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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.

 

Tuesday January 8 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday January 12 10:30

Tuesday February 12 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday February 16 10:30

Saturday March 9 10:30

Tuesday March 12 10:30 and 6:30

Tuesday April 9 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday April 13 10:30

Saturday May 11 10:30

Tuesday May 14 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

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 January 10

 

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 April 16

 

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

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 April 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!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $55

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 February 2, 16

Friday 12:00 – 3:00 May 24, 31

 

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

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 January 2, 9, 16, 23 with Elizabeth

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 January 31, February 7, (skip 14) 21, 28 with Elizabeth

Monday 6:30 – 9:30 March 4, 11, 18, 25 with Elizabeth

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 March 28, April 4, 11, 18 with Michele

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 1, 8, 15, 22 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 January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 with Michele

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6 with Elizabeth

Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 March 7, 14, (skip 21) 28, April 4, 11 with Michele

Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 April 18, 25, May 2, 9, (skip 16) 23 with Michele

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13 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: $125

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 5:00 April 27 & 28



~ 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, Kristen Weller, or Elizabeth Merritt

 

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 January 11 with Melissa

Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 January 17 with Michele

Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 January 24 with Elizabeth

 

Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 February 5 with Michele

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 February 8 with Melissa

Friday 6:00 - 8:00 February 22 with Elizabeth

 

Friday 1:00 – 3:00 March 15 with Michele

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 March 23 with Kristin

Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 March 27 with Elizabeth

 

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 April 19 with Melissa

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 April 7 with Kristin

 

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

Friday 1:00 – 3:00 May 17 with Elizabeth



~ SERGER ~

BEFORE YOU BUY A SERGER

Serger? Coverstitch? Rolled hem? What’s it all about and what can I do with it? This lecture will clear up some of the mysteries of the wonderful machine called a serger (and that confusing coverstitch!). Make an informed decision before you buy and come back for Basic Sergery and Beyond once you’ve decided it’s the right machine for you.

One hour lecture with demonstrations and samples.

Skill Level: All

Fee: $15

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 January 15

Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 April 16

 

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 6:00 – 8:00 February 19, 26, March 5

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 May 7, 14

 

APPLIED SERGERY

Did you graduate from Basic and Beyond but just can’t quite take the next step to using your serger to make something? Bring your pattern and fabric and we’ll talk you through best tips and techniques and give you the confidence (or hold your hand ) so you can maximize your machine and sew faster and better than before.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $70

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 January 15, 22

Tuesday 5:00 – 8:00 March 19 (skip 26) April 2

~ TECHNIQUES ~


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

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 January 7, 14, 21

Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 April 25, May 2, 9

 

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!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $60

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 March 7, 14

 

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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 March 26

Monday 6:30 – 9:30 May 20

 

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!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 February 8

 

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: $95

Instructor: Kristin Weller

Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 March 16, 23, 30

 

OUTSIDE THE BIG 4 BOX: Working With Indie Patterns & PDFs

Do you want to go beyond the Big 4-Butterick, McCalls, Vogue, Simplicity - but you’re not quite sure if they are “good” or not? And then you buy them and they’re online and you don’t know how to get them printed? Or you’ve spent hours taping 8 ½ x 11 sheets into a full size pattern and never want to do it again? We’ve been there and done that so let us show you how to make sense of it all, including tracing those Burdastyle magazine patterns!!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $15

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30 February 12

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 March 9

Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 May 21



~ 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 April 29, May 6, 13

 

MUSLIN FITTING

Fitting your muslin by yourself is challenging so we’ve got more “hands-on”  help for you.  Class will focus on choosing the correct pattern style and size, reading the muslin for fit changes, and correcting the pattern tissue to reflect changes. We recommend not purchasing your pattern until we discuss-if you have patterns already, by all means bring them with you.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $90

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 March 5, 12, 19

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 April 16, 23, 30

 

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, 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!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 March 13, 20

 

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

Instructors: Kristen Weller & Michele Hoaglund

Monday 6:00 – 9:00 February 4, 11, 18

Monday 6:00 – 9:00 April 1, 8, 15



~ 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

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 January 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29

 

HISTORIC SEWING: CORSETS AND COSTUMES

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.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $145

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 March 8, 22, April 12, 26, May 10

 

SEWING KIDS CLOTHES

Love to sew for your grandkids or kids but the patterns just aren’t what you see in ready to wear or the instructions are old school and time consuming? Join us and make some cute warmer weather clothes that kids will love and you’ll have fun sewing.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 April 2, 9

 

DRESS YOUR BEST

Make 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. So many styles to choose from – and you can always add pockets!

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $125

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 28, June 4, 11, 18

 

SIMPLE SUMMER BLOUSES

Make your sewing easy with simple shapes and soft fabrics. Choose from our list of recommended patterns for a simple blouse you can throw on all summer long!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee:$85

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 May 29, June 5, 12

 

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

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 April 10, 17, 24

 

JALIE NO-ZIP SKINNY PANT

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 1:00 – 4:00 February 19, 26

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 April 30, May 7 (skip 14) 21

 

KNIT SKIRTS

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! A perfect introduction to sewing with knits.

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

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $40

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:00 – 9:30 January 30

Thursday 6:00 – 9:30 March 21

 

LEGGINGS PARTY

Love the fancy designer leggings in great patterns? Make cute, fun, comfy, stretchy leggings yourself – it’s easier than you think!

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

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $40

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:00 – 9:30 February 25

Saturday 1:30 – 5:00 May 11

 

KNIT DRESS

Stretchy, soft knits make easy-to-wear dresses that fit and flatter. Make a comfortable, pretty dress you’ll love, and build your skills sewing with knits!

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

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 April 13, 20

 

CHOP YOUR SWEATER

Got old sweaters? Turn them into something new! Turn a pullover into a cardigan, cut up a worn sweater to make cozy mittens, or sew a big sweater into fabulous swants – sweater pants!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 March 10

~ 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 March 24

 

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 February 17

 

FELT FLOWERS

Using beautiful wool felt and simple techniques, you’ll learn to make a garden of lovely flowers!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $25

Instructor: Stephanie

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 February 9

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 April 22

 

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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Sunday 1:30 – 4:30 January 13, 20

 

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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $55

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 April 26, May 3

 

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, and curlicue patterns.  Note: Your sewing machine must have the ability to drop (or cover) feed dogs and you will need a free-motion quilting presser foot.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $30

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 January 24

 

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: $55

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Saturday 10:30 – 1:00 May 18, 25

 

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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 March 22, 29

 

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 February 22 & 23



~ KIDS’ CLASSES ~

KIDS’ 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

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 January 27

Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 April 6

 

KIDS' AFTER SCHOOL SEWING CLUB: Beginners and Beyond

Beginners will learn to use a sewing machine and finish several projects, including a pillowcase to learn basic construction techniques. Students who have already sewn will begin pattern sewing with a pajama pant and then may choose another pattern with the guidance of instructors. Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours!

Project costs NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.

Skill level: All

Fee: $60

Ages: 9 - Teens

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 4:15 - 5:45 January 8, 15, 22, 29

Tuesday 4:15 - 5:45 February 12, 19, 26, March 5

Tuesday 4:15 - 5:45 April 16, 23, 30, May 7


~ 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.

 

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 fitted garments, 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.

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 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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