Monday, July 6, 2020

Sewing masks is our superpower!

As we move into the glorious weather of a Minnesota summer, in my head it is still spring. So much of this year has felt like Groundhog Day - reliving the sameness every day. At Treadle we are working with reduced hours and the ambiguity of when, or even if, fabrics and notions will be available. Many times the answer is “it depends."

We are getting used to wearing masks, trying to recognize customers, and always appreciate a well-chosen print for a mask. We are thankful to all our customers - new as well as old - for your patience and good humor.

And we are still making masks and masks kits. Over 15,000 to date.

photo shared from a Treadle customer! Thanks!

We have been made aware of two communities desperately in need of masks.

Mask North Minneapolis Project has a goal “to increase masking by 80% in North Minneapolis and decrease the spread of COVID-19 virus. To mask all of North Minneapolis in collaboration with community partners.” The project was started by two family medicine physicians at Broadway Family Medicine in collaboration with the African American Leadership Forum.
Mixed Blood Theatre, in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, is committed to distributing over 1,000 masks for C-R residents over the coming months, along with information on the importance of masks in the fight against COVID-19.
Treadle, in partnership with Sew Good Goods, will continue to provide mask kits at no charge for these communities.

Will you help?

Mask North Minneapolis Project is asking for a 3-layer mask, which is included in our kits.
Find sewing info here:

More info here, Sewer Network Sign Up Form: 

Mixed Blood Theatre is accepting masks of any design.

Both mask initiatives are greatly in need of children’s sizes as well as adult masks.

Kits that make 12 or more masks may be picked up at Treadle during regular business hours.

We will also be a drop-off for finished masks for both initiatives, in addition to individual hand sanitizer for the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hours Update: Now open late Wednesdays!

Our new store hours:

Mon 10-5
Tues 10-5
Wed 10-8
Thurs 10-5
Fri 10-5
Sat 10-5
Sunday Closed

Masks required in store.

Aboriginal Prints

We have a new shipment of Aboriginal Australian cottons prints in the store! Come get 'em while they're hot!

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Perfect for your summer table, in bright colors and patterns!

Closed July 4

We will be closed this Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

We understand that this holiday is more bitter than sweet for many this year. Let us all take the day to learn about our history as a nation and dream about what America could be. Stay safe, friends.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Raw Silk

Bright, cheery colors of silk matka and noil! A perfect summer suiting, matka and noil are both "raw" silks, with dreamy texture and a looser weave.

Not into brights? We've got you covered with these gorgeous neutrals.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Treadlette Tuesday: Julia's Linen Blouse!

It's been a while since we've had a Treadlette Tuesday feature, so let's all enjoy Julia posing with her new linen blouse!

Julia used New Look 6658 and blended sizes to get a just right fit!