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Gorgeous new Japanese lawn!


New Sewing Classes!

It's our favorite time - NEW class schedule time!!

Click here to see all classes!

We've got more sessions of all your faves, plus new techniques and projects, and even more class options for kids!

Soft Japanese Fabrics!

In our last newsletter we showed you the gorgeous cotton/linen canvas prints, so today we're focusing on the lighter side!

Each of these 100% cotton lawns is silky, soft, and ready to be made into your next blouse, shirt, or top!

Shop Japanese fabrics here!

Sew Good with us!

Sew Good Goods' nonprofit-sponsored project days are back for fall, plus we've added an evening option!

Join us on Tuesday, October 10 to sew pillowcases to donate to people in crisis. You'll learn a neat clean-finish technique with a cuff!

Learn more and register here!

Friday Fun Fact

Today we're talking about shoulder pads!

Ok, I know the term "shoulder pads" can conjure up horrific images of the 1980s, but don't let that put you off! Shoulder pads are an essential component of any jacket or coat.

Shoulder pads build shape into your garment and help a jacket hold its structure. Without a shoulder pad, a jacket or coat looks floppy and without substance.

The pad doesn't have to be big! A thin 1/4" or 1/2" pad is plenty to support your garment's shape.

Check out these examples of shoulder pads in action! First up is a Doctor Who cosplay I made for my kiddo. I will tell you, the construction of this coat is... not great. I took A LOT of shortcuts. But I made sure to properly pad the shoulder and it really makes a difference in how finished and structured the coat looks!

Here's the last coat I made for myself. The pad is pretty thin but you can really see how it supports the shape!

Sewing tips for shoulder pads:

Most shoulder pads are not symmetrical. Place the longer point in the front.

Shoulder pads need to be hand-sewn in, but it doesn't take much: hand-tack them to the armscye seam and the shoulder seam.

Make sure you pin the shoulder pads into the muslin mockup during your fitting process.

You can combine a shoulder pad with a sleeve header: a narrow strip of flannel or batting that helps support the shoulder seam. 

Shop our shoulder pads here!

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

Classes Coming Up!

Here's what's coming soon - see the whole list at our website!

Sewing Salon

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We're here to help! Bring your tricky problems and questions to this sewing clinic.

Cost: $ 35

Saturday, October 7

10:00 am to Noon

Thrift Flip

it's tomorrow!

Adjust, remake, and improve your thrift or closet finds!

Cost: $ 45

Saturday, October 7

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Friday Sewing Social

We're opening our space to you! Bring a project and socialize while you sew.

Cost: $ 25

Friday, October 13

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Weekend Sewing Marathon

Spend a weekend sewing with us!

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Cost: $ 180

Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kids After-School Sewing Club

Beginners and more can sew with us every week! Ages 9 and up.

Cost: $ 150 - Class fee includes a $35 gift certificate for project supplies

Mondays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes

1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690

Open 12-6 Mon-Thurs, 12-5 Fri-Sat, 12-4 Sun

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Parking at Treadle

Convenient sreet parking is available on Grand, Hamline, Lincoln, and nearby side streets. Treadle also 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!

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      Monday - Thursday 12 - 6
      Friday & Saturday 12 - 5
      Sunday 12 - 4
    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105