Do you do this?

I have to wear slippers or some sort of shoe around the house.  Usually not the same one I’ve been wearing outside, especially this time of year.   They help my back from hurting, as I am on my feet non-stop, and keep my toes from freezing off!
 I take off my right shoe when sewing, and when someone needs something, or the world is ending in the other room – I jump up and take care of things!
 Am I the only one running around with one shoe on??
Today, along with all the usual sewing and household stuff, I’m sanitizing the house!  We’ve had three super sick kiddos (croupy cough cold)  the last few days, and I’m trying hard not to get it.  Hope you are having a great day!

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By | 2017-11-17T09:14:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|random, sewing|65 Comments


  1. Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations February 2, 2010 at 7:00 am - Reply

    I am soooo cracking up! I do the same thing including taking off my slipper to sew. It just feels better sewing barefoot (or with socks). I don't like sewing with shoes or slippers on. I often wondered if I was the only one who did this. Right now I have on fluffy pink slippers!

  2. Sherri February 2, 2010 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Definitely not just you! I have to wear my crocs in the winter for the same reason and take it off to sew as well….and with a 3.5yo and 7mo I'm often jumping up to tend to them with one shoe!

  3. Lyn February 2, 2010 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, I thought "I" was the only one who did that! I tell my hubs that I can't drive my machine with shoes on. I am always limping around with one shoe on LOL

  4. Allie February 2, 2010 at 7:36 am - Reply

    That is too funny. I took a class at my LQS, and I couldn't sew with a shoe on!

  5. Brooke February 2, 2010 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Yes, yes, yes…that's so funny because whenever I am missing a random shoe, I always find it under the table by the sewing machine pedel. Only one shoe though.

  6. Emma February 2, 2010 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Absolutely! Although not so much right now in the heat of the Australian summer. At least I usually know where to find my right shoe! But in winter I find my sewing foot gets cold, and enjoy getting up to press a I piece, because the ironing board is usually located so the heather blows on my feet while I iron!

  7. Amy February 2, 2010 at 7:44 am - Reply


  8. Dorothee February 2, 2010 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Absolutely and all the time, especially now that the unheated laundry room in our basement is freezing cold … and I always feel like a limping penguin.

    Glad I'm not the only one!

  9. audrey February 2, 2010 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I despise shoes and socks so I don't have that problem but I can attest to not being able to sew with a shoe on. It's just not right to sew with shoes on!

  10. Bradie Sparrow February 2, 2010 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Yes!! I do that all the time. Isn't it nice to now we are not alone? :)

  11. Luv 2 Kreate February 2, 2010 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I do it too! I also have a sick kid :( Hope they all get better soon…

  12. WendyLou February 2, 2010 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Hahahahaha!!! NO!! You are NOT the only one!! I go about the house limping because I've kicked off my right shoe. Ya just have to be able to feel the machine when ya drive it. I've often wondered why in the world I just don't kick off both shoes at the same time :)

    I hope this is a one-shoe day for all of us!!

  13. Natalia February 2, 2010 at 8:23 am - Reply

    That's funny! I actually never wear shoes or socks! I have having something on my feet! :)

  14. ~Michelle~ February 2, 2010 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Yep, ditto…only it's my slippers

  15. Jennie February 2, 2010 at 8:33 am - Reply

    No, you aren't the only one! I cannot sew with shoes on! I do it at quilting lock-ins and retreats, too. So does everyone I know… I don't think any of my friends can sew with shoes on!
    ~ Jennie

  16. Erin February 2, 2010 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Aahahaha! I totally do that, too! My right slipper pretty much just lives next to my foot pedal.

  17. call me crazy February 2, 2010 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Me too! :-) LOL Hope your kiddo's feel better soon!~

  18. Lisa February 2, 2010 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Cute feet! (snicker, snicker) Good luck staying healthy! Go get some Emergen-C Immunity – fabulous stuff to keep you healthy or just make a cold shorter!

  19. Candied Fabrics February 2, 2010 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Yep! We too have tile floors that KILL my feet – I am TOTALLY like you – too funny!

  20. Mama Spark February 2, 2010 at 9:11 am - Reply

    I totally sew with one shoe off too! I constantly walk around with one shoe/slipper off and one on. I love my Sketchers slip on tennies too!!

  21. amylouwho February 2, 2010 at 9:11 am - Reply

    that is funny! I haven't sewn much with my new slippers, but I have a feeling I'll be pulling one off. My feet get too cold without them on though, so I doubt I could last!

  22. Anina February 2, 2010 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I just wear socks around the house. No shoes to take off, but I do spend quite a bit of money on socks. :o)

  23. slow panic February 2, 2010 at 9:46 am - Reply

    i do that too. most of the time i am doing this crazy dance trying to get the shoe back on before i go out and save the world…

  24. Cindy February 2, 2010 at 10:08 am - Reply

    LOL, me too, only it's my LEFT shoe.

    I have to sanitize because of FOOT ODOR….ROFLOL…but not too close to where my showless foot is.

  25. Suzan February 2, 2010 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I absolutely cannot sew with my shoe or slipper on. It's either a bare foot or a socked foot but nothing else!

  26. Lis February 2, 2010 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Ha ha, this is obviously a quilter thing! I have lovely sheepskin slippers to keep my toes toasty but have to sew barefoot – so the right slipper by the foot pedal. Then when I have to leap up to go off somewhere it gets half put on, flaps about and is downright dangerous on the stairs!

  27. rosecolouredworld February 2, 2010 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I'm a barefoot babe! Socks are the max indoors! My father always used to tell me I made him cold just to look at me, and my DH has a similar view! I think it comes from a childhood spent in the Far East!

  28. Jaimie February 2, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I often walk around with 2 different socks on to keep my feet warm. My feet get so cold, and I often can't find my matching warm socks, so I'll just grab 2 random warm socks and put them on :) Right now I have a navy blue fuzzy sock on the right and a bright red sock with snowflakes on the left. Please nobody come over to my house right now :)

  29. Anna.G. February 2, 2010 at 11:31 am - Reply

    me to me to!!!
    my sewing teacher always tells me it's dangeres, but i really CAN'T sew with any kind of shoes.
    i told her that i'm sure i'm not the only one but she didn't belive me.
    now i'm going to send her a link to this post! LOL

  30. Army Wife Quilter February 2, 2010 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I have three sick kiddo's too. It is going around. I've been taking extra vitamin C. I think it is helping not sick yet. knock on wood. Good luck.

  31. Ryan February 2, 2010 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I'm right with you Amy! It really messes up my sewing mojo to use my machine with a shoe or even a slipper on. I always sew in my socks.

  32. Sarah February 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Ditto no sewing with shoes or slippers! In the winter my feet get so cold, if I'm sewing I wear extra thick socks instead of slippers. Glad to know the no-shoe-thing is so common.

  33. Tipper February 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Hope everyone is all better soon!

  34. CJ February 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Yup, me too! I find it interesting there are so many of us.

  35. Shannon February 2, 2010 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I am too a one shoed woman half the time. It is funny when I walk around the house. LOL! I CAN NOT sew with shoes on.

  36. Diane February 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Me too, I can't sew with a right shoe on even at retreats. I usually wear slippers or slipper socks to sew in. I live in Florida, doesn't get too cold here. Half the time I have to go get the other half of the slipper next to the pedal.

  37. Trudi February 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    you are not alone in the one shoe phenomena! Not a great day, but certainly not a bad one either, could have been a little more productive … oh well, tomorrow is a new day :) Enjoy the rest of the day Amy!

  38. Cheryl Arkison February 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Obviously there are many of us with this bad habit!

  39. Cheryl Arkison February 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Obviously there are many of us with this bad habit!

  40. Cheryl Arkison February 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Obviously there are many of us with this bad habit!

  41. Vivian February 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Another ditto gal here — usually fully clad left foot, and the pedal foot is bare or wearing a sock only. I'm going to show these comments to my hubbie to prove I'm not the only one. Ah — the sisterhood of the quilters. Such interesting similarities bind us together.

  42. Aunt Spicy February 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I just got my boot off (my left foot was broken) and realized I couldn't find any of my left-foot-shoes!

  43. Kathy February 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I have a theory:I learned to sew on my mom's Featherweight. Remember that tiny little button on the foot pedal? Did we have to feel that in order to run the machine? The only way you could do that is barefoot! I broke my pinky toe last year and had to wear a shoe – it was awful!

  44. lilsproutzmom February 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I so do this my kids find it very funny they are always teasing me about walking around with one slipper on. My problem is that I tend to leave the right one by the foot pedal and then walk away and then leave the left one some where in the house and then when I want them I have to go searching! So glad I am not the only one.

  45. em's scrapbag February 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I love this quirky little thing about you.

  46. whatktmadenext February 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    LOL! Glad it's not just me!

  47. Sudi-Laura February 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I find my self at the ironing board with only one slipper on! I have much more control with my bare/socked foot!

  48. Lisa M. February 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Same here! One shoe off, one shoe on :-)

  49. Amy in SC February 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I CANNOT sew with shoes! I have a couple of friends who are learning to sew. My first step is usually to take off my shoe. I tell them it's a very important part of sewing – being able to feel the machine. LOL!

  50. Beth February 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Me too! I cannot stand to have something on my foot when I sew, but I can't be shoe-less either. And of course, I end up half shoed more often than not! Thought it was just me!

  51. Jackie February 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Too funny! I sew in my slippers. I find that most comfy. I hope your kids feel better soon and I am sending my best wishes for the cold not to get you.

  52. Marianne February 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I do this too, all the time! Thanks for making me laugh today!

  53. Kriza February 3, 2010 at 2:00 am - Reply

    why, is there another way to live and sew?? I thought this was what everyone did, sewing with no shoes on and running around the house in one shoe… :-)

    I hope your kids get better soon!

  54. Quiltin' Jenny February 3, 2010 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Yep, just like that. I always get embarrassed when I am taking a class b/c I have to slip my shoe off. But I cannot sew any other way.

  55. Vicki February 3, 2010 at 10:15 am - Reply

    nope, I can't stand wearing shoes in the house. I'm in sock feet, or barefoot. :)

  56. twin fibers February 3, 2010 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    funny… I do the same thing when I sew! :)

  57. Victoria February 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Ha! I'm a slipper girl, and do the very same thing when sewing!

  58. mommymae February 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    i go barefoot in the house, although i should wear house shoes for the same reasons you do. cracks me up that you walk around with one shoe off.

  59. kanishk February 4, 2010 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I constantly walk around with one shoe/slipper off and one on. I love my Sketchers slip on tennies too!!

    Work from home India

  60. Rita @ Mochi Studios February 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    hehe! I wear fuzzy bear slippers around my apartment cuz it's so cold!

  61. Sonja♥ February 4, 2010 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I ♥ it!!!
    Me too:)))
    Amy, you should write a BOOK with your quilt ideas + personal reflexions and other stay-at-home mom funny stories… A kind of "Secret Diary of a Quilter";)
    I'm sure you would have a lot of success!!!

  62. Terri February 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Yes I do this lol….

  63. nattyg April 6, 2010 at 10:12 am - Reply

    That's totally me!!!! :)

  64. Sewing with Grace | Amy's Creative Side September 26, 2011 at 6:03 am - Reply

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  65. Josephine July 24, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    OMG THIS IS LITERALLY ME! I’m 24 and I love to sew! Funny story: I was wearing skinny jeans and a pair of wedge ankle boots, getting ready for a date. There was this lovely cardigan I wanted to wear with my blouse, but it had a tiny hole in the sleeve that I figured I could sew up. I sat down, plugged the machine in, and began, but right from the start pushing the pedal felt SO uncomfortable in wedges. 5 minutes in, I got so irritated that I stood up, pulled my right boot off and flung it across the room in anger :D. Around 20 minutes later, my boyfriend showed up and rang the doorbell. I had finished my cardigan and answered the door. He was happy to see me, but started laughing when he looked down at my shoes (or should I say shoe). He asked “where’s your other shoe, babe?”, and I was mortified to see I had on one boot and one bright pink ankle sock! :) I was so embarrassed, and ran around my living room looking for it, but neither my boyfriend nor I could find that darn boot! I sat against a wall and stared at my feet, with one lonely boot and one pink sock. I was about to cry of embarrassment, when my boyfriend helped me up, hugged me, and for the first time, told me he loved me, and that I looked perfect, even when I was crying on the floor, with messy hair and only one boot :). I felt like a princess, standing there with my lost shoe. He cooked dinner, and I had the perfect date with him, even though my right boot was MIA the whole night. I eventually found the boot tucked under a couch, but looking back, I’m happy that neither of us found it that night. It’s funny how loosing a shoe made a date so much more special :) From now on, whenever I sew ANYTHING, I always kick my right shoe off (usually an Ugg moccasin or an Adidas Superstar) and put it on the table in front of me. Of course, I’m always busy running around the house, and will often get up to do something and be too lazy to put my right shoe back on. I’ve gotten used to the feeling of wearing 2 socks but only one shoe, and have even answered the door like this, often times getting funny looks from the postman or a neighbor :]. In fact, I’ve started buying cute socks, since chances are, I’ll be showing off my right sock for most of the day! I always make sure I wear socks with shoes, since I’m bound to be taking my shoe off and don’t want cold feet. I know I look silly, but my boyfriend says he’ll never get over how adorable I look when I’m sewing, running around the house like a mad woman, with my left shoe on and my right shoe off :).

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