The reason for this is simple. We do it for safety reasons!
The first time I told a student to put her Presser Foot down and she “pressed her foot down” I knew we had a problem! Then when I found a source that called the Presser Foot “Pig’s Toes”, I hoped that this would solve our problem.
Find me a girl who refers to her feet as pig’s toes!
After over 5 years of teaching kids, teens and adults how to sew…I think we made the right choice! What do you think?
Photo credit: http://eofdreams.com/pig.html