Machine Accessories

Things to go with your antique and vintage sewing machines



Lamp Dimmer as Motor Controller.  A YouTube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAb_UdzFQ1w


Paper Towel Holder/Thread Stand
http://dragonpoodle.blogspot.com/2017/04/paper-towel-holders-and-not-vintage.html



Sewing Machine Slings
http://dragonpoodle.blogspot.com/2017/05/sewing-machine-slings-tutorial.html

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful High Arm Fiddlebase. I am restoring my great great aunts High Arm Fiddlebase. Did you make your own decals? If not, could you tell me who did? I don't live far from Hillsborough and would like to have one made for the sewing machine itself and the coffin top. Both were too far gone to save. Also, do you have any spare parts? I seem to have everything except for the coffin top lock and one of the table stays for the coffin top. Thank you.

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  2. Your account is set to "no reply" so I cannot contact you directly.

    I did make the decals myself and there are directions here on the blog. Look at the top of the page for links to restoration procedures.

    No spare parts, sorry. Good luck with your restoration project and feel free to contact me again.

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  3. I have a treadle machine in a beautiful coffin top cabinet. The brand is not Singer but it is Domestic (German machine made in St Louis, MO). The problem is the pedal is broken in three pieces. Do you know a source for replacement pedals? It is from the 1800’s

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  4. I just saw your interview with Leah Day. I have my mother's singer red eye treadle. It still works. I would love to obtain the feet for this machine. Any suggestions? Thanks I advance. Oh yes I am a NC girl as well.

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    1. Hi, Charlene

      Your account is set to "no reply" so I cannot contact you directly.

      The red eye decals were only on model 66. There were two different types of presser foot bars, though. On one of them the presser feet attach from the back (back clamping) and on the other they are side clamping. If the presser feet attach from the side you are in luck, because it will take regular low shank presser feet, such as you can buy at Joanns or Walmart. That's no automatic guarantee that they will all fit but most should.

      If you have a back clamping machine you either need some original attachments or an adapter. These are not commercially available as far as I know but there is a hobbyist active on some of the online groups who sells them from time to time. I know this is maddeningly vague but i read a lot on online sewing machine stuff and I also have a terrible memory.

      You might try one of the Facebook groups for vintage Singers and see if someone there can help.

      Lucky you to have a working family treadle! Good luck in finding the attachments.

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