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Thread: Foot Pedal rest for sewing machine

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    Foot Pedal rest for sewing machine

    Does any one out there have a wooden foot rest that you put your sewing machine pedal on to prevent it from slipping around on the floor? I want the measurements or photo to make one. Thank you.

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    I've only ever seen the ones made from foam drawer liner. Wouldn't wood slide around on the floor as well?

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    My foot pedal slipped around on our carpet no matter what I used under it.
    So my husband took a piece of pegboard that we had around and cut it to length as follows.... the foot pedal was where I wanted it for comfort and the edge of the board was under the edge of the pedal and the far edge of the pegboard reached to the baseboard. Then he glued velcro to the bottom of the foot pedal (two places) and stapled the matching velcro piece to the pegboard. This holds the pedal securely.
    My intent for travelling was to take the pedal off and put some spare velcro over the foot pedal stuff to keep it clean. But when I went to a retreat recently I just took the whole shebang as it fit easily in my travel bag.
    If you need pictures please let me know and I'll see if I can get some and transfer them to the computer to send.
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    I looped and tied the foot pedal cord to make it shorter, that stopped the traveling on any surface.
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    I've even considered nailing mine to the floor....it travels more than I do!!

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    I saw a tip online to put a couple of rubber bands around it to prevent the foot from moving. I don't know if it works or not.

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    I looped and tied the foot pedal cord to make it shorter, that stopped the traveling on any surface.
    A simple logical solution that works!

    I shortened my cord and secured it so no tension on the plug and the pedal didn't move away from me all this morning.

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    The two rubberbands didn't work on a concrete floor.

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    I use a landscape tile - 12" sqr and 1 1/2" high. Perfect for my short legs, too. I put some rubber shelf liner under it.
    Sure doesn't move!
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    Martelli "Get a Grip" no-slip pad
    Available on Amazon
    Best $10.50 I ever spent!
    It solved years of being aggravated over my slipping/sliding foot pedal. I love it.

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    Crafty Gemini has directions for making a stay put holder for your foot pedal. Her site has that and quite a few other interesting sewing projects. She has been on MSQ with Jenny Doan doing projects as well.
    Last edited by christinelf; 04-04-2019 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Spell check changed Doan to Dyan

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    I put a heavy duty rubber band around the foot pedal and a 4 foot long stick about 1 inch by 2 inches. That stick is placed right next to the two table legs just to the right of the spot at which I like to sit and sew. If there were a wall back there, the stick would bump against that and be secure, but I'm in the middle of the room at a dining table. So I put a second stick just in front of the back legs and the stick with the pedal rubber banded on bumps up against that. My feet can find the pedal every time. Well almost. Sometimes I have to look, but it isn't far from where it belongs.
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    I have mine on a rubber backed mat, still moves so I just move it back to where I want it.

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    The rubber bands idea didn't work for me, and the shortening the cord just meant it travelled sideways which was just as aggravating....
    I tried the idea that Crafty Geminin had and that wasn't successful either. The carpet was too plush and the foot pedal moved because it would depress the pile when the pedal was depressed. My current fix is the best one yet!
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    Similar to the drawer liner, I have used a scrap from the "rubber" rug padding. Works OK and doesn't cost $10. I also find that adjusting my sitting position helps me from shoving the pedal as much. As Mother said, "Posture!"

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    I’ve been sewing on an old table in the Sun Room. Since it’s a pedestal table, my foot pedal is lodged against one of the four claw feet ! (I don’t like sewing on a round table however !)

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    the shortening the cord just meant it travelled sideways which was just as aggravating....
    Odd that hasn't happened to me. Must be the floor surface.
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    I do have a wooden box for my foot pedal. It is the masurement of the pedal. Wooden bottom, with the back and sides higher than the pedal it is.

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    I have the Martelli pad for the foot pedal. Works great!

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    I use a silicone sq potholder...

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    I just use a bit of rug backing - the rubber grid pattern stuff. You can purchase it BTY (I paid $1.75 for 1/3 yd 54" wide). I use part of it under my foot pedals and part under my kitchen cutting boards.

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    The grid pattern shelf liner works for me on a pretty plush carpet. Just a piece about 4" by 8". It may slowly creep but not bad at all. The grid shelf liner works so well for so many things. I use a 6" or so square of it to get a grip on jar lids; I put small pieces under microwave feet to keep it from inching backward every time I slam the door.
    I have used it to make a gripper surface on the underside of a chair caddy (to hold magazines, remote and such) to name a few uses. You can buy it at the Dollar Store for very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
    My foot pedal slipped around on our carpet no matter what I used under it.
    So my husband took a piece of pegboard that we had around and cut it to length as follows.... the foot pedal was where I wanted it for comfort and the edge of the board was under the edge of the pedal and the far edge of the pegboard reached to the baseboard. Then he glued velcro to the bottom of the foot pedal (two places) and stapled the matching velcro piece to the pegboard. This holds the pedal securely.
    My intent for travelling was to take the pedal off and put some spare velcro over the foot pedal stuff to keep it clean. But when I went to a retreat recently I just took the whole shebang as it fit easily in my travel bag.
    If you need pictures please let me know and I'll see if I can get some and transfer them to the computer to send.
    I think we'd all like photos of this remedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckyquilter View Post
    I think we'd all like photos of this remedy.
    I would like that, too!
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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