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UrbanFool  Friend of PR
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Subject: Bernina 580 Embroidery Bobbin Question Date: 9/26/13 6:35 PM

I'm about to start my first embroidery (so much for "advanced"!), and I think my greatest fear right now is that I might not have my bobbin threaded properly. I watched the YouTube video, (same as the DVD video) but am still not sure.

Is this something I can test ahead of time? That would be a huge relief.

And honestly, this book makes me feel like I'm watching a PowerPoint presentation. Are there any after market books I can consult that won't completely turf me to the dirt with my machine?

Thank you,

-- Edited on 9/26/13 7:10 PM --


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Date: 9/27/13 7:52 AM

Are you referring to the little pigtail on the bobbin case? I suppose you could pull the bobbin thread to see if it is coming out smoothly before loading. It just adds a little more tension.

Regarding books, I know there are free mastery books online you can download for free. Perhaps someone here has a link. There is a group on Yahoo for the 580 if you have questions. They also have links to various educational webinars, some of which use the 580.

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Date: 9/27/13 12:01 PM

The 580 comes with two bobbin cases - one with pigtail and one without. The one with is the one you want for embroidery. Just put the thread through it and it should be fine.

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