My sales person advocated pre-wound bobbins...so I do that! I have yet to make one with color thread!! My other machines make great bobbins...too bad for the brothers! Simplicity makes a bobbin winding machine...JoAnns has it displayed with the other Simplicity machines...does anyone have it? I am curious how it works...if it would be a good investment for us Brother sewers:>)
This is just my opinion, but I think the bobbin winder is the weakest feature on my Brother ULT2003. But I have to also say, when I have complained, the service people have improved it during service visits. They can adjust how full it fills the bobbins on my machine. But, my old Singer, never, ever had a problem in 37 years.
lol i use my singer to wind my bobbins also and likely for as many years
I have a Brother Duetta 4500 and love it! I have no problems winding bobbins at all. I buy white prewound but wind my own for colors.
I have a brother 1500 too, always wind my bobbins myself, plastic ones. No real problems so far.
I have not wound a bobbin in many years! My Brother loves the pre-wound bobbins (NEBS) in the clear plastic sides! I buy them by the gross, and surprisingly, each bobbin lasts a long time, so I will never be winding my own, unless I run out of the NEBS, unintentionally!!
From whom do you purchase your prewounds? Thanks~
I HATE winding a bobbin, on my Brother It never fails to wrap around under the bobbin (most of the time when I'm trying to get it started) Its like I need a third hand to hold the thread away from the machine when I push the start button and hold the spool of thread. If I leave the thread in the spool holder on the machine its even worse!! I have a LB-6770 Limited Edition Project Runway, for those wondering.
I have a Brother Innovis 1500D. I really don't have trouble with the bobbin winder. But, I did go through the directions a couple of times before I got proficient with it. Good luck with it!! Hugs, Laura*
Yes, I have the 1500 and I'm watch closely as the bobbin is winding but have not had any problems.
I have a 780D... got tired of wasting thread so I only use pre wound.
Yep! I have 350 and it took some time to figure how to consistently get a good bobbin. I find if I wind only 4 wraps for cotton and 6 for poly/rayon and watch as soon as it starts, I do OK. I do wish they would put more thread on them. I like to a full bobbin!
I think the number of wraps does make a difference too. Mine needs 4 - LOL I use lots of prefilled, plastic sided bobbins I get from Metro and they are great!