Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ruffling on an Antique Sewing Machine.

Our vintage Deck of Card Aprons are embellished with loads of white ruffling which we make by hand. Our latest project has been learning how to do this using the ruffling attachment on Molly's antique treadle sewing machine which you can take a peak at in the photo here.  Isn't this machine a beauty?  No electricity for this machine. It is powered by Molly's feet. We love the steel engraving  illustrations in the instruction booklet that came with the machine. Any one else have a surviving and thriving treadle machine?


Here is Molly's very first attempt at using the ruffling attachment. It worked! The result: A heart apron made from 1940's tea apron pattern, with ruffling sewn on an antique treadle sewing machine. Truly a trip back in time.

5 comments:

Kit Snicket said...

What you make is so beautiful.

Linda said...

You make lovely things! We had a machine like this that we got to try out in high school a million or so years ago, a nice trip down memory lane!

Blue Star Vermont said...

Thanks, Linda. Isn't it wonderful when something of quality from the past resonates for us today.

Caelen said...

Cool blog!

Blue Star Vermont said...

Glad you like it!