Jul 8, 2017
I was restoring a vintage miniature sewing machine which has a hand crank, belt-driven mechanism. The original belt was on it, but was falling to pieces. I thought I could find a replacement given that I had the exact belt I needed in hand. Not so. My husband found this belt online and we figured it was worth a try. The fact that you can cut the belt to size made it perfect for my little machine. I only needed about a third of the length, cut off the rest and closed the loop with the ingenious connector. Voila!! My little machine is fully functional. Yay!
May 11, 2017
I recently changed my treadle belt but was looking for a easier solution for replacing a treadle belt when I ordered yours. Just love the connector and I think you have a winner here.
Worked Illinois Co, Oakwood model
Mar 29, 2017
Fit my antique Singer perfectly!
Mar 4, 2017
I was surprised -- this belt was a couple of inches shorter than the leather belt it replaced, but it went on easily and fits perfectly. And as a bonus, it looks great (and it doesn't leave a sprinkle of old powdered-leather dust on the work surface!).
Finally found what I needed!
Oct 31, 2016
I looked around locally for the belt I need for my mother's sewing machine and couldn't find one. She died in Jan, 2015, and I wanted to keep her machine "alive" as long as I could, as I am her only child who actually learned how to use it. Thanks for having just what I need and it was a really easy install!
Jan 31, 2014
I just replaced the original leather belt on my new to me treadle, a 1909 Model 66 Singer. The belt fit great and I only needed one despite the leather belt having measured longer than the replacement rubber one. It was an easy install (can be done with a three year old and one year old helping) and though not original, blends in well with the machine without looking too modern. All in all, a great belt for great machines!
Nov 23, 2013
Great product! This design made for an easy replacement. I will never buy a leather belt again.
Nov 5, 2013
I have 3 old treadle sewing machines from my Grandmother and her 2 sisters. Am trying to get them all spruced up, and all need treadle belts. I bought the leather belt from another source. I found it difficult to cut the leather to the exact length, and then to put the staple in and have it hold. Then, I discovered Lehman's treadle belts! Oh my, what an easy belt to put on, and no staples! They don't need to be messed with at all, and they grip so much better than the leather! If you want a period belt this may not be what you are looking for, but if you want to use your machine, try this belt, you won't be sorry!
May 21, 2013
Bought this as a replacement for a traditional leather belt. I purchased a leather belt from a local sewing machine shop and was disappointed in the quality. This is fantastic! It adds a little grip, and seemingly requires a little less effort to treadle. I bought two of these, to use in two different treadle machines. One, a Singer, required no adjustment of the belt. The other, a New Home, required a slightly shorter belt. This was very easy to cut to size with scissors. I have 7 treadle machines, and may never buy a leather treadle belt again!
Apr 11, 2013
This is a super product. It adjusts easily, looks great (blends in with machine), able to keep looser than leather so machine does not labor as hard, is quiet, reasonably price and just a tremendous addition to my 1917 treadle!
Jan 2, 2013
So much better than the old leather belts!
Oct 19, 2012
I've been looking for a belt for my treadle sewing machine for a long time. It was my mothers sewing machine now it's mine. I'm happy that theres places out there that carry items like this. Thank You .
Mar 14, 2012
Recently got the new treadle sewing machine and this belt fit perfectly. So easy to install! Am going to order 2 more for backup, although I doubt they will ever break. Very smooth treadling with this belt.
Jun 25, 2011
If you have an old treadle sewing machine and the leather belt is broken or stretched out this one is a wonderful replacement.
Jun 23, 2010
Very hard to find today, needed to use 2 to make one long enough, works good.