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New boiled wool bags!

We are SO in love with these handmade, fair trade, zero-waste boiled wool bags!

Check out this gorgeous bag modeled by our lovely Grace! 

Okay, the really fun thing about these bags: the printed panel swaps out with buttons, so you can choose your favorite combo or change it out whenever you like!

These are SO NEW we haven't got them up on the web shop yet, and besides, don't you want to come in and see them for yourself?

Lana Bolito

One of our favorite fall fabrics is BACK!

Lana Bolito, this soft, colorful boiled wool blend is back in the store for another season. It's fantastic for jackets, especially raw-edge styles, since it doesn't fray!

Shop it here!


Cashmerette Pattern Restock!

One of our new favorite indie pattern companies just got a restock!

Cashmerette is drafted for curvy and curvy-plus shapes. Do you habitually make a full bust adjustment on your patterns? Then this company is for you!

With the best-drafted cup sizing in the business, plus great directions and cute styles to sew, we think you'll love these patterns as much as we do!

Get them here!

Friday Fun Fact!

It's time to join those bias strips!

Remember last week's fun fact? We showed you how to cut bias strips on the perfect 45 degree true bias. Now you've got a big pile of strips. What to do?

The first step is to join them into one continuous length.

If your ends are selvages or other straight-grain edges, they'll be on that perfect diagonal. Then you'll align them with right sides together and the short diagonal edges lined up.

But REMEMBER! You need to offset those short edges. See the little "ears" hanging off? You NEED those! That means your pieces are lined up at the seamline.

Now draw a line from one inside corner to the other. This is your stitch line.

Okay, all set? Stitch right on your line.

When you press that seam open, you'll have a lovely diagonal seam and perfectly aligned strips!

Okay, but...

What if your strips' ends are irregular, squared, or weird? You don't actually need that angle to set them up properly.

Overlap the strips, right sides together, at a 90 degree angle.

Now draw a line, from one inside corner to the other, just like the example above.

Stitch right on that line you drew!

You can trim the seam allowance down to 1/4" and cut off the "ears" before you press the seams open.

You can see the Friday Fun Fact archive here! There are loads of great tutorials and fun little tidbits! 

Coming soon: how to apply this bias tape!

We'll show you a single-fold method, double-fold method, and our favorite method for elegant necklines!

Keep an eye on our emails, blog, facebook, or instagram for the latest updates.

Classes Coming Up!

Update your home, and your wardrobe!

Perfect Pillows and Cushions

Freshen up your decor with custom-made pillows or cushions!

Cost: $ 85

Saturdays, October 1 & 8
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Alterations Workshop

Not quite the right fit, or the right style? Let's alter it!

Cost: $ 45

Saturday, October 1
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Pattern Grading - From One Size to Another

Pattern not your size? Here's how to scale it up or down!

Cost: $ 85

Thursdays, October 6 & 13
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Get that Anthropologie look with this gorgeous circle or Mobius scarf!

Cost: $ 35

Friday, October 7
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

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