The Sidewinder– a bobbin winder
The product we’re reviewing today is called ‘The SideWinder”. It’s a cool little trick on which you can fill your bobbins with thread.
Here’s the deal. Several years ago, when I started sewing for a living, I hurt my hand real bad struggling to turn the knob that disengages the needle, so I could fill a bobbin with thread on my old sewing machine. I actually hurt the joint between my thumb and my index finger on my right hand (of course). I don’t know, if I hadn’t hurt it this way, maybe it would’ve eventually happened some other way, but the fact remained that every time I had to turn that knob, it seemed to make it worse. And since I’m useless with the left hand, it was pretty frustrating (besides being painful).
But then one day I was flipping thru the Clotilde catalog and there it was… EUREKA! A little unit whose sole purpose in life is to fill bobbins with thread. It works great! Just thread the thread into the bobbin, push the green button and voila… your bobbin is filled in seconds and stops automatically when it’s full. And the best part is, no more straining my hand by having to turn that knob.
I got my SideWinder in the Clotilde catalog online, (click here to see the details), but I have since seen it occasionally at JoAnn’s, (when they have it in stock). a So if you’ve got a sore hand, (or even if you don’t), you might want to check it out! It’s quick and easy to use and I think I would love it even if my hand was 100%.
But how about you? Have you come across a really neat sewing accessory or tool that you think the rest of us should know about? How about sharing it with us by leaving a comment below?
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