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Kids Summer Sewing!

Do you know how you're planning to keep the kids busy this summer?

Check out our sewing camps for kids!

Sessions for absolute beginners!

Mon-Fri, June 20-24, 9:30 to 12:30
Mon-Fri, June 20-24, 1:30 to 4:30
Mon-Fri, Aug 15-19, 9:30 to 12:30

Sessions for advanced beginners!

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 1:30 to 4:30

Register here!

Several sessions have already SOLD OUT! Register now to reserve one of the remaining spaces.

Garment Sewing Group

Last chance this month!

Bring your sewing show and tell for a chance to win a sweet door prize!

Group attendees get 10% off regularly-priced fabrics at Treadle on club day!

Garment Sewing Group meets at 10:30 on Saturday, June 11

Click here to learn more about Garment Sewing Group!

Treadlette Sale

Check out our Summer Handmade Sale!

Our skilled co-workers have been creating and preparing for months to bring you loads of unique, handcrafted items!

Plus, stop by Garment Sewing Group Saturday for a two-in-one day of fun!

Shop the handmade sale during regular store hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Shot Linen

We freaking love these iridescent linens that are woven with two colors!

Using one color in the warp and a second in the weft is known as a "shot" weave, and produces some delightful tonal effects. Shot fabrics change color as they move and have so much more dimension than plain solids. 

Shop all linens here!

Friday Fun Fact!

Summer is here, so let's talk about shorts!

Ladies, it hasn't been very long since shorts came into fashion for us. The 1930s saw women's shorts fashionable in public for the first time, generally with a full, pleated silhouette and a high waist.

Coming from centuries of long dresses, some people were shocked by the sight of human women's legs - several municipalities tried to ban shorts for women. (Read more about that at NPR)

This wasn't the first time legs were on display - short swimsuits had been around since at least 1910 - but the setting made a difference.

You might have seen the above right photo online - it's often captioned as "Women cause car wreck by wearing shorts," but let's get real, it's pretty obviously staged*. Newspapers loved shock then as much as they do now! 

1930s shorts panic is a great reminder that in summer or any time, everybody should wear whatever the heck they want. Let's celebrate feeling comfortable with our bodies and dressing as we please!**

* Not to mention, if that really was a car wreck, it would be better captioned "Careless driver crashes car ogling some women who were minding their own business."
** And looking the other way instead of judging others!

Do you think this cute 1930s shorts style should make a comeback?

Classes Coming Up!

Don't worry about a long commitment!
Space is available in these great single-session classes!

Pajama Shorts Streamlined
It's tomorrow!

Learn quick-sewing tips for these comfy pjs! You can finish a pair in ONE session!

Cost: $ 50

Saturday, June 11
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  Hand Embroidery
one space left!

Learn simple and effective stitches for embroidery beginners!

Cost: $ 45

Monday, June 13
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Got a new machine? Need a refresher? This beginner-level class will help get you threaded and sewing fast!

Cost: $ 40

Saturday, June 18
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

NEW Summer Hours

Open 10-6 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-4 Sun
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