Here's a really quick and simple tip for people just beginning to sew: Experiment with the placement of your foot pedal to find just the right distance for you. If it's too close, you really lack mobility in your ankle, hence sacrificing optimum control of your sewing speed. It it's too far away, it will make it very hard to press and your foot might cramp too (it's happened to me!)

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