Simplicity SideWinder Bobbin Winder

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Walmart #: 005245934
Simplicity SideWinder Bobbin Winder
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This freestanding machine winds the bobbins needed for your projects without having to unthread and rethread your sewing machine.

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Enjoy faster sewing when you use the Simplicity SideWinder Bobbin Winder. Recommended for both beginners and advanced users of sewing machines, it allows you to transfer thread from spool to bobbin with greater ease. This rules out the need for re-threading your machine. The Simplicity bobbin winder can be powered using the included adapter or two AA batteries. With it, you can control the thread tension to adjust for thickness using the control knob. You also can use a variety of bobbins with this winder, including plastic or metal. It has convenient prongs to hold your bobbins in place until you are ready to use them, as well as a spool-holder. Use the freestanding winder any time you prepare for sewing. Create exciting new outfits for yourself or your family, repair your favorite curtains or sew fun craft projects; the possibilities are many when you have the Simplicity SideWinder Bobbin Winder in your kit.

Simplicity SideWinder Bobbin Winder:

  • Freestanding bobbin winder
  • Winds bobbins without having to unthread and rethread sewing machines
  • Runs on included power cord or 2 AA batteries; not included
  • Simplicity bobbin winder works with most machine brand bobbins
  • Recommended for both beginners and advanced sewing machine users


Primary Color: Beige
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: 388175
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.46 x 4.02 x 2.92
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 5245934

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Customer review by daisysmile

5.0 stars by daisysmile

After reading some of the other reviews I wasn't expecting too much but thought I would check it out. I'm so glad I did and wish I had one of these years ago when I first started sewing. I just got it and took it out of the box to try one bobbin to see how hard it was. It was so quick and easy that I ended up filling 26 bobbins. Here are a few suggestions that will help with the issues others have mentioned: 1. Make sure to pull the spool holder all the way up so it will be tall enough to hold the spools in place. If you don't they will jump off when it starts spinning. 2. There is no speed control and this machine is FAST so you have to be able to watch the bobbin wind to catch any problems quickly because it is done in a few seconds. Set it where you can get eye level with it - you can't tell what's going on by looking down on it. 3. It can tend to wind unevenly sometimes but is easily controllable if you keep your finger by the bobbin while it is winding and nudge the winding thread up or down when needed. 4. Before putting your bobbin on the machine, pull the thread through the little hole on top of it. Then push it onto the machine. While holding onto the thread, turn the bobbin about 5 times in the direction of the arrow on the machine to get the thread tight on the bobbin. Now pull the bobbin sensor forward and push the power button. 5. There is no off button. To stop - push the bobbin sensor back. It will also stop automatically when the bobbin is full. The directions that come with the machine are very brief so I hope what I have added will help those of you that purchase this. It is very inexpensive and I can't imagine that a more costly product would do a better job if used properly. I definately recommend this helpful little machine.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:A few times per month
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Customer review by joannefm2

5.0 stars by joannefm2

I disagree with an earlier review. I have two Brother sewing machines, and both use plastic bobbins, and this product works great with them.

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Las Vegas, NV
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:Longer than one year
Usage:Every few days
Good concept, but...

Customer review by NRAT

2.0 stars by NRAT

It does not fit bobbins for Brother Sewing Machines. It should make it clear it only fits the small metal bobbins. Most machines have the larger plastic bobbins now.

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Sacramento, CA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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by an anonymous customer 11/28/2009
  • i have a brother sewing machine and it works fine
    by sleepydee19561/4/2012
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  • I have had two brother sewing machines and it works with both.
    by Benjudy11/17/2014
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  • I have a brother sewing machine also & this works fine for winding my bobbins with NO adapting. My brother sewing machine is about 4 years old & uses clear platic bobbins. I have had no problems with winding my bobbins & they work fine when I sew.
    by cherisheveryday4/15/2015
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  • I have a brother machine that uses the metal bobbins and it works beautifully!
    by Silvershimmer4/15/2015
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  • I am using brother machines - it works okay.
    by stuff4sale2/17/2015
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  • It would work with brother sewing machine bobbins
    by email4i2/17/2015
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  • I have a Brothers also and this Bobbin winder works like a charm! It will not however wind plastic bobbins only metal. It is a great product and time saver, you will be amazed at how much time you will save with extra bobbins on hand when you need them!
    by Platinum582/17/2015
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  • The SideWinder box lists only two brands of sewing machines bobbins with which it is incompatible. Brother is not one of those. So it should work for you. I think you will like it.
    by Nitpicker32/17/2015
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  • Since it is not attached to the sewing machine I don't see why it can't be used by anyone. It is a totally separate unit.
    by littlebittoo2/17/2015
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  • Yes, it will definitely work for loading bobbins for a Brother, at least for the VX780, anyway. I have a Brother VX780. That is what I bought the winder for, and it works fine with the Brother bobbins.
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