Knee Control | Sewing Term

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The knee control lifter allows you to raise the presser foot by simply moving the attachable lever with your knee. This leaves both of your hands free for extra control on detailed stitches. The Sewing Loft

Knee control –

noun

 

  1. an accessory on a sewing machine that allows the user to control the sewing machine’s power with a knee

 

A knee control is a lever that can replace your sewing machine’s foot pedal. Some sewists really like the knee control, as it allows them to lift their knee and adjust the machine’s starting, stopping, and speed. Many machines do not come with a knee control but this is a feature that can sometimes be added on after the fact.

Raise the presser foot by simply moving the attachable lever with your knee. This leaves both of your hands free for extra control on detailed stitches.

Knee Control Lift Stats-

  • Function: This attachment allows for hands free control of the presser foot up and down movement.
  • How to use: Perfect for chain piecing.
  • Where to buy: In most cases, this is not an aftermarket attachment and must be a standard feature on your machine. Check manual for more details.

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Comments

  1. Colleen C. Yarnell says

    In vintage machine cabinets like my 1950’s White Rotary cabinet the pedal was mounted on the inside of cabinet and and a metal knee bar activated it. You can buy the adapter for vintage machines and Im sure there are ways to make or adapt for modern machines

    • I loved that option too Colleen! I’m sure there is some sort of after market device that would work. If not, we should make one!!
      ~Heather

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