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Thread: Shoes or Not???

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    Shoes or Not???

    I'm a quilter who usually kicks my shoe off so that I can really feel the foot pedal. Postman came today and said "what happened to your foot?" I had one shoe on and one off. I had to explain that's how I sew.

    So how many others out there sew without the shoe?

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    I can't feel the right part of the toe pedal to push very well with my shoes on, so I'm another barefoot seamstress.
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    I take my shoe off also. Actually I have my shoes off all the time in the house. Feels better.

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    I sew barefoot always.

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    For 20 years I always sewed barefoot--couldn't sew any other way but lately it doesn't seem to matter. Still feels better without but at least now I can sew with shoes on if I have to.
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    Here it's either/or.

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    Always sew with bare feet or socks on I can't seem to feel the pedal correctly with a shoe on.

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    I am part of the barefoot club... even when I am taking a class at my LQS.

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    i'm always shoeless. i can't feel the pedal with a shoe on
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    since our shoes come off at the door when we enter the house i've never sewn in shoes- we do not wear shoes inside- sometimes if my feet are cold i may have slippers on. but i've been sewing without shoes for 45+ years- we were never allowed to wear shoes in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everose View Post
    I'm a quilter who usually kicks my shoe off so that I can really feel the foot pedal. Postman came today and said "what happened to your foot?" I had one shoe on and one off. I had to explain that's how I sew.

    So how many others out there sew without the shoe?
    I've told this story before so forgive me if I'm boring anyone. A few years back, it was quite cold so I had on shoes. And I tried to sew. Just could not get the feel of the machine for diddly. Finally realized I had a shoe on my sewing foot. I've been seen tromping around with only a left shoe, more than once.
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    I alway sew shoeless, even at the LQS where I work. Gotta be "one" with the machine! Slip-ons are a must at work, so that I can slip them back on quickly when a customer walks through the door!

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    I am barefoot most of the time.

    Only time I wear shoes is if we go to town or go outside.
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    I am usually shoeless.....sometimes I wear socks.
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    The foot that's on the pedal has the shoe off! How can you feel the small incremental movements of the pedal any other way?
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    I'm a either way kinda person, but prefer no shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everose View Post
    I'm a quilter who usually kicks my shoe off so that I can really feel the foot pedal. Postman came today and said "what happened to your foot?" I had one shoe on and one off. I had to explain that's how I sew.

    So how many others out there sew without the shoe?
    not here slippers

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    I'm shoeless also

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    I sew without shoes on too.


    Kathie


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    without, but I usually take both off, which was why he was probably looking at you weird, not because you had it off but because you just had one on. Everyone has their little quirks, makes us all different.

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    Barefoot
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    Me too cause my feet get really hot & i have to slip off my shoes-I even take them off at work!!

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    me too. i do the pedal better with a bare foot!

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    I thought you were supposed to sew without shoes on.. Now you tell me there is another way?

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