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Try this sewing machine secret!

Get your mystery box!

Were you too busy with the State Fair or celebrating Labor Day to order yours?

There are a few boxes still available for pre-order!

We're giving you one more weekend to pre-order your Fall in Love Mystery Box!

Pre-orders will stay open through Sunday, Sept. 11

We promise a project you'll love (pattern, fabric, thread, and notions!) plus special surprise goodies!

Get it here!

Sew with us!

Join our Sew Good Goods service sewing event next Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Choose your 2-hour session:
10:15 - 12:15
12:30 - 2:30
2:45 - 4:45

Register here!

It's a FREE, fun way to sew for your community!

This month we are making drawstring backpacks to fill with school supplies for Literacy Minnesota - they NEED supplies right now!

We're also collecting supply donations!
Bring them in any time!


Washable markers 8- or 12-pack
Glue sticks
Erasers (pink rectangle erasers or something similar)
Wide rule notebooks or composition books
Plastic 2-pocket folders
Post-it notes
Adult learners

Pencil sharpeners
Dry erase markers
Loose leaf paper (wide rule or college)

New Cotton Prints

It's lovely to get a whole coordinated set of cotton prints, but sometimes we just like to pick and choose a few we like at random!

Here are a few fun, unique new cottons to check out!

Shop cottons here!


Friday Fun Fact!

Does your sewing machine have adjustable presser foot pressure? 

Not all machines can adjust how firmly the presser foot presses down, but if yours can, you should be taking advantage of it!

Where to find it: Look on the top or side of your machine. Don't confuse this with the tension dial! When in doubt, check your manual.

This Husqvarna (top) has the presser foot pressure dial on the front of the machine. This Singer (center) has it on top and this Bernina (bottom) has the dial on the side.

The higher the number, the stronger the pressure.

In general,
Heavy fabrics = less pressure
Light fabrics = more pressure 

When to adjust: 

- The fabric slips and slides away from under the foot (+ pressure)
- The fabric is not feeding and you have to push it through (- pressure)
- You're getting a "potato chip" edge on knits (- pressure)

See more Friday Fun Facts
at our blog archive here!

Classes Coming Up!

School has started, now it's your turn to learn!

Easy Tee

Learn to sew a stretchy knit t-shirt the easy way! 

A perfect class for first-time knits sewing!

Cost: $ 65

Saturday, September 10
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
   Our cornerstone class for students of various skill levels to sew what they want!

Cost: $ 195

Thursdays, September 15, 29, October 6, 13, 20
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Spend a weekend sewing with us! A great opportunity if you live out of town or just want to get a lot done!

Cost: $ 175

Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Make a perfect shirt for fall layering! Pattern suggestions for men and women.

We'll work on getting a great fit and sewing fantastic details.

Cost: $ 125

Fridays, September 16, 23, 30
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-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-4 Sun
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