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!!
Susan FoxMarch 26, 2014 at 9:02 am
Have a treadle sewing machine to donate. It is not working . Needs refurbishing. Are you interested in it?
DeborahMarch 26, 2014 at 9:57 am
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! 🙂
SusanJune 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm
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?
Richard MostAugust 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm
I have a nice treadle Singer. is there anywhere in Minnesota that collects them?
DeborahAugust 5, 2014 at 9:46 am
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?
SerahAugust 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm
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.
DeborahAugust 14, 2014 at 9:57 am
Hi, Serah! Check out this post on shopping for your first sewing machine:
And see machines available online here: