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    barefoot ... no matter how cold.

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    I use my big toe to run my FW. Can't sew with shoes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Rule in my house - no shoes or bra! (unless company comes when I will at least put a bra on but mostly leave the shoes off)
    Same here

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    I can go either way depending on my mood and where my shoes are at the moment.

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    I sew with socks!

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    socks only here!

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    I rarely wear shoes...ONLY in a "have to" case...if I am sewing at quild...I take my right shoe off...at home..no shoes ever....usually wear sandals when I go out if I CAN

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    In socks. Gives me better control of the speed of the machine. Also makes me be more careful of where pins end up!

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    I've always been a barefooted kook, but. As I've aged, I have problems with callouses on the tops of my toes where I put my foot behind me at the computer, dinner table and generally at the sewing table. And they are bent so they do not lay flat when standing. My doc says to watch the dry callouses and try to keep them from cracking. So I have to keep something on my feet.............alrighteeeeeeeee now. Saran Wrap works great with softening balm. I just wrap em and keep on living. Happy toes, here!

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    I do that too.

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    Me too!

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    LOL Funny you should ask. Yesterday here in Missouri it was in the mid 70's. I found about six reasons to walk to my car last night, BAREFOOT! I came in and told my husband "its going to be a great spring and summer" I NEVER wear shoes unless there is ice/snow on the ground. If I have to leave the house to go in public I slip a pair of Adidas sandles on.

    LOL To answer your question, NO I don't have anything on my feet when I sew.

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    If I'm using my Featherweight or 301 I take my right shoe off so I can find the button on the foot pedal. Even in class!
    :lol:
    The only time I sew with shoes on at home is when I am using my treadle machine. :-D

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    Socks.

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    No shoes and cannot stand to have socks on my feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    can't sew with shoes on? :D I even kick them off if I'm taking a class or test driving a machine.
    I have BIG dogs with sharp toenails so I always have shoes or my slippers on. Always sew with shoes on. Don't want to risk stepping on a pin.

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    Me, too, no shoes in the house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I use my big toe to run my FW. Can't sew with shoes on.
    Me too! I press on the foot pedal with my big toe only -- I feel I have better control that way.

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    I never wear shoes when I sew - some days I don't even wear a sock. It depends on how cold it is in the house. Seems to be pretty common practice here.

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    Same here. If God would have wanted me to wear shoes, I would have been borne with them on. LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by jayelee
    My shoes dont make it much further than inside the door of the house I do everything without my shoes.

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    I always sew with my shoes off so I can feel the pedal. I have worked with many surgeons who work in their stocking feet so they can feel a pedal if they are using one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suezquilts
    when I wear my shoes I drive my peddle until I can't reach it any longer.
    I do that too. I am going to try sewing without my shoe on my right foot to see if that helps. Oh me!

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    My shoes go on as soon as I get up and are the last thing I take off at night. That"s one reason I like my Janomes. I can control it by pushing a button and don't have to chase my foot pedal around all over the floor.

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    Me too... NO SHOES! I have also never worn them even in HS HE. Here is a suggestion to those who drive til they can't reach it anymore... I had the same issue and it made me crazy.. I put some of that sticky shelf liner under the pedal now it doesn't move on me!

    See my posts with picture of it under "sticky shelf liner" I can't figur out how to insert a picture here.

    oh ok, after posting it allowed me to insert a picture - I am still learning this forum... :)
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    no shoes

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