|The option to wind the bobbin directly from needle is characteristic for modern and expensive machines, but maybe you succeed to do it on your simpler and older machine as I did.
Take the thread coming from needle and put it under machine zigzag foot like usually. Wind the thread end around the bobbin, place the bobbin to winding "finger" and lock it. The thread comes from needle, under the foot (it slips to right end of opening for needle) and goes to the bobbin. Try to wind bobbin, hold the thread with fingers to get even winding. Be careful, because some thread can burn your fingers, if you do it too fast.
Always place the thread under the foot, because - if you don't, you can spoil the needle.