Many of us have an old or even antique sewing machine at home that is dusty and neglected. Maybe it’s just taking up space and no one in your family wants to learn to sew. Here are 60 ideas to recycle vintage sewing machines into different types of home decor. We hope some of these ideas will inspire you to give it a try! This post was inspired by the post “60 idées pour recycler vos vieillesmachines à coudre” from the Home & Garden blog!
However, before you start disassembling and throwing away parts, you should be aware of the heritage and artistry of these machines. There are several groups on the internet dedicated to the preservation and restoration of old and antique machinery. You could donate the “main unit” (the sewing machine itself) to these groups to salvage parts to keep other machines running. Many of these groups have machines that are over 100 years old and still in use! They can be restored and are a lovely thing to teach your kids!