Sewing & Quilting Expo/Show and Tell

There may have been fewer vendors and the same teachers from years’ past but I’d have to say I had a good time at the Expo.

We did our song and dance up on the runway stage this year. That took a little getting used to! But it was fun once we got started and all of our show and tell participants seemed to enjoy their walk of fame too.

Sewing Workshop Bristol Top

Becka’s Vest

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo skirt


We stayed for the younger sewists’ show on Saturday-some beautiful sewing!


And we still had great show and tell at the Tuesday meeting!

Angela Wolf top

Clever travel pocket

Sewing Workshop Now Shirt lengthened 5″

A happy ending to holes in the fabric

Sewing Workshop Bristol Dress

Jalie pants

100 Acts of Sewing tunic

October Fashion Sewing Club Photos and Expo Time!

Happy Fall, Halloween, Almost Winter, Daylight Savings Time and don’t forget the Expo is next week!!
Whew! Here we are again-almost time for November Club meetings. Here are the important dates and times:

Sewing and Quilt Expo– November 9-11 on the Expo Stage (same place as last year)
We’ll be presenting Fashion Sewing Club and would love to see you and your latest creations.
Thursday, November 9 at 11:15 am
Friday, November 10 at 4 pm
Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 am

Come every day if you’re there, even if it’s the same garment-audience will change?

November Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, November 9 , 6:30, @ JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, November 11, 10:30,@ Sewing and Quilting Expo-hope you can come
Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 @Treadle

The Saturday Club meeting will be at the Expo-we felt we had to try to meet new people that are available that day. This is a change in plans, hope we don’t mess up any schedules!

Pre-registration ends November 5th so make plans!!

For your inspiration, here are the photos from October Show and Tell and the jacket that got sent off before some of you got to see it:

Happy Halloween 

A big win for me as I got all seven Halloween jammies sewn,sent and received (without overnight shipping!) by yesterday!!

And the biggest win of all is that I got to see them all in their jammies via FaceTime. 

PS-we’re thinking of using sewing for kids as a format for classes-any interest? We bring fabric, go over technique and we all go home with clothes for kids.

PSS-Christmas is coming….

Busy Tuesday

Thanks to everyone who made Tuesday’s Fashion Sewing Club a big hit. Here’s the pattern that I was wearing-a few of you asked-

Butterick 6065-out of print but still available on Butterick website


I forgot to bring this catalog to Club but if this style appeals to you, I would highly recommend taking the time to go to the website and order the catalog. Line drawings, photo shoot locations, prints, colors…better than a fashion magazine and free! www.gudrunsjoden.com

This is only one page of a 130 page catalog


And is there anything better than the proud smile on the face of a young sewist?!

October Calendar and a Tip

Here’s the calendar for the month of October. Any of our Joann classes are flexible as far as content goes. If there’s a class time that works for you but you want to sew something other than what is offered, please email us and we’ll work something out.

Material Girls October 2017 Calendar

October Fashion Sewing Club:
Tuesday, October 10, 10:30, Treadle
Thursday, October 12, 6:30, JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, October 14, 10:30, Treadle

Classes At Treadle:
Serger Club: Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-7:30 or Tuesday, October 17, 10:30-12
Basic Serger and Beyond: Tuesday, October 17, 24, 31,10:30-12:30 or Saturdays, October 28, Nov. 4, 1:30-4:30
Workroom Social: Tuesday, October 24, 21, 1:00-4:00
Kids After School Sewing Club: Tuesday, September 26, October 3,10, and 17, 4:15-5:45

Classes at JoAnn – Edina
Sew Social: Thursday, October 5, 12 and 26, 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00
Kids After School Sewing: Thursday, October 5, 12, and 26, 4:30-6:00
Serger Down and Dirty: Monday, October 23, 5:30-8:30
Serger Club: Monday, October 16, 10:00-11:30
Learn to Sew, Monday, October 9, 6:00-8:30
Jacket With Hood: Monday, October 16 and 23, 1:00-4;00
Three Seam Pillowcase: Monday, October 16, 6:00-8:30
Comfy Pants: Monday, October 23, 5:30-9:00
Superhero Cape: Monday, October 16, 1:00-4:00
Serger Bells and Whistles: Monday, October 30, 5:30-8:30

November Fashion Sewing Club
Thursday, November 9, 6:30, JoAnn Edina
Saturday, November 11, 10:30, Treadle
Tuesday, November 13, 10:30, Treadle

Sewing Expo, November 9, 10 and 11

There’s a pop-up garage sale by the Textile Center-drop off is today and the sale is Saturday, October 7th! Just in case your are making room for fall fabric-or need to add to your stash.

For those of you that are machine embroiderers, Creative Sewing is sponsoring and event with Anita Goodesign, October 20 and 21 at the Double Tree in Bloomington. Register with Creative Sewing.

Before fingernail polish

After


September’s jacket had a zipper with a white tab but everything else was perfect. I had read about painting snaps and buttons to get the right color so I gave it a try on my zipper-it worked great. Hasn’t rubbed off yet!

September Club and News

First up, Treadle is having a sale! Starts Friday, October 6 and ends October 16-beautiful fabric is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Don’t forget about Sewing and Quilting Expo-November 9-11-we’ll be there doing an enlarged version of Fashion Sewing Club and hanging out at the Treadle booth-any ideas for what we could offer as we sit and chat? Stump the Chump-what to do with this fabric/pattern?

Our Workroom Social on Tuesdays is catching on-please join us to keep your projects going and get to know new people! The same format-Sew Social-at Joann on Thursday afternoon is pretty full but there’s a morning session that has plenty of room 🙂

We encourage you to try the Jalie Eleonore Pant-Treadle carries the pattern and we had six more students very happily complete and wear them with few alterations. One student even added a pocket bag and made them more of a bootcut.

OK-here is the show and tell for September-

Updating a Kwiksew jacket

Marcy Tilton hoodie

Moneta dress

Rain poncho in laminated cotton

Quincy Jacket-Sewing Workshop

Surprise visit on Saturday-Elizabeth and daughter all decked out

54×18 shawl variations

The blouse perfected!

Ready for the new season!

There are a few days left of summer so I’m not going to be a spoilsport and use the “f” word but in case anyone is planning into September, the classes have been updated and all should be ready for registration, etc.


School age sewists were an important part of our summer classes-so fun to pass on skills and keep sewing alive. We will offer Kids’ After School Sewing Club at Treadle on Tuesdays and at Joann/Yorktown on Thursdays. We are also taking on the “JOANN Kids’ Classes” for the time being so there are some weekend and school vacation offerings. We’re happy to have students joining these classes but working on other projects. Email or call us to schedule.

Below is the calendar in a printed form for September. We are adding a Serger Club to both locations (JOANN/Yorktown and Treadle). We hear Basic and Beyond graduates say that they still aren’t using their sergers as the workhorses they can be so this is an attempt to increase confidence and whet your appetite for all the ways to use your serger smartly.

We also offer beginning serger classes at JOANN/Yorktown but call it Serger: Down & Dirty and Bells & Whistles. Let’s get those machines out of their boxes 🙂

The Skinny Pant-No Zip class was a hit at Treadle this summer so that is being offered again in September-love that Jalie Eleonore pattern!!

Workroom Social is back on the calendar at Treadle each month and we’ve added another time slot for the same type of class at JOANN-Sew Social, now at 9:30-12:30 AND 1-4 on most Thursdays. The afternoon class fills quickly!

JOANN has new seasonal offerings (Knit Tunic, Misses Jacket and Super Hero Cape) that might be what you are looking for, but if not, sign up anyway and make a pattern more to your style/skill level. We can be flexible!

Here’s the calendar-Fashion Sewing Club is right around the corner too.
See you in September??

Material Girls September 2017 Calendar
September Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Saturday, September 9, 10:30, at Treadle
Tuesday, September 12, 10:30 at Treadle
Thursday, September 14, 6:30 at JoAnn – Edina

Classes At Treadle:
Serger Club: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00-7:30 and again Tuesday, September 19, 10:30-12:00
Workroom Social: Tuesday, September 19, 1:00-4:00
Skinny Pants-No Zip: Tuesday, September 19, 26 and October 3, 6:00-8:00
Kids After School Sewing Club: Tuesday, September 26, October 3,10, and 17, 4:15-5:45

Classes at JOANN-Edina
Sew Social:Thursday, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00
Serger Club, Monday, September 11, 10-11:30
Learn to Sew, Monday, September 11, 12:30-3:00
Jacket With Hood: Monday, September 11, 5:30-8:30 and again, Monday, September 18, 5:30-8:30
Serger Down and Dirty: Monday, September 18, 1-4 pm
Three Seam Pillowcase: Monday, September 18, 12:30-3:00
Learn To Sew Zippers: Monday, September 18, 5:30-8:30
Comfy Pants: Monday, September 25, 12:30-4:00
Serger Bells and Whistles: Monday, September 25, 1-4 pm
Pieced Fur Pillow: Monday, September25, 5:30-8:30
Superhero Cape: Monday, September 25, 5:30-8:30

Kids’ Classes at JOANN
Kids’ Pillowcase: Saturday, September 9, 2-5 pm
Kids’ After School Sewing: Thursday, September 14, 21 28, 4:30-6:00
Kids’ Comfy Pant: Thursday, September 14 and 28, 4:30-6:30
Kids’ Halloween Treat Bag: Saturday, September 23, 10:00-1:00
Kids’ Alphabet Pillow: Saturday, September 23, 2:00-5:00

July Flew By! And Here’s August too-

I don’t know about you but I’m trying to hold on to summer. In the process of having a little too much fun in the sun, I guess I’ve let things slip a bit.
So here is show and tell from our July Fashion Sewing Club-

Butterick 6218

McCalls 7562

Icon Shirt-Sewing Workshop

Vogue 9171

Florence Shirt-Sewing Workshop-original and knit tee version

Vogue 1477

Anything but Ordinary-Cutting Line Designs


And then August Show and Tell-

Vogue 9258

Butterick 6388

Zayn top-Sewing Workshop

Florence Shirt-knit version-Sewing Workshop

Jalie Eleonore Jeans

Butterick 6283

Kids’ leggings from RTW tees

Icon Top from Sewing Workshop

Now and Zen (Sewing Workshop) base-details added


Thanks for coming and sharing your creativity with everyone! We are always amazed at how much people are sewing-even in summer with so many outdoor activities to attend to.

Summer Sewing for School Age Starts This Week


Looking for sewing opportunities for your student? Our first summer camp at Joann begins tomorrow-Monday, June 19 and at Treadle Yard Goods on Tuesday, June 20. We have openings!

Summer Classes for School Age Students

Kids’ Sewing Camp at Joann Fabrics, Yorktown Mall, Edina

The student has two options-fun beginner projects-puppets and pillows or

for students who have already sewn with a pattern-continue your sewing journey and choose a pattern and sew with guidance.

Cost per 10 hr. session: $99

June 19-22, Monday-Thursday, 10:00-12:30 (you can’t sign up online anymore-just sign up for afternoon session and email us that you’ll be there in am)

June 19-22, 1-3:30

July 10-13, Monday-Thursday, 10-12:30

July 10-13, 1-3:30

July 24-27, Monday-Thursday, 10-12:30

July 24-27, 1-3:30

August 7-10, Monday-Thursday, 10-12:30

August 7-10, 1-3:30

You can register online at Joann.com and we’d love an email to let us know you are coming.

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club at Treadle Yard Goods

Come as a beginner and we’ll get you started and suggest a first project or come as a seasoned young sewist and we will guide you through your choice of sewing projects for the summer.

Cost per 6 hr. session: $60

Session 1:

Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 4:00-5:30

Session 2:

Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 4-5:30

Register with Treadle Yard Goods at 651-698-9690 and we’d love an email to let us know you are coming.

Happy Summer!

June Inspiration

At our Tuesday Treadle meeting we were treated to a sneak preview of some textiles that Michele has ordered. The company is called Wool Gathering (which means dream catching) and imports directly from artisans in India. Watch for the new arrivals!


And then there was sew and tell!!

Stash busting scarf and a modified Cynthia Guffey blouse!


Easy Peasy Pleated dress by Olive Ann

Zipper closure below collar on back of dress



Thanks for coming everybody-see you in July!!