Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Japanese Fabrics part 1: printed lawn and double gauze

We've recently received a big shipment of stunning new Japanese fabrics - too many to share in just one blog post! Today we'll take a look at some of the luscious printed lawn and double gauze.

The lawn is light and soft, with a smooth, silky feel and wonderful drape. This is your perfect summer dress and blouse fabric!

Several of the lawn pieces are large-scale border prints. These dots have a subtle shift in size across the fabric's width.

Stay tuned for part two; we'll show you even more beautiful new Japanese import fabrics!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cotton Knit Polka Dots

We have some fun new cotton polka dot knits in the store.

Bright colors perfect for summer and dots that never go out of style, all in a comfy, washable cotton knit. What could be better for summer tops, dresses, and skirts to wear with casual, carefree ease?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fun Stuff With Felt!

Here is a fun, easy way to begin learning to hand sew: the Fun Stuff With Felt Class at Treadle Yard Goods! Felt is soft, easy to sew, doesn't fray, and come in tons of fun colors! It's the perfect fabric for young children to learn on. Create several projects, to keep or give as gifts.

It's also a wonderful opportunity to share some together time with a child. We welcome adult/child pairs working together. This class is appropriate for ages 6 to 8 if accompanied and helped by an adult and ages 9 to 90 working independently.

To sign up, just call our store at (651) 698-9690, or stop by!

You can view our complete listing of classes at There's something for everyone!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Downtown Abbey Sews

We have an exciting new magazine in the store: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews!

Packed with projects inspired by the hugely popular period drama, this is a little magazine filled with a whole lot of pretty. Drawn from the classic look of the 1910s and 1920s, you'll find dresses, blouses, accessories, and menswear all making an appearance.

Add a little elegance to your sewing. Try a Downton Abbey inspired project!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


We have an amazing new sequined fabric in the store. Take a look!

Absolutely covered in iridescent sequins, this fabric shimmers with every movement. Shades of deep blue, teal, seafoam green, and aqua sparkle like a fluid mass. It has to be seen to be believed!

This would be perfect for an elegant evening look. Keep it understated and just use it as an accent, or go full glamour with a little sheath dress or a gown! Who can really say their wardrobe couldn't use more sequins?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fathers' Day

Tired of gifting the same old necktie for Father's Day? How about a twist on the classic tie with some of these great fabric prints!

Whip up a pair of PJ pants, or a quick craft like a tote bag or pillow. Make something simple and get the little kids to help! Got a geeky dad in your life? We have fabrics for that too!

If the dad on your gift list isn't quite so whimsical, we also have a great selection of classic shirtings. Always refined and understated, they never go out of style.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Linen

Summer is a great time for linen. This crisp natural fiber breathes wonderfully and feels great against the skin. We have a large selection of linens and linen blends right now at Treadle: a rainbow of solids, plus  some exciting prints and patterns!

Here are a couple of the fun, bold patterns on our linen racks this season. We are loving the colorful birds in this first one, and the toned-down two-color pattern of the next.

We also have several stripes and checks in 100% linen. Subtle, classic, and easy to wear.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Handmade Seam Rippers

We are excited to have this beautiful new line of handmade seam rippers at Treadle.

These seam rippers are no ordinary throwaway. Locally made by Dragon Fly designs, each ripper's handle is hand turned from beautiful hardwoods or hand crafted from bright acrylics. The sharp tips may be turned inward when not in use, and hold firmly while ripping.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of using a well-made tool, and these have a smooth, comfortable grip that takes the drudgery out of fixing mistakes. You may find yourself looking for excuses to rip out a seam!