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Fall in Love!

Have you claimed your mystery box yet?

Get ready to Fall in Love!

We've sourced some truly amazing fabric for this box. Paired with a simple pattern that's easy to sew, you can let your fabric shine and have a great garment in no time!

Pre-order here!

Pre-orders end Sept. 7!

Lewis & Irene

Check out this rainbow of new prints from British company Lewis & Irene!

A gorgeous range from sweet little animals to breathtaking botanicals!

Shop cottons here!

It Starts TODAY!

Draw a stick to reveal your surprise discount!

From 5% - 40% off, plus extra goodies!

Friday - Sunday September 2-4 only!

New Home Decor

We have a whole bunch of new fabrics for home decor sewing!

But you know, since we specialize in apparel sewing here at Treadle, we always try to choose decor fabrics that can pull double duty as a bottomweight.

Any of these would work equally well in a jacket or a chair cushion!

Shop them here!

Friday Fun Fact!

Today I'm talking about one of my personal pet peeves: when edges have lips.

If you've been in class with me (Elizabeth) you've probably heard me expound on this quite a bit! Lippy edges happen on enclosed seams that haven't been fully turned before pressing.

See top right - the edge looks crisp, but examine it closely - there's the lips!!!

So how do we prevent this? Pressing a seam open before you turn your collar, cuff, or pocket is ideal, but often on those small pieces it's tricky or impossible.

The secret is simple: DAMP FINGERS. 

Use the squirt button on your iron or just dip your fingers in water. Don't use spit - apart from being frightfully unsanitary, you just aren't going to have enough moisture to make a difference.

Use your damp fingers to roll the edge, making sure it's completely opened. You should be able to see the stitches.

When those lips are gone, finger-press, then press with your iron.

Check out the bottom right pic - no lips in sight! This piece is ready for topstitching!

See all the Friday Fun Facts at our blog!

Classes Coming Up!

There's space available in our MOST POPULAR classes! Register now!

New to sewing? Start here!

Cost: $ 175

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

  Clone your favorite garment - without taking it apart!

Cost: $ 175

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 28, October 5

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
It's the sewer's Holy Grail - a pants pattern that fits well!

We've expanded this class to include more sewing time!

Cost: $ 225

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 28, October 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

Treadle will be closed Labor Day, Monday September 5

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