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New Classes are coming soon!

We're starting to put together our Fall class schedule, and we want to know:

What classes do YOU want?

Now's the time to get your requests in! We want to teach what you want to learn, so let us know! Our next schedule will cover September and October.

See our current class offerings here!

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Voysey Prints from the V&A

These glorious prints are reproduced from vintage textiles from the Victoria and Albert museum in London.

Stylized foliage, flowers, and birds evoke the Arts and Crafts style popularized by William Morris and others. 

Shop cottons here!

Sassy Vintage Ladies!

More fun new Organic Cotton prints!

Fashionable vintage ladies with cute dresses and plenty of attitude. These organic cotton prints have metallic gold accents for extra sparkle!

Shop them here!

Japanese Canvas Prints!

Fun, beautiful prints on a lovely weight of canvas in cotton or cotton/linen blend.

Ideal for pants, jackets, overalls, skirts, bags, and so much more!

Shop them all here!

Friday Fun Fact!

A few weeks ago, we talked about Grading Seams (
Here's how to clip your corners to reduce bulk in the best way!

Okay, so you've sewn a corner, perhaps on a collar, cuff, or patch pocket.

First, cut off the corner. Cut close to the stitching, but not too close! 1/8" should be plenty.

Next, make two swoop cuts - curve in to get rid of more bulk along the sides of the corner. 

It should look like the photo at right!

Use a point turning tool to gently (GENTLY!) poke the corners out. We're emphasizing the gentle because you can rip through the corner if you push too hard!

The last step is to give your corner a good press with your iron. Then marvel at its beauty!

You can see the Friday Fun Fact archive here at our blog!

(Okay this is the first time in awhile we've had extra space relative to photos, so here's some filler.)

My mom broke her sewing machine, now she seams a little off.

A joke about a blunt needle has no point.

As you sew, so shall you rip.

Hope these puns have you in stitches! Next time we'll try to have some fresh material.

Classes Coming Up!

Short and sweet classes for a summer day!

We're here to help! Bring your tricky problems and questions to this sewing clinic.

Cost: $ 35

Saturday, August 6
10:00 am to Noon
This top is a Treadle favorite! Add this to your summer uniform.

Cost: $ 60

Saturday, August 13
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Learn quick-sewing tips for these comfy pjs! You can finish them in ONE class!

Cost: $ 50

Sunday, August 14
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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

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