Upcoming Calendar

Barring unforeseen snowstorms, Fashion Sewing Club for February will start on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and continue at SR Harris on Thursday-back to Treadle on Saturday, Feb. 16. Hope you can join us!

Do you notice the new format of the webpage? Thanks to my son, and father of my newest grandchild, the webpage should function more smoothly. There will be glitches as I learn my way around the website so always let me know if something looks funny (thanks, Cindy!).

Happy New Year!!!

The tasks from 2018 are caught up-well at least as far as the website is concerned-classes, Fashion Sewing Club pages, etc. We are all busy sewing for January (first Club meeting is Tuesday, January 8th!)

But I wanted to take some time to highlight last month’s patterns and show and tell-

The “north of 60” and “south of 60” version of a patterned ponte. Neither knew what the other was sewing!!
Kristin managed to complete an entire garment-right down to the shoes! Jacket-Simplicity 8741, Blouse-Silhouette Patt. #418 Lace tank-KwikSew #3890, Velvet pants-Jalie 3243
Silhouette Patterns 4 Piece Yoga Pant in moleskin
Taking full advantage of a gorgeous patterned mesh
The ever popular Vogue 1415
Someone requested a pic of the grandkids-happy to oblige!

That’s all for now, folks. Stay tuned for new classes. Check out November or December Club sheets and photos if you missed a meeting. See you next week at Fashion Sewing Club!

New and Upcoming Classes-SR Harris too!


Serger classes have been very well attended this fall so we’ve added another Basic and Beyond series at Treadle:
November 20, 27 and Dec. 4 from 10-12 pm-call Treadle to register-(651) 698-9690

Serger classes are being offered at Joann Edina. It is open to all levels and may be repeated to acquire the skills you need.
November 5th from 5:30-8
and December 10 from 12:30-3-register here

We are starting to offer classes at SR Harris Burnsville! Our popular Sew It Fits is a lecture class with a few hands on measurements included 🙂 If you want help choosing patterns and fabric and figuring out your most successful route to sewing, this class is for you. And you can make a day of it and attend Fashion Sewing Club first!
Thursday, November 13, 1-3 pm
OR Thursday, December 13 -register here or at SR Harris

And if you are itching to use your serger (or sew knits with your sewing machine) we have:
Sew & Serge: Kids’ Undies, November 6, 10-12:30 at Treadle
Sew & Serge: Knit PJ’s-December 4 and 11, 1-3:30 at Treadle
Happy Halloween!!

October Calendar and…Paris!

Notre Dame

Versailles

Streets of Paris

Food from Corsica

Ryder Cup bathroom signs

Patrick and Tiger (thanks to zoom)

Hotel bathroom sign

Hotel bathroom

And it was a very special treat to meet up with Madeline, one of our high school students who is now attending Esmod Fashion School in Paris!

Dinner with Madeline

Courtyard near Madeline’s apartment

It was a wonderful trip and now it’s time to get back to sewing and classes-

October 2018 Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 and 6:30 at Treadle
Thursday, October 11,10:30 at SR Harris, Burnsville
Saturday, October 13, 10:30 at Treadle

Classes at Treadle Yard Goods

Fit Studio, Tuesdays, October 9,16, 23 and 30, 1:00-3:30
Basic Sergery and Beyond, Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, 6:00-8:00
Before Buying a Serger, Tuesday, October 30, 11:00-12:00
Kids’ After School Sewing, Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, and 30, 4:15-5:45

Classes at JoAnn Fabric, Yorktown, Edina

Sew Social, Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, 1:00-4:00
Sew Studio, Mondays, October 8, 15, 29, 6-9 pm
French Seam Pillowcase, Monday, October 15, 1:00-3:30
Seam Sewing Techniques, Monday October 15, 5:30-8
Thursday, October 25, 9:30-12:00
Sew With Denim, Monday, October 15, 5:30-8:30
Sew With Velvet and Faux Fur and Suede, Thursday, October 18, 9:30-12:30
Comfy Pants, Monday, October 22, 5:30-9:00
Sew With Zippers, Monday, October 22, 5:30-8:30
And Thursday, October 25, 9:30-12:30
Kids’ After School Sewing, Thursdays, October 11, 18 and 25, 4:30-6:00

Classes, Anyone?


Well, maybe little kid undies aren’t quite what you are looking for in a class but I made these for my two year old grandsons and they are still wearing the same pair and they just turned five! Time to upsize 🙂 These were made in Art Gallery fabric from Treadle.

The undies class will be offered in November at Treadle. The goal is to learn skills for sewing knits whether with the serger or sewing machine. We also offer a knit pj’s class in December with the same goals in mind. At Treadle we also have a Fit Studio offering for four weeks in October and our usual Basic Sergery and Beyond class. We have one offering of Kids’ After School Sewing so call soon to get a spot. We are at Treadle most Tuesdays.

You can see our Treadle classes on this website under Classes or go to Treadle’s website and call them to register-651-698-9690.

At Joann we have the usual Learn to Sew series offered by Joann.com. A steady group of sewists meets on Thursday afternoons for Sew Social and we’ve added Sew Studio on Monday nights for those who want to sew in the evening. Serger Mastery is offered by Material Girls-we’ll take you wherever you are in your skills-threading, rolled hem, coverstitch or construction. This class meets this Thursday morning and will be offered each month. We offer Kids’ After School Sewing on Thursday afternoons.

Joann also has some seasonal classes-sewing with denim, velvet, faux fur and mending, which we will be teaching.

We are at Joann most Mondays and Thursdays. You can register for Material Girls classes on this website or Joann classes at Joann.com.

Happy Sewing!!

PS-in case you can’t wait to make the undies, they are Children’s Undies by thatdarnkat.com available from youcanmakethis.com easy to download and pattern pieces are on one page-hardly any taping 🙂

See you this week?

We’re not all work and no play…

But Fashion Sewing Club starts tomorrow at Treadle so gotta go sew!

July Fashion Sewing Club
Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 and 6:30, at Treadle
Thursday, July 12,10:30 SR Harris, at Burnsville
Saturday, July 14, 10:30 at Treadle

Here’s the calendar for the month:
July 2018 Calendar

Classes at JoAnn Fabrics Yorktown/Edina:

Sew Social, Thursdays, July 12, 19, 1:00-4:00
Learn To Sew, Monday July 9, 1:00-3:30
Reversible Pillowcase, Monday, July 16, 1:00-4:00
Boxed Corners (Tissue Box), Monday, July 16, 1:00-4:00
Comfy Pants, Monday, July 30, 1:00-4:30
Sew Scallops, Monday, July 30, 1:30-4
Sew With Knit Fabric, Monday, July 30, 1:30-4
Kids’ Summer Sewing, Thursdays, July 12, 19, 4:30-6:00

Classes at Treadle Yard Goods, St. Paul

Basic Serger and Beyond, Tuesday, July 10, 17, 1;00-4:00
Jalie No Zip Skinny Jeans, Tuesday, July 17, 24 and 31,6:00-8:00

Kids’ Beginning Sewing Camp:
Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00
Session 2, July 23-27
Session 3, August 6-10

Kids’ Advanced Beginning Sewing
Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00
Session 2, July 23-27
Session 3, August 6-10

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club
Tuesdays, 4:14-5:45
Session 2, July 24, 31, August 7 and 14

June Fashion Sewing Club Photos

Here is a sampling of the creative ideas we saw at the Tuesday and Thursday Club meetings.
Saturday’s were posted previously.
Garment photos and Club sheets from Debbie, Katie and Kristin can be seen here.

New Look 6163

Butterick 6026

Cutting Line Relax a Little

Vogue 1550

And the shoes make the outfit!

Cutting Line Light and Shadow

Butterick 6491

Burda 6821

McCalls 7512