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Sew Barefoot (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 1/14/14 3:44 PM
I picked this tip up fairly recently. I now sew either barefoot or in my socks if the weather is cold. (I still wear clothes, of course, just no shoes.) ;-) I've found that I have better control and a better "feel" for the foot pedal without shoes on. I really didn't believe there would be that much difference until I tried it.
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HanPanda said...
I've always sewn barefoot! I even ocassionally drive barefoot (shhh!) for the same reason. It also keeps me careful to not drop pins on the floor--very important when the sewing room is open to general traffic and Kitty!
1/14/14 8:10 PM
Annie- oh said...
I used to. Heck, who said I had to quit when I grew up? Thanks for the reminder.
1/14/14 9:29 PM
SewLibra said...
I have always sewn barefoot in the summer and with socks or slippers in the winter. There is better control and it's easier on a plastic foot pedal. Thanks for posting so others will try it!
1/15/14 0:29 AM
SewLibra said...
I have always sewn barefoot in the summer and with socks or slippers in the winter. There is better control and it's easier on a plastic foot pedal. Thanks for posting so others will try it!
1/15/14 0:29 AM
SandiMacD said...
I was raised with and still have a -no shoes inside the house- rule. So have always sewn barefoot or with socks. Love it.
1/15/14 7:07 AM
ASiverson said...
I too sew barefoot, most of the time! It does allow for better control and I just like being barefoot! See other do also. So I am not alone like I thought!
1/15/14 11:07 AM
8dove8 said...
Yes...I am a barefoot sewer too...on my serger and coverstitch machines with stiffer foot pedals...I am barefoot too...but use my heel to press down on the foot pedal...(sort of backwards compared to how i really sew using other machines) it gives me better speed control..
1/16/14 9:04 PM
cstarks said...
We never wear shoes in the house, so it felt very strange to be sewing with shoes when I was test driving machines! Great tip!
3/7/14 7:37 AM
sewmadd said...
I also sew without a shoe on my "pedal" foot. I can't believe how much more control I have...can't remember where I heard this tip but it really works.
4/2/14 11:49 PM

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