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Our classes and events are held in our store at 1338 Grand Ave. in St. Paul.

Register online! Just click on the class you want for more info.
See more registration details here.

Click here to view our class Calendar!

Kids Classes

Beginners and more can sew with us every week! Ages 9-14

Cost: $ 115.00
A week-long sewing camp for all skill levels! Ages 9 and up.

Cost: $ 295.00
A weekly sewing class for people 13-18!

Cost: $ 115.00

In-store at Treadle Yard Goods!

 Garment Sewing Group is a social 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, and children’s wear are just some of the topics we will explore.

Fee for Garment Sewing Group is $10. Your first meeting is free.
Plus, Group attendees get 10% off regularly-priced fabrics at Treadle on club day!

Garment Sewing Group meets in-store at 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming dates for 2023 have not yet been determined.

Learn more at the Material Girls' website:



Just Start Sewing!

Got a new machine? Need a refresher? This beginner-level class will get you sewing fast!

Pants Fitting and Construction for Women

It's the sewer's Holy Grail - a pants pattern that fits well!

Continuing On

Our cornerstone class for students of various skill levels to sew what they want!

Feb 9
Beginning Sewing
Feb 10
Continuing On
Feb 10
Friday Sewing Social

Private Classes

Interested in a one-on-one sewing lesson?

We are now offering Private Classes in person or via Zoom.

To take a Private Class, you must fill out our Private Class Request. We will get in touch and coordinate with you on the best date/time and instructor to help you. 

Payment is required in advance to confirm your lesson. Once scheduled, private classes are non-refundable. We do not accept walk-ins for private lessons.

Private class fees are as follows:

3o minute session: $30
One hour session: $45
Each additional hour: $45

Depending on your project, we may be unable to accommodate you in a single session.




Mary Blouin Auffert
 teaches our youth classes. Mary learned how to sew from her mother at a very young age and hasn’t stopped since. She studied costume design in college, worked in custom bridal design, and started her own women’s and children’s clothing business in 2007. Mary has taught sewing classes for both children and adults throughout the years. She enjoys sharing her love of textiles as well as helping them build the skills to create wonderful handmade items. Mary lives in St. Paul with her husband and her beloved Bernina sewing machine.


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.


Rebecca Karstad has been sewing since she was 9.  With over 30 years of experience working as a costume technician in theater, film, and advertising, she still gets a thrill at taking a flat piece of fabric and turning it into something. She is proud to work for Minnesota Opera as a first hand and has been a core member of the Treadle team for years.


Laura Martell Kelly learned to sew from her mom as a young child. Her first rag doll still sits in the corner of her sewing room. Today, Laura enjoys the challenge of solving problems with fabric. Whether it is making or altering clothes to make them work for individuals or making curtains and pillows to update a room. She enjoys sharing the joy of sewing and teaching new sewers how to play with fabric. 


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. Find more about them at

Elizabeth Merritt has been sewing historic reproduction garments, modern clothing, and all kinds of quilts and crafts for over 25 years. She loves hand sewing in particular and tries to make time for sewing every day. She blogs about sewing and other crafty stuff; find her at That's Sew Minnesota or on Instagram @thatssewmn 

Marina Pollock learned how to sew from her Grandma and mother when she was young. She got back into sewing when she finished her undergrad degree and felt the need to make something concrete and develop a useful skill. She has spent the past sixteen years doing just that, sewing quilts and garments, mending & upcycling old clothing, and experimenting with as many different crafts as she can. Lately, she spends most of her non-sewing time working on her garden.



We now offer online registration for classes! Just click on the class you want to view dates and options.
You may also register by phone (651-698-9690) or in person at the store.
Full payment is required to reserve your space in class.
Space is limited! Most classes have a limit of 6 students. Register early to reserve your space.
After you register, we will email you a confirmation with supply list.

Our online classes are conducted via Zoom.

Class fees are refundable up to ONE WEEK before class. After that time, they are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Sometimes we must cancel a class. We will let registered students know as soon as we can. You will have the option to transfer into a different class, if applicable, or you may ask for a refund or store credit.

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

: Little or no sewing experience.
Intermediate: Must be familiar with your sewing machine, general sewing terms, and beginning to read patterns.
 Advanced: Must be knowledgeable of your sewing machine, comfortable reading a pattern, and have an understanding of basic garment construction.


In accordance with CDC and MDH guidelines:
Students who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask.
Students who are not fully vaccinated are requested to wear a mask.
We will work to accommodate those with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent wearing a mask. 
Our new classroom space is larger with better ventilation and individual tables to allow for ease of following social distance guidelines. Hands-on sewing classes have a maximum of 6 students to allow for everyone’s comfort. Certain classes that are lecture/discussion or events may have a larger attendance capacity.
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    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105