This tip is for those who want an easy way to thread a bobbin.
I use a slim, large-eyed needle. It is slender enough to slide easily
through the bobbin tube. I thread the needle, leaving a good two-inch tail.
Then I slide the needle down the bobbin tube at the end closest to the
Be careful that the thread is not wrapped awkwardly around the bobbin
arm. Hold the bobbin by the grippers on the spool ends. Sometimes a little
shake is required, or a gentle tap to assist the sliding of the needle. Once
the needle is through, remove the needle from the tag end of the thread.
Voila! the bobbin is threaded quickly and simply!
If the needle doesn't want to slide through, just use another needle to push
the thread-holding needle down. ~ Tina (Fishin_mom)
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