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Frida Kahlo print from Alexander Henry!

Alexander Henry

Big, bold gorgeous new cotton prints from one of our favorite designers!

Here are a few highlights, and there are more in store and online!

Shop them here!

New in Bottomweights

When choosing fabrics, weight is as important as fiber content!

A bottomweight is any heavier weight that's best for pants and jackets. Denim, twill, canvas, many linens, and more. 

Try these new bottomweight fabrics for spring jackets, pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, and bags!

Shop all bottomweights here!

Friday Fun Fact!

Do you clean your machine regularly?

I know, it seems like a chore, when we all really want to get to the fun part - the sewing! But a clean machine sews better. 

Do a quick clean of the bobbin area frequently - at least every project. When you change your bobbin, simply brush out the lint. It's a few seconds that can really make a difference!

Clean more deeply every few projects. Remove the throat plate if possible (you'll probably need a small screwdriver!) and clean the feed dogs with a brush.

If you have a drop-in bobbin (above right) you may not be able to take everything apart. Check your manual.

If you have a vertical bobbin (below right) simply push the black plastic arms to the sides to easily remove the bobbin assembly. You'll be amazed at how much lint you can remove from behind there!

For any machine, use soft brushes and lint-free fabric scraps to clean. Avoid blowing into the machine; your breath has too much moisture and canned air can push lint deeper in. 

Classes Coming Up!

Make your spring sewing easy with these great classes!
Beautiful Seams & Hems
Last chance until August!

Perfect your French seam, rolled hem, and more!

Cost: $ 55

Tuesdays, May 3 & 10
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  Serge This! Joggers

Serge or sew a comfy jogger in a knit or woven fabric!

Cost: $ 75

Wednesdays, May 4, 18, & 25
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

A simple, comfy skirt with pockets, from a custom pattern you'll learn to draft yourself!

An ideal project for cotton broadcloth prints!

Cost: $ 75

Thursdays, May 5 & 12
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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