Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wool Coating

It's the perfect time for a new winter coat or jacket! We have a huge selection of scrumptious coat-weight wools this season, in a rainbow of colors!

From thick, soft Melton to fleecy boiled wools and textured tweeds, find a perfect new garment here!

Let's face it, winter is going to be here for a while. Let's get comfortable.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Liberty Prints

Check out these fantastic new Liberty of London prints! Liberty's smooth cotton lawn and breathtaking prints are truly one of a kind.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Treadlette Tuesday: Get To Know Us

Today's Treadlette is Melissa!

Melissa is our resident Home Decorating Expert. She's always got a clever solution for sewing curtains, Roman shades, quilts, and pillows, and well as recovering chair seats and cushions.

If you've been in recently and seen (okay, played with) the sequined pillow on our counter, you've seen a little piece of Melissa's work. She tackled that tricky fabric fearlessly!

She's no slouch when it comes to garment sewing, though. Melissa can whip up cute blouses and dresses and has a knack for choosing fun and funky patterns.

Melissa also teaches classes with us! She can help you solve your decorating dilemmas in a Sewing Salon, or take her pillow class or Roman shade class to spruce up your space!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Poly Taffeta

If you know us at Treadle, you know we love natural fibers. But sometimes a really great fabric comes along that makes us keep our minds open. This polyester taffeta is one of them!

Airy light and paper crisp, this taffeta has a wonderful sheen and fabulous rustle. This is the nicest polyester taffeta we've seen. It is almost like silk!

Taffeta is fantastic for special occasion dresses and skirts. Make yourself something new for holiday parties! Fancy wraps and jackets would also be lovely. Take advantage of taffeta's crisp hand with ruffles and structural details!

Our sale continues today! Stop in for great savings!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Plaid Friday SALE!

Shop our weekend sale! Plaid Friday and Shop Local Saturday events support local businesses in your area!

EVERY fabric in the store is on sale! Wear plaid for an even better discount! Friday through Sunday, Nov 25-27.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boyfriend Shirt Class - Starts This Sunday!

We have our new Boyfriend Shirt class coming next week, with our newest teacher Kathleen Richert! Kathleen is a prominent local fiber artist. She even has a piece in the Minnesota History Center! See it here!

Make something special for your favorite guy (boyfriend, husband, son, brother - you pick) in this fun new class! Take your shirt making skills to the next level and explore the fun you can have with piping, custom pockets, and other delicious details. Kathleen makes award winning custom shirts with one rule: she makes all the design decisions. Be prepared to dump your ideas of boring button down shirts; these are one of a kind and amazing!

Sunday 1:30 – 4:30 November 27, December 4, & 11
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $85

To sign up for this class, give us a call at (651) 698-9690, or just stop by the store. You can see our full class schedule at

Treadlette Tuesday: Get To Know Us

This week's Treadlette is Meg!

Meg started sewing with her grandmother at around age 8. "We made a grey and red plaid vest with princess seams and matched the plaids! I wish I still had it to prove it."

Like many of our Treadlettes, Meg has been with us a while; she has worked at Treadle for at least 27 years. You will mostly see her on Saturdays.

I find Meg's style to be polished and effortlessly stylish. "I am a sucker for white embroidered cotton, beautiful knits and the challenge of buying remnants. I like to sew simple straightforward things that do not take a long time from start to finish--clothing and home dec."

Current projects and favorites? "I love Vogue pattern 1415 view A with a cowl like neck--I've made it twice and feel very elegant in it. My 26 year old son actually asked me when he saw my 2nd version if it was the same pattern as my cream colored top. I love that he noticed! Currently I am covering an ottoman for my son with a piece of Pendleton wool."

"I am working on convincing myself that if I sew a few minutes every day, it will add up to a significant amount of work at the end of the week." I think it does, Meg! I love that philosophy.

There's more Treadlette Tuesday every week!