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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 10:30 September 9
Tuesday 10:30 September 12
Tuesday 10:30  October 10
Saturday 10:30  October 14
Saturday 10:30 November 11
Tuesday 10:30  November 14
Saturday 10:30 December 9
Tuesday 10:30  December 12
Tuesday 10:30  January 9
Saturday 10:30 January 13

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



~ BASIC SEWING SERIES ~

FREE LECTURE SERIES AT TREADLE!

Do you love learning extra sewing tips and tricks? Don’t have time to take a full class? Join us for these totally FREE mini lectures and pick up some useful new info! If you’re a classroom regular at Treadle, here’s a chance to dig a little deeper into certain topics. If you’ve never taken a class with us, this is a perfect way to see what we’re all about!

Skill Levels: All
Fee: FREE
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

 

Fabric and Clothing Care

There’s more than just dumping your clothes in the washing machine – learn the best treatment for each fabric, how to prevent shrinking and bleeding, and the easiest ways to hand-wash!

Saturday 10:30 – 11:00 September 16

 

Enlarging Pattern Diagrams

Some books don’t print full-size patterns, instead giving you little diagrams which need to be enlarged. Instead of taking your book to the copy shop, learn several ways to scale up your patterns on your own and make them useable.

Saturday 1:00 – 1:30 October 14

 

How To Choose A New Sewing Machine

So many options, how do you choose? Do you need hundreds of stitches, or just a few? Computerized or not? We will talk about what’s available and how to determine which machine is best for your needs.

Saturday 2:00 – 2:30 pm November 11

 

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

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 September 7

 

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 October 25

 

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

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 January 10

 

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

Monday 6:30 - 9:30 August 21, 28
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 November 9, 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.

Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $135
Instructor: Michele or Elizabeth

Monday 6:00 – 9:00 September 11, 18, 25, October 2 with Michele
Sunday 1:30 – 4:30 October 8, 15, 22, 29 with Elizabeth
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 November 1, 8, 15, 22 with Elizabeth
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 November 30, December 7, 14, 21 with Michele

 
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 October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 with Michele
Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 November 16 (skip 23) 30, December 7, 14, 21 with Michele
Monday 6:30 – 9:30 November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 with Elizabeth

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: $95
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 4:30 September 30 & October 1



~ 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

Saturday 2:30 - 4:30 August 26 with Melissa
Tuesday 6 :00 - 8:00 August 29 with Michele

Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 September 14 with Elizabeth
Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 September 23 with Melissa

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 October 17 with Michele
Friday 1:30 – 3:30 October 27 with Elizabeth

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 November 3 with Michele
Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 November 11 with Elizabeth
Friday 10:30 – 12:30 November 17 with Melissa

Friday 2:00 – 4:00 December 8 with Michele
Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 December 20 with Elizabeth

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 September 19
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 September 26
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 October 3
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 October 24
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 October 31
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 November 7
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 November 21
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 November 28
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 December 5



~ 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 10:30 – 12:30 October 24, 31, November 7
Saturday 1:30 – 4:30 October 28, November 4

SERGER CLUB

 Did you make it through Basic and Beyond and now you’d like to know more? Come to Serger Club and explore a range of topics - a new one each month! Each meeting will end with a Q and A - bring your current projects with serger application questions!  There may be a small fee for supplies that are provided in class.

Bring your serger-this is a hands-on class.

Skill Level: All
Fee: $20 per session
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

September
What the Pattern Instructions Don’t Tell You


Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 September 12
OR
Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 September 19

October
Edge Finishes Are Better and Easier With a Serger


Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 October 10
Or
Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 October 17

November 
Rolled Hemming and Playing with Thread


Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 November 14
OR
Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 November 21

December
PJ Pants - When to Serge and When Not To


Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 December 5
OR
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 December 12

January - TBD
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 January 9
OR
Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 January 16

~ TECHNIQUES ~

PATTERN MASHUPS

Love the patterns you find in books, except for a few irritating details? Maybe if the neckline was a different shape, the hem a little fuller, or seams in different places? Finding the perfect pattern can be difficult, but you don’t need to draft it all yourself! This simple take on customizing sewing patterns lets readymade patterns do some of the work for you. 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 October 14

 

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 October 19, 26, November 2

Friday 10:30 - 12:30 December 1, 8, 15

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

Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 November 7

 

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

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 October 18

 

CUSTOM TRIMS & BUTTONS 

Can’t find the perfect trim or button? Make it! Turn fabric into perfect pleats, beautiful bindings, and piping that pops; make threads and floss into colorful cords; and create your own unique buttons with several fun methods, including fabric-covered (3 different ways!) and Dorset thread-worked. Learn wasy to use your new trims on garments, crafts, home sewing, bridal, and more.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 September 27, October 4

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Custom Trims and Buttons at our blog!

MENDING and UPCYCLING CLINIC

 Don’t let small holes or tears be the end of your favorite garments. Learn to mend rips and worn spots and replace buttons and closures to keep garments lasting longer – better for the earth and for your wallet! If a garment can’t be mended discreetly or is just not your style, learn how to upcycle it into something new!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 August 24



~ 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

Monday 6:00 – 9:00 October 23, 30, November 6

 

FULL BUST ADJUSTMENT

 Do you struggle with wrinkles and drag lines around the bust? Do your shirt hemlines sit unevenly? Do you often feel there is way too much fabric in the upper chest? The Full Bust Adjustment can be right for any size body; if the difference between your full bust measure and your high bust measure is 3” or more – it’s probably for you! 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: $55
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 September 13, 20



~ 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 October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 16


HISTORIC SEWING WORKSHOP

Need to make a Victorian ballgown? Want some help fitting your 18th century stays? Do the gowns of Jane Austen’s era make your heart flutter? Whatever historic sewing project you have in mind, Elizabeth will help your dreams materialize, from the corsets and petticoats to the ruffles and trims. Whether your thing is hardcore 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 October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1

 

NO-ZIP SKINNY JEANS

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

Suggested patterns -Jalie Eleonore jean (our favorite), Butterick 6461, Vogue 9210, 8859

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $60
Instructor: Material Girls

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 September 19, 26, October 3

 

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: $65
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 October 5, 12

 

COLETTE MONETA

Moneta by Colette Patterns is a versatile knit dress you will love to sew and wear. Simple construction, a flattering fit, and all the comfort of soft, knit fabric. Dress it up or down, layer it, make it in solids or prints! With sleeve and collar options this dress has it all. This advanced beginner class is ideal for those who are comfortable sewing with woven fabrics and want to start having fun with knits! A serger is not required, but your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $90
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:00 November 29, December 6, 13

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Colette Moneta at our blog!

 

SEW A CARDIGAN

Autumn means layering, and what better way than with fun and stylish cardigans? Using soft knit fabrics and a simple pattern, you’ll sew a cardigan you can toss on effortlessly. Choose one of our recommended patterns, or bring in your favorite t-shirt pattern to alter. You should have some experience sewing with knits. A serger is not required, but your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:30 – 9:30 October 9, 16

 

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

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 November 21, 28, December 5

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: $95
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 4:30 September 30 & October 1

~ QUILTING, HOME DECORATING, & CRAFTS ~

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
Monday 6:30 - 9:30 August 21, 28

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 November 9, 16

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 2:00 – 4:00 December 2, 9


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 2:00 – 5:00 October 7 & 21

 

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 10:00 – 12:30 January 6, 13

~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

FUN STUFF WITH FELT

Wool felt is an amazing thing; so easy to sew with, a gorgeous array of colors, and a million projects you can make with this versatile fabric! Ornaments, crowns, pins, amulet bags, gift card holders, table decorations - the possibilities are endless. Keep little (and big) hands busy! This is a fun, easy way to begin learning to hand sew. This class is appropriate for ages 6 to 8 if accompanied and helped by and adult and ages 9 to 12 to working independently.

Skill Level: Beginner
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $30 (adult/child pair) or $20 (single adult or child)
Instructor: Jessica Barden Bandelin

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 September 24

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Fun Stuff With Felt at our blog!

 

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 September 26, October 3, 10, 17
Session 2: Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45 November 7, 14, 21, 28

 

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 December 10

 


KID'S ADVANCED BEGINNING SEWING AND MORE

Play more with your sewing machine. If you know how to use a sewing machine, you are ready to choose a project from a pattern that will challenge you, but not make you cry. From pj bottoms to skirts and dresses, choose a pattern that inspires you. 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: Advanced beginner and up age 9 - 14
Fee: $160
Instructor: Jessica Barden Bandelin
Monday - Friday 12:30 - 3:30 June 19 - 23
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:00 July 10 - 14
Monday - Friday 12:30 - 3:30 August 21 - 25


~ 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

 

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.

 

Nina Martine Robinson, mixed media artist, has been sewing and creating textile art for over 25 years. Nina is passionate about fostering creativity in teens and loves to share her artistic journey with others through a hands on approach. She has taught many different classes including doll making, repurposing and embellishing your wardrobe and children's sewing classes.

 

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
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    10-6 Friday
    10-5 Saturday
    1-5 Sunday
    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105
    (651)698-9690
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