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In-person classes are postponed due to Covid-19. 
We are now offering a selection of online classes!
Space is limited, so register now!
Call us at 651-698-9690

August 2020

Sewing Salons

Stuck on a sewing problem? We can help! Salons are perfect for all your questions on sewing techniques, or if you simply want support as you work on a project. You can also use our virtual Salons as a make-up session for a canceled class.

Skill Level: All
Fee: $25 each
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 August 10

Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 August 20

Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 August 25

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 August 29



Beginning Sewing

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!

Skill Level: Beginner
Fee: $150
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00 August 17, 19, 24, 26 


Easy Tee

Learn to work with stretch knits and make a wardrobe staple, the easy way!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $45
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 August 15 & 22



Thanks, it has POCKETS!

Nothing’s more disappointing than a garment without pockets! But don’t despair - you can add pockets to any project. Learn both patch and in-seam styles, plus tips for sewing them neatly and easily, and receive a PDF of universal pocket patterns to sew into anything!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 August 13



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 with your meeting code and supply list.
Find more registration info here.





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 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.

For more information about the club, check out the Material Girls’ web site -


















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.


Bonnie Lonbaken
is one of our newest Treadlettes! She's bringing her enthusiasm and years of experience to our classroom for the first time in 2020!


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 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 at That's Sew Minnesota.


Susan Stein started quilting in 1977 and doing surface design on fabric around 2003.  She has been president and show co-chairman for Minnesota Quilters; has written six books and contributed to numerous others; was Minnesota Quilter of the Year in 2003; has taught many classes locally and out of state; was awarded the Spun Gold Award by Textile Center in 2011; and has made hundreds of quilts, wall hangings, and garments for publication, store samples, public buildings, and personal use.  She co-owned a quilt shop from 1980-85 and owned Colorful Quilts and Textiles from 1995-2009. Currently her interests are mixed media art quilts and all kinds of surface design- painting, printing, discharging color, melting, layering, adding digital elements, and writing on fabric.


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.



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 before class. After that time, they are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If we cancel a class, refunds 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 mailed to you upon registration. ALL required supplies MUST be brought to your first class, unless otherwise noted. You can also find supply lists for all classes here.

You can find ALL supplies for sale at our store 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.

Most classes require the following BASIC SUPPLIES: Sewing machine in good working order and sewing machine manual, 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.

Treadle has a limited number of sewing machines available for use during class on a first come/first served basis. There is no charge to use a machine during class! Please reserve when you register.
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