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 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

Happy Sewing!!

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

June Club Meetings Coming Up

As seen at Sew Social:




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

Cute Kids’ Clothes-Come Sew Some!

Sewing for kids is so much fun! Here are the patterns we’ll be featuring at tomorrow’s class (which still has a few spaces 🙂

This pattern is a sweatshirt with a ruffle replacing the bottom band to make it a bit more girly. Sizes run birth to 18 months but will probably easily fit a 2 year old.

This pattern is from Burdastyle magazine-11/2017 and comes in sizes 3-7. We’ll have this pattern for you to use if you don’t have the magazine.

This is the tunic version of the pattern which goes from size 4-9.

All fabric shown is knits from Treadle Yard Goods. Great class to for giving your serger a workout!

Sewing Children’s Clothes meets Tuesday, February 27th from 1-4 pm at Treadle Yard Goods. Please call the store at (651) 698-9690 to register.

Thanks to my two cute grandkids (one of whom wanted to remain faceless 🙂 for the fun photos!

New Class: Sewing Children’s Clothes

Woot woot! Great kids’ fabric at Treadle, just in time for our new Sewing for Kids class. The fabric is from Art Gallery.
We’ll be at Joann Fabrics in Edina Thursday (tomorrow) morning from 9:30-12:30 and in the evening from 6-8 pm. The same class will be held at Treadle Yard Goods on Tuesday, January 30 from 1-4 pm.

The fabric pictured above will also be available for the Joann class as I have some in my possession and will be prewashing it tonight.

Our January class will focus on a raglan sleeve knit top with bands and skinny pants also with bands. Think Hanna Andersson pj’s but the patterns themselves are versatile enough for t-shirts, leggings and sweatpants. The goal of the class is to showcase patterns and techniques that make the pattern quick to sew and cut out along with the fit that you get with ready to wear. We recommend Simplicity 8526 or we have an Ottobre pattern you may trace (bring paper).

You can sign up for the Joann class till midnight tonight :)) on this website or email us. For the Treadle class, call 651-698-9690. Each month we will focus on another garment for babies to 8 year olds (you can sew for older kids, we just won’t have patterns recommended).

Take it from a grandma with multiple grandkids-you need to take this class and your children will thank you for it (the adult ones or the ones you are still raising :))