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Upcoming Classes! Serger, Darning, Fitting, and More!



Don’t toss it, darn it! Repair holes in your socks, sweaters, and other garments! Learn classic darning for discreet fixes. Or use visible mending techniques that add embroidery stitches and new fabrics for a fresh, fun look!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $35

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Friday 12:00 – 3:00 March 15 


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 5:00 – 8:00 March 19 (skip 26) April 2



Focus on fitting the bust! The majority of women need to make some bust adjustments to commercial patterns. Plenty of fit issues stem from poor bust fit: wrinkles and drag lines around the bust, uneven hemlines, baggy backs, too much fabric in the upper chest, or gaping armholes. In this class, we will modify patterns and make mockups to test the fit. Choose a basic darted or princess-seamed bodice (suggestions given in supply list) and learn how to fine-tune the bust fit!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 March 20, 27



Pillows are a fabulous and affordable way to add punch to your decor and adding a new chair cushion ups the decorating ante. Learn the sewing techniques you need to know to duplicate the expensive decorator pillows and cushions you’ve been drooling over. From making your own piping to inserting a lapped upholstery zipper, you’ll discover just how easy it is to give your furniture a whole new look.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Instructor: Melissa Sternal

Friday 10:30 – 1:30 March 22, 29

New dates added!

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, or Elizabeth Merritt

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 March 23 with Michele

Friday 6:00 – 8:00 April 5 with Michele
Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 April 9 with Elizabeth
Friday 10:30 – 12:30 April 19 with Melissa

Friday 10:30 – 12:30 May 10 with Melissa
Friday 1:00 – 3:00 May 17 with Elizabeth

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

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