Friends, yesterday we talked about how some people convert old sewing machine and sewing tables into everything from lamps to tractors (no joke). Some of you were big supporters of this kind of repurposing, while others were against the idea.
Today, I wanted to show you what a working treadle can do. Mine, a Singer 66, dates from the mid-1920's and still sews beautifully nearly ninety years later. How many sewing machines made today will still be working a century from now? And, let's face it, most contemporary machines are so generic looking, it's unlikely any of them will be converted into lamps!
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!