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    Senior Member vanginney's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintersewer View Post
    Joe, where can we buy feet for a left homing machine???????

    "You can buy dedicated left side straight stitch feet for your machine, and there is the old fashioned fabric guides that screw onto the bed and ... and ... "

    Joe
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    I did a search and found a high shank SS Left position foot on Sew-Classic...I haven't found a low shank one yet. I also tried two sewing guides...I had to dig out of the bottom of my sewing room fabric garbage can...because I threw them away thinking they were incomplete parts from some sort of elaborate foot Neither work - as the foot got in the way. Not sure the trick to using those guides - my green tape will have to do the job for now

    I know very little but I am learning - never throw a screw or anything away....even if you don't know what it is.

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    I just love that sewing machine. What a great find. Really like the handle on it. I wished all old sewing machines had that. Would make it so mach easier to move around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintersewer View Post
    Joe, where can we buy feet for a left homing machine???????

    "You can buy dedicated left side straight stitch feet for your machine, and there is the old fashioned fabric guides that screw onto the bed and ... and ... "

    Joe
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    I have seen the dedicated left SS foot at Sew-Classics, but as the previous poster says they are for the high shank machines. Both of the left parking machines I have use the high shank feet.

    Just about any of the screw on fabric guides will work on that machine. Notice the two holes to the right of the green tape in the pic of vanginney's machine above. Those are threaded for attachments. There are a bunch of styles and when properly used do not interfere with the foot. The one in the pic below is the one I use most often:

    It's held to the bed with a thumb screw and is quite adjustable.

    Here's another one, notice how it's cut out for the feed dogs:


    Here is magnetic one made by Dritz. It's stuck to the front of the pillar under the are:


    These can be had in various places. JoAnns and I'm sure other fabric shops carry the Dritz magnet ones, the one here in Springfield does, and the screw on ones are in original accessory kits by Singer, Greist, and others.

    All you need do is look.

    Joe

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    I was just wondering. I finally was able to get a machine just like my very first. (My mother did not own a machine or sew until I was grown up, and then it was all hand quilting). It is a Kenmore 1217, the next to cheapest model they made at the time. That was in 1972. I didn't recall that it was left homing, but it doesn't matter. I bought it to display, not use.

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    That is the coolest baby blue machine I have ever seen!

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    I've got a low shank left homing straight stitch foot...& a narrow hem foot. I got them in a box of attachments I bought at Goodwill. The straight stitch foot is easy to spot...The narrow toe is on the left rather than the right. The straight stitch foot is nice to have if you want to use the left needle position (on a machine that has L, C,& R) & need the control of a straight stitch foot for sheers, silkies, etc....even if your machine doesn't home to the left.

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    Here's a low shank one http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/straight-stitch-foot-low-left-narrow-55609.aspx

    Quote Originally Posted by Wintersewer View Post
    Joe, where can we buy feet for a left homing machine???????

    "You can buy dedicated left side straight stitch feet for your machine, and there is the old fashioned fabric guides that screw onto the bed and ... and ... "

    Joe
    [/QUOTE]

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