With all the remodeling and room updo’s going on behind the scenes at the Charmer I’ve been doing quite a bit of sewing. Since my surgery last year my neck stiffens up when holding my head down for too long.
A tip I learned a while back helps me control my neck stiffness. I’m re-sharing this post…. A sewing tip helps relieve neck pain.
Our sewing machines sit flat on a surface. As we sew, we naturally hold our heads downward focusing on the needle plate area. This action creates neck strains and stiffness.
A simple trick to help alleviate the problem…
By placing erasers under the back side of your sewing machine tilts up the needle plate upwards you.
Lift/tilt up the back side of your sewing machine and place 1″ erasers under each side (my table is not dirty, just old, and I didn’t have time to take new ones…forgive me). I couldn’t find any 1″ erasers, so I stacked two 1/2″ erasers together. The erasers don’t slip, they grip your table, so the machine is very stable.
You can see how the sewing machine is angled upward? Now you’ll be able to focus on the needle plate area with less strain on your neck. Less neck bending means less neck straining.
This really helps, try it. You’ll be able to enjoy your sewing more, as least I can!
What sewing tips do you have?
Hope to see you all tomorrow for Sunday’s Best Party.