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My Singer 411G

For the last couple of years I’ve been searching for the perfect zig-zag sewing machine that can be treadled. I haven’t found one that meets all of my requirements, but I’ve found several that come close. My Singer 328K is

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines

Pretty Tiffany

Whoops, I did it again. I bought another vintage sewing machine. This is a Singer 115 with Tiffany decals, made in 1919. I don’t typically name my sewing machines, but I think I’ll call this pretty lady Tiffany. I had

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines

Review: Janome 712T Treadle Sewing Machine

I’ve been sewing on treadle sewing machines most of my life, and I really don’t enjoy sewing on electric machines, so when I first saw the Janome 712T, which is a modern treadle head designed for the Amish and other

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines

Nothing says “I love you” like a vintage sewing machine (or three)

My husband surprised me with three vintage sewing machines and two treadle stands for Valentine’s Day. These will last so much longer than flowers or chocolates! They definitely made me happier, too. I’m still smiling. Last week I mentioned to

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines

DIY Cure for a Slipping Treadle Belt

The leather treadle belt on my Singer 328K was slipping when I sewed over anything thick or used twin needles. I tightened up the belt, but even with the belt tight, it was still slipping. I think there were a

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines

Treadling a Singer 201-2 Part 2

Last month I adapted a gear driven Singer 201-2 so I could use it on a treadle base, but I just now finished the project by installing the belt guard. This was my first time drilling holes in cast iron

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines

Treadling a Singer 201-2 and Stuff

I’ve had another flare up of VSMAD (Vintage Sewing Machine Acquisition Disorder). I thought I had it under control, but apparently not. This disorder cannot be cured, but does occasionally go into remission. I’ve acquired two new machines in the

Posted in Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines
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