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Upcoming Classes for Winter Fun!

January doesn't have to be dull!
Learn something fun and creative in our classroom!


Did you graduate from Basic and Beyond but just can’t quite take the next step to using your serger to make something? Bring your pattern and fabric and we’ll talk you through best tips and techniques and give you the confidence (or hold your hand ) so you can maximize your machine and sew faster and better than before.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $70

Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 January 15, 22


Need a little extra help with your sewing, but not enough to take a full class? This 2-hour block of time is a flexible mini-workshop on the project or technique of your choice. You probably won’t complete a whole project, but we’ll help you through the tricky bits!

Skill Level: All

Fee: $25 each

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund, Melissa Sternal, Kristen Weller, or Elizabeth Merritt 

Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 January 17 with Michele

Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 January 24 with Elizabeth


Piecing quilts is fun, but what’s next? Forget trying to quilt perfect straight parallel lines and give free-motion quilting a try instead. This technique is unstructured and improvisational – time to let your inner perfectionist take a break! You’ll work on a practice quilt sandwich learning traditional meandering, stipple, and curlicue patterns.  Note: Your sewing machine must have the ability to drop (or cover) feed dogs and you will need a free-motion quilting presser foot.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $30

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 January 24



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

Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 January 27


Time for a new coat? When you live in Minnesota, your coat should be more than something to keep you warm. It is a wardrobe essential that can be fashionable and change with the season. Whether you want to move into winter in a toasty warm wool or be a step ahead for spring in a new trench, why not sew what you want? Learn what to look for in patterns and fabric, when and how to use underlining and interfacing, and which techniques work best for what you have chosen. Please bring pattern or fabric choices you are considering to the first class.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $175

Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 January 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29

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

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