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    Posted: 03 March 2012 at 11:36am
So what do you do when your bobbin runs out of thread in the middle of a seam in a sail?
 
My inclination was to refill the bobbin and begin stitching over approximately the last inch of good stitches, backstitch and do it again before continuing the seam.
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I try to avoid this by always starting a long seem with a full bobbin. The partially used bobbins get used for short seems or repairs. Keeping tabs on what thread is on which bobbin is essential. My wife makes her own body lotions and creams so I "borrow" a few of her empty containers, label the lid with a sharpie and store the partially filled bobbins in the appropriate container.
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