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SideWinder with Me and My Sister Designs

Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! Today, we’re chatting about one of Barb and Mary’s favorite notions, the Simplicity Portable SideWinder. This little machine is so easy to use and is a great time saver. It also comes in two sizes, the Simplicity Portable SideWinder for smaller thread spools and Deluxe Simplicity SideWinder for small to large thread cones. Watch our video to learn how Barb and Mary use their Side Winder!

Have you ever used the Simplicity SideWinder? Let us know in the comments below! and head on over to Barb and Mary’s blog for a chance to win the Simplicity SideWinder! 


  1. I bought one once and used it for awhile but I dropped it (on carpet) and it never worked again – if someone gave me one I would try it again but doubt I would spend the money to purchase one

  2. Dang, just lost my comment. Short version, I've had the Sidewinder for at least 5 years now and LOVE it. I just wish it had been around when I wound every single color DMC thread carries onto bobbins for applique. It's a WONDERFUL tool – no need to unthread your machine if you have one of these.

  3. I have not tried the Sidewinder. I have thought about it in the past, but I never bought one. I always wondered how well it worked.

  4. I have never used a SideWinder, but it sure would be nice not to have to stop in the middle of a project to wind a bobbin 🙂

  5. The Sidewinder looks like a great gadget to have! I've never used one but maybe I need to put it on my Christmas list!

  6. I have the sidewinder love it we are a military family and move quite often and things get broken and this last time the bobbin winder on my Sewing machine was the victim so i purchased one like said love it.