|Pattern of the Month!
The Cashmerette Concord is everyone's new favorite tee!
That's me, Elizabeth at right, with my in-progress Concord (still needs a couple fit tweaks and a hem!)
I love the cup sizing offered in this pattern. There's a smooth fit over the bust that's looser at the waist and hip. The high shoulder point gives a tidy look and the sleeve is slim without being tight.
I graded out two sizes in the hip as suggested by the Cashmerette size calculator, but I think one might have been enough. I can't wait to try the tabbed sleeve option next!
15% off through the month of March!
Reg $ 23.00 Sale $ 19.55
Get your pattern here!
|New Japanese Fabrics
They've journeyed long and far to get here, and we're so excited to share them!
We have over a dozen new Japanese imports, and today we're sharing some on the lighter weights. Jacquard, clip dot voile, broadcloth, and more for making light shirts and blouses!
See them here!
|Sew Good Goods Event
We've added more spaces for you to sew with us on Tuesday, March 14!
Our project will be pillowcases for a local food shelf. We'll show you how to sew the super-cool burrito method!
Sign up here!
|Get your Girl Scout cookies!
Treadle is so pleased to welcome local Girl Scouts! They're setting up a table to sell cookies tomorrow.
Stop by Saturday, March 11 from noon to 4 to get your cookie fix and support local scouts!
|Garment Sewing Group
This fun meeting of like-minded sewers returns to Treadle this weekend!
Join us Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your sewing show and tell for a chance to win a fantastic door prize sponsored by Treadle!
Fee for Garment Sewing Group is $10. Your first meeting is free. Plus, Group attendees get 10% off regularly-priced fabrics at Treadle on club day!
|Friday Fun Fact!
It's all about hooks and eyes!
There are many different kinds available, and they all have subtly different strengths. Here are a few of the most common.
At the top right are trouser (or skirt) hooks. You'll typically see these on the waistband of dressier garments.
At center are the hooks and eyes you might be most familiar with. These are ideal for the top of a zipper opening or any place that meets edge-to-edge. Usually they're sewn with the tip of the eye peeking out just a bit from the edge.
At the bottom right are hooks and bars. These are more discreet than basic eyes when edges overlap - the bars don't stick out and hide a little better!
Hooks and eyes have been around for a LONG time - they're one of the oldest known clothing closures!
Take a look at these surviving medieval-era examples! (right center)
Hooks are such a basic closure that you could even make them yourself! Check out the historical sewing blog Katafalk to see more! Her photo at bottom right illustrates the steps in the process.
Check out all our Friday Fun Facts in the archive here!
|Classes Coming Up!
Openings in these in-demand classes are rare! Grab your spot now!
Learn simple and effective stitches for embroidery beginners!
Cost: $ 50
Saturday, March 11
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pair a basic tee with a woven or knit skirt to make your perfect dress. Sew your own tee or upcycle one!
Cost: $ 65
Mondays, March 13 & 20
6:15 pm to 9:15 pm
|Kids After-School Sewing Club
Beginners and more can sew with us every week! Ages 9 and up. Teens welcome, too!
Cost: $ 115
Wednesdays, March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Got holes? Don't toss it, darn it! Try visible mending on socks, sweaters, and more.
Cost: $ 35
Saturday, March 18
1:00 pm to 3:00 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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