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How Bobbins work (visual demonstration)

Lynnelle | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi All:

I do not know if some of you have seen this, but I thought I would post it here anyway.  It is a visual demonstration on how bobbins actually catch the thread to make a loop.  Verbally I knew that is what happened, but it is nice to see a visual image as well.


I wonder how the image changes for top-loading bobbins.  Oh my, is my inner nerd surfacing?! =)




  1. midnitesewer | | #1

    Thanks. Now I see why having the correct timing is vital. The hook and the needle pass so close to each other when forming the stitch!

    1. Lynnelle | | #2

      It's almost mesmerizing!  I am ashamed to tell you how long I sat and watched that damn thing. =)  I was thinking about replacing my television. *lol*


      1. Teaf5 | | #3

        What a terrific website! You're right that it's very mesmerizing; I think I will bookmark it so that I can watch it to calm down when work gets too crazy. Thank you for posting for us all to enjoy.If you enjoy this illustration, this fellow nerd thinks you'd probably also love The Way Things Work, a book published about ten years ago that explains all kinds of things mechanical....

        1. Lynnelle | | #4

          There's a website called 'How Things Work' where you can learn about the workings of many things.  For one year, I lived within five miles of 3 landfills (NEEEVVVVERRR again...) and was interested in knowing how they worked.  The site provided a great deal of information.  I would recommend it to anyone.

          As a side note, I am an avid recycler.  Those landfills are horrid!  They smell awful and leak.  Hmm...perhaps this is not an appropriate discussion for this thread...=)


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    blondie2sew | | #5

    Hey thanks..that was cool to watch!! I found myself watching for awhile it almost seamed that I was going to miss a step...what a simple yet incredible needed process.

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