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Birthday Club!

We're starting a Birthday Club!

If you're enrolled in our free rewards program (here's a hint: if you're reading this email, you probably are) you're already halfway there! 

All we need to know is your birthday month. Once a month we'll celebrate birthdays, and you'll get a special surprise! Plus treats!

You can reply to this email or tell us next time you're in the store!

Stretch Wovens

We all love the stretchy comfort of a knit fabric, but sometimes there are styles that just work better with wovens. 

Stretch wovens have a little Lycra woven in, but you still sew them just like ordinary wovens. The stretch makes fitting a little more forgiving, and adds extra comfort!

Stretch wovens are usually grouped with their fabric type; such as bottomweights or shirting.

Friday Fun Fact!

Hey it's Elizabeth and today I'm showing you my favorite method for basting a dart!

This is a great technique for large, long, or curvy darts - any time when just pinning the dart is too unwieldy.

We're starting on the wrong side since that's where you want to have your dart marked.

First we're going to use a gauge to mark every inch on both sides of the dart. These markings have to be parallel.

Thread a needle with a long basting thread. Don't make a knot, just leave a long thread tail.

Sew across the dart from one marking to the other. Then work your way up the dart, going from side to side. 

When you get to the point, make a tiny stitch across.

When you're done, you should see alternating stitches going up the dart lines on the wrong side...

With stitches that go across on the right side!

Now for the fun part! We're going to pull both ends of the basting thread to fold the dart. 

Grab each end of your basting thread and pull. You'll see the dart start to fold up on itself.

Once your dart is flat and aligned, it's ready to sew on the machine! You can sew right on your dart lines - it's okay if you sew over your basting.

After you sew, pick out any basting that's visible from the right side, then press your dart how you normally would. (I recommend using a ham!)

Check out all our Friday Fun Facts in the archive here!

Classes Coming Up!

Register today!

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

Cost: $ 75

Tuesday, Feb 7, 14
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Don't want to leave your house? Neither do we! Check out this Zoom version of our Continuing On class!

Cost: $ 195

Tuesdays, Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

New to sewing? Start here!

Cost: $ 175

Wednesdays, Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 22
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn to use your serger! We'll get your machine threaded and running!

Cost: $ 50

Friday, Feb 24, 2023
5:00 pm to 8:00 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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