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Don't let moths get you down!


Button Trees

It's that time of year - Becky's vintage button Christmas trees are back!

Add some to your holiday decor, or give a few as gifts! Each one is unique, so they're only available in store.

Baja Blanket Weave

These new striped cottons have a thick, handwoven feel and great texture.

The heavier weight makes this fabric ideal for jackets, pants, bags, or home decor.

Shop them here!


Sew with us!

Our next event with Sew Good Goods is Tuesday, November 14!

Sign up for your 2-hour spot to sew pillowcases that will support people in transition and will be donated through local food shelves.

Register here!



Friday Fun Fact

We talked about caring for wool a couple weeks ago, and that always brings up the annoying nuisance of moths.

It's true, sometimes moths eat holes in your wool! It's awful, but there are things we can do.

As with so many things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Moths are particularly attracted to soiled spots, so clean all woolens before storing for the season. You CAN hand-wash all your wool items, including sweaters and cashmere. See our wool washing tips here!

Putting wool items away fresh and clean will make them much less vulnerable to moth damage.

Moths prefer dark, musty spaces, so let air and light into your closet frequently, and keep the closet floors and corners free of dust.

But what if it's too late and the moths have already gotten in?

First we're gonna get rid of them. Sealing up the affected garments in airtight bags with mothballs is an effective method, but mothballs are toxic so you'll need to be careful and follow the directions.

Dry cleaning, airing, and ironing can also rid your clothes of moths. Learn more at this article here.

Next, we want to mend those holes. There are lots of creative ways! You can mend invisibly with matching thread or get colorful with embroidery and patches that make it artsy and intentional.

Our Decorative Mending class shows you plenty of options for fixing holes, whether they're caused by moths or just normal wear and tear!


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




Classes Coming Up!

Register online today!

Fitting Starts Here

it's tonight!

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

starts tomorrow!

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

Weekend Sewing Marathon

Spend a weekend sewing with us!

Cost: $ 180

Saturday & Sunday, Nov 11 & 12

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Just Start Sewing!

Got a new machine? Need a refresher? This beginner-level class will get you sewing fast!

Cost: $ 45

Sunday, November 12

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Core Skills

Sewing skill essentials - from seam finishes to zippers!

Cost: $ 90

Mondays, Nov 13 & 20

6:15 pm to 9:15 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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      Monday - Thursday 12 - 6
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      Sunday 12 - 4
    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105