20 Jun '11, 7am

Cool pour se muscler en cousant! / Pedal while you sew!

Laura Martínez del Pozo and Jaime Sevilla Moreno, co-founders of peSeta , launched upon the idea of a bicycle-powered sewing machine when two friends left a bike and an antique sewing machine at their shop. One day, it occurred to them that they could hook the bike up to the sewing machine and make things. With the help of Charlie Perez Mayoral of Ciclos Noviciado, a custom-bike workshop in Madrid, they rigged up a bike stand and connected the back wheel to the sewing gears. PeSeta’s bike-powered operation is an an amazing example of ingenuity and teamwork. The group sent their proposal to New York City’s New Museum , which now sells the bicycle caps exclusively through its brick-and-mortar and online stores. Available in several solids, plaids, and stripes, the $45 topper features the word “New” on the underside of the brim. A $90 deluxe version comes packaged in a wooden...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/bike-powered-sewing-machine-chur...

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