I am teaching my daughter to sew and this topic has come up which I'd never thought about before. . .
How do you hold your foot on the foot pedal of your sewing machine?
It seems like a one-answer question, but for me, I always sew with my right shoe off and my heel on the floor, toe part on the non-hinge end of the pedal (long answer, right?!)
When I was teaching my daughter, she asked why not just use it the other way, with your foot resting all the time on the pedal, heel at the ridged part over the hinges. Now that she asked that it looks like maybe that's the way it's intended to be used!! :)
I don't know why I do it the way I do, but it's the most comfy with most control for me.
How about you?