I don't have anything to show you today even though I have an outfit made but no photos yet but there is something I'd love to know. I wonder about this a lot.
And the question is...Does anyone else out there in Sewing Blogland sew exclusively by pushing the start/stop button?
( in other words, without using the foot pedal of your sewing machine.? )
I don't even know where my foot pedals are. I've been sewing,using the Start/Stop button, for at least 10 years. I think I started because the button was there so why not use it. I sometimes get tempted to look for my foot pedals when I'm top stitching, for example, but that would take up valuable sewing time so I shake it off and of course sew slowly.
Sew Slowly ! I say that a lot to my students but that;s more possible with electronic sewing machines , I believe.This is my favorite machine.
That leads me to another question....What are your favorite special features that you would not want to be without in a sewing machine?
Mine are the extended sewing surface, the up and down button,the automatic cutters, the stop?start button , the speed control
and the mechanism take makes it unnecessary to take up the bobbin thread before you start sewing. I really love this feature!
I'd also love to have the feature where you can lower and lift the pressure foot with your knee, but I guess you can't have everything.
Now I know that one can sew wonderful things without having this type of sewing machine. I did for many, many years, but if you're lucky enough to have such a machine,, these features can make the sewing experience even more enjoyable. They also help if you have arthritic hands like me.
I tell my sewing students that they should buy the best machine they can afford so that as they learn, they will get less stressed. Nothing is more aggravating than a machine that keeps giving you problems as we all know.
Please let me know if you too use the start/stop button instead of the foot pedal and what you especially love about your sewing machine.
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