old machine got me puzzled

Old 02-20-2017, 05:34 AM
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hello just brought a vintage sewing machine .It has a foot and runs good but when I sew on it the needle is so far to the left anyone heard of a left handed machine was cheap but I can not move the needle to the right. the name of it is worlds finest machine any help
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:36 AM
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hello just brought a vintage sewing machine .It has a foot and runs good but when I sew on it the needle is so far to the left anyone heard of a left handed machine was cheap but I can not move the needle to the right. the name of it is worlds finest machine any help
name on machine is BELVADERE
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:45 AM
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yes. some machines were made that way. I bought one when I first started quilting thinking it would be a good back up machine. It sure was a pretty little thing. I learned though it is almost impossible to quilt on it.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:51 AM
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I just did a quick google search and came up with this link for a Belvedere/Adler. Some machines only had the left position (not sure if this applies to yours), anyway, here's the link....hope it's helpful. If not I am sure someone will help...or I could do a bit more googling...http://www.docfoc.com/belvedere-adle...machine-manual
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A picture would help. Does it look like http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t271364.html ?

From my understanding there is a seam guide that can be used with "Left-homing" machines to make the 1/4" seam.

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I have a left homing machine that works great for fabric/thread painting free motion style. Some times I do some fabric merging with it, too. I like it for it ability to sew through a mountain or hem jeans.
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On the older vintage machines some were made where the needle went in on the left side with the flat side facing to the right. The way you adjust the seam width on these machines is by the type of foot you use. Some zigzag all purpose feet are narrow and will give you a different seam allowance. You will have to try different older vintage sewing feet to achieve this. Good luck.
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Yes, a lot of my left handed vintage machines are like this and they do great at free motion quilting, etc. The best thing to do is just keep using it and practicing.
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