What The Sewing Machine Foot Pedal Does:
- The sewing machine foot pedal controls the speed of the sewing machine by how much pressure you apply to the pedal, in the same fashion that a car gas pedal works.
Where to Place the Foot Pedal:
- Sewing machine foot pedals are usually placed on the floor but in some cases they are located in a cabinet with a knee lever that applies pressure to the foot pedal.
When there isn't a Foot Pedal:
- A foot pedal is not a necessity on many newer machines. Electronics have allowed the machine speed to be set by one adjustment, usually indicated by a turtle and hare. Stop and go is then controlled with the push of a button.