When I was teaching fashion, I went into my classroom one morning and heard a motor running. I immediately rushed to the sound and realized that the foot pedal of one of my machines was stuck under a cabinet, so the machine had been running all night. A custodian came into my classroom and asked me if my machines turn on by themselves. He said while vacuuming the previous night, that all of a sudden a machine started running. It really scared him. I explained to him that the presser foot had been stuck and we both had a good laugh as we solved the mystery of the phantom sewing machine.
Phyllis H., email