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Date: 7/3/13 9:58 PM

I'm considering buying one of these for winding bobbins primarily for my Classica 105 that is missing its winding arm. The other winders out there aren't compatible with the bobbins.

The cost is ouuccch but I cannot figure out another way to wind bobbins for my machine...

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Date: 7/4/13 11:23 AM

I have another brand of winder ( same idea though) I think it winds better than my Viking designer 1. I use it for my baby lock 6 needle embroidery machine which doesn't even have a winder. I use pre wounds mostly but when I want exactly matching bobbin thread for embroidery I use it. Works well and it's probably cheaper than fixing the machine.

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Date: 7/4/13 12:10 PM

Ditto on it being less expensive than the cost of repair.

Maybe you could find a yard sale sewing machine and offer them $5. I have found SM (free) at the end of the sale sitting at the curb for trash pick up.

Test the winding feature with one of your machine's bobbins first, if you are going to buy it.





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Date: 7/4/13 4:22 PM

I use one and have for quite a while. I use it to wind bobbins to use as serger thread (too cheap to buy multiple cones of the same color) It's compatible with all my bobbins, except a Singer Touch and Sew (which doesn't have a hole in the middle) Yes, they are expensive, for what they are, but there's nothing else out there. And if you get one, be sure you pull up the spool pin to use it. I didn't (didn't realize that it came up) and returned one; now I know better.

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Date: 7/4/13 8:24 PM

I've never seen a sewing machine on the curbs or yard sales. :'(

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Date: 7/4/13 8:33 PM

Got a Rocketeer at an estate sale for $5. Tip top condition… never say never!

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Date: 7/4/13 9:34 PM

I have a Wrights SideWinder - absolutely love the thing and it winds a more compact bobbin than most of my machines. Except for my Pfaff QE4 which I can wind the bobbin through the needle which comes in handy.

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Date: 7/4/13 9:36 PM

Well live and learn - I have had my SideWinder for a few years and use it alot and never knew the spool pin would pull up but lo and behold it does!!!

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Date: 7/5/13 12:31 PM

The side winder is awesome and very reasonable. They have them for 50% off now and again at JoAnns. If i want to wind off big serger cones I use a spool holder...or whatever you call those things...or even the plastic holder that you get when you buy a bunch of blank CD's...either of those work great. i use my side winder even though I have good bobbin winders on my machines. BTW the sidewinder CAN be used for the Viking Designer 1 bobbins...you just put the bobbins on upside down...works great!!!

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Date: 7/5/13 12:34 PM

I have a sidewinder but havent used it as I have a second machine set up just for filling bobbins. It would seem a waist, but the darn machine is handy and I keep that foot to the right side so I know which is which.

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