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Posted on: 5/24/14 7:01 AM
Rating : star
Bought from: Brick & Mortar Store
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Category:Hardware [ Reviews]
What is this notion used for? Simplicity Deluxe Sidewinder, the compact portable bobbin winder that winds thread from small spools to cones that hold as much as 12,000 yards. Includes: 4 interchangeable bobbin spindles, white pad & power cord.

Did you get your money's worth after the purchase? It's early days but I was surprised by the uneven loading of the bobbin, and even at the tightest tension the thread felt softly wound rather than how it is with my Bernina 1130. I am worried that I have bought a doozie!

Is this notion easily available? I waited a while until it became available in Spotlight. It was the only model available and I bought it with a $40 off voucher, so it actually cost me $Aus 89.

Would you recommend it to others? I will update after further use. I was very satisfied to be able to load all my bobbins with black, white, cream, navy, brown, red, aqua and pink - my most used colours. I will find out soon if the tension of the loaded bobbin (which feels "soft" even at the tightest tension setting) affects the stitch. I was not able to find any other reviews of this notion on Pattern Review. Does anyone have any tips?

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ASiverson said...
Good luck!
5/25/14 2:40 PM
frame said...
I have the early "pre-deluxe" version of this sidewinder and I love it. It's awesome and winds bobbins very well and with a nice tension. I understand the deluxe version has a tension adjustment knob. Maybe you could check the instructions and see if you missed something. Good luck. Oh, and yes, there are other reviews of this notion here. Mixed. Some people love 'em (me) and some people hate 'em. :)
6/9/14 10:20 PM
frame said...
In the "sewing supplies" search box type "sidewinder" to see the other reviews.
6/9/14 10:22 PM
welshwitch said...
I have an early version of it (pre Simplicity days) and I found that it also wound unevenly and the little machine itself feels cheaply made. I used it a couple of times and that was it. I'd rather wind a bobbin on my sewing machine or use prewound.
6/11/14 6:05 PM

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