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Treadle Mending and Repairs

108 W. Grand Ave, Frederick, OK. USA


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Introduction:  I enjoy collecting and using vintage handcrank and treadle sewing machines.  As a matter of fact, I became fascinated with non-electric sewing machines and the work that they could do for me.  When I first started (2013), and was looking for something useful to sew with my machines, the subject of mending denim jeans was the solution.  By doing some of the shop mending on my "hobby" people-powered machines, it was helpful to my wife who was doing mending and alterations of all kinds on her electric shop machines (she has 2 handcranks and a treadle at the shop in case the power goes out).  With my non-electric machines, I could do some of the work for her.  I soon was doing the majority of the jeans mending, and of course, I do most of the heavy duty gear and accessory mending and repairs, although my wife is quite comfortable with using her electric Consew 225 combination-feed walking-foot machine at the shop.  Here are photos of some of my hand crank and treadle mending projects.  (I forgot to take photos on many of my mending projects, so these are just the ones that I remembered to photograph.)

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The machines that I currently use the most for my mending are:

1950s Singer 319W1 Converted to Treadle 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadle 1960s Singer 20U Converted to Treadle 1980s Adler 205-64 Converted to Handcrank 1970s Brother Riviera 1681-M Converted to Treadle/Handcrank
Flatbed Zigzag Jump-foot SS Flatbed Zigzag Jump-foot SS Freearm Zigzag
     
     
January 2018 Machine: 1970s Brother Riviera 1681-M Treadle
Task: Mend cotton shirt sleeve.
   
         
January 2018 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
January 2018 Machine: 1970s Brother Riviera 1681-M Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
   
         
January 2018 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 and 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadles
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
January 2018 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim and corduroy jeans.
         
     
December 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Reattach hunting vest game pocket.
       
         
December 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend insulated overalls.
         
December 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
     
November 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
   
         
November 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 and 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadles
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
     
October 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
October 2017 Machine: 1960s Singer 20U (zigzag) Treadle
Task: Mend cut shoe lace tab.
 
         
October 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
Task: Mend shirts.
     
         
         
September 2017 Machine: 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadle
Task: Resew seams on couch cushion cover upholstery fabric.
     
         
         
August 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 and 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadles
Task: Mend denim jeans.  (Open side seams)
       
         
         
July 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 and 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadles
Task: Mend denim jeans.  (Open side seams)
   
         
July 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
     
         
Task: Mend denim jean shorts.
         
Task: Mend denim jeans.
   
         
         
June 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
June 2017 Machine: 1917 Singer 16-41
Task: Extend webbing strap on auto racing neck protectors.
   
         
Task: Replace armored vest hook & loop closure & add pen holder.
         
June 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
     
         
Task: Mend camo pants.
   
         
Task: Mend cargo pants and shirt.
     
         
Task: Mend cargo pants and shirt.
     
         
         
May 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend magnetic door screen.
   
         
         
March 2017 Machine: 1917 Singer 16-41 & 1943 Singer 29K70 Treadles
Task: Replace EZ-Up tent bag top.
 
Task: Repair EZ-Up Tent bag bottom.
   
         
         
February 2017 Machine: 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadle
Task: Replace insulated overall zipper.
         
February 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
 
         
 
         
         
January 2017 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
January 2017 Machine: 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadle
Task: Replace insulated overall zipper.
   
         
Task: Move zippers in on chaps legs.
   
         
         
December 2016 Machine: 1980s Adler 205-64 Handcrank
Task: Repair canvas bag webbing strap.
   
         
December 2016 Machine: 1960s Singer 20U (zigzag) Treadle
Task: Repair canvas bag.
         
December 2016 Machine: 1917 Singer 16-41 Treadle
Task: Replace insulated overall zipper.
Task: Resew chaps zipper stitching.
     
         
         
October 2016 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Attach embroidered patch to coat sleave.
     
         
         
August 2016 Machine: 1980s Consew 226 Treadle
Task: Replace insulated coverall zippers with hook & loop closures.
   
         
July 2016 Machine: 1980s Adler 205-64 Handcrank
Task: Repair tow strap.
   
         
         
January 2016 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
   
         
         
December 2015 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
         
         
August 2015 Machine: 1939 Singer 31-15 Treadle (with the belt off)
Task: Attach embroidered patch to denim jacket.
   
         
         
June 2015 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
March 2015 Machine: 1959 Singer 111G156 Handcrank
Task: Reattach leather purse strap.
     
         
February 2015 Machine: 1980s Adler 205-64 Handcrank
Task: Mend canvas bag and webbing strap.
     
February 2015 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
         
         
December 2014 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
November 2014 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
         
         
October 2014 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend denim jeans.
 
         
         
July 2014 Machine: 1950s Singer 319W1 Treadle
Task: Mend hole in denim apron.
         
         
December 2013 Machine: 1957 Singer 306W24 Treadle
Task: Mend pocket seam in sweat shirt.
 
         
         



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