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My sister found this at the Goodwill Outlet. Yup and that's all she found... Igor lost the rest of it I presume.

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Wow. Separating that took some talent!
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Pretty funny!
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And yet, I kinda get it!  LOL
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I would bet they took the bump off with a grinder!  I guess I understand why.  That bump can be a pain sometimes to get used to!
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I am not a fan of the bump. Glad to see one gone!!
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Those button controllers were the result of some designer imbibing a hallucinogenic substance.

About the only time they work OK is in a cabinet with a knee bar.

I think that is one way to cure the problem.

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They work ok if you're barefoot and using only your big toe to press the button. My big toe is fused, though, so it doesn't work well for me!
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I know I'm in the major minority but I actually like the button controllers. There is a proper way to use them, though I don't do it when I'm sewing while sitting in an office chair. I turn the controller so the buttons are facing me, rest my heel on a leg of the chair and push the button with the side of my foot and my little toe.

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The proper way to use a button controller is to place your foot on the controller and sort of roll your foot to the side to push down on the button.

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Those controllers work well in a knee lever.
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Those controllers work well in a knee lever.
Yes they do.

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I know I'm in the major minority but I actually like the button controllers. There is a proper way to use them, though I don't do it when I'm sewing while sitting in an office chair. I turn the controller so the buttons are facing me, rest my heel on a leg of the chair and push the button with the side of my foot and my little toe.

Cari

The proper way to use a button controller is to place your foot on the controller and sort of roll your foot to the side to push down on the button.


Hurts my ankle when I do it like that.   I usually use the outside of my right foot just back from the little toe.

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Hurts my ankle when I do it like that.   I usually use the outside of my right foot just back from the little toe.

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I'm left handed and therefore left footed. So my way using the chair leg to rest my foot on works for me.

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Thank you, Cari. It never occurred to me to have Lovie use her left foot. Maybe that will help. She does ok on hand crank but a regular machine not so much and she is a lefty. Wilbur is a lefty, too but he does ok.
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I struggle with these button controllers too. I don't understand Singer's rationale for this design. I prefer a kneebar or full flap pedal.
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I have a bad habit of trying to use ALL controllers with just my big toes, and I get terrible aches in my toe joints from it.  It's a habit I've worked really hard to try to get out of (with some success) and so I avoid these button controllers like the plague.  They encourage me right back into that bad habit I've worked so hard to break!!

So when I get a machine that has one of these controllers, I neatly label it as to which machine it came with and then get a clamshell style controller for the machine (or, figure out which controller I already have that will work).  I keep the original button pedal in case I ever decide to sell the machine, but I basically just store them.

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Just a pic of that button foot controller makes me twitch! Featherweight's give me nightmares and that's what I associate them with, Momma's always-making-bird's-nests machine. Nope, nope and nope!


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