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 changed to Wednesdays!!! And our regular Saturdays…AND WE’RE STILL IN PERSON11

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, September 11, 10:30 am

Saturday, October 9, 10:30 am

We are checking out local garment fabric stores with our “Garment Sewing Group on the Go” for our Wednesday meetings. We’ll be at Sewing Lounge-September 8th and Ginny’s (Rochester)-October 13th.

Our Thursday GSG meetings are presently at First Sewing, Bloomington-September 9th and October 14th.

Garment Sewing Group

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


September/October Classes at Treadle:

You will need to go to to register/pay.

Questions: or 952-201-3863

Coming Back to Sewing for Yourself

Garment sewing for the first time or getting back into it-we’ll outline the things that will make the adventure a bit less hazardous and more satisfying. Garment sewing isn’t for the faint of heart but seen as a pursuit rather than a pass/fail event and armed with what we’ve learned over the years, you will fall in love with the craft and art of sewing.

Choosing your size, indie patterns, Pdf printing, knits and new fabrics, fit issues and techniques are some of the topics we’ll cover.

Wednesdays, September 15, 29, 10-12 pm

Class supplies: note taking supplies

Class fee: $55 Register at

Basic & Beyond Sergery

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 parts, 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.

Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, 1-3 pm-only one spot left as of 9/3-also offered at First Sewing, Oct. 7, 21, 28)

Cost: $85 Register at


Serger, manual and accessories-don’t forget power cord/pedal

Basic sewing supplies-scissors, pins

4 different colored spools of thread-helpful if they match the 4 colors on your machine

Toaster Sweater/Fall Must Have Garment!

The Toaster Sweater Pattern by Sew House Seven is a versatile wardrobe staple that sews up quickly and easily and the variations are endless.

Version #1 has a high mock turtleneck, raglan sleeves, cuffs and hem band.

Stable knits such as ponte, scuba, medium weight sweatshirt and sweater knits.

Version #2 has a funnel neck, set in sleeves and a hi-low split hem. Medium weight interlock, and jersey knits work well as well as wovens with at least 20% stretch.

First class will be cutting out and fit adjustments-machines can stay in car in case we don’t need them.

Wednesdays, October 6, 20, 27, 10:00-12 pm Treadle (class is full-also offered at First Sewing, Sept. 16, 23, 30)

Class fee: $75 Register at

Supply list: pattern, fabric, thread, sewing and cutting out supplies, serger or sewing machine

Jalie Pants

One of our favorite pants pattern makers is Jalie. This time we’d like to give you a choice and make sure you see the variety of pants you can add to your fall wardrobe-easy to make more than one!

Eleonore Pull-on Jeans-close fitting jeans with no zipper! Made from stretch woven

Vanessa Fluid Pants-popular joggers in a woven-best with some drape (tencel, linen, rayon)

Pull on Pants-Same great fit but with a straight leg made for wovens but knits work too

Renee Ponte Pant-close fitting from top to bottom-not quite leggings

Come to class with tracing paper, pattern and fabric and we’ll guide you through the process of tracing a pattern, cutting out, sewing and fitting.

Machines not needed for first class.

Wednesdays, October 6, 20, 27, 1:00-3:00 pm

Class fee: $75 Register at

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