Category Archives: Fashion Sewing Club

Back in the Saddle-Almost!

Just wanted you to know that the physical calendar for January is updated and all of the classes for January and February are listed on the website. PayPal tabs haven’t been updated quite yet but a quick email will reserve a spot until I get it done.

We (and that now means three of us!) are busy sewing for next Tuesday and Saturday Club meetings-we’ve added a Tuesday evening meeting at Treadle at 6:30 pm (and discontinued the Thursday meeting at Joann). Looking forward to new faces that haven’t been able to make it-and the new Tuesday evening meeting will only cost $5 or free if it’s your first time through March!

Classes and Fashion Sewing Club are back in full swing next week! See you soon~

Debbie, Katie and Kristin!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


December was another meeting of great inspiration and creativity! And fun! So good to rub shoulders with others that are likeminded when it comes to fabric and garments. We keep doing this because you all tell us how much you enjoy getting together.

Speaking of getting together-we’d like to announce the addition of a third Material Girl-Katie Knoblach-in January. She brings a younger aesthetic and fresh perspective along with amazing sewing and embellishing talents. We look forward to mixing things up a bit to keep you wondering!!

This is Katie Knoblach-so happy to have you on board!


The other big announcement is that we are adding a Tuesday evening Fashion Sewing Club at Treadle to reach out to those that can’t make it during the day. This will begin with the January meeting on the 9th. Unfortunately, it also means we will discontinue the Thursday Joann/Edina meeting. Thanks to all who faithfully came to the Thursday meetings. We hope you can make it to Treadle-remember, there’s a discount on fabric while you’re there!

This is also Katie-she really likes this book :)”Triumph of Individual Style”


Kathy sporting the newest Katherine Tilton top

Butterick 6492

Jasper Sweater/Dress from Paprika Patterns

Butterick 6388

We’re Thankful for All of You


Debbie and I want you to know how thankful we are that all of you show such interest in sewing garments and taking classes from us. It allows us to do what we love to do.

November photos have been posted and Club sheets are here (click on the button above). Thanks to all who came to Club and the Expo.

Serger Club this month will be “When to Use Your Serger and When Not To”. We suggest bringing a pair of pj pants with pockets to serge and we’ll have sewing machines available for the non-serger parts. Here are a few photos from past classes. The classes times are listed below.

Coming in 2018 we’ll be starting a new meeting time for Fashion Sewing Club at Treadle Yard Goods-Tuesday evenings at 6:30. We’re hoping this will attract some of you that work during the day but also love to sew and be inspired. Unfortunately that means we will discontinue our Thursday evening meetings at Joann in Edina. We hope our faithful attendees can make it to Treadle on Saturday mornings or Tuesday evenings and see the wonderful fabric Treadle has to offer and meet new sewing enthusiasts.

December will be short with the holidays but we hope you can join us for Club or classes. We’re working on new classes for January and beyond…

December 2017 Calendar
Fashion Sewing Club:

Saturday, December 9, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, December 12, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Thursday, December 14, 6:30 pm at JoAnn-Edina

Classes At Treadle:

Workroom Social, Tuesday, December 5, 1:00-4:00
Serger Club, Tuesdays, December 5, 10:30-12
December 12, 6:00-7:30

Classes At JoAnn-Edina

Serger Club, Monday, December 4, 10:00-11:30
Knit Tunic, Monday, December 4 and 11, 1:00-3:00
Learn To Sew, Monday, December 4, 6:00-8:30
Workroom Social, Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00
Kids’ Comfy Pants, Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 4:30-6:30
Kids’ After School Sewing Club, Thursdays, December 7 and 14, 4:30-6:00
Zippers, Monday, December 11, 12:30-3:30
Pillowcase, Monday, December 11, 6:00-8:30
Comfy Pant, Monday, December 18, 5:30-9 pm

Fashion Sewing Club, January 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 10:30 or 6:30
Saturday, January 13, 10:30

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 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

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!!