one sleeve pattern for another.

Prerequisite: Make It Fit or experience with pattern alteration

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $65

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 September 16, 23


 


BEAUTIFUL SEAMS AND HEMS

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!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner


Fee: $65

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 October 16, 23


 


ZIPPER SUCCESS

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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner


Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt


Friday 12:00 – 3:00 December 13


 





~ 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: $105

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 October 3, 10, 17

  

 


FIT WORKSHOP

Need some help with fit? Or are you taking our Wardrobe Capsule classes and need catch-up time or more assistance? Bring your muslin mock-up readymade to maximize your class time, or let us help you choose patterns and sizing.

Prerequisite: Make It Fit class or other experience altering patterns

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $35

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday  12:30 – 3:30 October 15

Tuesday 12:30 – 3:30 November 5

Tuesday 10:00 – 1:00 December 17

Tuesday 10:00 – 1:00 January 7


 


PANTS FITTING

Looking for a perfect fit? Let's make pants that fit like they were made for you. We will draft a sloper based on each student's individual measurements using a system created at the American Fashion Institute and cut a muslin the first session. You will assemble the muslin and bring it along to session two. We will work together to fit each muslin and demonstrate how to use your sloper to adjust commercial patterns. Students should have sewing experience and understanding of garment construction. Suggested prerequisite: Make It Fit or experience with pattern alteration.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $125

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 November 7, 14, 21


 


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, pointy darts, uneven hemlines, baggy backs, 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: Intermediate

Fee: $65

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Fridays 12:00 – 3:00 January 17, 31


 

 




~ GARMENT CONSTRUCTION ~

 

WARDROBE CAPSULES: Discovery and Planning

It’s a buzz word (ok, term) you can just google, but we’re going to hold your hand to help you give it a try! 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?

Session One: We’ll share our wardrobe capsules and discuss what works for different bodies and why, body shapes, colors, function, and more.

Homework: Go to your closet and answer the same questions for yourself – and have fun!

Session Two: Come to class with your homework and we’ll all evaluate and help you make a plan that works for you and your lifestyle. Patterns will be suggested!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Fee: $45

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 September 10, 17

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 November 5, 12

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30 January 7, 14

 

WARDROBE CAPSULES:  Let’s Do This!

Sew through those wardrobe basics – a knit tee, a comfortable woven tee, stretch woven pants, and a cardigan – and create your dream wardrobe! These are the hardworking pieces most of us reach for every day (or want to!).

For accent pieces not covered by these basics, please see our Fit Workshop offerings.

Session One: Choose pattern size and fabric, cut out, and sew or serge. Or come to class ready for your first fitting! It’s up to you what you want to get out of the class. Everyone will work on the same pattern to increase learning opportunities. We’ll cover fit, fabric selection, and serger or sewing techniques.

Session Two: Sew your garment, or come to class ready to fit for the first or second time. We’ll cover using this pattern as a block or toile, plus hacks using your newly fitted pattern.

 
Choose your Wardrobe Capsule class! Which garment do YOU want to make?

Wardrobe Capsule Jalie Eleonore Jean

A breeze to sew and wear, skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple. Make yours from stretch denim/twill or ponte knit and the Jalie Eleonore pattern. We’ll work on fit – and without a zipper, the techniques are pretty easy!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $55

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 September 17, 24

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 January 21, 28

 

Wardrobe Capsule Knit Tee

Our focus is on a basic tee with a set-in sleeve and neck band. This will allow for comparison to future knit patterns-tees, dresses, cardigans, etc.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $55

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 September 24, October 1

 

Wardrobe Capsule Cardigan

Focus is a basic set in sleeve cardigan that will allow a tee or blouse to be worn underneath.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $55

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 November 19, 26

 

Wardrobe Capsule Woven Tee

Focus is a set in sleeve blouse that is comfortable and can be worn under a cardigan or jacket.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $55

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30 December 10, 17

 

BEST BOILED WOOL JACKET

Boiled wool is warm, never out of style, and best of all, easy to sew. It is also the perfect weight for fall in Minnesota. Learn the best techniques to work with this fabric, how to streamline construction, and have a new jacket (or two) just in time for cool weather.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $140

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 September 20, 27, (skip Oct 4) October 11, 18

 

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: $190

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Saturdays 10:00 – 1:00 October 19, November 2, 16, 30, December 21, January 4

 

HISTORIC SEWING: CORSETS AND COSTUMES

Sew your next costume, cosplay, reenactment garb, or vintage wear! Choose your project: corsets, dresses, suits, outerwear, or a complete ensemble, from your favorite time period! Renaissance, Georgian, Regency, Civil War, Victorian, or whatever era you like. Go all out with handsewn historic accuracy, or just make a fun costume! We’ll cover fitting, research, and the best historical sewing techniques to create your vision.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $145

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 November 22, December 6, 20, January 10, 31

 

KNIT SKIRTS

A perfect introduction to sewing with knits! A quick-to-make skirt in a forgiving stretch knit is a wardrobe essential. Make one in class, make a whole closet full at home!

Your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch. A serger is optional, not required.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:00 – 9:30 August 26

Friday 6:00 – 9:30 November 8

 

EASY TEE

If you feel comfortable sewing with wovens or you’ve tried our Knit Skirts, give this easy t-shirt a try! We’ll make it simple with straightforward patterns and foolproof techniques.

Your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch. A serger is optional, not required.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $40

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:00 – 9:30 December 10

 

LEGGINGS PARTY

Love the fancy designer leggings in great patterns? Make cute, fun, comfy, stretchy leggings yourself! A great way to build your knit-sewing repertoire.

Your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch. A serger is optional, not required.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:00 – 9:30 September 30

 

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

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 September 25, October 2, 9

 

FINE SHIRTMAKING

Classic shirts for men and women! Learn how to make tidy flat-felled seams, untangle the geometry of sleeve plackets, and make pointy, crisp collars and cuffs as you construct your shirt. Bring your pattern and fabric cut out and ready to sew. (If you need to work on fitting, do so in advance – try our Make It Fit class!)

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $105

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Fridays 12:00 – 3:00 December 27, January 3, 10




~ QUILTING, HOME DECORATING, & CRAFTS ~

HAND EMBROIDERY

Learn how to embroider by hand with a variety of traditional stitches, including stem stitch, French knots, feather stitch, and more. You can practice stitches on a sampler or stitch an embroidered piece to finish. 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: $60
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 November 3, 10



BEGINNING QUILTING

Learn the basics of quilting - from fabric and color choices, rotary cutting, machine piecing and construction, to binding and finishing. Some sewing outside of class may be required.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Saturdays 10:00 – 1:00 January 18, 25

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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 donewith the class - maybe even before!  Fan of instant gratification? - this is the class for you. This is a great confidence builder for budding quilters.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $55
Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00 September 21, 28



SPIRALING SQUARES QUILT

This dazzling geometric design is a great way to learn hand applique! This quilt top

finishes at 31” square, perfect for a wall hanging or a center block for a larger quilt. You also have the option of speeding up the process by stitching your applique on the machine (see supply list for details).

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $70

Instructor: LaVaughn Bye

Sundays 2:00 – 5:00 December 1, 15




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 meandering, stipple, and curlicue patterns, plus whatever shapes you can imagine!

Note: Your sewing machine MUST have the ability to drop (or cover) feed dogs. A free-motion quilting presser foot is REQUIRED.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $30

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 December 4




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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Fridays 10:00 – 1:00 October 18, 25





FELT ORNAMENTS

Hand-sew and embroider your own delightful ornaments! Using our soft, natural wool felt, you can make snowflakes, wreaths, mittens, stars, and more! Add sparkle with beads and trims, or keep them simple with stitchery. Make enough to fill your tree and give a few as gifts, too.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 November 24

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HOLIDAY PILLOWCASE

Everyone on your gift list will want one! Choose fun cotton prints and sew up these quick and easy pillowcases. You can make matching sets or a unique one for everyone!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $30

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Saturday 1:30 – 3:30 December 14

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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 10:00 – 2:00 November 23





PETERSON’S LADY’S COMPANION

This handstitched cloth sewing kit was also known as a “housewife” in the 19th century. It’s inspired by an illustration from Peterson’s Magazine 1874. Complete with pockets and sweet embroidery, it’s a fun, beautiful way to stash your sewing essentials!  

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65 

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 December 11, 18




 




~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~


KIDS AFTER SCHOOL SEWING CLUB

Whether your student is new to sewing or building a set of sewing skills, we will have two tracks (and two teachers) to accommodate the beginner and the non-beginner.
The new sewists will learn:
1. Threading and operating a sewing machine
2. Basic seam finishes
3. Basic construction techniques
Projects will include scrap catchers and a pillowcase. (One yard of cotton fabric, 1/4 yard of another - then they will each be able to cut out two scrap catchers pieces and swap one with a neighbor with the leftovers from the one yard piece.)

We're going to change it up for the non-beginners and feature one patterns for each session of classes. Each pattern will teach new skills and reinforce those already learned. The classes can be taken in any order, and in the final session students can choose from any pattern they missed.

Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours!

Project costs NOT included in class fee and will vary with each project.

Skill level: All
Fee: $60
Ages: 9 – Teens
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Session 1: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 September 24, October 1, 8, 15
Session 2: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 November 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 3: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 January 14, 21, 28, February 4


 

 


~ INSTRUCTORS ~

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 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 at That's Sew Minnesota.












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.
Space is limited! Most classes have a limit of 6 students. Register early to reserve your space.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
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 will be issued to registered students.

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

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.

SUPPLIES
A supply list will be mailed to you upon registration. ALL required supplies MUST be brought to your first class, unless otherwise noted.

You can find all supplies for sale at our store 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.

Most classes require the following basic supplies: 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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