While staying at my home away from home in Texas I got in to a discussion with Dru Ann about sewing with or without shoes.
I am a sewer that can not do so with shoes on - Dru Ann sews with her shoes on.
My hypothesis is that it depends on what type of foot pedal you are accustom to using and what machine you learned to sew on.
For the most part I have been sewing on older Singer model sewing machines that have a foot pedal similar to the one below. You are aiming to press a rather small button on the control and it is obviously easier to find with a shoeless foot.
My Juki machine has a much more substantial foot pedal but I still sew without a shoe.
So I ask all you fellow machine sewers out there these questions.
A. Do you wear shoes when you sew?
B. What kind of foot control does your current sewing machine have?
C. What kind of foot control did you learn to sew on?
Inquiring minds want to know.