When I bought my first sewing machine, everything about sewing was totally foreign to me.
I went through the manual step-by-step trying to figure out how to wind a bobbin. After much frustration, I scoured the internet high and low looking for online tutorials for my machine, the Brother CS6000i.
I know there’s at least one person out there doing what I did…cuz you know…great minds do think alike.
Every machine is slightly different, so grab your manual and follow along.
Today I am going to share how to wind a bobbin on the Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine.
I don’t know how experienced seamstresses or tailors do it, but I am guessing that having a few threaded bobbins lying around ready-to-go keeps a project moving along.
When you’re buying bobbins, keep in mind that sizes vary depending on the machine.
It was easy for me to find the size for my machine at the local fabric store, and now I have a pretty decent stash.
Tutorial: How To Wind A Bobbin
Load thread on the spool pin.
Use the handy illustrations on the top of the machine to get the thread placement just right.
Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin 4 or 5 times, then pass the end of the thread through the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat.
Cut the extra thread with the thread cutter.
Move the sewing speed controller to fast (three arrows).
Put the pedal to the
metal wood, and let-er rip.
Keep the pedal pressed until the thread on the bobbin is touching the bobbin shaft.
***Note: The thread should be lined up like the one pictured below. Not winding the bobbin properly might cause the thread tension to lossen, and break a needle.
I speak from experience…
Cut the excess thread using the bobbin thread cutter, and remove the bobbin from the bobbin shaft.
You’ve just winded a bobbin!
Stay tuned for my next sewing tutorial: How To Thread A Needle
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