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Sewing Classes
October 2020
All classes are online using the Zoom platform.
Space is limited - sign up now!
Call us at 651-698-9690

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.

Skill Level: All

Fee: $85

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 October 13, 20, 27

Beginning Sewing - Online

If you're new to sewing, start here! We'll be with you every step of the way as you learn how to thread and set up your sewing machine, how to read a sewing pattern, and as you sew a simple project!
Fee: $98

Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 October 19, 21, 26, 28

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!

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 Sept 30

Continuing On - Online

Let’s keep sewing together! Join us for this five-week session of community, support, creativity, and fun! Learn tips, tricks, and techniques to improve your sewing skills as you construct a garment of your choice. Challenge yourself with a project you might not tackle alone – your instructor will guide you through step by step.

Fee: $125

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 October 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5

Darn It! - Online

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: All

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 October 5

Fall Felt Garland - Online

Decorate for fall with this easy to sew felt garland! Bring the sights and colors of autumn inside with leaves, flowers, acorns, and more, all cut from soft wool felt with simple embroidery. Perfect to adorn your mantel, window, or doorway. No sewing machine required!

Fee: $25

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 October 20

Free Monthly Online Sewing Talk: Linings

So many autumnal garments need linings, but what’s the best way? Let’s talk about your options for putting in linings and why, when, and how to use each method.

Fee: Free!

Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 October 17

*Please note: This class is free, but space is limited, and you still need to sign up!*

Hand Embroidery - Online

Learn the simplest, most effective stitches, including stem stitch, French knots, feather stitch, and more. Practice on your “embroidery sketchbook” and pick your favorites! 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!

Fee: $25

Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 October 18

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.
Fee: $25 each

Skill Level: All

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 October 3

Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 October 11

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 October 16

Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 October 27

Sewing Without Patterns: gathered and pleated skirts  - Online

Sewing patterns can be confusing, and we don’t always need them to make a simple garment. Color outside the lines with this fast and easy skirt class!

Fee: $25

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 October 10

Thanks, it has POCKETS! - Online

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, plus tips for sewing them neatly and easily, and receive a PDF of universal pocket patterns to sew into anything!
Fee: $30

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 October 24


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.

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! Plus, Group attendees get 10% off regularly-priced fabrics at Treadle on club day!

Garment Sewing Group meets at 10:30 a.m.:

Thursday, October 8

Saturday, October 10

Tuesday, October 13

Tuesday, November 10

Thursday, November 12

Saturday, November 14

Tuesday, December 8

Thursday, December 10

Saturday, December 12

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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