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Posted on: 4/10/12 10:30 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 8 people   Very Helpful by 28 people   
It's probably happened to everyone. You're coming into the home stretch, sewing up that last seam. Almost there....And then you realize your bobbin thread ran out about three inches ago! Here's how I solved that problem. When I start my project, I always wind at least 2 bobbins of the thread I need. One goes in the bobbin case, the other goes on the spindle in place of the spool of thread. That way, I can see if the bobbin on the spindle is getting low, I know the bobbin thread is running out, too!

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Wandy said...
not bad at all
4/11/12 2:01 AM
peagreen255 said...
Simple and smart.
4/11/12 6:32 AM
elsew said...
great idea
4/11/12 8:10 AM
Mike Schoppe said...
Thanks Mom. That's a Wow moment! Simple yet effective. Never even thought in that direction for one moment. Mike
4/11/12 9:51 AM
ASiverson said...
Great tip! I can't tell you how many times my bobbin thread has, unknown to me, run out!
4/11/12 10:56 AM
Laurie Lou said...
Genius!!! This deserves to go into the next issue of PR sewing tips!
4/11/12 12:41 PM
lca said...
Great idea!
4/12/12 2:42 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
Wow - great idea
4/12/12 11:05 PM
petro said...
An ingenious idea.
4/13/12 4:32 PM
lvs2sew said...
Awesome idea never would of thought to do that I am going to give it a try today
5/20/12 9:41 AM
kadytheredpanda said...
That is brilliant!
8/31/12 9:44 PM
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