The attractive yellow thing is 2" wide tubular polypro Webbing. Webbing is screwed to shelf behind the foot pedal. A flat stick is inserted into Webbing on the floor and elevated for use as a pedal. A binder clip on the floor end of the Webbing allows me to adjust the inserted flat stick.
Device is easier to use than the actual foot pedal.
Thanks for the suggestion. If I like using the machine at this elvation I'll probalby splice the cord.
Yeah, but you said that it is easier to use with the webbing. If you splice the cord, then it will work the same way it always had. But with the webbing, it works better. Personally, I would go with the "better".
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I got the same advice on Kitebuilder where I posted this idea. Do you also post there?
I've learned from all of this that laying (perhaps taping) a flat stick on the foot pedal makes it easier to operate for me. The incline on the actual foot pedal is too steep for my comfort. A foot long stick layed upon the foot pedal decreases the incline.
What is the advantage of sewing standing up? Not having to get up every couple of minutes to check things, or what? That's fine with small stuff, but large pieces of fabric are more efficiently managed on a low, wide, flat surface. This I'm personally more comfortable sewing on the floor or a low table...sitting cross legged, and powering the pedal with one knee is OK...
I don't know if there are any advantages to this. It is just an experiment.
I did read that sitting for long periods is not healthy, however and, so far, it just feels better to sew while standing up.
Time will tell.
I'm envious of your flexibility. There is no way I can sit on the floor comfortably, let alone operate a sewing machine. Both of my arms would be needed to prop me up and forget about crossing my legs.
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