Sunday, December 23, 2012

JB WELD or How to fix a bobbin winder

The bobbin winder on the White 130 would not work.  The bobbin would get loose while on the stud and just spin.  The little tab on the bobbin winder stud was plumb wore out.  I tried prying it up.  No luck.

So I mixed up about ten times the amount of JB Weld I needed and dropped an eeny weeny dab on the tab.

It worked.

Now the bobbin winder merely needs an adjustment so that it will wind more than half a bobbin.  That was all the thread I needed today anyway to make the matching aprons for Max and Anna.

 This White Model 130 is a very fine machine.  The motor is 1.3 amp and quiet.  It sews very nicely.  It has a left homing needle which is a bit of a challenge.  Lining the fabric along the right edge of the presser foot results in a 3/8 inch seam allowance.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  I would, however, like to find a straight stitch foot for it.  That could be difficult.  It is a high shank machine.

Not so hard.  Looky here


  1. My motto: Where there's a will, there's a drill! or Where there's a will, there's a way! or 'Don't tell me this CAN'T be done!!!! Way to go Elizabeth!
    Love the aprons!

  2. How do you tell the difference between low shank and high shank?