There’s a great article over on the Lemon Tree Tales’ web site, Sewing Room Ergonomics or why does it hurt when I sew?.

My sewing machine and table set-up are my problem. I really need to lower my machine, about 4 inches, but can’t afford to buy a new table right now. I can raise the chair, and will try that again, with the presser foot on some boxes. I found the presser foot kept falling off the phone book I was using in the past. I only feel the stress when I’m doing the quilting part, no problems with piecing or regular sewing.

Ergonomics 101 for Your Sewing Area
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2 thoughts on “Ergonomics 101 for Your Sewing Area

  • June 6, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Just noting that I actually had to lower my chair and raise my desk in order to not hunch over quite as much when I sew. But now I’ll go check out that article and see what they say…

  • June 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I lowered my chair a bit when I was piecing and it made the world of difference, but I can’t seem to find the correct height for when I’m quilting. I’ll show ya the set up next time you’re over to see if you have any suggestions.


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