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Get comfy in soft knits!

New Knits

Everyone loves to wear a soft, stretchy knit. We have so many new ones in the store right now!

Sew your perfect tees, tanks, leggings, sweatshirts, joggers, activewear, and more! 

Not sure about how to sew with knits? There are a few methods that differ from sewing with wovens. Use a stretchy stitch for all your seams and hems, and try polyester thread for extra strength.

Want more help? Our Easy Tee and Knit Leggings classes are great for learning to sew with knits for the first time.

Shop knits here!

Material Girls Classes

NEW classes and dates added for classes with Kristin and Debbie, the Material Girls!

The Tabor V-neck is a cute pattern from Sew House Seven that you can learn to make in this new class!

Sign up for the Tabor V-neck class!

Plus, new space in Basic Sergery and the fall favorite Toaster Sweater. If you missed these in September or October, now's the time to sign up for November & December!

Friday Fun Fact!

Wonder how to choose the right sewing machine needles?

Choose your needle TYPE based on your fabric type; woven, knit, silk, denim, leather, etc. Universal needles work for most fabrics. Stretch needles help prevent skipped stitches on knits. Denim needles easily pierce multiple thick layers. Quilting needles are made to sew through layers of fabric and batting.

Choose your needle SIZE based on your fabric weight; a smaller number for finer fabrics and a larger number for heavier fabrics. Don't worry about the two numbers - they're just two different systems that mean the same thing. Here are some common fabric types with the recommended needle size:

70/10 lawn, batiste, rayon challis
80/12 broadcloth, muslin, light linen
90/14 linen, wool, suitings, light twill
100/16 heavy twill, denim

The standard size shank on our Schmetz needles will fit into nearly every machine. You shouldn't need to worry about the make or model of your machine when selecting needles.

Shop notions here!

We have even more types of needles available in-store!

Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes
1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690
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