Classes at Treadle Yard Goods

To register for Treadle classes, please call them at 651-698-9690 OR you can now register/pay for classes on their

Questions about classes? Call Material Girls at 952-201-3863 or email us:

Garment Sewing Group

Garment Sewing Group is a monthly meeting featuring garments, pattern modification and review, and the latest news in the sewing world. You will be provided with tips, techniques and new ideas that are sure to inspire you. Current fashion, chic wear, proper fit, and children’s wear are some of the topics we will explore. Whether you are an experienced sewist (and you’ve been quilting while waiting for something like this:) or just beginning – this club is for you! Bring Show and Tell for a chance to win a door prize.

Fee for Garment Sewing Group is $10. Register using PayPal button below-no need for a Paypal account.

Your first meeting is free!

Upcoming Garment Sewing Group Meetings at Treadle Yard Goods:

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 am

Wednesday, June 8, 10:30 am

Saturday, June 11, 10:30 am

We are checking out local garment fabric stores with our “Garment Sewing Group on the Go” for our Wednesday meetings. Our Wednesday, May 11 meeting is at Ginny’s Fine Fabrics, Rochester.

Our Thursday GSG meetings (and Fabric Swap) are presently at First Sewing, Bloomington-May 12 and June 9.

Garment Sewing Group

Monthly meeting to see what’s sewing in the garment world-


April/May Classes at Treadle

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Serge (or Sew) This! Knit/Woven Joggers

Need a pattern to try new serger skills AND stay hip, hop and happenin’? The Hudson Pant from True Bias for knits and the Vanessa from Jalie for wovens are our go-to patterns and we’d love to help you make them-with or without a serger-we don’t discriminate 🙂

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner-you should know how to use machine and have some pattern knowledge

Instructor: Material Girls, Debbie & Kristin

Dates: Wednesdays, May 4, 18, 25, 1:30-3:30 pm

Supply list:

Pattern, fabric and notions as suggested on pattern

First class will be cutting out so leave your machine in the car 🙂 in case we don’t get to serging/sewing

Serge (or Sew) This! Woven Tee/Blouse

Expand your skills and your wardrobe with a woven tee or blouse. Expand your skills to bias neck binding, French seams, and band application, plus learn hands-on how to order and work with a large format printing of a PDF pattern.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 18, 25, June 1, 10:30-12:30

Supply list:

Recommended patterns: Harmony Blouse or Melody Dolman/Love Notions, Remy Top/Sew House Seven, Coram Top/Hey June

Contact instructors so patterns are available for you to use first class

First class will most likely be prep and cutting out so leave your machine in your car 🙂

Basic & Beyond Sergery-Just the Facts!

You will get all you need to learn to thread and use your serger (after all, we use just one stitch most of the time), just not as much hands-on practice as our 3 session class. No experience with sergers necessary (you don’t even need to take it out of the box before class) but be sure you have parts and manual 🙂

Dates: Saturday, May 14, 12:30-3:30

Basic & Beyond Sergery-2 sessions

Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use? Are you a little confused about threading? Take the fear out of serging and get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool. Sessions cover machine and stitch knowledge, threading, rolled hem, flatlock, techniques, serging a basic tee and more.

A child sized, cut out tee will be provided to practice your new skills. Construction techniques will be emphasized.

Dates: June 1 and 8, 1:30-4:00 pm

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