The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

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The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby Rex Pulker » October 11th, 2017, 4:07 am

:sewing: Greetings to all members of the global fraternity. Please visit www.letsgetitright.com.au and discover details regarding the latest progress that will bring about a user friendly
configuration for all sewers. Happy sewing ! Rex Pulker
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby nonie » October 11th, 2017, 9:22 am

This seems like it would work better for a left hand person. I have no problem sewing on my machine.
Would love to know what others think.
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby angelalee511 » October 11th, 2017, 10:17 am

I use my right hand to turn the wheel. I would not like using my left hand for that. I use both hands to get to the bobbin and both to thread the needle. Plus I use my stiletto with my right hand when feeding finicky fabrics through. No way I could do that with a right hand machine.
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby Karens Krafts » October 12th, 2017, 5:32 am

I discovered years ago that the sewing machine seems to be the only thing out there that is really for a left handed person. I do believe if you were right handed and learned on a right handed machine, it would be wonderful. But for us that have years of sewing on the current configuration, it would be way too hard. I feel that same way about driving on the left in your country, and you’d feel about driving on the right in ours. It’s just a matter of how you learned.
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PS: I went to his site, and then to an article from a home economics teacher, and it explained why it was originally made this way. The right hand, or dominant hand was used to turn the wheel on the right end of the machine since that hand would be the strongest. Interesting concept here now to reverse it for the right handed.
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby Rosieq » October 12th, 2017, 7:18 am

I don't think managing the wheel is the most important aspect of sewing. I would have difficulty managing the seamline, keeping it at a quarter, half or 5/8 inch width.

Interesting idea ps people come up with....and, perhaps it is good to be multi-dexterous.
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby nonie » October 12th, 2017, 9:07 am

Linda, I had to learn to manage the wheel when learning to sew. I learned on a treadle, so there was a lot more to it then the seams :rotflo:
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby nonie » October 27th, 2017, 4:42 pm

I really did not understand the concept of turning the wheel on a sewing machine until I saw Downton Abby, again. The shot of the gals learning to sew and they were turning the wheel, so it must have been a machine designed for the English. I learned on a treadle where you used your feet to make the needle go.
We have really come along way!! :shock:
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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby KathyD » October 27th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Here's a Youtube video that shows the vintage hand crank sewing machine. I'd never seen one prior to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zmU8Ys9dag

Interesting.

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Re: The Domestic Sewing Machine for the right handed user

Postby Rosieq » October 27th, 2017, 7:13 pm

I sewed on a machine where one cranked the wheel instead of feet to make it go. What a job that was Phew....no way again.

Nonie, I too learned on my mother's treadle machine. I used that treadle for years, as my Mom didn't get an electric that she liked until we moved to Iowa when I was 12, then she left the treadle for my older sister to use...then the oldest got the Singer and still used it if she mends. But, it seems like I paid more attention to where the needle was and my feet than anything else once turning the wheel got it going.

We saw beautiful old machines in Norway; I have never seen anything so beautiful...very stylish for sure! That lovely metal and brass is so amazing compared to our plastic for sure! And the looms for weaving cloth...oh my! My heart thumps!

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