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3-Step Zig-Zag Disc for Singer Slant Machines

I’ve made 3D printed 3-step and 2-step zig-zag discs for vintage Singer sewing machines that take the top hat style fashion discs. The only multi-step zig-zag stitch these machines come with is a 4-step zig-zag, which in my opinion is

Posted in Vintage Sewing Machines

3D Printed Sewing Machine Parts

I decided to attempt to make a 3-step zig-zag special disc for my Singer 411G. In my opinion the 4-step zig-zag that is built in just isn’t a substitute. I usually use a 3-step zig-zag when I’m sewing through elastic,

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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

Converting a Singer 66 Back Clamp to Side Clamp

For the first few years that Singer produced the model 66 sewing machine, the machines had back clamping presser feet instead of the low shank side clamping feet used on their other machines. The back clamp feet are expensive and

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Review: Janome 712T Treadle Sewing Machine

The Amazon product links in this post are affiliate links. If you click on these links and purchase something, I will earn a small commission. I’ve been sewing on treadle sewing machines most of my life, and I really don’t

Posted in Sewing machine reviews, Treadle Sewing Machines, Vintage Sewing Machines

Avoiding Skipped Stitches on Knits

I’ve been having problems with skipped stitches when sewing on all types of knit fabrics. I looked up tips for avoiding skipped stitches, and I thought I was doing everything right, but nothing I tried helped. I was starting to

Posted in Sewing, 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

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

The Little Sewing Machine That Could

I mentioned in my last post that I bought a Singer 99k with a hand crank for my daughter. She is still too little to reach the pedal of a treadle sewing machine and is scared of electric machines, so

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