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SEWING CLASSES
Winter & Spring 2020



~ 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


Saturday 10:30 January 11

Tuesday 10:30 January 14

Saturday 10:30 February 8

Tuesday 10:30 February 11

Tuesday 10:30  March 10

Saturday 10:30  March 14

Tuesday 10:30 April 14

Saturday 10:30 April 18

Saturday 10:30 May 9

Tuesday 10:30 May 12







~ BASIC SEWING SERIES ~

 

BACK TO BASICS – A FREE LECTURE & DEMO SERIES

We’re back for the new year with exciting new topics! Join us at our Sew Together Space every 3rd Saturday for demos and discussions full of neat tips and tricks to improve your sewing!
Supplies: note-taking supplies only, unless otherwise noted

Skill Level: All

Fee: FREE

Instructor: Bonnie Lonbaken

 

Working With Wool

Which wool to buy and why? What about blends and synthetics? And how do you get the best results?

Saturday 10:30 January 18

 

Bias Tape and Self-Fabric Trim

Learn to customize your project and make your own bias tape and trim!

Saturday 10:30 February 15

 

Interfacing

How to decide which type for which project – woven or non-woven? Stretch or non-stretch? Fusible or sew-in? If you have mystery interfacings in your stash, bring them with!

Saturday 10:30 March 21

 

Matching Plaids and Stripes

Get the scoop!

Saturday 10:30 April 18

 

Turning Corners: Collars, Bands, and Cuffs

Trim, turn, press, and more! Get the specifics for perfect garments.

Saturday 10:30 May 16

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Beginner

Fee: $150

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 January 9, 16, 23, 30 with Elizabeth

Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 February 7, 14, 21, 28 with Elizabeth

Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 February 18, 25, March 3, 10  with Michele

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 February  26, March 4, 11, 18 with Elizabeth

Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 March 19, 26, April 2, 9 with Michele

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 April 15, 22, 29, May 6 with Elizabeth

Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 May 8, 15, 22, 29 with Elizabeth

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $38

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 January 21

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 May 28

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and beyond

Fee: $170

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

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

Wednesdays 12:30 – 3:30 January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 with Elizabeth

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2 with Elizabeth

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30 February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 with Michele

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30 March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16 with Michele

Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 March 9, 15, 23 (skip 30) April 6, 13 with Elizabeth

Wednesdays 12:30 – 3:30 April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 with Elizabeth

Thursdays 1:30 – 4:30 April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 with Michele

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $38

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 12

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $38

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 26

 

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!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and beyond

Fee: $150

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt or Michele Hoaglund

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 5:00 (with 1-hour lunch break) March 28 & 29 with Michele

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 5:00 (with 1-hour lunch break) April 25 & 26 with Elizabeth




~ 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!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $25 each

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund, Melissa Sternal, or Elizabeth Merritt

 

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 January 7 with Michele

 

Friday 10:00 – 12:00 February 7 with Elizabeth

Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 February 13 with Michele

Friday 10:00 – 12:00 February 21 with Melissa

 

Friday 6:00 – 8:00 March 6 with Elizabeth

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 March 30 with Michele

 

Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 April 8 with Elizabeth

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 April 20 with Michele

 

Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 May 9 with Elizabeth

Friday 10:00 – 12:00 May 29 with Melissa




~ 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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $85

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

 

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 January 28, February 4, 11

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 April 7, 14, 21

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30 May 5, 12, 19

 























~ 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!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner


Fee: $38

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 March 25

Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 May 27


 

WARDROBE CAPSULE

This class is for those coming back to sewing, beginning sewing or STILL not finding anything to wear after sewing all the time...wardrobe capsules are a solution for what to make next so that dressing is fun-it’s why I want to sew!!
We’ll share our wardrobe capsules and discuss what works for different bodies and why, body shapes, colors, function, etc.
Come to class with your homework (or not) and we’ll all evaluate and help you make a plan that works for you and your lifestyle. Patterns will be suggested!

Supplies: note-taking supplies and filled-out handout (given at registration)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Fee: $30

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30 January 14

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 May 5

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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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $90

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

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

Fridays 10:30 – 3:30 (with 1-hour lunch break) April 3 & 10:30 – 12:30 April 10

 

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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!
See supply list here!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $38

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 March 4


 

 


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!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner


Fee: $70

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 May 13, 20


 


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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner


Fee: $38

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 May 21


 





~ FITTING ~

 

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.
See supply list here!

Prerequisite: Make It Fit or experience with pattern alteration

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $65

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 April 16, 23

  

 

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $105

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 February 27, March 5, 12



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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $125

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 May 4, 11, 18


 


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!
See supply list here!

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $70

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Fridays 12:00 – 3:00 January 17, 31


 

 




~ GARMENT CONSTRUCTION ~

 

COAT CRAZE INTENSIVE

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 spring in a new trench or be a step ahead for next winter in a toasty warm wool, 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. Students will have the opportunity to choose pattern and fabric with Michele’s help before the first class so that you can hit the ground running the first day.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $195

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00 (with 1-hour lunch break) February 22, 29, March 7

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $160

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8

 

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: $145

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Sundays 10:00 – 5:00 (with 1-hour break) January 12, 26

 



GRANVILLE SHIRT SEW-ALONG

 

Is there a classic shirt on your list of projects? The Granville Shirt from Sewaholic Patterns (pear shapes) or Harrison from Cashmerette (more curvy, full bust) have front bust dart (princess seams for Harrison), back yoke and back princess seams for optimal fitting options.  Try it out of stretch cotton if you are looking for something more comfy. Great pattern instructions and drafting for collar, stand and cuffs.  
This is a sew along so while there will be fitting help, we will focus on collar, cuff and placket techniques to be sure the shirt is completed.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $70

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30 March 3, 10, 17

 

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!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $55

Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 January 28, February 4

Tuesdays 10:30 – 12:30 May 5, 19

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 1:00 – 4:30 April 19

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 1:30 May 30

 

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.
See supply list here!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 1:30 March 21



 




~ QUILTING, HOME DECORATING, & CRAFTS ~

ART QUILTING WITH SUSAN

Ready to leave patterns behind and do you own thing with fabric?  Play with paint, design, color, composition, and a variety of techniques that will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind wall hanging that expresses your unique view point, color palette, and "flamboyancy quotient."  All materials provided for a $40 supply fee; bring a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat to class.  No machine needed.
See supply list here!

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $145

Instructor: Susan Stein

Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00 (with 1-hour lunch break) May 16, 23

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ONE OF A KIND QUILT

The One-of-a-Kind Quilt class is fun because it utilizes the "orphan" blocks, homer hankies, cross stitch pieces, precious bits of fabric, photos printed onto fabric, even swatches of wedding fabrics that people have hidden in drawers.  Make simple four-inch filler blocks chosen from a "menu" of choices to expand on your theme pieces to make a nicely-sized wall hanging.
See supply list here!

 

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $70

Instructor: Susan Stein

Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 February 16, 23



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!
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $70

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 February 12, 19

Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 April 24, May 1




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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $75

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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $55

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00 February 8, 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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $85

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Fridays 10:30 – 12:30 March 20, 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: $90

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00 April 4, 11


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.
See supply list here!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $50

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Friday 10:00 – 2:00 January 24




BONNIE’S BAG

Learn to construct a bag that is a basic design with bias trim. Use a funky fabric with a fun trim, or solids for a more calm look. Options include zippered pockets, outside phone pocket, with easy grab-and-go handles. Lots of tricks to learn… make future designs as gifts!

Some sewing will be done outside of class.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Bonnie Lonbaken

Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 March 15, 22

 



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~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

KIDS' AFTER SCHOOL SEWING CLUB: Beginners and Beyond

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.
New sewists will learn:
Threading and operating a sewing machine
Basic seam finishes
Basic construction techniques
Projects will include scrap catchers and a pillowcase

Nonbeginners will sew the featured pattern with stretch options to accommodate varying skill levels. The classes can be taken in any order (other than beginner :) Patterns will be provided.

Session 1: Hoodie (Simplicity 9028)-sewing with knits, zippers, pockets
  
Session 2: Lounge Pants (Simplicity 8518/8519)-sewing with wovens, pockets, button fly, slimmer fit

Session 3: TBA-we’re waiting for spring patterns to come out :)

See supply list here!

Skill level: All

Fee: $70

Ages: 9 Teens

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Session 1: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 January 14, 21, 28, February 4

Session 2: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 February 18, (skip 25)
March 3, 10, 17

Session 3: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 April 7, 14, 21, 28

 


 

 


~ INSTRUCTORS ~

 



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.

 




Bonnie Lonbaken
is one of our newest Treadlettes! She's bringing her enthusiasm and years of experience to our classroom for the first time in 2020!

 



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.

 




Susan Stein started quilting in 1977 and doing surface design on fabric around 2003.  She has been president and show co-chairman for Minnesota Quilters; has written six books and contributed to numerous others; was Minnesota Quilter of the Year in 2003; has taught many classes locally and out of state; was awarded the Spun Gold Award by Textile Center in 2011; and has made hundreds of quilts, wall hangings, and garments for publication, store samples, public buildings, and personal use.  She co-owned a quilt shop from 1980-85 and owned Colorful Quilts and Textiles from 1995-2009. Currently her interests are mixed media art quilts and all kinds of surface design- painting, printing, discharging color, melting, layering, adding digital elements, and writing on fabric.


















 



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 also find supply lists for all classes here.

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, 6" seam gauge, washable fabric marker or chalk pencil, 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. There is no charge to use a machine during class! 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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