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Thread: foot pedal

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    Senior Member timepasser's Avatar
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    Do they make such a thing as a foot pedal for a sewing machine you can buy that you can adjust the speed on, making so you can only go so fast. I just have a plain Jane Brother and I find my self having a hard time keeping a steady speed going thus making my stitches get smaller. If I could stop it somehow from going faster and stay at an even speed my FMQ would be so much nicer. Thanks for any info on this

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    I've heard of people putting a block or book under the back of it so that it stops the foot pedal from going too far down.

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    I have a Husqvarna Viking SE and it has speed control botton where you don't have to use a foot pedal at all...Just set your speed push the on botton and your set.
    Most Viking machines have this botton...

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    But it sounds like the OP has a plain jane machine that doesn't have a speed control. My old Janome didn't have one and I had to learn to control it via the foot pedal, which wasn't always easy.

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    When I use my plain jane brother I take off my shoes, this gives me better control. I also put a phone book under my heel to keep me from resting my foot too hard on the pedal.

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    I slipped a piece of wood between the flapper part and the base( does that makes sense?)so I couldn't push it all the eway down. I used popcycle sticks and glued them together until I got the thickness I needed. You could use a thickness of fabric too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    When I use my plain jane brother I take off my shoes, this gives me better control. I also put a phone book under my heel to keep me from resting my foot too hard on the pedal.
    What Kat Sews said plus if you can get a piece of sponge, foam or something that can be placed in between the peddle and the body of the foot controller it will limit your speed.

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    I rest my foot on that annoying shelfie bit under the Horn sewing cabinet and use my heel on the footpedal

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    I am planning to duct tape a wedge to mine to get a consistent speed for fmq. I can always remove that later.

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    thanks for the ideas think I will atpe something there also

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