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Are you bold enough for this linen?

Blankets for Ukraine

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who pitched in! 

All together we were able to collect over 1,000 blankets to send to Poland for Ukrainian refugees.

We are so grateful to Sew Good Goods for supporting this effort and to Minsk Market for coordinating shipping.

We are no longer accepting blankets, but if you'd like to support Sew Good Goods, please visit their website!

My People

We are so delighted by this wild, beautiful, large-scale linen print!

Featuring abstract faces, apples, polka dots, plaid and zigzag motifs, and subtle foliage, this print is pure art on fabric.

The fabric is a linen and rayon blend; substantial but drapey, perfect for a bold maxi skirt, a unique spring jacket, or a statement shirt! 

Buy it here!

New Batiks

Batik is so nice for warm weather. The crisp, lightweight texture makes perfect shirts, dresses, skirts, and more.

Deep, saturated colors in a rainbow of hues make batiks a pleasure to sew and wear.

Click here to shop batik!

Friday Fun Fact!

Interfacing, Part 1

Sewists are often challenged by choosing interfacing, but it doesn't have to be hard - we'll walk you through!

First of all - what is interfacing?

Any fabric that you use to invisibly support your main fabric could be considered an interfacing. Most often we use a specially designed product that can be sewn in or fused in place with an iron.

Next - do you need it? 

Always use interfacing under buttons & buttonholes, to support and stabilize the fabric.

Interfacing is usually required in collars, to keep them crisp, and waistbands, to prevent stretching.

It's optional but can be helpful at zipper and pocket openings.

For facings at the neck, waist, or armhole, it depends on your fabric! A delicate fabric might need more stabilization than a sturdy one.

Click here to shop interfacing!

Make sure to check next week's Friday Fun Fact for Interfacing Part 2!

Classes Coming Up!

We're looking ahead to April!

Stitch this fresh floral design to brighten your spring decor!


Cost: $ 75

Fridays, April 1 & 8
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sew this simple, stretchy staple! A perfect class for the knit-sewing novice.

Cost: $ 35 

Wednesday, April 6
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Make a cute sleeveless dress that's perfect for layering, or worn alone as a sundress! 

We'll spend time focusing on fitting the bodice and how to create a neat and tidy finish. 

Cost: $ 110

Wednesdays, April 13, 20, 27
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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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