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treadle machine or feather weight question

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ollie1shoe
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treadle machine or feather weight question

Post by ollie1shoe » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:14 pm

will a feather weight fit in the same cabinet that a treadle machine fits in or is there a insert you could buy so it would fit

FarmChick
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Re: treadle machine or feather weight question

Post by FarmChick » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:00 am

No, the Featherweight does not fit. It has it's own little arm that folds down to use as it's self-contained sewing surface. They make Featherweight tables that look like card tables.

If you are looking for a machine to fit the treadle, you might consider adding a motor to the treadle machine or looking at some older machines at yard sales. A 15-91 might fit or a 99 or some of the others. You can pick them up for a dollar or two, clean them up and oil them and have a good straight-stitch machine. Quarter-inch feet are available for them. I'm using a 15-91 for piecing and love it!

Do you have a treadle machine with your cabinet? It might be fun to sew on like our Grandmas did. Actually, I made a blouse, apron and skirt on them in 7th grade sewing class.


ollie1shoe
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Re: treadle machine or feather weight question

Post by ollie1shoe » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:33 pm

I HAVE THE TREADLE MACHINE AND CABINET BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL PARTS MISSING FROM MACHINE AND NO DEALERS CLOSE BY TO GET WORK DONE FOR IT i would love to be able to tredle like my grand mother did

fabricgirl
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Re: treadle machine or feather weight question

Post by fabricgirl » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:39 am

Glenda look on ebay maybe someone is selling one .


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somari
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Re: treadle machine or feather weight question

Post by somari » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:29 am

If they're still in business Jean S Lyle across the river from St Louis is a source specializing in Featherweight.

somari
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Re: treadle machine or feather weight question

Post by somari » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:30 am

My treadle is brand new! I bought a "Singer" head manufactured in India where they tailors still use them. The cherry cabinet is from Brazil. Never used it because I was distracted by my new long arm.

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