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which hand and which foot?

Old 07-14-2011, 02:29 PM
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I am right-handed and I use my left foot; let's me sit centered on the needle.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:40 PM
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I am left handed. My machine actually doesn't have a floor pedal, it has a lever that attaches to the stand my machine is in and is pressed to the side with my knee- it's on the right side. It's all I've ever used for a machine and it feels natural to me. I do think that I'm a little ambidextrous when it comes to which of my feet are dominant, though- when I played soccer in high school, I definitely favored my right foot, and when I did ballet going on point on my left foot felt more comfortable. I guess maybe I'm a little mixed up, lol!

I do think that people are pretty adaptable, though- when someone has to have a limb amputated, they learn to make use of the others pretty quickly! I'm sure you could adjust to using the other leg if needed.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:35 PM
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Since I am in Australia to me you drive on the opposite side of the road to me that is why you drive with your left foot where I use my right. It means that what ever foot we drive the car is the same foot that you drive your sewing machine.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:04 PM
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It's basically an accelerator pedal, so no brainer!
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