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 Club Meetings Coming Up

As seen at Sew Social:

Socks

and

shirt

Tomorrow morning we’ll be at Treadle! In case you didn’t see the sneak peek video, take a look at the previous blogpost for the link to Facebook.

Here’s the schedule for June:

June Fashion Sewing Club:

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 at Treadle
Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 and 6:30 at Treadle
Thursday, June 14, 10:30 at SR Harris, Burnsville

Classes at JoAnn Fabrics Yorktown/Edina:

Sew Social, Thursdays, June 14, 21, 1:00-4:00
Serger Bells and Whistles, Monday, June 11, 1:00-4:00
Reversible Pillowcase, Monday, June 11, 5:30-8:30
Sew Summer Shorts, Monday, June 18, 5:30-9
Kids’ Summer Sewing, Thursdays, June 14, and 21, 4:30-6:00
Kids’ Design Camp, Monday – Thursday, June 18-21,1:00-3:30,

Classes at Treadle Yard Goods, St. Paul

Kids’ Beginning Sewing:
Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00
Session 1, June 25-June 29
Session 2, July 23-27
Session 3, August 6-10

Kids’ Advanced Beginning Sewing and More
Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00
Session 1, June 25-June 29
Session 2, July 23-27
Session 3, August 6-10

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45
Session 1-June 19, 26, and July 10 and 17
Session 2-July 24, 31, August 7 and 14

Dye-ing to See You

After having my colors done, there were a few items in my closet that had too much contrast between the light and dark colors. Since Katie had done some dyeing, we got together and changed the dominant color (or lack thereof).

All garments had a white background


Pretty good match for my colors
After drying

Of course, the real test is what it looks like next to my skin color, but for that, you’ll have to come to Fashion Sewing Club 🙂

Fashion Sewing Club:
Saturday, February 10, 10:30
Tuesday, February 13, 10:30 and 6:30

Classes at Treadle Yard Goods

Workroom Social, Tuesdays, February 13, 1:00-4:00
Basic Serger and Beyond, Saturdays, February 10 and 24, 1:00-4:00
Sewing For Your Lifestyle, Tuesday, February 20, 1:00-4:00
Sewing Kids Clothes, Tuesday, February 27, 1:00-4:00

Classes at Edina Yorktown JoAnn

Sew Social, Thursday, February 22, 1:00-4:00
Peasant Top, Monday, February 12, and Monday, February 26,1:00-3:00
Three Seam Pillowcase, Monday, February 12, 5:30-8:30
Comfy Pants, Monday, February 26, 5:30-9:00
Serger Down and Dirty, Monday, February 12, 1:00-4:00
Serger Bells and Whistles, Monday, February 26, 1:00-4:00
Sewing For Kids, Thursday, February 22, 9:30- 11:30 and 6:00-8:00
Classes For Kids
Kids After School Sewing, Thursdays, February 22, 4:30-6:00

We’re Thankful for All of You


Debbie and I want you to know how thankful we are that all of you show such interest in sewing garments and taking classes from us. It allows us to do what we love to do.

November photos have been posted and Club sheets are here (click on the button above). Thanks to all who came to Club and the Expo.

Serger Club this month will be “When to Use Your Serger and When Not To”. We suggest bringing a pair of pj pants with pockets to serge and we’ll have sewing machines available for the non-serger parts. Here are a few photos from past classes. The classes times are listed below.

Coming in 2018 we’ll be starting a new meeting time for Fashion Sewing Club at Treadle Yard Goods-Tuesday evenings at 6:30. We’re hoping this will attract some of you that work during the day but also love to sew and be inspired. Unfortunately that means we will discontinue our Thursday evening meetings at Joann in Edina. We hope our faithful attendees can make it to Treadle on Saturday mornings or Tuesday evenings and see the wonderful fabric Treadle has to offer and meet new sewing enthusiasts.

December will be short with the holidays but we hope you can join us for Club or classes. We’re working on new classes for January and beyond…

December 2017 Calendar
Fashion Sewing Club:

Saturday, December 9, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, December 12, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Thursday, December 14, 6:30 pm at JoAnn-Edina

Classes At Treadle:

Workroom Social, Tuesday, December 5, 1:00-4:00
Serger Club, Tuesdays, December 5, 10:30-12
December 12, 6:00-7:30

Classes At JoAnn-Edina

Serger Club, Monday, December 4, 10:00-11:30
Knit Tunic, Monday, December 4 and 11, 1:00-3:00
Learn To Sew, Monday, December 4, 6:00-8:30
Workroom Social, Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00
Kids’ Comfy Pants, Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 4:30-6:30
Kids’ After School Sewing Club, Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 4:30-6:00
Zippers, Monday, December 11, 12:30-3:30
Pillowcase, Monday, December 11, 6:00-8:30
Comfy Pant, Monday, December 18, 5:30-9 pm

Fashion Sewing Club, January 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 10:30 or 6:30
Saturday, January 13, 10:30

Ready for the new season!

There are a few days left of summer so I’m not going to be a spoilsport and use the “f” word but in case anyone is planning into September, the classes have been updated and all should be ready for registration, etc.


School age sewists were an important part of our summer classes-so fun to pass on skills and keep sewing alive. We will offer Kids’ After School Sewing Club at Treadle on Tuesdays and at Joann/Yorktown on Thursdays. We are also taking on the “JOANN Kids’ Classes” for the time being so there are some weekend and school vacation offerings. We’re happy to have students joining these classes but working on other projects. Email or call us to schedule.

Below is the calendar in a printed form for September. We are adding a Serger Club to both locations (JOANN/Yorktown and Treadle). We hear Basic and Beyond graduates say that they still aren’t using their sergers as the workhorses they can be so this is an attempt to increase confidence and whet your appetite for all the ways to use your serger smartly.

We also offer beginning serger classes at JOANN/Yorktown but call it Serger: Down & Dirty and Bells & Whistles. Let’s get those machines out of their boxes 🙂

The Skinny Pant-No Zip class was a hit at Treadle this summer so that is being offered again in September-love that Jalie Eleonore pattern!!

Workroom Social is back on the calendar at Treadle each month and we’ve added another time slot for the same type of class at JOANN-Sew Social, now at 9:30-12:30 AND 1-4 on most Thursdays. The afternoon class fills quickly!

JOANN has new seasonal offerings (Knit Tunic, Misses Jacket and Super Hero Cape) that might be what you are looking for, but if not, sign up anyway and make a pattern more to your style/skill level. We can be flexible!

Here’s the calendar-Fashion Sewing Club is right around the corner too.
See you in September??

Material Girls September 2017 Calendar
September Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Saturday, September 9, 10:30, at Treadle
Tuesday, September 12, 10:30 at Treadle
Thursday, September 14, 6:30 at JoAnn – Edina

Classes At Treadle:
Serger Club: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00-7:30 and again Tuesday, September 19, 10:30-12:00
Workroom Social: Tuesday, September 19, 1:00-4:00
Skinny Pants-No Zip: Tuesday, September 19, 26 and October 3, 6:00-8:00
Kids After School Sewing Club: Tuesday, September 26, October 3,10, and 17, 4:15-5:45

Classes at JOANN-Edina
Sew Social:Thursday, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00
Serger Club, Monday, September 11, 10-11:30
Learn to Sew, Monday, September 11, 12:30-3:00
Jacket With Hood: Monday, September 11, 5:30-8:30 and again, Monday, September 18, 5:30-8:30
Serger Down and Dirty: Monday, September 18, 1-4 pm
Three Seam Pillowcase: Monday, September 18, 12:30-3:00
Learn To Sew Zippers: Monday, September 18, 5:30-8:30
Comfy Pants: Monday, September 25, 12:30-4:00
Serger Bells and Whistles: Monday, September 25, 1-4 pm
Pieced Fur Pillow: Monday, September25, 5:30-8:30
Superhero Cape: Monday, September 25, 5:30-8:30

Kids’ Classes at JOANN
Kids’ Pillowcase: Saturday, September 9, 2-5 pm
Kids’ After School Sewing: Thursday, September 14, 21 28, 4:30-6:00
Kids’ Comfy Pant: Thursday, September 14 and 28, 4:30-6:30
Kids’ Halloween Treat Bag: Saturday, September 23, 10:00-1:00
Kids’ Alphabet Pillow: Saturday, September 23, 2:00-5:00

June Fashion Sewing Club starts today

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 at JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, June 10, 10:30 at Treadle
Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 at Treadle

(June classes are listed at end of post)

We’ve sent our reminder emails and mentioned making a garment bag-


If you want to make a garment bag:

You’ll need to come to Fashion Sewing Club ☺

We won’t finish them all on one day. We were hoping to get patterns cut out and bias binding cut and demonstrated.

If you just want to watch/get directions and trace a pattern of your own, bring your favorite tracing paper.

We made ours out of oilcloth or laminated cotton/linen. It keeps things dry and out of the snow in winter. You may make yours out of any fabric desired.

Supplies needed:
Oilcloth or laminated cotton (Treadle has oilcloth and laminated cotton, choices at Joann are more limited)
From oilcloth you will need :
one rectangle 42”x24.5”
two rectangles 42”x12”
two rectangles 50”x 3”
Total yardage will vary depending on one way designs and width of fabric

One zipper 30-40” long-nice to have a stop at both ends but not mandatory-they can be hard to find-Sew Trendy has some but we can’t get them till next week

One half yard of cotton which will make 333” of continuous bias binding

A pocket is optional

Thread

For this month, you won’t need the zipper

Thursday Club we’ll stay till 8
Saturday we’ll stay till noonish
Tuesday we have a full class starting at 1

Here’s the rest of the calendar for June-
Classes:

Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com

Marcy Tilton Jacket, Vogue 9244: Tuesday, June 6, 13 and 20, 6:00-8:00

Special Tees – Tuesday, June 27 and July 11, 6:00-8:00

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club:
Session 1 – Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 4:00-5:30
Session 2 – Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15 and 22, 4:00- 5:30

JoAnn: Yorktown Mall, 3411 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN, 952-831-5200
Sew Studio: Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 1:00-4:00
Serger: Bells & Whistles: Monday, June 12, 1:30-4:30
Pillowcase: Monday, June 12, 6:00-8:30 OR June 29, 10-12:30
Comfy Pants: Monday, June 19, 5:00-8:30
Kids’ Camp: June 19- 22, 10:00-12:30 or 1:00-3:30

Sew Trendy: 651-387-1815, Eagan, sewtrendymn.com

Learn To Sew – Pillowcase, Thursday, June 15, 6:00-8:00
Sew With a Pattern-PJ pant or skirt, Thursday, June 22, 6:00-8:00
Sew Your Own-your choice of pattern, Thursday, June 29, 6-8 pm

Serger I- Thursday, June 15, 6:00-8:00
Serger II- Thursday, June 22, 6:00-8:00
Serger III-Thursday, June 29, 6:00-8:00

Happy Summer Sewing!!

A New School Year-A New Location

We are grateful to First Sewing for having allowed us to teach at their new location across from Schuler Shoes but we missed not having fabric, patterns and notions available while we taught classes. So we approached Joann Fabrics at Yorktown in Edina (across from Target) and they are very excited to have us teaching classes there!
There are a few kinks to work out but we will be offering our usual Sew Studio (now called Sew Social) on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 pm and After School Sewing from 4:30-6 beginning September 8th.

Fashion Sewing Club will also have its Thursday evening meetings at Joann beginning this Thursday, September 8th at 6:30. The classroom is in the back of the store just to the right of Framing. You will still pay Material Girls for Club.

Debbie and I will also teach Joann classes (Beginning Sewing, Lazy Day (pj) Pants, Pullover Knit Top, that are offered nationally. These classes should be registered for through Joann online or in a store.

We hope you aren’t inconvenienced too much. We’ll all have a little more elbow room too!

And, of course, we are still teaching at Treadle Yard Goods. Here’s a link to the new class schedule.
Fashion Sewing Club meets at Treadle on Saturday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 13.

And goes out like a lamb

Or at least it feels quiet and peaceful and the temperature is warming up!

April is a new month and the flowers are on their way. I watched Peggy Sagers on her YouTube channel last night and was, as usual, inspired to get sewing for spring. She had a good overview of what the world says we should be wearing this season along with some sage advice on whether or not we need to wear it 🙂

Here’s our calendar for April. Hancock Fabrics will most likely be open for most of the month. We’ll keep you updated.

April 2016 Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Saturday, April 9, 10:30 at Treadle
Tuesday, April 12, 10:30 at Treadle
Thursday, April 14, 6:30 at First Sewing Bloomington Hancock

Classes:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com
Design And Sew:
Saturday, April 9, 16 and 23, 1:30-3:30

Fit That Matters:
Tuesdays, April 12, 19 and 26, 6:00-8:00

Kids After School Sewing Club:
Tuesdays, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 4:00-5:30

Serger Workshop:
Saturdays, April 16 and 23, 10:30-1:00

First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics
*Please register in advance with Material Girls on their website or call us at 952-201-3863
Sew Studio:
Tuesdays, April 5, 19 and 26,12:00-3:00
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1:00-4:00

Beginning Sewing:
Thursdays, April 7, 21, and 28,6:00-8:00

Beginning Serger:
Thursdays, April 7, 21, and 28,6:00-8:00

Kids After School Sew Club:
Thursdays, April 7,14, 21 and 28, 4:30-6:00

Here are a few photos that have been waiting to be posted. So much creativity out there. Thanks for letting us be part of it!

First project :)
First project 🙂

Repurposing dad's jersey
Repurposing dad’s jersey

Not only did she learn to love sergers but she completed the Disney 5K in her Princess creation!
Not only did she learn to love sergers but she completed the Disney 5K in her Princess creation!

The family that sews together...
The family that sews together…

Some of my mom's old things...
Some of my mom’s old things…
..with all the embroidery silks still in the holder.
..with all the embroidery silks still in the holder.
Why we love our sergers!
Why we love our sergers!
Rub-a-dub-dub, four grand boys in a tub.
Rub-a-dub-dub, four grand boys in a tub.
The last snowstorm and who I spent it with :)
The last snowstorm and who I spent it with 🙂
Using up knit scraps
Using up knit scraps
Snowed in and happy to be
Snowed in and happy to be

Happy Spring Sewing!!