Welcome to Clever Treadler

Sewing Sweet Stories


My Story

Your Preferred Textile Artist

Since 2013, I’ve worked on a variety of design projects, always finding inspirations for new and unusual textile creations. I use photos of your favorite pet, place, hobby, or happening and with fabric layering sew sketches and/or "paintings" of them onto home decor items (pillows, wall art) or practical things (desk trays, mini totes). I will always go the extra mile to meet your specific request. Together we can bring your story to life.


"Painting" With Fabric

Sewing Sweet Stories


The Sketch

At Clever Treadler, I understand how important it is to create a lasting visual impact. My services are available and customizable to suit all needs. I Start by using your photo to create a sketch.


Color Pallet

Choosing colors from my fabric collection is a team effort. At Clever Treadler, providing clear communication plays an integral role in successfully achieving the look and style my clients want. From the initial design concept to the final outcome, I work diligently towards bringing your vision to life in the most professional manner.


Piecing It All Together

I look at this process as being the opposite of coloring in a page of a coloring book. I lay down the shape of the colored fabric before I "draw" in the lines with my sewing machine.  My studio is digital-free - everything I create is purely organic.  A quote from Albert Einstein resonates with me and sums up my involvement in your piece of art: "Creativity is intelligence having fun". I find such great joy in the entire process of creating.



At Clever Treadler, I employ two vintage sewing machines. One is a 1800's treadle machine, called Bessie, and the other is a 1941 Singer, named Doti. Between the three of us, we "sketch" in the details by my hands guiding the fabric under the stationary needle. Finished images are mounted on pillows, fabric trays, all sorts of wallhanging options, and more. I am very flexible when it comes to customizing your precious slice of life.



Word on the Street

Absolutely beautiful pillow! A lot of love went into making it.


I have a safe, lovely place for my glasses. The Clever Treadler is wonderful! She gave me many custom options for my eyewear tray. It goes perfectly with my bedroom decor. Communication, delivery, and quality of the product were exceptional. She is an artisan!


So incredibly cute! Well made! Love it!


The seller worked patiently with me to pick the pattern I wanted. Wonderful service and product!



Contact Me

585 447 3175

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