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Sewing Classes
November-December 2020

All our classes are currently held online using Zoom

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.

This month we have afternoon or evening options!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $85

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 November 10, 17 (skip Nov 24), December 1

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 December 1, 8, 15

Beautiful Seams & Hems - Online

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

Fee: $45

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 November 8 & 15

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

Tuesdays and Fridays 6:00 – 8:00 December 1, 4, 8, 11

Chop Your Sweater - Online

Got old sweaters? Turn them into something new! You can refashion it – turn a pullover into a cardigan, shorten sleeves, add trims! – or make your sweater into something totally different, like mittens or hot pads!

Fee: $25

Skill Level: Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 December 4

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

Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14

Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Easy Tee - Online

If you feel comfortable sewing with wovens, give this easy t-shirt a try! We’ll make it simple with straightforward patterns and foolproof techniques. A long-sleeve option is a must for winter!

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

Fee: $45

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 6:00 – 8:00 November 13 & 20

Felt Ornaments - Online

With a little wool felt you can whip up a whole tree full of holiday cheer! Learn a few simple embroidery stitches and use our pattern templates to make it easy. Add trims, sparkles, and your own handmade tassels for even more fun!

Fee: $25

Skill level: Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 December 6

Fitting Knits - Online

So you can sew a basic t-shirt or legging, but the fit just isn’t quite right. What’s next? We’ll show you tips to alter existing knit garments and how to correct your patterns for next time!

Fee: $25

Skill level: Intermediate

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 December 18


Fitting: Reading the Wrinkles - Online

Let’s take an approach to fit with less math, more intuition. By studying the way your muslin mockup wrinkles and folds on the body, you can tell whether there’s too much fabric or not enough, where to add or take away, and how to make a well-fitted garment that looks good and feels good to wear.

Fee: $45

Skill level: Intermediate

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 November 11 & 18

Free Monthly Online Sewing Talks!

November: Pleats and Gathers

Smooth, flat pleats and lush, full gathers are great details! Here’s how to make them work for you with the easiest methods and foolproof tips.
Saturday 10:30 November 21

December: Choose the Right Fabrics

One of the most challenging parts of sewing! Picking the correct fabric for your garment is vital to success. Stop making stuff that hangs funny and feels wrong and start making better fabric choices!

Saturday 10:30 December 19

These talks are free, but space is limited! Call us to reserve your spot!

Fee: Free!

Skill Level: ALL

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt


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, and how to block finished embroidery. We’ve extended this class an extra hour to fit in even more!

Fee: $35

Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 November 22

We added another session!

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 November 29


PJ Pants - Sewing or Serging with a Pattern - Online

Are you teaching yourself to sew (again) and those patterns look like a foreign language?

Are you new to serging and you’d like to try a garment everyone can wear while getting more comfortable with your serger?

We will use a basic but awesome pattern (pockets and not a huge leg and every size from kids’ 7-adult XL) and modify it a bit (no fly or button) so that we can go through the process of cutting out (rotary cutting too) and sewing up a pair of pants that will fit and be appreciated by SOMEBODY!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $55

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 November 10 & 17


Playing with Plaid: Matching and More - Online

Plaid is rad, but getting all those lines matched up can make you sad! Learn about types of plaids, when you should match and when you don’t have to, and how to get key points perfectly aligned. Bring samples of plaid or striped fabric to work with to try out some new techniques!

Fee: $25

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 December 17


Sewing Salons - Online
Stuck on a sewing problem? We can help! Our Sewing Salons are an open workshop – 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

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 November 9

Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 November 19

Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 December 12

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 December 21

Our online classes are conducted via Zoom.
To register, call us at 651-698-9690, or stop by the store.
Upon registration, you will receive an email (within 48 hours) with your meeting code and supply list.

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 should have ALL required supplies for your first class, unless otherwise noted.
You can find sewing supplies for sale at our store. Our staff will be happy to assist you in gathering your supplies!

Most online classes require the following BASIC ONLINE CLASS SUPPLIES:

  • An internet-capable device with video, such as a laptop or smartphone
  • sewing machine in good working order (and sewing machine manual)
  • thread
  • iron and ironing board or pad
  • 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

            Be sure to check the detailed supply list for YOUR class!
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