This and That

I collect tidbits here and there and must make room for new items before the old are forgotten-

We’ll be at Treadle on Saturday morning (10:30) for Fashion Sewing Club AND Beyond Basic Sergery (2-4:30). Great chance to further your serger skills, get inspired to sew for warmer weather-all in one trip!! Call the store to register-651-698-9690 for the serger class. Just show up for Fashion Sewing Club-no need to register-first time free!

Debbie and I both made spring jackets and while I was perusing Joann’s the other day I came across parachute cord which would make a great cording option for a jacket.

I solved the problem of putting a longer garment on my duct tape double! I had my garment on the double and sitting on a table but the hem was too long. I could hang it from a clothes pole but then I remembered I had a plant stand in the basement-bingo! It is skinny enough for a garment to hang freely and is about the right height. If you don’t have a duct tape double, we are wrapping at Treadle on Monday, April 29 and there are still 3 spots left.

December Club and New Year Plans

Paris is a very happy memory, the turkey leftovers are fozen and now it’s time to move on with December. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

We had our planning meeting yesterday and are very excited about our upcoming plans-we hope you find something to pique your interest.

November’s meetings had such great Show and Tell. This is very encouraging for us because that’s what we’re trying to do-Inspiring Creativity in the Sewing Sphere. Can’t wait to see what you’ve all done this month or maybe what you’re making for Christmas gifts.

Here are the results of our planning. As always, your comments are welcome as otherwise we can only guess at your interests.

Material Girls
December Calendar


Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 and 6:30
Treadle Yard Goods, St. Paul

Thursday, Dec.10 at 10:30 and 6:30
Associated Sewing, Bloomington

Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10:30
Associated Sewing, Bloomington

Jan.-March dates are listed in Fashion Sewing Club Schedule in top bar.


January Class-Skirts that Fit
February Class-Jackets-Laurel’s Sleeve Head, Collars, Lining and more
Both are hands-on classes

January-Clear Your Clutter Stash Swap
*Start the new year right –clean out the old and bring in a few new pieces
*Fabric, notions, books, patterns, et cetera

March-Dress Your Best
+Get your colors done -this should be done periodically as “things” change ☺
+Make-up refresher
+What’s up for spring fashion trends-sewing for your spring wardrobe