All Classes at Treadle Yard Goods

To register for Treadle classes, please call them at 651-698-9690.

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

Fashion Sewing Club
Fashion Sewing Club 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 Fashion Sewing Club is $10. Your first meeting is free. Registration is not required.

Meetings at Treadle Yard Goods
Second Tuesday at 10:30 and 6:30 and Saturday at 10:30
Treadle Yard Goods

Tuesday, January 8, 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday, January 12, 10:30

Tuesday, February 12, 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday, February 16, 10:30 (Note change-not the 2nd Sat.)

Saturday, March 9, 10:30

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 and 6:30

Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 and 6:30

Saturday, April 13, 10:30

Saturday, May 11, 10:30

Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 and 6:30

You may attend any scheduled Club meeting at any location during the month in which you have paid. Club meetings will only be cancelled in extreme cases (bad weather, no electricity…).

You can pay as you attend Club meetings or using the Paypal buttons below:


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You will receive an email from Paypal to let you know the transaction has been completed. Thank you for coming to Fashion Sewing Club!

Sewing and Serging Classes at Treadle Yard Goods taught by Material Girls
Please call Treadle to register for classes-651-698-9690

Basic Sewing Supplies: seam ripper, 6 inch ruler, marking pen or chalk, tape measure, scissors, pins, needles

Before You Buy a Serger

Serger? Coverstitch? Rolled hem? What’s it all about and what can I do with it? This lecture will clear up some of the mysteries of the wonderful machine called a serger (and that confusing coverstitch!). Make an informed decision before you buy and come back for Basic Sergery and Beyond once you’ve decided it’s the right machine for you.

One hour lecture with demonstrations and samples.

Skill Level: All

Fee: $15

Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 January 15

Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 April 16

Supply list: note taking materials as desired                 

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 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.

Skill Level: All

Fee: $75

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 February 19, 26, March 5

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 May 7, 14

Supply list:

Serger and all accessories

Serger manual (download online if you don’t have one)

Four different colors of serger thread (helpful if it matches the four colors on serger tension dials)

Basic sewing supplies

Applied Sergery

Did you graduate from Basic and Beyond but just can’t quite take the next step to using your serger to make something? Bring your pattern and fabric and we’ll talk you through best tips and techniques and give you the confidence (or hold your hand ) so you can maximize your machine and sew faster and better than before.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $70

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 January 15, 22

Tuesday 5:00 – 8:00 March 19, (skip 26), April 2

Supply list:

Serger and manual

Pattern and fabric, cut out or not

Kids’ After School: Beginners and Beyond

Beginners will learn to use a sewing machine and finish several projects, including a pillowcase to learn basic construction techniques. Students who have already sewn will begin pattern sewing with a pajama pant and then may choose another pattern with the guidance of instructors. Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours!

Project costs NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.

Skill level: All

Fee: $60

Ages: 9 – Teens

Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45 January 8, 15, 22, 29

Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45 February 12, 19, 26, March 5

Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45 April 16, 23, 30, May 7

Supply list:

All students: basic sewing tools

Sewing machine with foot pedal (or use on of ours)

Beginners-2 pieces of woven cotton, each measuring 1 yard, thread-(may be purchased in class)

Non Beginners-pattern ideas -fabric and patterns will be chosen in class

Outside the Big 4 Box: Indie Patterns, PDFs, etc.

Do you want to go beyond the Big 4-Butterick, McCalls, Vogue, Simplicity – but you’re not quite sure if they are “good” or not? And then you buy them and they’re online and you don’t know how to get them printed? Or you’ve spent hours taping 8 ½ x 11 sheets into a full size pattern and never want to do it again? We’ve been there and done that so let us show you how to make sense of it all, including tracing those Burdastyle magazine patterns!!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $15

Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30 February 12

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 March 9

Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 May 21

Supply list:

Note taking supplies, if desired

Any indie patterns you would like explained


Muslin Fitting

Fitting your muslin by yourself is challenging so we’ve got more “hands-on”  help for you.  Class will focus on choosing the correct pattern style and size, reading the muslin for fit changes, and correcting the pattern tissue to reflect changes. We recommend not purchasing your pattern until we discuss-if you have patterns already, by all means bring them with you.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $90

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 March 5, 12, 19

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 April 16, 23, 30

Supply list:

Class 1-muslin for your garment, pattern ideas, tracing paper, sewing machine, basic sewing supplies

Class 2-sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, final fabric if needed

Class 3-sewing machine, basic sewing supplies


Sewing Kids’ Clothes

Love to sew for your grandkids or kids but the patterns just aren’t what you see in ready to wear or the instructions are old school and time consuming? Join us and make some cute warmer weather clothes that kids will love and you’ll have fun sewing.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Fee: $65

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 April 2, 9

Supply list:

Patterns (TBD)


Sewing machine and sewing tools

Jalie No Zip Skinny Pant

A breeze to sew and wear, skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple. Make yours from stretch denim/twill or ponte and the Jalie Eleonore pattern. We’ll work on fit-and without a zipper the techniques are pretty easy.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $70

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 February 19, 26

Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 April 30, May 7 (skip 14) 21

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