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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!
it's tonight!

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

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!

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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