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Spooky Sale!

Spooky Sale today through Halloween!
31% off all wool - so many new options!
31% off all in-stock Burda & New Look patterns!

Plus trick or treat for everyone!

Shopping online for wool?

Use code spooky 

Check out a few of the delightful wools we have for you this season! 

And there are so many more in the store!

Shop wool here!

Cozy Cuddle!

Get cozy with Cuddle! This plush faux fur is ideal for jackets, coats, scarves, cowls, and blankets! 

These pre-cut 2-yard pieces measure 60" x 72" - a great blanket size, or use it for any project you like!

Shop them here!

Closed Sunday, Nov 5

We will be closed all day on Sunday, November 5 for our sold-out Day for You event!

Shop regular hours again on Monday, Nov 6!

Friday Fun Fact

You may have noticed it's wool sewing season! Here are some tips on how to sew and care for one of our favorite fibers.

Wool is generally considered to be sheep's fleece, though many animals also produce hair suitable for textile use. Alpacas, llamas, goats, rabbits, and yaks are also raised for fiber, but we typically see these fibers referred to by the specific animal they came from. If something is simply labeled "wool," it's probably sheep's wool.

For the purposes of sewing and care, however, treat any of the above animal fibers with the wool tips below.

First up: pre-treating. Yes, you can wash wools!

Hand-wash wool to pre-treat: use cold water, mild soap, and let it soak a bit (avoiding agitating) then squeeze the extra water out.

If you can set your washing machine to spin only, then put your wet wool in for a spin to remove all the excess water. If not, roll it up in some big fluffy towels. Then air-dry your wool, supporting it well to prevent sagging.

Your other option is to have it steamed at a dry cleaner. You can do this if you plan to dry-clean the finished garment.

Next up, sewing! Wool is so incredibly forgiving to sew. The fibers are soft and bouncy and have a slight natural stretch. This makes it really easy to ease sleeve caps and steam darts into shape.

Stitches sink into wool's texture and can virtually disappear. A blind hem stitch can be quite invisible!

Edge finish seam allowances on wool with a serger or zig-zag stitch - or try a bias bound Hong Kong finish if you want to be fancy!

To line or not? Wool garments don't have to be lined! A lining can provide support, structure, and a smooth inside, but it's not crucial to success. Many wools have unbelievable next-to-skin softness. Others can be fully lined, partly lined, or worn with layers - a light slip or blouse is perfect under a wool dress, skirt, or vest!

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

Classes Coming Up!

Register online today!

Pajama Pants Streamlined

it's tomorrow!

Learn quick-sewing tips for these comfy pjs! Perfect for holiday gifting!

Cost: $ 50

Saturday, October 28

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Serger Basics

one space left!

Learn to use your serger!

Cost: $ 55

Friday, November 3

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Weekend Sewing Half-Marathon

One full day of sewing!

Cost: $ 95

Saturday, November 4

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Beginners Open Sew

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

Cost: $ 35

Saturday, November 4

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fit Workshop

Create well-fitting garments by testing your mockup here!

Cost: $ 35

Monday, November 6

6:15 pm to 8:15 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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    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105