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It's Class Time

We have added tons of new classes for you!

You asked, we listened. There are plenty of spaces in our always-popular Continuing On class, more sessions of Beginning Sewing, plus pajamas, leggings, t-shirts, kids' class, and more!

Grab your space now! 
See them all here!

New Fashion Fabrics

We got our own mystery boxes! One of our favorite fabric vendors sent us some mystery fabric boxes, sight unseen. We had no idea what new fabrics were inside until they arrived!

They did not disappoint! We have an array of fine-wale corduroy, textured knits, tissue jersey, some great bottomweights, and more.

Most of these delightful pieces are LIMITED QUANTITY! Some are only 3 or 4 yards. These will not be going up on the web shop, so you're going to have to stop by if you want to adopt them!

Wool Felt Restock

We've just gotten a big shipment of our favorite wool and rayon blend felt. Perfect for so many craft and embroidery projects!

Scroll our #mytreadlemake tag for inspiration - needle books, toy food, ornaments, little animals, and more!

Friday Fun Fact!

Let's take a look at some 19th century pattern sheets.

Popular magazines such as Godey's Lady's Book, Peterson's, and Harper's Bazar provided women with fashion sketches, patterns, and often directions for making the garments.

But the patterns were a little different than today's. Often you would only get a simple diagram to enlarge to full size. If you were lucky there would be measurements along the edges to help you with the scale.

Some magazines included inserts of full-size patterns, the lines overlapping crazily. The patterns came in one size, and you'd have to find and trace off just the pieces you needed, then adjust for your figure.

Printed, full-size patterns in different sizes were introduced by Butterick in the 1860s, but they started out with just menswear. Other companies quickly followed.

Even after printed patterns became common, diagrams and pattern sheets continued in popularity for at least another 30 years. 

Interested in more?
You can see many issues of Godey's on Google books 

Or check out this Dutch website for an archive of European fashion mags!

Classes Coming Up!

Want to take a class right now? Here's what's available!

The ultimate guide to making friends! 
These soft, huggable creatures are irresistible!

Cost: $ 55

Sunday 12:00 - 4:00
January 30

   Beautiful Seams & Hems

Perfect your French seam, rolled hem, bias bound seam, and more!

Cost: $ 55

Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00
February 1 & 8
Basic Sergery & Beyond

Learn serger basics PLUS get more practice time in this 3-session class!

Cost: $ 85

Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30
February 2, 9, 16
Quilted Jacket or Vest

A quilted coat to keep you cozy!

Cost: $ 85

Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00
February 2, 16, March 2

Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes
1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690
Open 10-6 Mon, 10-8 Tues-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-5 Sun
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