Many of the early sewing machines were powered by a treadle mechanism and they are still very popular. The treadle was operated by pressing down on it with a foot or with both feet and this would cause a rocking movement that would spin a large wheel on the frame. Even though treadle sewing machines are no longer used for their intended purpose, they are still wonderful pieces of history.
So if you have one in your home either from your grandmother or from somewhere else, you can find numerous ways in which you can use it. Whether it’s just the base or parts of the sewing machine that are being repurposed, they definitely add character to the newly-designed piece. Here are a few great examples.