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Thread: Thinking about buying a treadle sewing machine for use in sewing tops. Where can one find a replacement belt?

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    I told my DH that I'd like a treadle for our 25th anniversary and we were wondering where it is possible to find replacement belts for them.

    Any tips about buying such a machine except to make sure the bobbin mechanism is all there?

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    Ebay, sewing machine repair shops, vintage sewing machine shops... many places carry them and they are not expensive.

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    Most shops that sell or repair sewing machines can order you one if they don't already have them on hand.

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    I use a leather shoelace on one of mine and fishtank plastic tubing on the other. You can use panty hose as well. :)

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    What dunster said...also:

    In a pinch, I've used a leather bootlace and paperclip! ;)

    If you don't want to have to search for needles, stick with the machines from this list that take the 15x1 needles!

    http://www.ismacs.net/needle_and_sha...eedle-list.pdf

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    Thank you all. I'm in Poland, so while I can find things, it is a bit harder than in the US. I also was wondering if we do have trouble finding a real belt, if we could use something else and you answered me, so thanks!

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    I am coming to the states in Sept, though, so I can stock up on anything I have trouble finding over here. I am glad to know there are options.

    I never thought about the fact that they might take different needles.

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    Since parts maybe hard to come by and you want to use it I would stick with something that you can use modern parts and needles
    Singers are a good option. I have both the singer 15 and 66 and that is all I use to make quilts with

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Since parts maybe hard to come by and you want to use it I would stick with something that you can use modern parts and needles
    Singers are a good option. I have both the singer 15 and 66 and that is all I use to make quilts with
    Sounds good. Thanks for the advice. This is what I'm looking for since we can use allegro.pl and find quite a few antique sewing machines but on a lot of them people do not claim to know if they are working. (it's an auction site like ebay but it's big in Poland)

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