Since most treadle sewing machines in the USA are from the early 20th century they're usually a pretty basic black, straight-stitch machine. We wanted to create an Awesome Treadle sewing machine so we took the 1.5 Amp motor off of a Japanese Universal de luxe Super Zigzag and installed it in this basic treadle stand. Your leg-strength is far greater than the power of a small electric motor so this machine is gorgeous and strong. This one sold the first day we showed it.

Since most treadle sewing machines in the USA are from the early 20th century they're usually a pretty basic black, straight-stitch machine. We wanted to create an Awesome Treadle sewing machine so we took the 1.5 Amp motor off of a Japanese Universal de luxe Super Zigzag and installed it in this basic treadle stand. Your leg-strength is far greater than the power of a small electric motor so this machine is gorgeous and strong. This one sold the first day we showed it.

The Complete Guide to Treadle Sewing Machines - #153019

This fabulous, step-by-step guide helps the average home sewer quickly and easily learn how to operate and repair a traditional treadle sewing machine. Written in step-by-step instructional style, this book will take you through how to set up your ma.

On our journey to self-reliance, my husband, Darren, and I have been gathering human-powered tools when we can find them. It’s surprising and sad how quickly hand- and foot-powered tools were junked when electricity became available. From 1850 to 1890, more than 100 apple-pealing devices were patented. Then none, except those running on electric power. And so it goes with thousands of other nifty human-powered appliances.

Relearning to Sew On Treadle Sewing Machine - The Happy Homesteader Blog

Relearning to sew on a treadle sewing machine. Need to figure this out - since I have a sweet old treadle machine that just needs a few tune-ups.

Buying a Treadle Sewing Machine - Singer 66 - YouTube

Buying a Treadle Sewing Machine - Singer 66 - YouTube

The name Singer is an American icon in the world of sewing machines. Most antique shop or flea market aficionados have seen dozens of them in varying states of disrepair. Finding one with a halfway solid wood cabinet is not uncommon. If the pieces are all there, most cabinets can be redone. One repair that often stumps DIY woodworkers is veneer...

How to Restore Veneer on an Old Singer Sewing Machine

The name Singer is an American icon in the world of sewing machines. Most antique shop or flea market aficionados have seen dozens of them in varying states of disrepair.

I talk about my method for restoring antique treadle sewing machines. This is a 1908 White Family Rotary treadle sewing machine.

Learn to clean and use an iron lady, or gent. The machine being used is an 1889 Singer with a fiddle base sewing machine head.

How to thread a New Home Treadle Sewing Machine

Below you will find a picture tutorial for threading a New Home treadle sewing machine.If you've never threaded one before, the parts may lo.

Vintage sewing machine

Vintage sewing machine- I love the painting on it and how ornate it is. Wondering what it cost brand new as it seems such a fancy model compared to other vintage machines.

Treadle On- Great source of info about vintage Singer machines and treadle bases.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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Threading a Shuttle on a Treadle Sewing Machine

Long bobbins can be a mystery if you are trying to figure it out on your own. This shuttle and bobbin is for a vibrating shuttle machine.

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