Thursday, July 1, 2010


Last week I was in our Bibles for Missions Thrift store & you will never guess what I found! A treadle sewing machine! Even better was that it was only $25. It works & has all of its parts. My only problem is I haven't had time to sit down with it & figure out how to thread it. It is much different than any other treadle that I have seen. It will take some getting used to because up until now my electric Singer has been my main stay but I am excited to learn how. How many of you remember someone in your family who used a treadle sewing machine? How many of you have your family's treadle sewing machine. Tell us of your memories of it?! Pass on the stories of how simple life used to be. How the world was before electricity. I know my kids can't remember a time before cell phones so I know they can't imagine a world without electricity.

3 comments:

Ginny said...

Beautiful machine! I haven't figured out blogging yet either, maybe one day. Your blog is wonderful! You might want to make the letters one size bigger for us old ladies that don't see well anymore but that's just me. LOL My mother had a beautiful treadle machine but when I was small she sent it to South America to friends who were missionaries and it was never returned. I'm sure they are getting great use out of it somewhere though!

WWA Farmgirl said...

I love new sewing machine. I was given a older model singer and I went online and googled for a manual. I found a place that had all different ones for all makes and models. Maybe you can find out how online. Hope that helps!

jenny2cat said...

WOW! That's a good price. I have a treadle cabinet with a machine that needs replacing - it is too rusty to work. I love old sewing machines. Good luck with this.