QWE found an original Singer treadle sewing machine
with the original handbook when we moved into our new home.
Women of my age have in their lifetime acquired a wide range of skills that they no longer need, from operating a treadle sewing machine
to skinning rabbits and darning socks.
SEEING the sorry demise of The Torrington Needle Company in the Coventry Telegraph prompts me to write in to tell you of the time that I wrote to them many years ago and asked them if they might be able to supply me with some needles to fit my old treadle sewing machine
, as I was unable to buy them in the shops.
Other ways to conserve during periods of limited electricity is to use a wire wisk instead of my electric mixer, heat food on the propane range or woodstove instead of using our low-watt microwave, use the treadle sewing machine
instead of my electric one (or wait for a sunny day).
We still own my great-grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine
- although sadly it no longer works.
My great-grandmother's treadle sewing machine
lasted 40 years of her dressmaking career and is still around for my children to experiment with.
I was sewing when I was about nine and Nan gave me an old treadle sewing machine
You can also buy them an old treadle sewing machine
so they can make their own clothes and curtains so they save money that way and can also do small jobs for friends for a small fee much less than what a tailor would charge.
Style, design and furnishings: Country pub rustic with eclectic collection of knick-knacks ranging from an old treadle sewing machine
to a huge mill grinding stone.
In her studio, in addition to her hi-tech electric model, is an old Treadle sewing machine
I would spend ages cutting each panel out and then make blouses and underwear on my mother's old treadle sewing machine
I sewed on an old treadle sewing machine
from the time I was six, and the idea of using everything came out of that era of my life.