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Old 07-17-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default treadle sewing machine

Might be a stupid question but has anyone learned to sew upholstery on a treadle? Comments pro or con?
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Nope. I`ve never used one.
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Ditto. I learned on a Pfaff and now (since 1980) have a Juki.
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The trim guy I used had two machines, one for stitching and one as an overlocker.
I believe that the stitcher would also go through the material for the inner door panels.
His machines were foot operated, could speed up or slow down the needle.
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Think a commercial grade heavy duty one is required,thickness maybe . Mike
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I used a 70s era singer home model table top and sewed some door panels. First time for sewing and making door panels. So it can be done without a commercial machine. Learned quite a bit for next time.

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I started out with an antique 1930's era Singer treadle machine about 45 years ago. It was hard sewing through layers of fabric, leather, panel board. Added an electric motor kit to it, which made it easier. Then graduated to a commercial Consew, which is now 37 years old and still works like new.

Wish I would have kept that ol' Singer as "shop art". It was pretty cool with all the wrought iron scrollwork and gold-leaf lettering.
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I had a 1910s era singer tack machine that I made a little table for. It workes super. thiskness was not a problem. then I got a Rex (Nakajima knock off) and it has a clutch motor but it ws way too fast. i found out I liked the slow speed of the treadle but the fratures of the Rex better.

I am just wondering if a servo motor can be slowed down enough or if I should convert it to a treadle.
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6inarow, is this what you speak of ? I've restored a bunch of them, but never thought of using one for interior sewing.020.JPG

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Just remember which way you want the material to run through the needle when you start the treadle - it is easy to have the material going the wrong direction
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