treadle machine information

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by agnes_day, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    i got a treadle sewing machine that works for 20 dollars at a garage sale! the cabinet is in working great shape and the sewing machine is too.the decals are a little worn but no big deal. would anyone know of a good website that might help identify all the feet that came with it?
  2. ebwy

    ebwy Songster

    Sep 10, 2009
    no idea about a website but congrats on such a bargain!

    there's usually a normal one, a zipper foot, and a button-holer to start with...
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    thanks! i found out a little more about it, and it looks like i just need a new belt and throat plate for it to work!
  4. Jamsoundsgood

    Jamsoundsgood Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    When I took my hand-me down sewing machine to a little out of the way repair shop to have it cleaned out and looked at (it wouldn't go backwards) the guy there was super nice, gave me all sorts of info about it. He showed me how to do all kinds of things with it, and ended up only charging me for the sewing machine oil. Perhaps you could do something similar? Find someone that hobbies in them maybe, or if there's a small appliance repair shop they might be able to give you a lot of info you might not have even known to ask! What a cool find. I am soooo jealous. [​IMG]
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I am soooo jealous too. I have been looking for one of those for years. I used to have one a long time ago but as luck would have it I needed to sell it. I know my FIL has one and I'm sure I will get it someday. I hope it will be a long time from now.

    Have a good time with it. I love that you can go as fast as you want or as slow as you want. I'm a slow sewer. LOL
  6. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    i am too.. i am looking at all the attachments that came with it and they are pretty scary looking! they look brand new though so i think someone took really good care of this machine.

  7. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I remember my Grans old treadle machine - she switched out for an electric (which I inherited) I wish she had had the treadle one, still - I would prefer that to the electric one.

    [​IMG] as a younger child I used to get into trouble for sitting in the chair by it and playing with the treadle and messing up her threading [​IMG]

    but it was so fascinating!!!


  8. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Quote:Hey, I've got all those scary looking attachments! I even got the original manual with my machine. I was able to get my ruffler to work beautifly, it don't miss a beat! If you need help identifying these or want me to copy my manual for you please PM me. I'd be happy to send you this info. All of my attachments work great, I don't think these treadle machines could ever not work!
  9. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    ooooh thanks! i would love that because it looks like a box of torture chamber equipment to me! i did figure out what the ruffler was..but other than that i am lost

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