Picture of Recycled Bobbin Winder

My Grandma wanted a dedicated bobbin winder. She liked the way one of her sewing machines wound them so I copied the setup it had. I made it with scraps I had lying around. Works pretty good.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
  • little DC motor
  • Dowel that fits the bobbin
  • Wood
  • Epoxy
  • Washers
  • Nuts
  • Bolt
  • Basic tools
rimar20001 year ago

Good work.

Does not the thread tensioner need a soft spring?

I thought the same.

For a even tension on the bobbin you need a spring, if you look at your sewing machine you will see that the domes are flexible. If the thread got a knot or thickness (especially by low cost thread is this a problem ) then it wil not break.

@LoMac what do you think about a end switch?

LoMac (author)  morthole1 year ago

I was in a bit of a hurry and I was just working from a picture so I didn't notice a spring. I could probably salvage one from a clicky pen.

I thought about putting a switch to stop it wouldn't be hard at all but she said it's fine without it.

Ygreg1 year ago

Very nice ! I was working on a similar project a few weeks ago. Your design is neat and will inspire the mark II of my winder.

This is great, thanks for posting it.