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Thread: Sewing machine for handicap use?

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    There are a lot of machines with a start/stop button. I would also suggest getting one with a speed control. I know I have saw a Brother that has both. My Singer Featherweight 75 has both and I know there are others that do. The speed control will allow her to slow down the machine until she gets used to it and later for tight spots.

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    the foot petal can be set up on the top surface of the machine to push with the hand.
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    I have a babylock, brother, elna all have push buttons and also can regulate the speed. It would be great for Her. I think this would be Her best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Maybe I'm not quite understanding the problem . . . but couldn't she just move the foot pedal up onto the table . . . or use a machine with the start/stop button?
    That is what I do. I had polio as a child and have the foot pedal on the side of my machine and I push it with my right hand. I recently got a Janome with a start / stop button, and I love it for machine quilting as I have both hands to guide the fabric. Now I can roll from machine to machine!
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    thanks for your insight MissQuilter! im glad to hear these things. i will pass these suggestions to my bf so he can pass them onto his friend.
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