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    Foot Pedal Help

    Does anybody have advice on what to do with slidding foot pedals on carpet? I have two that slides on the carpet. I've tried putting a mouse pad under them and that didn't work. Any help would be appreciated.
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    If you have a $ store near you, they sell rubber non stick mats for appliances. I purchased 1 in white for my sewing machine so it would not slide. I am sure you can use it under your foot pedal, too. It only cost a dollar.

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    i tried several things. finally got a strip of velcro and stuck it to the bottom. i have a flat carpet in my sewing room so i didn't need the other strip. it stays put now.

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    The peel and stick heavy duty velcro is what you need. I have the berber type carpet in my sewing room and two strips across the pedal holds the thing so secure I have to use two hands to pull it off the floor. I used the scratchy part of the velcro, you don't need the smooth side.
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    I tried the mouse pad thing too, but realized it didn't work because that one side is SUPPOSED to be slick (the side you use your mouse on). So I took two old mouse pads and glued them together top to top. Now it doesn't slide anywhere.

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    I bought a roll of the rubber shelf liner at the $ store. It looks kind of like mesh. I cut a piece off and put it under the foot pedal. It works great.

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    Gotta love the $ store for inexpensive things that help us in our craft. I need some of this for my sewing room.

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    Pedal Sta II, love it

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    My solution is cheap. It's also available to everyone. I just sew in sock feet. No shoes. That way I can curl my toes over the end of the footpedal and it stays put. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj View Post
    My solution is cheap. It's also available to everyone. I just sew in sock feet. No shoes. That way I can curl my toes over the end of the footpedal and it stays put. IMHO
    Hahahaha! Good one. I'm sorry but the picture of a foot with toes curled over the foot pedal makes me giggle. However, if it works, well go for it!

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    I use the little round rubber jar openers under my sewing machine pedal. They work great.

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    I use a piece of foam rubber that came as packing on something. It's about 1/2" thick.
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    My husband found a Gel Mouse Pad w/Wrist Rest and nonskid base at a yard sale for $.25. I told him that if he didn't want it, I'd take it. He didn't like it.
    Anyway, I wrapped my foot pedal in the shelf lining rubber-stuff from the $1 Tree Store and then put this mouse pad on top of it. I rest my heel on the gel rest and it feels so good!! The shelf lining keeps the foot pedal from moving on the carpet and the mouse pad from sliding on the foot pedal! I just put a rubber band around it to hold it in place, nothing permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
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    I got this at the $ store as well. Great for all kinds of things including this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj View Post
    My solution is cheap. It's also available to everyone. I just sew in sock feet. No shoes. That way I can curl my toes over the end of the footpedal and it stays put. IMHO
    Nice tip...







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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj View Post
    My solution is cheap. It's also available to everyone. I just sew in sock feet. No shoes. That way I can curl my toes over the end of the footpedal and it stays put. IMHO
    This has been my preferred method for as far back as I can remember!
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    I took two mousepads and glued the tops to each other, that way the nonskid side is on the top and bottom. And the foot pedal stays put and doesn't slide on the rug.

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    I know your question was in realtion to carpet, it made me think...I had laminate floors in Texas, and I hot glued mine down. It was great, I was able to pick it up any time I needed to and just a touch of hot glue reaffixed it.

    I like the mouse pad idea, thanks! I must admit I have been using the curled toe method most recently.

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