How Do You Wind a Bobbin on a Dressmaker II Sewing Machine?

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Plastic bobbins are ideal for the Euro-Pro Dressmaker II.
Plastic bobbins are ideal for the Euro-Pro Dressmaker II. (Image: spool sewing image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com)

The Dressmaker II is not made by the sewing machine manufacture Dressmaker. This mini sewing machine is manufactured by Euro-Pro and is called the Euro-Pro Dressmaker II 1100. Typically sold for under $50, the Dressmaker II is an affordable start-up machine for beginner sewers and those working on small projects such as hem alterations and curtains. Many complaints have surfaced concerning this mini sewing machine from bunching of thread to difficulty understanding the owner's manual. Understanding the owner's manual is probably a concern for many beginning sewers who do not know how to thread a sewing machine or even wind the bobbin.

Things You'll Need

  • Spool of thread
  • Bobbin
  • Thread nippers or fabric shears

Place empty bobbin on the short spool pin located at the top-rear of the machine.

The spool pins are found at the top-rear of sewing machines.
The spool pins are found at the top-rear of sewing machines. (Image: sewing machine image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.com)

Extend large spool pin by pulling it upward until it can't extend any further. Place spool of thread on the pin.

Polyester thread is ideal for mini sewing machines like the Dressmaker II.
Polyester thread is ideal for mini sewing machines like the Dressmaker II. (Image: spool with thread image by Astroid from Fotolia.com)

Take thread from the spool of thread and wrap it around the bobbin in a counter-clockwise direction five to seven times.

Depress the power switch to begin winding thread around the bobbin. Place your index finger under the thread and your middle finger above it to guide the thread to ensure the bobbin is evenly filled.

Press the power switch to stop winding the bobbin once it is full.

Hold thread and cut it close to the large spool of thread. Remove the large spool of thread from large spool pin and bobbin from the small spool pin.

Use fabric shears or small scissors called thread nippers to cut thread.
Use fabric shears or small scissors called thread nippers to cut thread. (Image: fittings to sewing image by Victor M. from Fotolia.com)

Tips & Warnings

  • You may need to place a finger on the small spool during winding to prevent it flying off the spool.
  • Use polyester thread instead of cotton or cotton-wrapped polyester when possible. Polyester thread is stronger and less likely to break during the winding process.
  • Always use your fingers to guide the thread as it winds the bobbin to ensure an even wind. If the bobbin is wound unevenly, it can create tension problems with the lower thread while you are sewing that can damage the machine.

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