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Topic: 1905 White Family Treadle Sewing Machine -- $25 Craig's List find!  (Read 2007 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013 11:43:28 AM »

By the way, I let my son read the positive comments about his sewing and now he's REALLY over the moon about sewing.  He wants to create his own TV show.  He said it would be called "The Birth of Arts and Crafts" and he's been practicing his introductions for the show.  Funny kid.

So sweet!
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013 09:55:14 PM »


Wow - I'm envious!  Good for you for bringing her back to life.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2013 12:49:14 PM »

Thank you!

I just did my first actual project on her.  Just took in a couple of seams on a dress, actually.  What a treat to sew on Meg compared to my electric machine!  No fits and starts from a finicky machine, no humming from the foot pedal.  Just a quiet little "click, click, click" and I was done!
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013 06:22:08 PM »

Thats one pretty treadle!!

I have one too! I've found it a lot nicer to sew with than an electric sewing machine, if you only want to do straight lines.


It's a singer, theres some debate on when its from exactly some places say 1905 some 1915. But it has sphinxes and Egyptian lotus flowers so I'm not going to complain about 10 years.


By the way, I let my son read the positive comments about his sewing and now he's REALLY over the moon about sewing.  He wants to create his own TV show.  He said it would be called "The Birth of Arts and Crafts" and he's been practicing his introductions for the show.  Funny kid.

Youtube channel!? I'd watch it!
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013 10:03:53 AM »

Shadowstealer, that's a gorgeous machine!  I would love to see one of those Singers with the Sphynx decals in person.  Super cool.  Where did you get yours?

Mine came with a whole bunch of attachments, like a ruffler foot, etc.  I think there might be some type of attachment in there that does a zig-zag stitch, but I haven't figured it out yet.  I do wish there was a reverse, but aside from that, I am in LOVE.
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2013 06:09:58 AM »

Great story all around - LOVE how it has inspired your son to sew too.  I love when crafting cascades down generations.  That is an awesome fine - I recently got the treadle sewing machine from my MIL, which came from her grandmom/great grandmom.  It is functional and comes with all the original accessories, and she had the wood restored, but I am using it just as a display piece in my craft room.  The good news is that even in a power outage - we'll still be able to craft/sew!

And anything you love that much has to have a name Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2013 09:59:39 AM »

Onyxnox, I love the idea of your machine coming down through the generations.  Great to keep it in the family!  The woman I bought my machine from thought of it mainly as furniture, and was surprised I wanted to use it for sewing.  Though she taught her daughter to sew on the treadle.

It's great that you have your machine with all the attachments.  You're right -- it's nice to not worry about a power outage!  :-)
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