Before I painted the Singer treadle sewing machine table, it looked like this.
And it contained this sewing machine.
I’d already purchased a Singer 66 sewing machine head that I wanted to use in the table, so now there are two.
The original machine is pretty rough looking, but runs very smoothly.
She’s beautiful, even with the worn decals and rust, and I think she could be useful again. The first step was cleaning her inside and out, then trying to get rid of as much of the rust as possible. The chrome parts started out like this:
And after a soak and scrub in hot water and Oxy-clean, they look like this. Better.
So at this point, she looks like this.
My Mom, who happens to have amazing carpentry skills, is going to build a base for it following the directions I found at TreadleOn.net. (That site is a wonderful resource for working with these machines!) Treadle sewing machines don’t sit flat unless they’re in a table or a base, so this part is a must. I’m going to try to add a hand crank so this will still be a non-electric, but completely useable, sewing machine.
Hopefully I’ll have more to share with you soon!