Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder

Tend machines that wind threads onto shuttle bobbins.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sewing Machine Bobbin Winders do?

Tends machine with multiple winding units that wind thread onto shuttle bobbins for use on sewing machines: Places empty tube on spindle of winding unit, wraps ends of thread around tube, and cuts off excess thread. Pushes lever to start winding unit which automatically stops when thread breaks or tubes are full. Cuts thread with scissors and removes tube. Removes and discards partially wound bobbins. Measures bobbin periodically, using gauge and turns screws to adjust tension if bobbin is not of specified size.

Should I be a Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bobbin Winder, Sewing Machine

    How to Become a
    Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder

    Most Sewing Machine Bobbin Winders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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