|Resize Your Pattern
Here's a new class you might have missed!
If you've ever bought the wrong size pattern by mistake, or a pattern doesn't come in your size, or you're working with a tiny vintage pattern, then our Resize Your Pattern class is for you!
Michele will show you how draft a pattern up or down to the size you need!
It starts next Wednesday, Nov 9!
Learn more and register here!
|New Cotton Prints
We have loads of fantastic new prints!
Here are a few new arrivals with leafy, floral, mycological, and lepidopteral vibes.
Shop cottons here!
|Cuddle Faux Furs
New faux furs are in and they're selling fast! One style is already gone!
We have definitely heard people gasp when they touch these silky faux furs - they really are even softer than they look!
A fur jacket is always fabulous, but you could also pair a little fur with wool for a coat with contrast. Or try it in a cozy cowl scarf or a set of soft throw pillows.
Shop all the new faux furs here!
|Friday Fun Fact!
Hey it's your gal Elizabeth back for another round of sewing chat!
A lot of students come to me in classes unhappy with the fit of their garments.
There are A LOT of things that affect good fit, but today I'm going to pick one to talk about: bust shaping.
Look at the pattern at top right. I've had several students struggle with this one. (I'm not saying this pattern should be banned, but.... yeah I am.)
This pattern is a straight-cut rectangle, and unless you're shaped like a pogo stick, it's not gonna work for you.
It's not about the style of the dress; it's about putting room in the strategic places we need it. See the drag lines around the bust? The fabric folds are telling us we need a dart there!
Check the next pattern down. It's still a simple shift shape, but the side bust dart makes a huge difference!
A side bust dart doesn't make the garment more snug. It's still a loose, casual shift. But the dart eliminates the drag lines and makes the front hang more smoothly.
Good fit starts with good pattern choice! Look for a side dart to make fitting easier.
See the Friday Fun Fact archive here at the blog, where you can read all our useful tutorials and subjective opinions on sewing!
|Classes Coming Up!
There's still space in these popular classes!
|Just Start Sewing!
Got a new machine? Need a refresher? This beginner-level class will get you sewing fast!
Cost: $ 45
Friday, November 4
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
|Chop Your Sweater
Turn your old sweaters into something new! Make mittens, scarves, or turn a pullover into a cardigan!
Cost: $ 35
Monday, November 7
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Yes, you can stitch beautiful free-motion designs yourself!
Cost: $ 45
Tuesday, November 8
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A weekly sewing class for people 13-18! Beginners and up are welcome to join us to create, mend, upcycle, and make!
Cost: $ 115
Wednesdays, November 9, 16, 30, December 7, & 14
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
|Parking at Treadle!
In addition to loads of street parking available on Grand, Hamline, and nearby side streets, Treadle now has access to an off-street parking lot!
You can park in the Green Mill/Colossal Cafe lot from 10-4 Monday through Thursday. Find it diagonally across the street, next to the gas station.
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!
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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