Just wondering..........

budsterApril 16, 2008

Has anyone bought the new (OK it's new to me) Sidewinder ? A little machine that will wind your bobbins separate from using your machine. They seem to be very popular and the Walmart in my area has them for just under $20.00 - yes I know that's alot of bobbins to wind for the price but I am just wondering if people have them and actually like them. I can see where they might be handy in some cases.........and then I wonder if it is just the newest "fad" must have. Opinions? Oh and I also know they don't work with some bobbins from certain machines...has anyone purchased one and if so what is your take on this newest sewing aide?

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I have been wondering the same thing. I am going into
Jo-ann Fabrics this afternoon and I will ask if they sell many. I will let you know.. I have a big plastic container of bobbins. I usually fill a couple at a time of the colors I use the most often.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2008 at 11:01AM
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I don't have one ,nor do i plan to get one.Would rather use my 20 bucks for something more interesting.

I keep a couple bobbins filled all the time with black,white,ecru and grey.The other i filled as i needed them to match the color of whatever i was sewing at the time.I've ben doing it this way for over 50 years,so don't plan to change.Ya know the saying"if it ain't broke,don't fix it". That's my motto.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2008 at 5:20PM
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I just love my machine that winds the bobbin.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 5:18PM
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Hey Bud...I just got one...it was a gift from my cousin's wife. I'm doing some sewing for her sister who is in the hospital so it was a late birthday/thank you gift.

I like it. And it's little and cute.


    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 9:04AM
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I bit the bullet and picked one up.....and so far it is working fine. I even managed to rig it up so I could wind from my smaller serger cones, you had to get a little creative on the how to's but it worked fine. So far I've no complaints but it will have to see more service before I really decide if it is worth while or not. So I'm still sitting on the fence...good thing/worthless thing, time will tell. Budster.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 2:07PM
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I've seen them too, and considered getting one.

If and when my sewing room remodel is finished, I'll be making quilt tops again. I normally load up 12 bobbins at once when I start a new quilt project so then I'm good to go.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2008 at 11:08AM
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All my machinery is "industrial" and bobbin winders are part and parcel of the "bench" set up with every machine. I wind bobbins while I'm operating the machine.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2008 at 12:26PM
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