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Portland, ME

Made in Maine, Scandinavian-Inspired Print and Pattern, Designed and Handmade For Every Day Use in the Home. Created in late 2011, Lilleputt is the creative studio of Annika Schmidt.



Annika Schmidt

After months and months of winding my bobbins by hand, today I was just too frustrated.  I instantly overcame all my worries about taking my singer apart and dove in… and was thrilled to see what looked like a simple fix. I put on the new band for the bobbin winder, and screwed her shut with two simultaneous thoughts running through my head: today is a glorious day (and I don’t really use that word)… and how many hours of my life I could have back if I’d done this months again.  Not so easy. It turns out, I can wind bobbins, but only if I unscrew and remove the top. The opening for the bobbin winder ‘lever’ doesn’t allow it close enough to engage. Large bobbin winding band? Sigh. I suppose it’s still quicker than winding bobbins by hand.