New Home Treadle

Old 01-15-2017, 02:23 PM
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Is there a walking foot for Treadle machines?
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:35 PM
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Yes usually one can be made to fit. It depends mostly upon the fitting for the presser foot, whether it's a threadle, hand crank or electrial doesn't matter. Can you let us know model number or post a picture? If it's a general low shank they are easy to buy, and you can look out for a Swiss Zigzagger made for Singer machines.

I don't know older White machines well enough to point to a suitable walking foot, but adaptors are made for some models, and can be made if you know someone with access to a metal shop or the right tools. The only thing stopping us is really the cost of having stomething made, so we usually make something our self or look for someone who is willing to do it for the right price.

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Old 01-15-2017, 02:45 PM
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It depends. If the machine in the treadle cabinet takes side-clamping attachments, especially if it is a Singer, then one should be able to use a walking foot with it, though I don't think the feed dogs will line up. I have never seen a walking foot that attached any other way, and most of the old treadles use top- or back-clamping feet. The one domestic treadle sewing machine that has a built-in walking foot--actually a needle-feed--system is the Davis Vertical Feed. It went out of production in 1916, but is still coveted by many for quilting and binding.
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