Treadles for Progress


Great charity called Pedals for Progress taking used, unwanted sewing machines and shipping them overseas to allow women to open their own small businesses! What a great idea, and a great place to unload your old machine when you’re ready to move up a notch. As a non-profit, it’s even tax-deductible!!

7 Comments on “Treadles for Progress

  1. Have a treadle sewing machine to donate. It is not working . Needs refurbishing. Are you interested in it?

    • Hi, Susan! I might be! Will you email me your details at deborah (at) whipstitchfabrics (dot) com and we can discuss? Thanks so much for the offer! :)

  2. A sewing shop close to me is collecting sewing machines, I think, for your organization. I have a treadle machine, but a spokesperson at the shop said to only bring the machine, not the cabinet. I do not understand how a treadle machine would work without the parts of the machine that are attached to the cabinet, like the actual treadle. Do you have any comments about this?

  3. I have a nice treadle Singer. is there anywhere in Minnesota that collects them?

    • Hmmm… That’s a great question! I’m only familiar with the TreadleOn.org site, but I wonder if they’d have a better answer?

  4. please i need a sewing machining since i want to learn to do thing my own then purchase them from shops if thats ok with you.