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The links below will take you to web sites where you can purchase items or find information you might find useful when using your vintage or antique sewing machines. Other links will help you find groups of people with similar interests and hobbies. Read each link’s description before clicking to make sure you find what you are looking for. Enjoy!

Treadle On is dedicated to promoting the use of antique and vintage human powered sewing machines, i.e. treadle sewing machines and hand crank sewing machines. It is the home base for the Treadle On Internet E-Mail List for active users of treadle and hand crank sewing machines. The web site includes instructions on basic maintenance and restoration of treadle sewing machines and hand crank sewing machines.


International Sewing Machine Collectors’ Society

One of the main purposes of the ISMACS site is the identification and showcase of antique sewing machines.


Featherweight Fanatics is a mailing list devoted to Singer Featherweights (Model 221) and other older machines. All fanatics are welcome to join and get a free one month trial. If you decide to stay after your first month, just pay $15.


Stitches In Time

Cindy Peters at Stitches In Time sells quality reproduction manuals for most antique and classic sewing machines, as well as machines, parts and supplies such as treadle belts, hand crank conversion kits, slide plates, hard to find bobbins and needles, and sewing machine/sewing themed fabrics. Check her web site for a mini catalog.

Cindy Peters, 100 West Lyon Avenue, Lake City, MN 55041.

651-764-1298 (cell)



Linda Winkens at Relics has over 3,000 different sewing machine user, instruction and servicing, repair manuals and books. She even has supplies for your vintage and newer sewing machines.


Wolfegang’s Collectibles

Mike Anderson of Wolfegang’s Collectibles offers parts, pieces, and hard to find items for antique treadle and hand crank sewing machines. Also sells complete antique treadles, hand crank machines, and accessories. Wolfegang’s Collectibles, PO Box 108, Brookfield, NH 03872. Phone: 603-393-3207.


TNT Repair

Terry Fielding is your one stop spot for vintage Singer sewing machine repair help. He specializes in the Fashion Mate, Slant-O-Matic, and Touch and Sew series, as well as some of the newer vintage Singer and Brother machines.



Sewalot by Alex Askaroff  

Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors. He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide. His site has machines for sale, books, reviews, pictures, stories and links, as well as a wealth of helpful information.


Sewing Machine Parts . Net

Guy Baker has a large inventory of sewing machine parts. For now, he is doing all orders by phone only, because it’s easier to describe items. G-B Sewing Machine Parts, 4211 West Simpson Dr., Dunlap, IL 61625, Phone: 309-243-1491. If emailing please give a number he can call you at.


Please time travel to a sewing machine era by clicking the time period button below.

1870-1879  1880-1889  1890-1899  1900-1909  1910-1919 
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