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.