How to avoid aching shoulders while sewing

Hi Everyone!

As an avid sewer if you have suffered from aching shoulders while working at your sewing machine I have the tip for you!

Many hours spent at the sewing machine can create aching shoulders particularly if you are working on a large sewing project or spending many hours at your sewing machine.

Click below to watch my sewing video on how to avoid having aching shoulders while sewing!

Please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you have to say about this sewing tip or your current sewing project!

Next video tip coming soon: ‘How to be creative with your button collection!’

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

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15 Responses to “How to avoid aching shoulders while sewing”

  1. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous sewers around the world will be benefit from your blogs. Thanks!

  2. Elayne says:

    Hi Maree, Thank you for your tip, I will look for wedges this week and give it ago,once again thank yoi

  3. Margaret Pearson says:

    Dear Maree, I am very fortunate to have a great sewing instructor such as Maree. I returned to sewing classes after a 30 year break. Everybody in the class are so friendly,dedicated and inspiring with new ideas. Maree is always so patient and kind hearted.

  4. Joan Riches says:

    Hi Maree, Great tip, Will definitely try it out and hopefully have no more aching shoulders. Always look forward to reading and learning more sewing tips.
    Happy sewing ,
    Joan Riches

  5. Maree says:

    Hi Helen,

    Lovely to hear from you! Jackie and I hope you’re really well!

    Enjoy your paper craft and scrapping!

    Love Maree

  6. Helen O'Harae says:

    What a great and simple idea!! Thank you for sharing it.

  7. HELEN fORREST says:

    Great to see you— looking good Maree—thanks for including me even though I am not a sewer, I will apply this idea to my paper craft and scrapping to help my back– thanks– hi to Jackie too– H

  8. Maree says:

    Thanks ladies I’m so pleased you enjoy my sewing tips!

    Remember if you have a great sewing tip be sure to send it through to me so I can share it with all our other wonderful sewing subscribers!

    Also if you have any specific questions or troubling areas in regards to your sewing let me know and I will do my best to create a video tip!

    Happy Sewing,

  9. Heather Clarke says:

    Maree, thanks for sharing this tip. Can hardly wait to try it. Just love receiving your e-mails.

    Heather C

  10. Marg Kamerman says:

    Thanks, Maree, This is very timely for me. My dodgy shoulder is playing up, so i’m off to get some wedges!

  11. Maree says:

    Hi Leonie,

    Thank you so much for your message! It’s lovely to hear from you. I’m sorry to hear of your challenges but wonderful to hear your mum lives only 5mins away. 93 what a great long life! Excellent to hear about Jan too! :-)

    I hope you are able to get right into your sewing again in 2012!

    Enjoy the rest of this year and all the very best for you and your family.

    Take care,

  12. Leonie Buchanan says:

    Ooops, sorry I forgot that the comments were printed on page…..thinking it was going to your email. Sorry to all you sewing friends for having to read my life for 1911!!!!!

  13. Leonie Buchanan says:

    Hi Maree
    Lovely to see you and your sewing room, remembering happy times spent with you, what a great idea will definitely try it. My year has been very topsy turvy, had glandular fever early in year, Samantha’s marriage broke down and Mum now in an aged nursing home. She became very ill in July and in September moved into a lovely home five minutes from our place. At 93 she is happy there but very frail, the staff are just wonderful and as I drive away thank God that we were able to find her a happy place to live. Jan had a lovely trip to the UK and is enjoying her grandchildren. She is still busy sewing but afraid apart from altering clothes for Mum my sewing is on the back burner. Hopefully in 1912 things will change. Please say hello to girls from Jan & myself. love Leonie

  14. Maree says:

    Thanks Marg!

    Yes I agree using two rubber wedges would be perfect! I will have to update my wooden one with two rubber ones like you! :-)

    Happy Sewing,

  15. Marg Hore says:

    Hi Maree,
    Yes, that’s a great tip and I can vouch for it. I actually use two rubber wedges, one each side which probably gives a bit more stability. It really does save the shoulder strain.
    Keep up the good work!

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