On one of the other post someone put something about her foot pedal always slipping away from her. I have carpet and mine slides just enought that I have to move it back.
It started me thinking I have old mouse pads. So I used it and it worked. so for all of you out there with this problem try it.
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I have a rather flat carpet in my room and the mouse pad idea didn't work , nor rubber shelving. i finally put velcro on the bottom of it and that worked fine.
i do medical transcription at home. chasing that foot pedal as well. it's on a rug, it slips no matter what i do.
my sewing machine pedal is on a hardwood floor. i have on a mousepad. it slides all over the place. i have a pfaff machine, it weighs a ton and the pedal weighs nothing, it's plastic.
i been chasing both pedals for years.
I'm an oddball. I can't sew in shoes or slippers. I have to have bare feet or stocking feet. And I've gotten into the habit of putting my foot pretty far up the pedal, so I sorta "hang 5" off the top edge. The pedal rarely scoots away across the rug. Maybe it likes me??!
I put the edge of the mouse pad under the leg of the sewing table....sure helps.
I gotta try all of these ideas and see if any of them work for me as my pedal is all over the place! Thanks for the suggestions.
I use the rubbermaid shelf liner - the thick nubby stuff - with fairly decent results. My foot pedal is on an indoor/outdoor carpet and runs away faster than I can chase it without the gripper
I put a box about the size of a shoebox against the baseboard and then my pedal in front of that. Since it can't go all the way to the wall any more and It pretty well stays put side-to-side, I'm no longer stretching to find it.
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Thanks girls my problem is that my peddal get stuck under the back side of my sewing cabinet and then its off to the races because it is STUCK ON.......I think the shoe box idea is gonna work for me.
I bought one of those square plastic floor mats for your vehicle. It keeps my foot pedal in place on my commercial type carpet.
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My problem with the wandering pedal was that it would get pushed up against the vanity panel at the back of the desk where I sew. That made it take more pressure on the pedal to get the machine to sew, Then I would push a little too hard and go too fast. I tried using a couple of pieces of stick-on velcro and they helped for a time but eventually came loose and made a sticky mess. Than I had a piece of scrap molding against the panel to stop the pedal before the top (working part) could make contact with it. That also sorta worked but the molding didn't always stay put - also crawl down under the desk to move it for vacuuming.
For a while now I've been using a Pedal-Sta. It is a plastic mat with a patch of velcro (or something similar)loops and came with a strip of velcro hooks with really good adhesive to stick it to the bottom of the pedal. The plastic pad nests into the corner between the vanity panel and the pedestal cabinet on the right side of the desk and the pedal stays put within easy reach. The plastic pad has little protrusions that are supposed to keep the pad from slipping on carpet but in my experience that feature doesn't work very well. Without something for the pad to bump into it just keeps going...........
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I use a rubberized placemat I got clearanced for 50 cents! Keeps my pedal in place!
for me it's industrial strength (and yes I am serious they make it)Velcro one strip on carpet and one on bottom of pedal been there for years!!
there is always double sided sticky tape.
That rubber mat looks like it has potential.
Where would one get some thing like that????
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Hancock Fabrics has the "Stay Pedal" mats...they may even have them on their website. See if you can find an online coupon forany regular priced item.
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