Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main > For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
Looking for a hand crank sewing machine >

Looking for a hand crank sewing machine

Looking for a hand crank sewing machine

Old 09-14-2012, 09:15 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Diannia's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 917
Default Looking for a hand crank sewing machine


I'm looking for a hand crank sewing machine. Anyone have any feeling on a good one to look for? I just bought a treadle last weekend and am loving it but would like a hand crank as well. I think it would be good to teach the grandkids on!

Diannia is offline  
Old 09-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Senior Member
cmrenno's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 428

I would love one too but they seem to be very expensive. I am working up the courage to convert my 99K. I don't know if I want to "notch" the handwheel or buy a spoked handwheel. I guess that you can't use the bobbin winder if you switch to the spoked handwheel. I have been looking at Sew-Classic for the parts. They are reproduction parts.

cmrenno is offline  
Old 09-14-2012, 10:19 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,363

​Hand crank machines really look interesting. I've watched Muv's video on cleaning one and it was a dandy. Muv is a QB member and she has YouTube video's on care and cleaning.
Tartan is offline  
Old 09-14-2012, 10:28 AM
Senior Member
pinkCastleDH's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 457

I want a pretty 128 hand crank one of these days but for using it I'd probably go with a round bobbin Singer - I've seen some 99's around and I've seen listings for 66, 15 and 201 hand crank models. Actually, for use I'd probably just get a beat up 99, 66 or 15 and do the conversion unless I stumbled on an original.

Our only hand crank is a much older Frister & Rossmann vibrating shuttle and it wasn't expensive ($40+) but it's not really ready to use and I'm sure parts are a lot harder to find than for the 66/99/15/201 machines.
pinkCastleDH is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
04-27-2013 07:00 AM
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
02-09-2012 08:27 PM
Nancy Ingham
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
11-30-2011 02:03 PM
09-19-2011 09:59 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter