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Do You Use a Side Winder Bobbin Machine?

Old 11-02-2010, 02:13 PM
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I'm thinking about asking for a Side Winder Bobbin Machine for Christmas, but am wondering how practical they really are.

Do you use one?

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Old 11-02-2010, 02:27 PM
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No, but only because they don't work on featherweights and I use pre-wounds on my Janome.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:28 PM
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i have one and wind all my bobbins with it. i have singer and janome machines and it works well for all of them. since i got the side winder i don't fill any bobbins on the machine. there is a newer version out now - more expensive and is supposed to be compatable with all makes.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:30 PM
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I bought the Dritz Better Bobbin Winder and I use it all the time. It's easy to wind bobbins on it, and it fits all sizes of bobbins, even the ones for my Featherweight. I don't know how I did without it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:31 PM
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I have a Janome 6500 machine. What kind of Side Winder should I get???

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Old 11-02-2010, 02:33 PM
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My Janome has a separate motor for the built-in bobbin winder so I don't need one. If I didn't have this machine I probably would get one. My sister has one and uses it all the time.
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In another post I told how my DGD loves it. I have plenty of wound bobbins. It's a great buy if you have lots of little hands to help in the sewing room.
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I just got one last week! I am Loving it! and, it's cute, too.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:05 PM
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I use the Better Bobbin winder too. I like that it has the telescopic thread lift for winding from cones. I got mine at Joannes with a 50% off coupon. I like it and use it to wind my Pfaff and Juki bobbins..
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I've just started to see these advertised. Haven't used one but could see the benefit. They can't be used with all bobbins?
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