Controlling sewing machine with arms

Technique to control sewing machine for wheelchair users

User controls a sewing machine with her forearm
User controls a sewing machine with her forearm

Description
Use any electric sewing machine. Place foot pedal on table and control it with forearm or elbow. The pedal can also be squeezed between arm and trunk.

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2005

User controls sewing machine with pedal tucked under arm
User controls sewing machine with pedal tucked under arm

Tipsare: Erika

Erika lives in a house together with her partner and two infants. She is working part time. In 1994 she was injured and has a low tetraplegia (C7). Sometimes she uses help provided by the local government when she is going out with her children.