Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A dress for layering

Gift-making season is drawing to a close, so how about a little something for yourself? Now's the time to make warm winter garments and versatile layering pieces, like this cute tunic dress!

Nina used New Look 6298 to make this dress. In a knit fabric, is sews up quickly and feels great to wear. Add leggings, boots, and a sweater, and you're good to go!

The raglan sleeve has a shoulder dart for a smooth fit and interesting detail.

Our Winter Clearance Sale continues through January 4th! Stop in for some great deals on beautiful fabrics.

Treadle will be open 10-5 on Dec. 31 and closed Jan 1st & 2nd. Shop again on Jan 3rd and 4th!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Class Schedule!

Our new class schedule is available now at treadleyardgoods.com/classes. We are taking registrations now for all the exciting classes listed from January through May, 2015.

Don't hesitate - sign up early to reserve your spot! Register by phone at 651.698.9690, or stop by the store to register in person.

Winter Clearance Sale!


Stop in and pick up something luscious for yourself, at a great discount!

Wednesday, December 24: 10 - 2
Thursday, December 25: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 31: 10 - 5
Thursday, January 1: CLOSED

Friday, December 19, 2014

More Fabulous Fakes

If you liked the faux fur featured earlier this week, you will love our new selection of faux leather and suede!

First up we have this amazing blue faux leather with a subtle pearlized finish. The reverse side has a rich brown faux fur for added warmth and style! Sew up an unlined jacket or vest to show off both sides.

This metallic finish faux leather will definitely stand out in a crowd! This would make a snazzy handbag or a great contrast element in a jacket.

These faux suedes are buttery soft and hefty enough for coats.

You can see more interesting effects in these quilted-look and distressed faux leathers.

There's more in our store! Come take a look, while it lasts!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fabulous Faux Fur

We have some new faux furs at Treadle. From cuddly soft and fleecy fabrics to realistic imitations, each one is rich, thick, and delightful to touch.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Silk and Rayon Velvet

We have some mouthwatering new velvet colors in the store. This is not your ordinary scratchy, heavy, synthetic upholstery velvet. This luscious apparel velvet is made from drapey rayon and pure silk, with an irresistibly soft touch.

Wrap yourself in luxury with a velvet dress or coat. Or combine velvet with other fabrics, such as wool or satin, for a rich textural blend.

Come and see these velvets and more in person! We have everything you need for high-quality apparel sewing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Novelty Prints

We have some really fun new novelty prints from Robert Kaufman with a food theme.

Food prints can be silly, fun, and just plain lovely, with illustrations like these. Food print fabrics are perfect for handmade gifts. Make kitchen aprons for all your favorite cooks! Or pajama pants that are comfy and fun. Crafts like tote bags (perfect for groceries!) oven mitts, and towels are wonderful gifts.

There are a couple great panel prints with a vintage advertising feel.

If beer's not your poison, how about coffee?

There's so much more in our novelty print section! Come take a look.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rayon Challis

We have a group of beautiful new rayon challis prints in the store. Take a look!

These prints have an incredibly soft and drapey hand, perfect for blouses and dresses. Rayon's plant-based properties make it wonderfully smooth and breathable against the skin, for effortless comfort. And with stunning prints like these, you'l look as good as you feel.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Bling

Does your holiday look need a bit more sparkle? Add something dazzling from Treadle!

First up we have these incredible bejeweled appliques. At 10" long, they make a seriously gorgeous impact. Add to a bodice, midriff, or headband, or anywhere you can imagine!

Need to cover a bit longer area? Try a by-the-yard trim. Chain, metallic rick-rack, sequins, and rhinestones can accent hems, sleeve ends, necklines, or wherever you need a little pop.


Don't overlook the buttons! Even a simple garment, or a store-bought one, can benefit from a button upgrade. We have dozens of sparkling styles.

For something extra unique, try our selection of vintage buttons. Cut steel, paste jewels, and inlaid mother of pearl all add a special touch to any holiday ensemble.

Add some bling to your holiday party wardrobe. We have plenty of beautiful ideas to get you started.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gorgeous New Silks

We have some amazing new printed silks in the store. First a few sheer, transparent silks. Line these with a complementary color to add opacity, or use them as they are for layering pieces or scarves.

Check out these satin "burnout" sheers. The floral design is done in an opaque satin weave on a ground of sheer silk chiffon.

Even more luscious, here are a few pieces of printed silk charmeuse. Charmeuse is the slippery, drippy satin that dreams are made of, with the buttery touch you can't resist stroking.

Use charmeuse for soft blouses you can layer under a cardigan, sleek party dresses, or irresistible scarves.

Finally we have this shimmery, glittery silk knit jersey. All the smooth softness of silk and the easy fitting of a knit.

Don't you need something new to wear the next time you dress up? Start now and you'll be ready for those holiday parties!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday, Saturday & Sunday???

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Treadle will be closed on Thanksgiving and all the Treadlettes will be enjoying a day of family, friends and feasting. We will be rested and well fed when we open on Friday, November 28 at the civilized hour of 10:00 a.m. We invite you to join us for savings of 20% on all fabrics and discounts on selected ribbons and trims. 

 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 IS PLAID FRIDAY IN THE TWIN CITIES! Plaid Friday is an alternative shopping experience on November 28. If standing in line at the mall is not your thing, why not have a more pleasant shopping experience at one of the many independent retailers in the Twin Cities? We are sure you will receive superior service and find more unique gifts. As an added bonus, you will be keeping more money in our community! Come in to Treadle wearing plaid next Friday, Saturday or Sunday and we will enter your name in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!

A handmade gift is truly precious and provides joy both for the crafter and the recipient. Scarves, mittens, pillow cases and flannel pajama pants are just a few of the possibilities for gifts for those fortunate souls on your holiday gift list. Stop by and get a start on your holiday sewing and take advantage of the savings. There won't be another sale until after Christmas.

 Register your card and shop on Small Business Saturday, November 29. Use your American Express card and spend at least $10 at up to three participating businesses and receive a $10 (up to a total of $30) statement credit. Treadle is one of the stores featured on the Small Business Saturday Map so be sure to register online at ShopSmall.com to take advantage of this offer. Registration began Nov 16th and will be capped once a certain threshold of members is reached, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Purchases must be made by the registered card holders in the store on November 29th.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stitched Safari

We have a sweet new felt crafting book at Treadle, Stitched Safari, just filled with adorable animals to sew!

Each project is brought to life with beautiful hand-stitched details. Cats, dogs, giraffes, sheep, goats, elephants, kangaroos, and so many more. It's hard to resist this much cute!

Best of all, the book includes a sheet of full-size patterns and detailed sewing directions. So why not start making your own Stitched Safari today?

Monday, November 17, 2014


We have some wonderful new corduroys this season. Wales from narrow to medium to ultra wide, in rich, warm colors, these soft, plush corduroys are perfect for winter sewing. Great for pants and jackets, dresses and skirts, you'll love the cozy warmth and casual style.