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Old 03-18-2011, 11:53 AM
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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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Old 03-18-2011, 11:55 AM
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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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Old 03-18-2011, 12:06 PM
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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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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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