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Add Liberty to your spring!

Pattern of the Month!

Check out Elizabeth's version of April's Pattern of the Month!

It's 15% off through the month of April!

Reg $20.75   Right now $17.64

I made view B of the Reed skirt in size 14 in a lovely grey chambray linen blend. We've since sold out of this fabric but more is on order!

I used a contrasting cotton print fabric to highlight the fun angled pockets, and made fabric-covered buttons to tie it all together.

There's A LOT of topstitching on the Reed, and I chose to only do some of it. Topstitching highlights and defines the seams but it's generally optional; you can do as much or as little as you like!

Get yours here!

New Liberty

Nothing can compare to the smooth, silky feel of genuine Tana lawn from famed design house Liberty of London. We have a few new lawn prints in the store.

PLUS we have a lightweight linen print from Liberty! The top right floral is a gloriously light weight linen & cotton blend that's perfect for a soft blouse.

Treat yourself to a new spring garment in lovely Liberty today!

See them all here!

April Birthday Party!

Stop into Treadle this Sunday, April 16 from 12-4 for our April Birthday Party!

If your birthday is in April, you'll get 15% off almost everything in the store! Fabrics, patterns, notions, and more!

Bring a guest and they get 15% off too!

Plus yummy treats for everyone!

Crescent Tote

This fun, versatile tote bag is the perfect summer carryall!

Check out these two new versions we have on display at the store. Made in a firm canvas or linen, this bag stands up nicely and holds everything you need. Add a fun lining for extra style!

Learn to make this bag in our upcoming class at Treadle. 
Learn more and register here!

Painters Palette

Lots of new additions to our rainbow of Painters Palette cotton solids, and now we've given them their own section on the web shop so you can filter just by solids!

This 100% cotton is a great basic broadcloth that comes in dozens of colors! Perfect for quilting and crafts, or use for basic garments like pajamas, simple skirts, and garment linings.

See them here!

Friday Fun Fact!

We've had a great response in the last few months to our new Serger Basics class, but it's also prompted the question: what the heck is a serger anyway?

A serger, also known as an overlock machine, has been in use in manufacturing for over a century. Versions for home use have been around since the 1960s.

Instead of the two-thread (spool and bobbin) system that your regular machine uses, a serger has 3 or 4 cones of thread. The threads run to two loopers and one or two needles to create a stitch that overcasts the edge.

Sergers also have a few extra features. A blade slices the extra fabric away as you sew, creating a perfectly tidy edge.

Most helpful, sergers have differential feed, a setting that allows you to get perfectly smooth seams on stretchy fabrics, knits, and delicates, without distorting the edge.

A serger can be a great additional machine to have around, especially if you like sewing knits.

Let's also mention what a serger is NOT: 

A serger is not a sewing machine. It can never totally replace your conventional machine.

A serger is not a cover stitch machine. That's an even more complex option that we'll discuss in a future Fun Fact!

Classes Coming Up!

Sign up early to save your space!

Sew this simple, stretchy staple! We have several recommended patterns to choose from.

Cost: $ 50

Saturday, April 15
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

It's an extra-help clinic just for beginners!

Cost: $ 35

Sunday, April 16
10:00 am to Noon

See what you can do with easy half-square triangles!

Cost: $ 60

Sunday, April 16
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A simple, comfy skirt with pockets, from a custom pattern you'll learn to draft yourself.

A perfect project for fun cotton prints! 

Cost: $ 90

Fridays, April 21 & 28
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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