Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Last night I had to take in a top, so I filmed a quick little demo on winding a bobbin with a sewing machine. After looking over my YouTube stats recently, it was pretty easy to zero in on what the most popular thing I post is – short simple sewing stuff.

I realized when I sit down in front of my machine, I feel at home. I don’t have to think about how to wind the bobbin or thread the machine. I could do it with my eyes closed. But this is not the case for someone sitting down in front of a sewing machine for the first time! Probably much like the first time I sat down at an embroidery machine and tried to figure out how to do good embroidery designs. They might not know where to start and have very simple questions.

And judging from channel my stats (Almost 40k views for the two minute long tutorial on serging without a serger vs. 120 views for the over five minute more involved project about sewing a pouch) a LOT of people have simple questions!

So I’m getting back to putting the “sew” in SewGeekMama (my handle on everything). Here’s how to wind a bobbin in less than two minutes:

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