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ARE HAND CRANK SEWING MACHINES STILL MADE???

 
HAND CRANK SEWING
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ARE HAND CRANK SEWING MACHINES STILL MADE???
Hello

Are hand crank sewing machines still made? I would like one when learning how to sew my own clothes.
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01/10/2010 11:38 AM
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i believe they are pedal operated, if there is one to be found , this place would have it

[link to www.lehmans.com]
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they were mostly hand operated, and then foot operated by using a "treadle". if you search for "people powered" sewing machines, there is tons of links out there

they are collectible and fetch a good dollar
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they were mostly hand operated, and then foot operated by using a "treadle". if you search for "people powered" sewing machines, there is tons of links out there

they are collectible and fetch a good dollar
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In the home I could almost bet more clothes were made on the treadle sewing machines than have ever been made on the electrics. People sewed their own cloths back then, some even wove their own fabrics... With the loss of the American Textile industry and even clothing industry I think it would be very wise for us all to get back to weaving our own cloth and sewing our own cloths. And yes, the treadle machines and manufacturing them again could be a nice industry for someone to get back into.
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01/10/2010 01:13 PM
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they were mostly hand operated, and then foot operated by using a "treadle". if you search for "people powered" sewing machines, there is tons of links out there

they are collectible and fetch a good dollar

In the home I could almost bet more clothes were made on the treadle sewing machines than have ever been made on the electrics. People sewed their own cloths back then, some even wove their own fabrics... With the loss of the American Textile industry and even clothing industry I think it would be very wise for us all to get back to weaving our own cloth and sewing our own cloths. And yes, the treadle machines and manufacturing them again could be a nice industry for someone to get back into.
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I would love to get my hands on one...

I have 2 electric machines. I have a newer computerized White that will hardly sew anything thicker than muslin. I also have a 60's era Singer which has a bit more power, but still stalls on heavy material.

Some of those old treadle machines would go through anything, including tough stuff like leather. A machine like that would be very handy to have...
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01/10/2010 01:15 PM
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i want a weaving loom.
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01/10/2010 01:19 PM
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i believe they are pedal operated, if there is one to be found , this place would have it

[link to www.lehmans.com]
 Quoting: malu


They have one, but it's made in Taiwan... :-(

I think the OP would be better off looking for a vintage Singer or other American made machine.

Thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, or Ebay.
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01/10/2010 01:45 PM
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01/10/2010 03:39 PM
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Wow- interesting.

Janome makes some good machines.
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I'd go for one of the old ones. We bought a 1930 Singer treadle for £20. Perfectly functional and a nice piece of furniture too.
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