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 🙂

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

Back in the Saddle-Almost!

Just wanted you to know that the physical calendar for January is updated and all of the classes for January and February are listed on the website. PayPal tabs haven’t been updated quite yet but a quick email will reserve a spot until I get it done.

We (and that now means three of us!) are busy sewing for next Tuesday and Saturday Club meetings-we’ve added a Tuesday evening meeting at Treadle at 6:30 pm (and discontinued the Thursday meeting at Joann). Looking forward to new faces that haven’t been able to make it-and the new Tuesday evening meeting will only cost $5 or free if it’s your first time through March!

Classes and Fashion Sewing Club are back in full swing next week! See you soon~

Debbie, Katie and Kristin!

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

Summer Sewing for School Age Starts This Week


Looking for sewing opportunities for your student? Our first summer camp at Joann begins tomorrow-Monday, June 19 and at Treadle Yard Goods on Tuesday, June 20. We have openings!

Summer Classes for School Age Students

Kids’ Sewing Camp at Joann Fabrics, Yorktown Mall, Edina

The student has two options-fun beginner projects-puppets and pillows or

for students who have already sewn with a pattern-continue your sewing journey and choose a pattern and sew with guidance.

Cost per 10 hr. session: $99

June 19-22, Monday-Thursday, 10:00-12:30 (you can’t sign up online anymore-just sign up for afternoon session and email us that you’ll be there in am)

June 19-22, 1-3:30

July 10-13, Monday-Thursday, 10-12:30

July 10-13, 1-3:30

July 24-27, Monday-Thursday, 10-12:30

July 24-27, 1-3:30

August 7-10, Monday-Thursday, 10-12:30

August 7-10, 1-3:30

You can register online at Joann.com and we’d love an email to let us know you are coming.

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club at Treadle Yard Goods

Come as a beginner and we’ll get you started and suggest a first project or come as a seasoned young sewist and we will guide you through your choice of sewing projects for the summer.

Cost per 6 hr. session: $60

Session 1:

Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 4:00-5:30

Session 2:

Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 4-5:30

Register with Treadle Yard Goods at 651-698-9690 and we’d love an email to let us know you are coming.

Happy Summer!

Time for Club and more-

Last night kicked off February Fashion Sewing Club at Joann. Thanks for coming!
Saturday and Tuesday we’ll be at Treadle-both meeting at 10:30.
Hope to see more of you-

Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to the past few weeks:

Homeschool group threading elastic in pj pant waistband
Need inspiration? The Oval Room is now located in the Southdale Macy’s!
Removing 30 year old elastic from baby pants-brittle is an understatement!

First in-seam buttonhole in my Cynthia Guffey blouse
Happy grand baby!

Happy stitching!