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Wool Felt Leaf Wreath

This gorgeous bit of fall decor takes only minutes to put together!

Included in this project kit are a wool felt covered wreath frame and dozens of neatly pre-cut wool felt leaves.

Just sew (or glue!) the leaves to the frame, arranged as you desire, to complete this sweet DIY!

Hang it up to bring a smattering of color to your decor!

This kit comes to us from Fibres of Life, the same company who created the awesome felted bags we shared with you a couple weeks ago.

Get your kit here!

Colorful Corduroy

Soft, plush corduroy is here in delightful colors!

The wider wale pieces are perfect bottomweights, ideal for pants, skirts, and jackets!

The finer wale pieces would be perfect for a cozy shirt or a lighter skirt or pant.

Shop them all here!

New Flannel

We have a few new flannels in the store!

The cool chicks are just the thing for making cozy pajamas that you can lounge in all day while you watch cartoons and eat Count Chocula.

The camouflage is a mossy green that's a great weight for shirts or pajamas.

Plus, a whole bunch of NEW flannel plaids came in today.
Need them now? Stop in the store to get first dibs!

Get them here!


Off-Street Parking at Treadle!

In addition to loads of street parking available on Grand, Hamline, and nearby side streets, Treadle now has access to off-street parking!

You can park in the Green Mill/Colossal Cafe lot from 10-4 Monday through Thursday.

Coming to a class? You are always welcome to stop briefly in front of the store to drop off your things before you look for parking!

Friday Fun Fact!

Okay folks it's me Elizabeth here as usual. I have been told that the best Friday Fun Facts are the ones where I just do a sewing-related rant about my pet peeves. Weird, but okay. You asked and you shall receive!

The thing I'm mad about today is cheap toy sewing machines. They are simply not worth your time, energy, or money.

I know we can't all afford a fancy expensive machine, and that's okay! You don't need the most expensive sewing machine out there to do good sewing.

But a sewing machine that works is going to cost more than twenty bucks.

When people bring these machines into the shop, they've already bought them, and I don't have the heart to tell them they wasted their money.

But I'll tell you now: most of these little, cheap machines are absolute garbage.

Here are a few things to watch out for:

- Mini size

- No stitch selector

- No length/width adjuster

- Runs on batteries

- Handheld

- Advertised specifically "for kids"

Sometimes these machines will work for a little while, but they are absolutely not designed to last. Sometimes they just don't work at all!

If you feel you need to buy a machine online, read some reviews. Online retailers often have thousands of reviews for a product, and you can also check out the online sewing community Pattern Review!

Click here to visit the sewing machine reviews at the Pattern Review website!

I would really, really love to be able to recommend the one true perfect machine, but unfortunately it's just not that simple.

There are a lot of variables that go into sewing machine choice. I'd be happy to share my sewing machine buying tips in a future Fun Fact!

For now, please just save your money, time, and frustration and avoid cheap fake machines. 

Like our Friday Fun Facts? See them all here at the blog!

Classes Coming Up!

Sign up for a sewing class today!

Fitting Matters
it starts tonight!

Sew clothes that fit! Use a muslin mock-up to adjust your pattern to YOU.

Cost: $ 75

Fridays, October 21 & 28
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Modified Nine-Patch Quilt
one space left!

Take the traditional 9-patch quilt block to a new level.

Cost: $ 95

Saturdays, October 22 & 29
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Beginning Sewing Clinic

Need more help after Beginning Sewing? We'll help you finish that project or with any other beginner-lever problem!

Cost: $ 35

Tuesday, October 25
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sew a cute apron for holiday baking or any time! Learn all  Elizabeth's tips for maximum cuteness and comfort - plus really big pockets!

Cost: $ 75

Saturdays, October 29 & November 5
1:00 pm to 4:00 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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