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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. You asked - we answered - now with extra time! You will learn how to copy an existing garment, create a pattern, and have time to sew a wearable test. Plus learn what techniques and order of sewing operation get you the best results.


  • Favorite garment you would like to copy * Note that a garment that is made from a woven fabric, rather than a knit will make learning the process easier

  • Styling Design Ruler (available at Treadle)

  • Straight pins with a ball head, plastic or glass, approximately 1 1/4” long (longer pins will work if they are sturdy)

  • pencil and notebook

  • Woven garments: muslin fabric to make test version

  • Knit garments: knit fabric to make test version - choose a knit with similar weight and drape as original garment

  • Basic Sewing Supplies

You can find your class supplies for sale at our store. Our staff will be happy to assist you in gathering your supplies! 

Remember, you get 15% off fabrics, patterns, notions, and more at Treadle for the duration of your class. Just let us know you're in a class when you come in to shop!

Full payment is required to reserve your space in class.

Classes are held in our store at 1338 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 55105


If your plans change, and you cannot attend a class, let us know as soon as possible by phone. We will refund your class fee in full up to ONE WEEK before class begins. After that time, class fees 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.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
An understanding of garment construction required. Some sewing will be done outside of class.
Instructor Name:

Copy Ready-to-Wear

$ 195.00
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      Monday - Thursday 12 - 6
      Friday & Saturday 12 - 5
      Sunday 12 - 4
    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105