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Old 04-10-2021, 03:48 PM
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I've been practicing sewing on fabric scraps on the 1904 Singer 27 treadle machine I got last February.

There's definitely a learning curve on where to put your feet on the pedal, how to backstitch, how to keep your fabric from moving when your body is pedaling...so the fabric doesn't wiggle. (Wiggling is for dancing, NOT sewing.)

Anyone have any hints or tips on how to keep seams straight when pedaling??? (Please?)

My cabinet does a little jiggle thing too even though I checked all the screws and they're tight. Any ideas for that one too?

Decided to make my first project on it for more practice. A whimsical, completely non-authentic, Tudor-ish style quilted apron.

I plan on wearing it when sewing so I don't get sewing poop on the front of my clothes anymore. The sewing poop will be on my apron instead.

Ms. Vicky Dressform is modeling it for us here.
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Old 04-10-2021, 03:57 PM
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I think you did a fabulous job on it. By the way, what is sewing poop? LOL
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:35 PM
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I think you did a fabulous job on it. By the way, what is sewing poop? LOL
I was wondering the same thing. Cute apron.
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:46 PM
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Sewing poop are the little bits of cut threads and fuzzies that you get when cutting fabric and sewing. I always get a bunch on the front of me when sewing.
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Well done! Using a treadle can be a little tricky but soon you will be a pro. If you are having trouble keeping your seams straight, you might benefit from using a seam curb. I have one that is magnetic but you can make yourself one from a hotel key card or similar. Bonnie Hunter has instructions on how to make one at her Quiltville site. It will be under one of the tabs on the top of the site maybe under tips or misc.?
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My guess the trick to straight seams while pedaling is-- practice.
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My guess the trick to straight seams while pedaling is-- practice.
I KNEW somebody was going to say that! LOL
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That's very cute and it looks like you and your new machine are getting along just fine!
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Old 04-11-2021, 05:29 AM
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That's a classy apron!
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:35 AM
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Your apron is so pretty and practical. Before you know it you will be sewing on your treadle like a pro. I learned to sew exclusively on a treadle. Got my first one as a gift from my dad he picked it up for $3 at an auction. I made all my own clothes from then on. Now I don't use a treadle that often but I suppose it is like a bicycle once you learn you don't forget.
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