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Time's running out! Get your Box of Joy!

Box of Joy

Pre-orders for the Box of Joy end this Sunday, November 21! After that, you can't get this delightful package of sewing surprises, so don't miss out.

Check someone off your list early this year - even if it's yourself! 

Order here!


We know what's perfect for your holiday table! A bright, cheerful, wipe-clean surface you can use again and again. It's oilcloth!

And don't feel limited to just tables. Oilcloth is fantastic for drawer and cupboard liners, under the trashcan, under plant pots and Christmas trees, and for creating mess-free kids crafting spaces. 

FREE Make and Take!

Want a little escape from a hectic holiday weekend AND want to get a head start on gifting? 

Stop by our free Holiday Make & Take next weekend! Spend an hour or two unwinding, creating simple handcrafts (we'll show you how!) plus take home a finished project - it's a two-in-one!

Join us Saturday & Sunday November 27 & 28 from 1-4 p.m., with a new project idea every hour! Your first project is free. Additional kits will be available for sale.

Just drop in - no registration required! See more details here!

Get some YOU time the weekend after Thanksgiving!

Friday Fun Fact!

Velvet vs. velveteen - the difference is how they're woven.

Yes, it's true that velvet is usually made of silk or rayon, and velveteen is usually made of cotton, but that's not the only factor. Velvet is made with a warp-pile weave, while velveteen is made with a filling or weft-pile weave.

Those different weaving methods allow velvet to have a thick, lush pile surface and soft drape, while velveteen has a shorter, stiffer pile, more similar to corduroy.

Want to read more about the history of velvet weaving? 
Click here for a fun article!

We love both fabrics so much! Velveteen is fabulous for jackets, coats, vests, simple skirts, and home decor like pillows. 

Use velvet for dressy, drapey styles, like skirts that need swish or simple but gorgeous shawls and stoles.

And what about velour? It's got the plush pile of a velvet, but it's also a knit! Get easy fit and easy care that's luxurious, too.

Shop all our velvets and plushy soft things here!

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