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My machine has a place that you hold the thread end, and it cuts it as it starts winding. It usues plastic bobbins and there is no hole
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I share the shame. I only wet end and wind thread around and let it wind. No problem. Used to do the little hole. To me its senseless. But thats just me.
I've been sewing since the 60s, and NEVER put the end of the thread in that little hole. I would do what you do, and had no problems with bobbins not winding well, until..................I got a new Pfaff Creative 2.0 two years ago. Now if I don't thread it through the little hole, my bobbins wind too loosely. I'm finding my newer, more expensive machine a lot more fussy about many things than my old Kenmores and Singer ever were. I still love it, though!
no-I hold the thread thru the little hole
I poke the thread through the hole, wind a bit, snip the end and finish winding. That said, I marked all the holes with a permanent marker so I can see it better.
I thread thru the hole, but, as crashnquilt said, I have wondered if I did not get the thread trimmed close enough after bobbin wound if it would tangle around the bobbin case...so far guess I get it trimmed short enough, no tangling problems yet...
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Never heard of that before! I always do it the way you do and was never told any different. I think all the people who are trying to thread thru those little holes are wrong! Aren't there enough little places to wind thru and thread as it is? We have no shame.