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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!!

May Inspiration

I know-it’s June-I’m playing catch up…
Really wonderful seeing all of you wearing or showing your latest accomplishments!

Tilton Sweatshirt
Vogue 9244

Madrid Blouse
Sewing Workshop

A few more of Vogue 9244


There you have it! Email with any questions-now for June 🙂

June Fashion Sewing Club starts today

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 at JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, June 10, 10:30 at Treadle
Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 at Treadle

(June classes are listed at end of post)

We’ve sent our reminder emails and mentioned making a garment bag-


If you want to make a garment bag:

You’ll need to come to Fashion Sewing Club ☺

We won’t finish them all on one day. We were hoping to get patterns cut out and bias binding cut and demonstrated.

If you just want to watch/get directions and trace a pattern of your own, bring your favorite tracing paper.

We made ours out of oilcloth or laminated cotton/linen. It keeps things dry and out of the snow in winter. You may make yours out of any fabric desired.

Supplies needed:
Oilcloth or laminated cotton (Treadle has oilcloth and laminated cotton, choices at Joann are more limited)
From oilcloth you will need :
one rectangle 42”x24.5”
two rectangles 42”x12”
two rectangles 50”x 3”
Total yardage will vary depending on one way designs and width of fabric

One zipper 30-40” long-nice to have a stop at both ends but not mandatory-they can be hard to find-Sew Trendy has some but we can’t get them till next week

One half yard of cotton which will make 333” of continuous bias binding

A pocket is optional

Thread

For this month, you won’t need the zipper

Thursday Club we’ll stay till 8
Saturday we’ll stay till noonish
Tuesday we have a full class starting at 1

Here’s the rest of the calendar for June-
Classes:

Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com

Marcy Tilton Jacket, Vogue 9244: Tuesday, June 6, 13 and 20, 6:00-8:00

Special Tees – Tuesday, June 27 and July 11, 6:00-8:00

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club:
Session 1 – Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 4:00-5:30
Session 2 – Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15 and 22, 4:00- 5:30

JoAnn: Yorktown Mall, 3411 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN, 952-831-5200
Sew Studio: Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 1:00-4:00
Serger: Bells & Whistles: Monday, June 12, 1:30-4:30
Pillowcase: Monday, June 12, 6:00-8:30 OR June 29, 10-12:30
Comfy Pants: Monday, June 19, 5:00-8:30
Kids’ Camp: June 19- 22, 10:00-12:30 or 1:00-3:30

Sew Trendy: 651-387-1815, Eagan, sewtrendymn.com

Learn To Sew – Pillowcase, Thursday, June 15, 6:00-8:00
Sew With a Pattern-PJ pant or skirt, Thursday, June 22, 6:00-8:00
Sew Your Own-your choice of pattern, Thursday, June 29, 6-8 pm

Serger I- Thursday, June 15, 6:00-8:00
Serger II- Thursday, June 22, 6:00-8:00
Serger III-Thursday, June 29, 6:00-8:00

Happy Summer Sewing!!

April Sew and Tell

Another great month of inspiration! Sometimes Debbie and I feel uninspired and then we have three meetings with wonderful garments and projects that spur us on to the next month. Thanks to all of you that attend-whether your project is big or small, simple or complicated-keep sewing and inspiring all of us!
Here are the pics-so many smiles!!

McCalls 7512 Nancy Zieman jacket

Simplicity 1254

Center for Pattern Design

Two Hour Tulip Purse by Anything But Boring

Vogue 8909 Pant


New Look 6397

Sewing Workshop Onde Jacket

Stylearc Ethel Pant

Animals Doing Yoga-Atkinson Designs

Jalie’s Eleonore Jeans

Marcy Tilton zip neck tee

motorcycle pants

a bit of knitting when the sewing machine can’t go on the trip

McCalls 7288

April Club Meetings Begin Saturday/March Photos

Fashion Sewing Club starts soon!
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 at Joann
Depending on how closely you pay attention to details-you may notice that the Thursday date has changed-my bad. The 13th is the second Thursday and that’s when we’ll have Club at Joann. Sorry for any confusion!!

March Show and Tell did not disappoint-we hope you are enjoying your sewing for this month-or something else if sewing didn’t make it to your Done list. Either way, join us and see what’s up for spring.

April Classes are listed after photos.

Fashion Sewing Club, April 2017
Saturday, April 8,10:30 @Treadle
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 @ Treadle
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 @ JoAnn-Edina

Classes:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com

Kids After School Sewing Club: Tuesday, 4:15-5:45, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Back In The Saddle: Tuesday, 6:00-8:00, April 4, 11
Workroom Social: Tuesdays, 6-9 pm, April 18 and 25

JoAnn: Yorktown Mall, 3411 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN, 952-831-5200

Misses Simple Sheath Dress:Monday, 1:00-4:00, April 10
Sew Studio: Thursday, 1:00-4:00, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Kids After School Sewing: Thursday, 4:30-6:00, April 6, 13, 20 27
Tote: Thursday, 9:30-12:30, April 13
Bow Tie: Monday, 6:00-8:00, April 24
Three Seam Pillowcase: Saturday, 1:00-3:30, April 8
Monday, 10:00-12:30, April 10
Comfy Pants: Thursday, 5:30-9:00, April 20
Monday, 1:00-4:30, April 24
Sew Basics: Thursday, 6:00-8:30, April 6

Things to do-places to go-

After a great round of Fashion Sewing Club meetings I’m inspired to get out and take advantage of some of the cool events going on around me. Thought you might be interested-

Griffin Gallery is teaming up with Luxury Garage Sale, a new high end designer consignment store, for an event full of art and fashion!
Thursday, March 16
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 17
11:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Griffin Gallery located at NE corner of 494 and 100 (old Camelot building).

Hats, Horses & High Tea
A Trunk Show and Fundraiser at Scarborough Fair Boutique
Saturday, March 18, 11 am – 4 pm
Hats, Horses & High Tea
The 3rd annual “Hats, Horse & High Tea” event will feature the handmade hats of Karen Morris, Monica Lyon, Candy Kuehn and other milliners from Minnesota. The hats being showcased are perfect for the Kentucky Derby, a polo match, Easter, or upcoming weddings or any another event befitting a show-stopping hat.

The featured milliners will offer demonstrations, and tea and other beverages, and cake and scones with clotted cream will be served.

Textile Center will be the beneficiary of the event; ten percent of all sales that day will be donated to Textile Center.

Scarborough Fair
Scarborough Fair Boutique
2238 Carter Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55108

Got fabric? Spring cleaning? Need fabric? (OK, want?)
Textile Center’s Garage Sale is coming up-
DONATIONS ON APRIL 20 – PREVIEW SALE ON APRIL 21 – THE BIG SALE APRIL 22, 2017
Lots of us have been, donated and taken new goodies home with us 🙂

Pictures from Puyallup

A Material Girls roving reporter sent these pics from the Expo in Puyallup, Washington. Makes one want to sew for spring-and find an event to go to…

From Lavell-
Puyallup Sewing Show-
Fashion Show for Sew Chic Pattern Company titled: Style Me Vintage Fashion Show.
Fun to see these old-time fashions…

LaVell Gold with her Washington cousin, Louise Blakemore



Cutting Line Fashion Show: Fashion Show for Ideas
Louise Cutting says: “Timeless and Modern. Isn’t that how we all want to look? See how one garment in a single pattern can take you in so many fashionable directions.”
Fun show. Great fabrics. Good fashion. They custom-sewed over 100 pieces for these four models (one of whom was 6’2″) in three months!


The rest of the show plus one funky new sewing clock for my sewing room…


Thanks so much, Lavell!!