I have two sewing pet peeves. One is running out of white thread. And the other is winding bobbins. It always happens when I’m on a roll, when I’m in the sewing zone and then…empty! Totally interrupts my design process! I’ve been meaning to order a bunch of bobbins and just wind up a whole bunch all at once, and I finally got around to it.
I got a Wright’s side winder back in April, but just opened it. I ordered a 20 pack of bobbins from amazon to give me the motivation. Now I’m sorry I didn’t open the side winder sooner, it’s SO fast! I got a blurry shot to show you how fast it winds the thread around the little bobbin:
When the winder is all closed up it totally reminds me of something from the Hello Kitty store. It’s so cute!
I loaded up a bunch and now my sewing groove will never be interrupted again! So, I conquered one sewing pet peeve with this magic little pink box.
Now to stock up on white thread! Any good recommendations?
Do you have any sewing pet peeves?
Same here! I normally get quite far along before realising the bobbin is empty…
Winding bobbins is definitely up there, but nothing tops threading the serger. It always takes me a few tries to get it right.
oh my! I totally need to get one of these! it is so cute :)
this is so cool, your right it is totally annoying to wind bobbins. I feel like with the design there should be “barbie” written somewhere on it, in a good way :)
Yep that’s definitely my pet peeve too. This seems like a pretty nifty gadget to conquer that issue. Might have to add it to my Christmas list!
Yes. Bobbins bite. I usually replace it with another random color…lazy! My other big pet peeve with sewing is all of the dang random thread everywhere when I’m done. I need to make some sort of felt board to catch them all, but my whole house seems to be covered with trimmed threads when I finish a project!
Never knew there was such a thing – fabulous! I hate running out of thread on my bobbin too!
I always wondered if those were worth it! It never fails… everytime I get going, my bobbin runs out, SO annoying! Definitely one of my pet peeves. My other used to be the thread cutter on my old sewing machine, but new one is AWESOME YAY!! : )
Oh yeah…winding bobbins is high on the “peeve” list…but what really gets to me is a bad spool of thread…I buy the good stuff so this shouldn’t happen but it DOES and more often lately! I think it’s either poor quality control or like a lot of things, the company is cheaping out, sad to say. And, has anyone noticed how expensive thread has gotten? YIKES. I just got a serger and I would like to know from all of you…where do you buy serger thread that is reasonable in cost?? Does everyone just buy neutrals? This is a pricey little machine to thread up! Thanks for any suggestions…
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I have one of those ^_^ I LOVE IT. The only peeve is when it runs out of batteries because I can’t find the cord that plugs into the wall ahah.
I didn’t get the little gadget but I agree that having a WHOLE BOX full of bobbins ready to sew is a real joy. And I agree that you need to move up to the better brands of thread.
I try to remember to get a bunch of white and black bobbins stored up for big projects, but it always happens that I run out in the middle of a complicated seam and don’t realize until I reach the end. Then I shout “expletives” which confuses my children.
I use Gutermanns. Its a better quality and so leaves less lint in your mechanics than some of the less expensive threads. I stock up at JoAnn’s when its half off. That way, I am good till the next sale.
it looks like a caboodle!
winding bobbins is way up there on my hate-to-do list, i have to add this to my christmas list! and i 2nd the gutermanns :)
Yeah. Pretty much the worse thing ever. I usually just get mad and walk away and eat my emotions. I also never cut the treads as I sew. That results in a stringy mess at the end. I like the idea of stocking up on basic colors. Maybe I’ll loose weight without the stress eating! :)