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Do NOT get a Brother 1500 PQ. Woman's hands here but three doors to open and small space to try and maneuver that bobbin case out of...bad. Then getting the renewed bobbin and case back in is even worse. Have cramps in hands and neck and bad words flowing like wine. Other than that, I love this machine.
Yooper32 aka: Donna B
Here you go, Joe:
Another idea is to use a hemostat.
Hope that helps?
Well, bobbins are not the problem. It's the cases on the end loading machines. Since you have to release the latch and pull the case out at the same time, I'm not sure how you could do that with a tool. Seems like it would take fingers to do that.
I just tilt the machine up, even though I have long, skinny fingers! The lesser of 2 evils, you might say!
Just like I believe there is someone for everyone, the great variety of machine brands and types means there is a machine for everyone who wants to sew, including even guys with big hands. Says she with the tiny hands.
jlm5419-an Okie in California
I love all of mine and don't have any problems with the bobbins. At last! A reason to be grateful for tiny hands! Yea!!!
Yep, Not sure why but even though I really like the 15s and the clones, I realllllly reallllly like the 66s.
I like 'em even more when I can make things with them.
That is one thing I don't like about some of the old sewing machines is that the bobbin is loaded at the side. I didn't mind it much when I was younger but now that I am in my 60's my hands don't work as well and it is getting harder to do. But I still love to sew on the older ones best.