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Sewing Classes
January - February 2021

All our classes are currently held ONLINE using 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. You can also find supply lists at the bottom of this page.


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.

Skill Level: All

Fee: $85

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00 January 19, 26, February 2

Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 February 6 & 13



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

Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 January 11 & 18




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 January 5, 8, 12, 15

Tuesdays and Fridays 6:00 – 8:00 February 23, 26, March 2, 5




Best Bust Fit Online

Focus on fitting the bust! The majority of women need to make bust adjustments to commercial patterns. Plenty of fit issues stem from poor bust fit: buttons pulling, wrinkles and drag lines around the bust, pointy darts, uneven hemlines, baggy backs, too much fabric in the upper chest, or gaping armholes. In this lecture and discussion class, we'll show you how to make a Full Bust Adjustment or Small Bust Adjustment, how to custom-shape darts, how to rotate your dart intake, and more. Be ready to ask questions and take notes!

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 January 24



Continuing On Online

Let’s keep sewing together! Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just finished our Beginning Sewing class, you can 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

Fridays 2:00 – 4:00 January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5

Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24





Corset Sew-Along Online

Making a new corset, or your first corset? Join us for this historical sew-along! In three sessions, we’ll walk through fitting, fabric choice, construction, hardware, and finishing to make the perfect foundation silhouette. There are so many great patterns and options right now – we’ll send you a list of our favorites. Plan to gather materials in advance and do some sewing between sessions.

Fee: $50

Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 February 4, 11, 18







Cozy Joggers Online

All the rage, totally in style, and so easy to sew! Great project for developing your serger skills. No Serger? No problem! A quick make on your sewing machine as well. Make them for women, men or children, in knits or wovens!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and up

Fee: $55

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm February 16, 23, March 2





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

Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 January 21, 28




Felt Needle Books Online

Embroider a sweet storage case for your needles! Use our provided embroidery motif or bring your own, learn a few simple stitches, and make your own charming sewing accessory!

Fee: $25

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 February 13




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: $50

Skill level: Intermediate

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 February 8, 15




Free Monthly Online Sewing Talks

January: What’s That Presser Foot?

Got a box of mystery feet? Which one is which? Knowing the correct presser foot to use can make your sewing so much easier. We'll talk about each foot's special abilities and how to get the most out of it.

Saturday 10:30 January 16

 

February: Bias Tape and Piping DIY

Pre-made bias tape is handy, but the colors and fabrics are limited. The sky’s the limit when you make your own! Use bias tape to finish seams, edge armholes and necklines, or create decorative trim. Use those same bias strips to create one-of-a-kind piping – perfect for everything from garments to pillows and home décor!

Saturday 10:30 February 20

 

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

Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 January 16

Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 January 27

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 February 21









Knit Skirts Online

New to knits? A skirt is the simplest garment to try. You’ll learn your machine’s best stretch stitches, how to handle knit fabrics, stretchy hems, and end up with a cute, easy skirt to wear, too!

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

Fee: $35

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 January 9







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

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 January 6

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 January 30

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 February 20




Thanks, it has POCKETS! Online

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!
Fee: $30

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 January 19






Toaster Sweaters Online

Such a great pattern that some people wear it as their uniform! Two versions make very different tops and can be modified merely by using different knits. Easy to sew/serge and fun to wear.

We will start sewing the first class so please have pattern/fabric cut out and ready to go.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and up

Fee: $45

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00 February 16, 23




Zipper Success Online

Stuck on zippers? You don’t have to be! Learn the easiest ways to install both traditional and invisible zippers in any project.

Fee: $30

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 February 1




Fashion Sewing Club is now
~ GARMENT SEWING GROUP ~
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.:

Saturday January 9
Tuesday January 12
Thursday January 14


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.


 


 

~ HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES ~


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.

Our online classes are conducted via Zoom.
Upon registration, you will receive an email (within 48 hours) with your meeting code and supply list. Please save this email. If your class has multiple sessions, use the same code for each meet.



CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
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.

AGE & SKILL LEVELS
All classes are appropriate for ages 14 and over, unless otherwise indicated. Skill levels are the minimum required. 

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.

SUPPLIES
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
  • 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!
 

 SUPPLIES for each class:

Beautiful Seams & Hems
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • hand sewing needles

  • 1 yard 100% cotton broadcloth (a subtle print will help you determine right and wrong sides)

  • thread in a contrasting color

  • 1 pack narrow (1/4” wide) double fold bias tape

  • blind hem presser foot for sewing machine (or zig-zag foot if you don’t have one)

  • Optional: pinking shears

  • Optional but helpful: 1/4” quilt-piecing presser foot

    PREP BEFORE CLASS: Please pre-cut your fabric into pieces. You'll need:

    6"x6" pieces: 12 cotton broadcloth and 2 knit

    12"x6" pieces: 6 cotton broadcloth and 1 knit


Beginning Sewing

  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • 1/2 yard cotton muslin

    Please budget $25 - $50 for pattern and fabric - selections will be made after first class. Cost will vary with project choice.



Best Bust Fit
  • Notebook and pencil

  • Bust Fitting PDF (will be emailed to you)

  • Any patterns you have questions about

    * No sewing machine required during class *


Continuing On
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Anything relevant to your specific project!

Corset Sewalong
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Corset pattern of your choice: Please check out Truly Victorian, Laughing Moon, and/or Rethreaded for the best options

  • Muslin for fitting mockups

  • Fabric: lightweight cotton twill, cotton coutil, or med-heavy linen

  • 5 yards of cotton lacing or twill tape

  • Corset hardware (check out Vogue fabrics to mail-order these):

         - Front opening steel busk closure (depending on style chosen)  

         - Bones (steel, German plastic, or reed)

         - Two-piece metal grommets


Cozy Joggers
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Pattern recommendations: True/Bias Hudson Pant (for knits), Jalie 3673 Vanessa (for wovens), or Jalie Henri (boys' thru mens’ sizes in knits) Available at Treadle.

  • Fabric-be sure you match a knit pattern with a knit fabric and woven with woven if you choose.

  • Elastic per pattern

  • Ties if you want them

  • Thread

  • Strips of knit interfacing or SewKeysE knit fusible stabilizing tape


Easy Tee
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • COTTON JERSEY KNIT - amount required by pattern (pre-wash and dry IN ADVANCE)

  • Polyester thread to match fabric

  • Basic T-shirt pattern - Recommendations (choose pattern size by your BUST MEASUREMENT IN INCHES): New Look 6458, 6404, or 6762, Butterick 6690, Burda 6820 or 6602, or any basic t-shirt pattern


Felt Needle Book
  • Template PDF – will be emailed to you – please print in advance

  • Wool felt sheets in various colors

  • Embroidery floss in various colors

  • Small, sharp scissors

  • Hand sewing embroidery needles

    * No sewing machine required *

Fitting: Read the Wrinkles
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Notebook and pencil

  • Optional but helpful: curved fashion ruler

  • A muslin mockup ready to try on and fit - Please choose a basic, fitted pattern with simple style lines. Cut out your mockup in muslin or scrap fabric (old sheets work great!) Sew it together with machine basting stitches. Omit hems, buttonholes, and other finishing details. This mockup will be used for fitting purposes only and will not turn into a finished garment.

    * No sewing machine required during class *

Free Monthly Online Sewing Talks
  • notebook and pencil

  • any patterns, fabrics, or garments you have questions about!



Hand Embroidery
  • ½ yard medium weight linen/cotton fabric, medium weight, white or light color 

  • cotton embroidery floss, six or more skeins, assorted colors

  • embroidery hoop, between 4”- 8” diameter

  • one package white single fold bias tape (or equivalent home-cut bias strips)

  • water soluble fabric marker with fine tip

  • small, sharp scissors

  • seam ripper

  • hand embroidery needles

  • thimble (optional)

  • notebook and pencil



Knit Skirts
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • COTTON JERSEY KNIT Fabric as required by pattern (pre-wash and dry IN ADVANCE)
  • Elastic and notions as required by pattern
  • Polyester thread to match fabric
  • Pattern recommendations (choose pattern size by your HIP MEASUREMENT IN INCHES): New Look 6384, 6458, or 6530; McCall’s 6654, 6966, or 6994; or another basic skirt pattern for knits

Sewing Salon
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Anything relevant to your specific project!


Thanks, it has POCKETS!
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Pocket pattern PDF – will be emailed to you – please PRINT in advance

  • 1 yard 100% cotton broadcloth or muslin, white or other solid light color

  • 100% cotton thread in a contrasting color

  • Point turning tool


Toaster Sweaters
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • Pattern: Toaster Sweaters by Sew House Seven available at Treadle

  • Fabric: KNITS ONLY – choose yardage based on version you want to make.

     

       - #1 is closer fitting, raglan sleeves, neck band stands better in a thicker more stable knit

       - #2 has set in sleeves that fit and then is roomier from bust down, hi-low hem, wider funnel neck

  • Thread

  • Strips of knit interfacing or SewKeysE knit fusible stabilizing tape

     



Zipper Success
  • BASIC SUPPLIES (see above)
  • hand sewing needles

  • ½  yard 100% cotton broadcloth or muslin, white or other solid light color

  • Two 7” or 9” zippers (traditional, not invisible)

  • One 7”-9” invisible zipper

  • Zipper presser foot for machine

  • Optional but helpful: invisible zipper presser foot

    PREP BEFORE CLASS: Pre-cut your fabric into 6 pieces approximately 9” x 12” in size



Contact Us
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      Mon 10-5
      Tues 10-5
      Wed 10-8
      Thurs 10-5
      Fri 10-5
      Sat 10-5
      Sun 1-5
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    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105
    (651)698-9690
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