All Classes at Joann Fabrics Yorktown/Edina

We are happy to be teaching at Joann Fabrics in Edina. The store is located across the street from Target at the intersection of York and Hazelton streets. The Education person is very excited to have us and is working hard to make our classes fit into theirs. For a bit it may be confusing who you pay and register with but we’ll try to make it clear.

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 Joann Yorktown/Edina
2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm
Fashion Sewing Club dates:

Thursday, September 14
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, November 9
Thursday, December 14

Fashion Sewing Club is also held at Treadle Yard Goods, St. Paul. 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…).
Meetings at Treadle Yard Goods:
Second Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30
Saturday 10:30 September 9
Tuesday 10:30 September 12
Tuesday 10:30 October 10
Saturday 10:30 October 14
Saturday 10:30 November 11
Tuesday 10:30 November 14
Saturday 10:30 December 9
Tuesday 10:30 December 12
Tuesday 10:30 January 9
Saturday 10:30 January 13

To register for Fashion Sewing Club with PayPal:

I will most likely attend at
Month you’ll be attending

Sewing and Serging Classes at Joann Yorktown/Edina

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

Please email ([email protected]) or call (952-201-3863) with questions.

New Class!! Serger Club-
Do you know how to thread your serger but are baffled when it comes to using it to go beyond finishing raw edges? Would you like to learn some new tips and techniques? Come to Serger Club and explore a range of topics – a new one each month! Each meeting will end with a Q and A – bring your current projects with serger application questions! There may be a small fee for supplies that are provided in class.
Bring your serger-this is a hands-on class.
Skill Level: All
Fee: $20-see PayPal button below
What the Pattern Instructions Don’t Tell You
Monday, September 11, 10-11:30 am
Edge Finishes Are Better and Easier With a Serger

Monday, October 16, 10-11:30 am
Rolled Hemming and Playing with Thread

Monday, November 13, 10-11:30 am
PJ Pants – When to Serge and When Not To

(We reserve the right to change the topic to fun and quick gifts if we are so inspired 🙂
Monday, December 4, 10-11:30 am

To register for Serger Club with PayPal:

Your phone number

Sew Social –bring your sewing project and work on it in the company of other sewists. We will help you with pattern and fabric choice, fit issues and construction techniques. This class is meant to add a social component to a solitary endeavor and is priced accordingly. This is also a great place for you to take what you learned in Beginning Serger and apply it as you complete a garment (when to use the serger and when to use your sewing machine). If you feel your skill level needs more time and attention, please sign up for Beginning Sewing or Serger or a private lesson.
This fall we are adding another session as the afternoons seem quite popular!
Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays-1-4 pm
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, skip 19th MEA, 26
November 2, skip 9th-Sewing Expo, 16, skip 23rd-Thanksgiving, 30
December 7, 14
Cost: $15 per class or $40 if you pay for 3
Supplies: whatever you need-we can provide a sewing machine so you can just bring your serger if you’ll need both.

To register for Sew Social with PayPal:

Number of Classes
Your phone number
First class date attending

Kids’ After School Sewing
Come as a new beginner or hone your skills on some fun fall patterns. We’ve chosen the best patterns for tops, dresses, skirts, or pants. Bring your sewing machine (or use one of ours) and basic sewing supplies. Project will be chosen in first class. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.
Skill level: All
Thursdays from 4:30-6
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, skip 19th-MEA, 26
November 2, 9, 16, skip 23rd Thanksgiving, 30
December 7, 14

To register for After School Sewing with PayPal:

After School Sewing
Will student bring sewing machine?
Your phone number
Student name/Dates attending

Joann Sewing Classes-These are classes offered by corporate Joann. Debbie and I will be teaching them. Please go to this link for more info and registration. There are also samples at the store.
We are happy to teach any class during these times as there are always two teachers and classes aren’t always full. Please email us if you would like to do something other than the class listed.
Serger Classes
Serger: Down & Dirty
“Create a Class” offered by Material Girls through JoAnn-which means you need to call Joann at 952-831-5200 to register. Tell them it’s a “Create A Class” and the date 🙂
Afraid of your serger? Never taken it out of the box? Most people have made friends with their sergers by the end of our class. Learn threading, machine parts and manual reading and construct a child sized tee shirt.
Come back and learn the fancy stitches your serger can do.
All supplies except sergers, manuals and thread provided.
Serger: Down & Dirty
Monday, September 18, 1-4 pm
Monday, October 23, 5:30-8:30
Monday, November 13, 1-4 pm

Serger: Bells & Whistles
“Create a Class” offered by Material Girls through JoAnn-which means you need to call Joann at 952-831-5200 to register. Tell them it’s a “Create A Class” and the date 🙂
After you’ve figured out 4 thread serging, it’s time to move on to rolled hem and flatlocking and more tips and techniques for your serger. Must know how to thread.
All supplies except sergers, manuals and threads provided.
Serger: Bells & Whistles
Monday, September 25, 1-4 pm
Monday, October 30, 5:30-8:30 pm
Monday, November 20, 1-4 pm

The following classes are all offered through Joann Fabrics and can be seen and registered for on their website, by phone-952-831-5200 or in person.

Sewing 101: Learn to Sew
Sept. 11, 12:30-3 pm
October 9, 6-8:30 pm
November 6, 1-3:30 pm
December 4, 6-8:30 pm

3 Seam Pillowcase
Sept. 18, 12:30-3
Oct. 16, 6-8:30
November 13, 1:30-4 pm
December 11, 6-8:30 pm

Sewing Comfy Pants (pj pants)
Sept. 25, 12:30-4
Oct. 23, 5:30-9
November 20, 1:30-5
December 18, 5:30-9

*For any of the Joann classes below, you may substitute a pattern/project more to your style and skill level. Just send us an email and let us know. You’ll register thru Joann as above.

Pieced Fur Pillow NEW: 1 session, 3 hours
Sept. 25, 5:30-8:30 pm
Oct. 2, 12-3 pm
Superhero Cape NEW: 1 session, 3 hours
Sept. 25, 5:30-8:30
Oct. 16, 1-4 pm
Misses Jacket with Hood NEW: 2 sessions, 3hours
Sept. 11 and 18, 5:30-8:30
Oct. 16 and 23, 1-4 pm
Learn to Sew Zippers NEW: 1 session, 3 hours
Sept. 18, 5:30-8:30
Oct. 2, 12-3 pm
Nov. 13, 5:30-8:30 pm
Dec. 11, 12:30-3:30 pm
Knit Tunic NEW 2 sessions, 2 hours
November 13 and 20, 6-8 pm
December 4 and 11, 1-3 pm

The following classes are all offered through Joann Fabrics and can be seen and registered for on their website, by phone-952-831-5200 or in person.
Saturday, Sept. 9, 3 Seam Pillowcase, 2-5 pm
Thursday, September 14 & 28, Kids’ Comfy Pant, 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturday, September 23, Treat Bag, 10-1
Pattern Pillow, 2-5 pm
Thursdays, October 12 and 26, Kids’ Comfy Pant, 4:30-6:30 pm
Thursday, October 19, Kids’ Treat Bag, 10-1 pm
Saturday, November 4, Kids’ Simple Skirt, 9-12 pm
Kids’ Learn to Sew, 9-12 pm
Thursdays, November 9 and 16, Kids’ Comfy Pant, 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturday, November 11, Kids’ Pattern Pillows, 1-4 pm
Thursdays, December 7 and 14, Kids’ Comfy Pant, 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturday, December 9, Kids’ Simple Skirt, 1-4 pm
Kids’ Pattern Pillows, 1-4 pm
Wednesday, December 27, Kids’ Learn to Sew, 9-12 pm
Kids’ Pattern Pillows, 9-12 pm
Kids’ Pillowcase, 1-4 pm
Kids’ Simple Skirt, 1-4 pm

Ready to sew but our class schedule just doesn’t work with yours?

Will you need one on one attention for a whole hour? i.e. lots of questions, then take a private lesson.

We love to sew and teaching others is our favorite activity. Please contact us if you would like to take a private lesson. We will do our best to meet your sewing needs and wishes!

Please email ([email protected]) or call (952-201-3863) to arrange a time.

Fee: $35 per hour

To pay for a private lesson using PayPal-

Time Needed
Your phone number
Date and Time of Lesson

Thanks for taking classes with the Material Girls!

2 responses to “All Classes at Joann Fabrics Yorktown/Edina

  1. Hello Ladies

    I am very interested in learning to sew. I am kind of a clumsy when it comes to sewing. I have tried in the past. Can you please tell me what class I should start off with, can you also suggest a sewing machine to buy. Thank you

  2. Hi, Gretchen,
    Sorry I didn’t catch this earlier! You are probably making your own clothes by now 🙂
    Anyway, we have some beginner sewing classes underway and you could jump in if you want on Wednesday evenings. They’ll continue in July. AS for buying a machine we advise buying from a dealer as they will stand behind the machines, give you instruction in basic operation and most will allow trade ups if you decide you love sewing and want more of a machine than you initially purchase.
    Hope that helps.

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