Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday Treadling





Guess who's back?!?

My 1901 Singer sewing machine is home again after a stay at the spa. It was missed!






It now has a lovely new face plate which helps reduce thread breaks. The old one looked like it might have been the original face plate, and it had many nicks around the single hole where the bobbin thread comes out.  Now it is nice and new, and the thread comes through without getting frayed or broken.

Reconnecting the machine to the cabinet was a bit if a production, but the damage to the wood was minimal. I had trouble disconnecting the machine, but was able to get it solidly reconnected back together and ready to sew again. 


So I was happily back to treadling my scraps onto old adding machine tapes. It was getting a little tricky to wind the bobbins because the belt was too lose, so I trimmed the belt by 1/4", reconnected the staple in the new hole, and re-installed the belt (good information here). I now consider myself to be a pro at this and sure do love my Treadle!

11 comments:

  1. Nice to see that she is back where she belongs! I am glad you were able to reconnect her to her base without too much difficulty.

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  2. I no longer have any treadle machines but wish I had had the belt information when I did. I dreaded needing a new belt.

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  3. So pretty! I have a strap to convert mine to a treadle if I want to. Right now it is electric.... and has not been used in over a year. I think I need to open her up one day a week and give her a workout.

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  4. Our machines do love a good spa treatment! I need to have a spa day next week for all of my machines!

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  5. I had been thinking I needed a treadle, but now realize I have nowhere for another machine in a cabinet. Now I think I need a hand crank. But your machine is a lovely specimen! : )

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  6. What I love the most about your treadle sewing machine is the fact that you actually USE it! :)

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  7. Glad she is back home! I'm still looking for my Treadle...

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  8. So glad you have your treadle back and up and running! I used to have one many years ago, we had no electricity where we lived. I miss it and would like to get another.

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  9. She is SOOOOOOO beautiful! I am soooooo envious! Enjoy her for those of us who can't enjoy their's yet, please. P.S. may I ask where is the SPA? I might send mine too. Thanks for sharing pictures of beautiful machine.

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  10. I have the same decals on my oldest machine (1889). My decals aren't nearly as nice as yours.

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