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Bicycle powered sewing machine

on July 3, 2010

On Friday, I walked around Art Murmur and found this guy—Paul Nosa. He has a bicycle that powers a sewing machine and while someone pedals and provides him electricity, he quickly sews any patch you’d like—on the spot—for the cheap price of $8. And if you pedal, he gives a 50-cent discount for every minute you keep the sewing machine going. He told me that he is on a coast to coast sewing tour but you can find him at the next Art Murmur or the Renegade Craft Fair.


  1. Bike Man Dan on July 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Love it, awesome idea, hope to see it in action at the next Art Murmur

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  4. Brian on July 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Art Murmur has really taken off with the spilling over of vendors onto Telegraph. I can’t believe I missed him, there was a lot going on though.

  5. ken on July 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Oh Cool,I like it

  6. Janeth on August 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

    That is sweet! I have never seen a bicycle sewing machine before. Actually looks like fun. You could be earning money and exercising at the same time, which would then give me more time to do other things. 🙂

  7. Brother-LS2125 on November 23, 2011 at 5:26 am

    That is pretty cool, beats paying for electricity… I didn’t see this when I was there, wish I would have, I love this idea.

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