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Handwinding wooly Nylon?????

mem | Posted in General Discussion on

I have read that when sewing knit fabrics with a normal sewing machine you should hand wind wooly nylon onto the bobbin.I want to try this when using a twin needle t hems but am confused as to what hand winding means . Does it mean sitting there hand winding????? and if so at what tension or does it mean something else ( I’m hoping it does!)

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  1. sueb | | #1

    You're correct, hand winding means to wind the thread onto the bobbin by hand.  When you do this, you don't want to stretch the thread onto the bobbin. 

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    paddyscar | | #2

    I've wound woolly nylon onto a bobbin using my machine - going very slowly without winding the thread through the guide, with good results.

    Frances

    1. mem | | #3

      so do you use your finger or ?? Is the idea to put stretch on as its wound or to actually avoid stretch???

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        paddyscar | | #4

        You don't want to put tension on the thread, so that you maintain the advantage of the stretch in the wooly nylon.  Wind slowly.

        You can just run the thread around, but not engaged in, the thread guide or you could use your finger to guide it. 

        Frances

        1. mem | | #5

          thankyou very much.

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