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Buttermere by William Morris

Our latest collection of reproduction William Morris prints is absolutely drool-worthy!

Based on historic designs from the turn of the century arts and crafts movement, these timeless styles will bring a little vintage beauty to your project!

Shop all cottons here, or click the pic to see each one!

Birthday Party!

Stop into Treadle this Sunday, November 19 from 12-4 for our monthly Birthday Party!

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

Bring a friend and they get 15% off too!

Plus yummy treats for everyone!

*excludes classes, sewing machines, and consignment items

Friday Fun Fact

Hey it's Elizabeth, and today we're talking about making a muslin mockup.

Some sewists just call it a muslin, others a mockup, but either way, it's a basic test version of your garment used to check fit.

Mockups are basic, made of cheap fabric, and are never meant to be made into completed garments. Use old sheets, thrifted fabric, or any basic, stable woven. Machine sew them together, and don't bother with seam finishes, hems, facings, pockets, or tidy details.

You'll try the mockup on and see where changes to the fit could be made. Often this involves pinning, cutting, and drawing on the fabric. My favorite thing to do is take pictures - it's so much easier to analyze the pics than just look in the mirror!

When everything looks good, you'll transfer the changes to your paper pattern.

I am often asked about when a mockup is necessary, or whether I make one for every single garment I sew.

I personally make mockups for about 80% of my projects. I'll skip one if my project is made from a knit or if it's very loose-fitting, such as pajama pants.

I'll also do a mockup if I'm not sure about the style of the finished garment and want to check it out before I commit to sewing.

Want to know more? Michele and I will cover tons of common pattern adjustments in our Fitting Starts Here class! 

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

Classes Coming Up!

Register online today!

Holiday Apron

it's tomorrow!

Sew a cute apron for holiday baking or any time!

Cost: $ 60

Saturday, November 18

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Beginning Sewing

New to sewing? Start here!

Last weekend session until the new year!

Cost: $ 198

Sundays, November 19, December 3, 10, 17

Noon to 3:00 pm

Pajama Pants Streamlined

Learn quick-sewing tips for these comfy pjs!

Cost: $ 50

Sunday, November 19

3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Serger Basics

Learn to love your serger!

Cost: $ 55

Tuesday, November 21

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fitting Starts Here

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

Cost: $ 55

Monday, November 27

6:15 pm to 9:15 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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