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masufa replied on Mon, Sep 7 2009 10:13 PM

K, I only use my FW when going to class, I really should use it at home so I can get more used to it, my foot peddle it the one with a little button on one side that you push to make it go I have to take my shoes off and use my toe. Then it really takes off, I have to learn more control because right now it only has one speed FAST. I still love it. I have heard of all kinds of things people have used to get rid of the oder things like Dr. Schols ordor eater foot pads, bars of soap, charcoal, dryer sheets, ect.

 

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I find I use my FW so often that I have to remind myself to use one of my other machines.  She is such a little trooper and I am sure that my FW is a she because she works so hard.  Her name is Francine FW.  I have seen Flossie and a couple of other names.  Are others as nutty as I am and have a name for your FW?

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velma replied on Thu, Sep 10 2009 11:43 AM

My first sewing machine was a Feather Weight.  My husband bought it at an aucton for $70.  He worked in heavy construction and back then I patched his heavy work clothes.  Am sorry I sold it to an antique dealer a few years ago for $250.  Thought then that was a good price till I heard later they were very collectable.  Wish I had it back now.  Hold onto yours.
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kwhite51 replied on Sat, Sep 12 2009 11:34 PM

Mufsufa,  Are you sure that you are using the control foot the correct way?  The foot controll goes on the floor with the protruding end towards you and your toe or your ball of your foot goes on the moveable part and the other part is just there to steady your foot.  On a  different type of foot pedal I was using it wrong until I figured it out.

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masufa replied on Sun, Sep 13 2009 5:41 PM

K, thanks I will give that a try, are you using your left or right foot?

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masufa replied on Sun, Sep 13 2009 10:14 PM

K, maybe we are talking about two different pedels here is what mine looks like the power cord comes from the back and the button you push in on the left, the one on the right doesn't move.Pardon the bare foot and you can tell by all the thread on the floor it was taken in my sewing room

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Judy Iliff replied on Sun, Sep 13 2009 11:41 PM

Masufa,

I am so sorry! I totally lied to you - but I didn't mean to! The way I use the foot feet is exactly the way you have it. I do, however use my right foot, so I have the control with the ball of my foot rather than the outside edge you'd have if you used your right foot. The stationary piece, I think, allows you to have the control you're looking for. I can make mine go really, really slow!

Now, if I can, I'm going to delete what I wrote. I am so embarrassed! I had to get my FW out to look at it and see what I actually do.

Again, I apologize. :-(

BTW, your feet look a whole lot better than mine! It's nice to know, though, that others sew barefoot.

 


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Judy, I also  sew barefoot year around.  BTW, I also paint barefoot LOL

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Sandy H. replied on Mon, Sep 14 2009 9:38 AM

Boy I'm glad to know there are other barefoot sewers!  The first thing I do when I go to a class is take my shoes off and I'm usually the only one so I thought I was really weird.  Course I'm not sure that being in the same class with Spud and Judy make me un-weird!!

  

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Sandy,

I am with you!  I just plain love to go barefoot and sewing barefoot is the norm.  My Dad use to laugh because when we got home from church I took off my shoes before I took off my hat.  I don't think that routine has changed a bit.  I have always found that folks look at me funny when I take off my shoes in class but wearing shoes to sew feels awkward, sort of like sewing while wearing gloves! 

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Sandy H. replied on Mon, Sep 14 2009 9:50 AM

Yea!! another barefoot sewer.  Maybe we should take a poll?  Barefoot or not?

  

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gini replied on Mon, Sep 14 2009 10:26 AM

barefoot, only, can't work the pedal with shoes.   in classes i wear flipflops and only take one off to sew.   gini

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Sandy Hicks:

Yea!! another barefoot sewer.  Maybe we should take a poll?  Barefoot or not?

Barefoot except in cold weather, then socks.  Never shoes!

 

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Sandy H. replied on Mon, Sep 14 2009 11:37 AM

Ok, 6 barefoot sewers so far and none with shoes.

  

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