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Classes for Beginners and More!

Upcoming classes and more!
A few last-minute openings in Beginning Sewing! 
New techniques to power your creative drive!


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:Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 October 25, November 1, 8, 15


Have fun while being creative. Explore ways to reuse and up cycle clothing. Go through your own closet or spend time at any thrift store. You can try simple things like replacing buttons or learning how to make covered buttons, covering an existing collar, or removing sleeves or adding pockets.Think “outside the box” and push the limits of creativity!

Skill level: Intermediate
Instructor: Jennifer Diederich
Fee: $55
Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 October 27, November 3


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

Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 October 27


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

Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 October 28, November 4, 11


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!
One hour lecture with demonstrations and samples.

Skill Level: All
Fee: $15
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 October 30

To sign up for a class, call us at (651)698-9690, or simply stop by the store!

Our Fall Sale continues this week! Stop in for great savings on gorgeous fabrics!

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