Tip! How To Know When Your Bobbin Is Low… When You Don’t Have A Low Bobbin Indicator!

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What’s your favorite sewing machine feature? Which one – ones – can’t you live without?

For many it’s the low bobbin indicator – a light, a sound – something to let you know your bobbin thread is low so you can end stitching strategically and restart undetected.

More and more machines have a low bobbin indicator as standard. But if yours doesn’t (come on in and let us show you some that do! You don’t need a top of the line model to get this invaluable feature!) here’s a tip to anticipate running out and stop before it’s too late –

When you’re using the same thread top and bottom – wind two bobbins. Put one in the bobbin compartment as usual… but use the other as your top thread! You can monitor how much thread is in the bobbin on the bottom just by looking at your top thread!

Wind a bobbin for top and bottom threads and you can always see how much thread is left on your bobbin!


It’s easy, inexpensive, and keeps you from stitching a few inches… or more… before realizing you ran out of thread!


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