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sueb | Posted in General Discussion on

anybody out there have a solution to keep the foot control in the same spot while you’re sewing?  I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately and everytime I go to step on the pressure foot I have to search for it under the table.  It’s driving me nuts !  I’ve tried some non slip rug padding, that didn’t work.  I tried little rubber round things that stick to the bottom of the foot, that didn’t work.  I’m considering glueing the darn thing to the floor !  I probably should mention that I have hardwood flooring in my sewing room.  If anybody has a solution, please share !


  1. Jean | | #1

    Try a piece of that waffle shelf liner stuff, or a piece of that non-slip stuff they put on the feet of the little kids jammies.

  2. Michelle | | #2

    I once read somewhere, someone suggested using a mousepad for this problem (are these things _still_  around? :)   )


  3. barbara1 | | #3

    Hi Sue, I have had the same problem chasing the foot pedal around our cork floor, for ten years!  Tried non slip drawer liners didn't work but have finally had success with a hardware store product.  Its made by Hettich international, (bought here in Australia) and has no label describing use but looks a little like black sandpaper but feels like a type of foam and  has a sticky backing,  I think it comes in various sizes and works beautifully.  Hope you can find some.   Actually if you hunt out the tiny english writing on the back it says Non-Slip  Adhesive    Rubber   Black   02392.  Barbara J 

    Edited 6/9

    /2003 8:52:17 AM ET by barbara j

    Edited 6/9/2003 8:56:28 AM ET by barbara j

  4. CarolynMcG | | #4

    I use a mousepad.  I bend it in half so the tacky side is facing out, half on the floor and half under the roaming foot.  Your troubles will soon be behind you:-)

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