How to Make Human-Powered Tools: Treadle Sewing Machine

Human-powered tools are not only better for the environment than their gas and electric counterparts, they serve as an act of self-sufficiency, too. Learn how to build a treadle sewing machine and discover the difference human-powered tools can make.

Electric To Treadle
Figure 1: Electric sewing machine converted to treadle sewing machine.
Illustration Courtesy New Society Publishers