Sewing Machine Foot Pedal Pad DIY
Hiya friends! This week I wanted to craft up something that would help people. I know what you’re thinking, weighted friends and blankets definitely do help everybody, but I wanted to give you something new. That’s why I crafted up a DIY for a sewing machine foot pedal pad.
Do you ever get humming along sewing and your pedal just slips right along the carpet? Indeed it does for me! A sewing machine foot pedal pad will keep your pedal snugly in
place under your foot.
You’ll only need about a third of a yard of fabric for this fun little DIY. To get started, cut two rectangles of fabric. You’ll want to make them about 10 inches long by 6 inches wide. Next, you’ll want to cut a piece of non-slip padding 1 inch smaller than the surface of your pad. Pin the non-skid pad in place in the middle of one fabric rectangle. Stitch this in place.
Pin the rectangles inside out, leaving ½ inch all around for seaming. Stitch 3 sides closed, leaving the 4th open. Flip right-side out and pour 1 cup of plastic pellets into the opening and use the ladder stitch to close. I recommend using the heavier black pellets for this craft, as you’ll want some oomph to keep it in place.
Let’s put the bumper in place now. Take a 6 inch by 8 inch rectangle, and stitch up the long side to make a fabric tube. Stitch one side closed, and then pour in another ½ cup of plastic pellets. Use the ladder stitch to close the other end. Now, stitch the bumper to the end of the pad by stitching one side to the edge of your rectangle, then stitch the other to the opposite edge. This will kind of make your pad look like a flip flop, but the bumper plays an important role; it helps keep your pedal from being pushed off your pad.
I hope this is an enjoyable and useful craft! Just click the link below if you need to purchase Quality Plastic Pellets to create your pedal pad. If you have any ideas on amazing ways to use Quality Plastic Pellets, be sure to tell me on my Facebook page.