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New pattern of the month surprise!


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!

Pattern of the Month

November's pattern isn't really a pattern - it's a deal on PDF printing!

PDF patterns are everywhere these days! But you don't need to print and tape your pattern at home - let us print it for you on our large-format printer.

Get your PDF prints at 20% off through the month of November!

All month long we'll be sharing our favorite PDF-only patterns with you!

So many to sew! Can’t decide? Plan more of your winter sewing!

Learn more and order yours here!

Kids Winter Sewing Camp

Did you know? Plenty of winter break time for your young sewist to create - register soon!

We're taking advantage of St. Paul Schools long winter break to host a three-day sewing camp full of fun and creativity!

Tue, Wed, and Thu, January 2-4 

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost:  $ 170
Class fee includes a $35 gift certificate for project supplies to make it simple for your kids to get the materials they need!

Learn more and register here!


Friday Fun Fact

Today we have a book review from Treadlette Laura!


A People’s History of Clothing 

Sofi Thanhauser (2022) 

Worn is a history of fabric and clothing. As a sewist and a teacher of beginning sewing, my favorite part was the author’s lessons learned from attending Woolfest in Scotland, “Things can be mended, they must not be rushed, and their imperfections are an intrinsic part of their value.” (p. 259) This is the message I try to communicate to students and remember as I sew.



The book dives into the ecological and human costs of how linen, cotton, silk, synthetics, and wool are produced. The author describes the ongoing pollution caused by fabric and garment production as well as how the industry relies on exploited laborers. 

I liked how this book shared many stories and details about the value of garment workers and how that has changed through history. I also enjoyed how the author highlighted how micro-communities, textile manufacturers, and clothing makers around the world are using ancestral and ethical methods for making what we wear.  

This is a dense book, that tends to wander at times, but it is a good read for anyone interested or concerned about where our fabric and clothing originates.  

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

Classes Coming Up!

Register online today!

Weekend Sewing Half-Marathon

it's tomorrow!

One full day of sewing!

Cost: $ 95

Saturday, November 4

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Beginners Open Sew

it's tomorrow!

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

Fitting Starts Here

Adjust patterns to fit your body - we'll show you how to start!

Cost: $ 35

Friday, November 10

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Corset Sewalong

Sew your own corset for historic costume, cosplay, and more!

Cost: $ 180

Saturdays, Nov 11, 18, Dec 2, 16

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Coat Craze

Yes, you CAN sew your own coat! You're the designer of your own fundamental wardrobe piece. 

Cost: $ 255

Thursdays, Nov 16, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28

6:00 pm to 9:00 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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