Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cotton Prints

We have some spectacular new cotton prints in the store! Take a peek!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Treadlette Tuesday: Roberta's Katherine Tilton Sweatshirt

Roberta used fabric from her stash and a cute asymmetric pattern from Katherine Tilton for this cute top!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Rayon Prints

Just a couple sweet new rayon prints from Cotton + Steel. Soft, drapey, and cool to wear, they are perfect for quick summer sewing!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Cotton Prints

Check out these great new cotton prints!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Cotton Knits

Soft cotton knit prints, new in the store!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Gorgeous new lightweight rayon prints, perfect for summer dresses!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Funky Friends Fox!

We have a new friend in the store, this little fox! Made by Rebecca from the Funky Friends Factory pattern, he's a delightful companion to our little Rhino!

Rebecca used out wool blend felt to sew each of these little guys. Stop by and pick some up - and a pattern, too - if you're looking for a fun project!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Japanese Border Print

Check out this new Japanese border print! The print spans the whole width of the fabric, and features cranes, bright fish, and floating sushi! It's beautiful, wonderful, and weird all at once.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

New Alexander Henry prints!

Gorgeous, weird, and wacky cotton prints from Alexander Henry!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Treadlette Tuesday: One pattern two ways!

This week Rebecca is sharing another of her dresses with us. Well, actually, two dresses! Both using Butterick pattern 6169.

The first one is made in a summery white linen blend. Rebecca added a few extra seams to eke this dress out of limited fabric, then highlighted all the seams with contrasting hand embroidery!

Don't be put off by the idea of hand work. Big, simple running stitches are so easy and quick to sew - and make such a visual pop!

Here's Rebecca wearing dress number two! Made in a drapey grey knit, but with no changes needed to the pattern.

Rebecca always loves the simplest finishing techniques, especially for knits. She used self-fabric bands at the sleeves and neck for a streamlined look.

Stop in and find your next project today!

Monday, July 13, 2020

New From Cotton + Steel

We have a whole shelf of new prints from Cotton + Steel! Take a look!

Featuring fruits, plants, magical Pegasus, and more, each of these prints is colorful and delightful!

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Rebecca's Maxi Dress

Rebecca used Burda pattern 6414 and a drapey jersey to make this fabulous dress!

A big belt makes a perfect accesory!

Check out the low-cut open sleeve - a dramatic detail!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Linen Solids

Solid colored linens for classic summer style!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Rebecca's Cotton Skirt

Treadlette Rebecca used an Aboriginal cotton print and New Look pattern 6106 to make this cute, simple skirt with pockets!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Treadlette Tuesday: Laura's Dress

Here's a sweet, simple dress for summer, made by our newest Treadlette, Laura!

Laura used McCall's 6089 and a bright rayon print. Come take a look at all our fab rayon prints!

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!