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~ 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. January through March, Tuesday evening Club is just $5.

Tuesday May 8, 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday May 12, 10:30

Saturday June 9, 10:30

Tuesday June 12, 10:30 and 6:30

Tuesday July 10, 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday July 14, 10:30

Saturday August 11, 10:30

Tuesday August 14, 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday September 8, 10:30

Tuesday September 11, 10:30 and 6:30

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



~ BASIC SEWING SERIES ~


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
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 August 24


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
Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 June 19


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
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30  July 26

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.

Click here to see pictures and learn more about Hand Embroidery at our blog!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 May 2, 9
Saturday 2-5 June 23, 30
 

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 Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 15, 22, 29, June 5 with Elizabeth
Monday 6:00 – 9:00 June 4, 11, 18, 25 with Michele
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 July 18, 25, August 1, 8 with Elizabeth
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 August 30, September 6, 13, 20 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: $152
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund or Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 with Michele
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 June 6, 13, 20, 27, (skip July 4) July 11 with Elizabeth
Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 June 14, 21, (skip June 28 & July 5) July 12, 19, (skip July 26) August 2  with Michele
Monday 6:00 – 9:00 August 6, 13, (skip August 20) 27, (skip Sept 3) September 10, 17 with Michele
Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13 with Michele



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: $125
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 5:00 August 25 & 26



~ 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


Friday 10:30 – 12:30 May 25 with Melissa

Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 June 2 with Michele

Friday 1:00 - 3:00 June 8 with Elizabeth

Friday 10:30 - 12:30 June 22 with Melissa

Monday 6:30 - 8:30 July 2 with Elizabeth

Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 July 8 with Kristin

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

Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 August 5 with Elizabeth

Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 August 11 with Michele

Monday 6:00 - 8:00 August 20 with Kristin

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 August 24 with Melissa

 

 

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 May 8
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 May 15



~ 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

Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 June 2, 9

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 July 10, 17

~ TECHNIQUES ~


PATTERN MANIPULATION AND DESIGN

Create your ideal designs! You can take a sketch or photo and translate it into a garment pattern, or change a pattern to make it exactly what you want. Learn pattern basics such as ease, dart rotation, and seam manipulation, and how to combine alterations with a little pattern drafting. Bring some ideas and sketches!

Note: this class focuses on pattern work. No sewing will be done in class.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 June 23, 30

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 June 14, 21, 28

 

PATTERN GRADING

Learn how to re-size any pattern to any size! Including those delicate vintage patterns you don't want to cut.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $70
Instructor: Kristin Weller
Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 July 14, 21, 28

BEAUTIFUL HEMS

A hem can make or break your garment. Spend a few hours 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
Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 May 5



~ 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

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 August 9, 16, 23

 

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, uneven hemlines, 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: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30  May 16, 23


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: $115
Instructor: Kristen Weller & Michele Hoaglund
Monday 6:00 – 9:00 July 9, 16, (skip 23) 30



~ GARMENT CONSTRUCTION ~

 

HISTORIC SEWING WORKSHOP

Make your dream dress for costume, cosplay, reenactment, or just for fun! Learn to make corsets and structural undergarments, dresses, or outerwear from Renaissance through Victorian eras. We’ll cover fitting, historical research, and sewing together the project of your choice from the ground up. Whether your thing is hardcore historic 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  June 1, 15, 29, July 13, August 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: $90
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 July 12, 19, (skip 26) August 2

 

LEGGINGS PARTY

Love the fancy designer leggings in great patterns? Make cute, fun, comfy leggings that fit – it’s easier than you think! You should have some sewing experience and some experience working with knits. Note: Your machine MUST have a zigzag stitch.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $40
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:00 – 9:30 June 26

Wednesday 6:00 – 9:30 August 22

KNIT SKIRTS

A quick-to-make skirt in a forgiving stretch jersey is a wardrobe essential! Make one or two in class, make a whole closet full at home!
Skill level: Advanced Beginner 
Fee: $40
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 August 4

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
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 May 4, 11, 18

 

DRESS YOUR BEST

Fall in love with the perfect summer dress. Choose from our curated list of patterns, make a mockup for the best fit, and pair with dreamy fabrics and great techniques. Make a sleeveless sheath for layering, a fluffy 50s sundress for weekend picnics, a soft knit dress, or a sensible shirtdress with pockets!
Skill level: Intermediate
Fee: $125
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 May 17, 24, 31, June 7

 Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 August 29, September 5, 12, 19
 

QUICK SUMMER SEWING

Need a few wardrobe basics for summer-now? May we suggest a pair of leggings (for those that don’t like to expose), a quick knit dress or tee, an easy to wear/sew woven dress? Whatever’s on your list, let’s get ready for summer!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $70
Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 May 22, 29

 

JALIE NO-ZIP SKINNY JEANS

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

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $70
Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 July 17, 24, 31

 

MOTO JACKET

With three patterns to choose from, you'll get a head start on a stylish new layering staple for fall!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $90
Instructors: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 August 14, 21, 28

 

EMBELLISHED UPCYCLED CLOTHING

Have fun while being creative. Explore ways to reuse and up cycle clothing. Go through your own closet or spend time at any thrift
store. Part of the fun is finding something that could be considered ugly, outdated or doesn’t fit. We will being hand sewing and using a sewing machine, every level of sewing experience is welcome. You can try simple things like replacing buttons or learning how to make covered buttons, covering an existing collar, or removing sleeves or adding pockets. Learn how to make your own bias tape out of the fabric of your choice to finish edges. The purpose of this class is to learn how to think “outside the box” and push the limits of creativity.

Skill level: Intermediate
Fee: $85
Instructor: Jennifer Diederich
Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 June 6, 13, 20

Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 August 21, 28, September 4

~ QUILTING, HOME DECORATING, & CRAFTS ~


DIVINE DIVA WALLET

Watch out - you might not be able to keep this wallet! When LaVaughn showed us this design, a customer wanted it! This adorable wallet uses a metal frame for shape and is easy to make with fat quarters or fabric scraps. It is a fun way to combine fabrics and a great way to practice zippers. You may want to make several as gifts - but keep your favorite! Note: Frame kit needed to complete wallet ($14 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $35
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye

Sunday  1:30 – 5:00 June 24

Sunday  1:30 – 5:00 September 9

 

MINI DIVA WALLET

This cute mini version of the Divine Diva is just as fun! With a 4 1/2” metal frame it still holds all your essentials, with plenty of compartments and card slots.  Note: Frame kit needed to complete wallet ($14 plus tax) is available at Treadle.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $40
Instructor: LaVaughn Bye
Sunday  1:00 – 5:00 May 6
Sunday  1:00 – 5:00 August 19

 

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
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 May 2, 9

Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 June 23, 30

 

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: $45
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 September 15, 22

 

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 traditional meandering, stipple, or curlicue patterns.  Note: Your sewing machine must have the ability to drop (or cover) feed dogs.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:30 – 9:30 July 23

 

JELLY ROLL RUG 

Need a new rug to brighten your kitchen or bath?  Can you sew (or rather zig-zag) a straight line?  This is the class for you!  This fun class takes one jelly roll, strips of cotton batting and a zig-zag sewing machine to create a bright new addition to your home.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $45
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday 10:00 – 12:30 July 21, 28

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: $85
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Friday & Saturday 10:30 – 2:30 August 17 & 18



~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

FELT FRIENDS

Keep little (and big) hands busy! This is a fun, easy way to begin learning to hand sew, using soft, pliable wool felt. 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: Kristin Weller

Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 June 16

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 July 22

 

KID'S BEGINNING SEWING

Have some fun while you learn to use your sewing machine! Make a pillowcase and use your first pattern to make pj pants or a skirt. Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours. Pattern and fabric will be purchased on first day with instructor’s help. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.

Skill level: Beginner
Ages: 9 - Teens
Fee: $110
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 12:00
Session 1: June 25 - 29
Session 2: July 23 - 27
Session 3: August 6 - 10

 

KID'S ADVANCED BEGINNING SEWING AND MORE 

Be creative, have fun and 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. Choose a pattern that inspires you and try something new - like zippers, knits or facings! Enroll in more than one week to complete several garments or for more challenging projects. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.

Instructors will guide students in choosing patterns.

Prerequisite: Must have previously sewn with a pattern (take our beginner class first)
Skill level: Advanced beginner and up
Ages: 9 - Teens
Fee: $110
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:00
Session 1: June 25 - 29
Session 2: July 23 - 27
Session 3: August 6 - 10

  

KIDS' SUMMER SEWING CLUB

Not a true camp, but a chance to sew all summer long! Come as a new beginner or hone your skills on some fun summer patterns. We’ve chosen the best patterns for summer tops, dresses, skirt or shorts. Take one session or both and complete a summer outfit! 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
Tuesday 4:15 - 5:45
Session 1: June 19, 26 (skip July 3), July 10, 17
Session 2: July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14


~ 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.

 

Jennifer Diederich has been employed part time at Treadle Yard Goods off and on for the past 18 years. Her first love has always been surface embellishment of any kind. Her work has been published in Better Homes and Gardens and Interweave Press and she sold a line of Bead Embellished Purses in a small Boutique in Soho, New York.  She is married with 2 adult children and has recently retired from providing transitional housing for women leaving treatment for substance abuse.


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.

 

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.

Kristen Weller Working in shops from Texas to Taiwan and Montreal to Montevideo as a craftsperson, teacher, draper, project manager, and more, she has honed her skills on many unique projects. She is now calling Minneapolis home with her boyfriend and adorable little dog. Her work spans across classically constructed costumes, mascots and puppets, bridal, fashion, and Wearable Electronics and she couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Treadle teaching team! 


~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
  • 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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