Friday, March 15, 2019

Aboriginal Australian Prints

New in the store: Australian imports!

We are thrilled to share the work of these Aboriginal Australian artists! Each piece features the artist's personal interpretation of gorgeous natural motifs. The rich, deep colors give a lush feel to these abundant designs.

The 100% cotton fabric is silky and smooth, equally perfect in shirts, dresses, or even quilts!







Be sure to take a look at the card display in the store to read the inspirations behind each design!


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Treadlette Tuesday: Nina's Laundry Dress!

Treadlette Nina made this cute, springy cotton tunic dress with a great new novelty print featuring laundry care symbols!


To keep the facings tidy and add a little visual interest, Nina topstitched in a zigzag pattern. It's such a great detail! 


She used New Look 6500, a basic shift shape with a few style options.


This fabric group has some cute coordinating prints on the same theme! We love the tiny irons, too!


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Treadlette Tuesday: Debbie's Knit Jacket

This week's Treadlette project is Material Girl Debbie's cute new knit hoodie!


This fabric is sold as a repeating  panel, and Debbie used the wide borders of the panel as an accent fabric trim!


The pattern is from the Christine Jonson Travel Trio Two #331, available from Christine Jonson as a PDF. We'll also have the print version back in stock soon!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Art Gallery Knits!

New cotton knit jerseys from Art Gallery!





Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tired of winter? Cabin fever? Come to our Bye, Bye February party!

Dear Hearty Minnesotan, We know you love winter, but maybe, just maybe, this is a bit much. Punxsutawney Phil, that famous predictor of spring, does like to tease. This year he flat out lied!

Being made of tougher stuff, let’s not give up and give in yet, let’s kick February out the door with all the joie de vivre we have left (maybe not much, but it’s enough)!

Come to our party! Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 March 2


In the store: Demos of some of our favorite techniques and tools, including covered buttons, bias tape makers, and the best hand embroidery stitches! Free goody bags! Door prize drawings! Treats!

And in the classroom: Sewing!


March is Food Share Month in Minnesota, and we are teaming up with local volunteers to donate 100 reusable totes, sewn, decorated and filled, to the Groveland Food Shelf. All materials and equipment will be provided by Sew Good Goods and Treadle. Once the totes are sewn, they will be decorated with Earth-friendly themes and messages by youth at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. The totes will then be filled with donations and delivered to Groveland Food Shelf in March.

No time to sew with us? We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries through Tuesday March 5. See you there!

- Michele and the Treadlettes

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Rayon Prints

Sew something soft and flattering in a new rayon print!




Friday, February 15, 2019

New Knit Prints!

These, fun, colorful cotton knit prints are going fast! And why not? Who doesn't want popsicles, pink flamingos, or the solar system on their t-shirt! Stop by soon and find one for you!








Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Treadlette Tuesday: Rebecca's Rose Skirt

This fabulous skirt by Treadlette Rebecca features huge red roses on a pink damask background. She chose an asymmetric faux-wrap design to bring a little something extra to a simple pencil skirt shape.


The pattern is Burda 6505. You can see this skirt on display at Treadle now, and get a closer look at this gorgeous fabric too!


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Japanese Fabrics

Cotton canvas, soft double gauze, and light, crisp cotton broadcloth make these new Japanese prints a delight to sew with!








Thursday, January 17, 2019

Heathered Jersey Knits

New arrivals! These soft jersey knits in rich, deep hues have a slightly heathered look that adds more interest than a plain flat solid.




Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Treadlette Tuesday: Debbie's Knit Top

We love cute novelty knits, but they can be a bit challenging. Material Girl Debbie had some clever, creative solutions when she made this stylish top!


Since this open knit is a little sheer, she lined the front and back with a solid jersey knit. To avoid troublesome hemming, she cut the whole top on the cross grain and used the fabric's tidy selvage on the edge.

Debbie used Burda 6990, a basic knit pullover with a great shape.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Art Gallery Knits

New knit prints from Art Gallery! We love their super-soft cotton jersey with just a touch of spandex, and the colorful prints and patterns never disappoint.





Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Stretch Velvet

Our New Arrivals table is full of luscious goodies! Like these new colors of stretch velvet in rich, deep tones. Whip up a soft, stretchy dress or top on no time! Or make some stylish velvet leggings!





Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Semi-Annual Clearance Sale!

Update: It's the final days of Our Semi Annual Clearance continues! Ends Monday February 4th!

75% off remaining fabric groups, buttons, and patterns!


Simplicity Patterns Clearance! 

Buy one, get TWO free!


 Simplicity Sewing Pattern S8848 Misses' Dress, Tops, and Pants


Last chance for Oliver + S patterns! 
Clearance prices on our entire stock!



We're continuing to add new markdowns!