What does a bobbin winder do on a sewing machine?
When To Use: Bobbin winders, whether built into the machine or a portable machine, help to wind the thread on the bobbin and help to distribute the bobbin thread evenly so that it will be compatible with the tension of the top sewing machine thread.
What is the function of bobbin winder spindle?
The bobbin winder is a separate unit screwed on to the machine, adjacent to the balance wheel. Its function is to wind a reserve of cotton evenly onto an empty bobbin and (in most cases) spring release when the bobbin is full.
How do you use a plastic bobbin winder?
Notches on the bottom of the bobbin winder allow it to perch upright on the edge of a bobbin box. To use a bobbin winder, first remove the peg that holds the bobbin. Insert a bobbin into the slot, lining up the hole on the bobbin with the hole in the winder. Reinsert the peg to secure the bobbin.
What covers the bobbin case?
Needle Plate: This metal plate covers the feed dogs and bobbin casing.
Why is it called a bobbin?
Bobbin comes from the French bobine, “small instrument used in sewing,” which shares a Latin root with babble, for the sound it makes while unspooling.