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Where to buy small spools of thread used by this machine?

Spool that will fit on spindle, but spindle is not long enough for the disk to fit snugly enough to stabilize the spool.

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You should be able to get small spools of thread at Walmart, hancock fabric, ebay.. some people who have the small sewing machines use what is called a thread stand, when the spool will not fit on the spool pin, I use a thread stand myself. I'll put a link so you can see what I'm talking about.
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Ok . . . . I see what you mean, very difficult to find, but my wife (pro seamstress) says you should be able to thread the spool in a similar fashion as you would a bobbin

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