Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hours for curbside pickup! More mask kits!

Treadle is not currently open for walk-in business. Hours for curbside pickup and mail order will vary; please check our website for the most up-to-date info.

Mask sewing kits are now available! We have kits to make 12, 14, or 18 masks! If you would like one, please call the store to pickup curbside. (651)698-9690

You can stop by to pick up a kit, or work on mask sewing with materials you have at home. 
Please remember:

- Use 2 different fabrics for the inside and outside - tightly woven 100% cotton for the outside and flannel or other soft cotton for the inside.

 - Elastic is in short supply. If you don't have elastic, you can use ties, made of fabric, bias tape, or cotton twill tape. Each tie should be 18" long.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Treadle Weekend Hours

Need fabric? You can still place an order by phone and pick it up! 

Call us at (651)698-9690. We'll be open 11-5 tomorrow, Saturday March 28. 

We will be closed Sunday, March 29.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Japanese Fabrics

There are always a few more treasures you may have missed in our Japanese imports section!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

COVID-19 - Sewists you can help!

3-24-20 Updates on mask sewing:

For availability of free kits,
Keep an eye on our emails, website, and social media pages.

You can keep working on mask sewing with materials you have at home, or stop by our store to purchase materials. Please remember:

 - Elastic is in short supply. Instead, you can use ties, made of fabric, bias tape, or cotton twill tape. Each tie should be 18" long.

- Remember to use 2 different fabrics for the inside and outside - tightly woven 100% cotton for the outside and flannel or other soft cotton for the inside.


Many of you may have seen the grassroots efforts to sew masks in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. With the scarcity of masks and the reports of health care workers doing without, it is time to help where we can.

Instructions and drop-off points for the CDC-approved design, ok’d by Allina Health, are available at

If you would like to use fabrics you currently have in your “resource center”, please note the following guidelines:

Be sure to use fabric that is 100% cotton (tightly woven for the front, flannel or other soft 100% cotton for the back). If you have any doubts about the content of your fabric, please do not use it. (Treadle staff can assist you in determining fiber content.)
Please prewash all fabric on hot and dry on high heat. This step is to ensure pre-shrinkage. Area providers will sanitize the masks.

You will note the instructions involve the use of elastic. If that is not available, you can use fabric ties (self-made ties, twill tape), one in each of the four corners. Each tie should have a finished length of 18 inches.
We have also been working to find more 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8” elastic. If vendors ship as promised, we should have renewed supply on Thursday March 26.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Treadle customers are the best!

Michele Hoaglund and all the Treadlettes

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tula Pink Limiteds

Limited Edition 1 yard precuts from Tula Pink!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Treadle Update re: COVID-19

Dear Treadle customers,

Each day brings us news of the coronavirus reaching further into our lives. As we move into uncertain times, Treadle will remain open regular hours, keeping things normal as long as we are able.

We are following current best practices: washing hands often and wiping down frequently touched surfaces - frequently (door handles, cutting counters, scissors, keypads, and more). Employees who do not feel well stay home.

Classes will be modified to accommodate social distancing. As classes are limited to 6 students or less, we are able to do this using both our classroom and Sew Together Space. Classes that are not able to be split will be postponed. If you are registered for a class in the next 2 weeks, you will be contacted regarding the status of that class.

We have seen many of you in the past few days as you plan for some down time. We hope to continue to share project ideas, new fabrics as they arrive, and the joy of success at a completed garment. We love doing that in person and being there for our customers. Treadle has always been a wonderful community of creative sewists.

Yet if you are no longer comfortable coming in, we will be happy to supply your fabric and creative needs in several ways. For inspiration, continue to check Facebook, Instagram, and our website/blog for new fabrics and projects. For purchases, we are happy to ship (as always) or we can supply curb-side pick-up.

I like to think that Treadle will always be here as a resource for our customers, many of whom we call friends. Right now, for the good of our community, doing business responsibly takes precedence. I also recognize that there may be small businesses that do not survive this. These are your neighbors and friends. For all of us, be kind.

Treadle Yard Goods

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Peacock Print

We're in love with this romantic new cotton print covered with peacocks!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Treadlette Tuesday: Rebecca's Drapey Soft Pants!

Rebecca used our viscose/linen Silky Noil blend to make these cute pants!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Soft Japanese Fabrics

We have a great selection of soft Japanese fabrics! Rayon, cotton lawn, double gauze, embroidered, and more!

Friday, March 6, 2020

A Trio of Modern Prints

Check out this new coordinating trio of bright modern cotton prints!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Anna Maria's Conservatory

Anna Maria's Conservatory features designer Anna Maria Horner with a group of amazing artists, bringing bright, bold fabric prints to you! Check out what's new!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Treadlette Tuesday: Michele's Mullet Shirt

Michele made this fantastic shirt for her husband that's, as she put it, "business in the front, party in the back!"

By placing this large-scale panel print across the shirt's whole back, Michele really took advantage of the design! A bold print needs a simple canvas.

While the front stays smart but casual, using the fabric's plainer side with a half-button placket. The pattern here reads as a small check, but it's actually a tiny dot!

Love that pop of lime green from these fun buttons!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Art Gallery Rayon

Gorgeous, soft, bright new rayon prints from Art Gallery fabrics!