There is no such thing as a universal bobbin, meaning no single bobbin will fit every sewing machine. Some sewing machines tolerate a slightly different bobbin better than others, but using the incorrect bobbin will most likely affect the stitch quality of your project, and could result in damage to your machine.
Are bobbins interchangeable?
Plastic bobbins and metal bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
Are bobbin cases universal?
While they are technically interchangeable in most cases, it is recommended that you only use one or the other. The weight of the bobbin can affect your tension and the way the thread feeds. These are the most common bobbins, as they are used with removable and inset bobbin cases.
Do all Singer sewing machines use the same bobbins?
Bobbin Tips & Hints
Use only bobbins that are the same class/style as those that come with your machine – don’t substitute! SINGER® branded bobbins are recommended for best results.
Can I use metal bobbins instead of plastic?
Can I use metal bobbins instead of plastic? The word on the street is that metal and plastic bobbins are not interchangeable. Even if they are the same class size, metal bobbins work in metal bobbin cases and plastic bobbins should be used in plastic bobbin cases.
Are all bobbins the same size?
Bobbins not only come in different sizes, but also in metal as well as plastic, and empty as well as pre-wound. While machines can only use one bobbin size, whether it is plastic or metal does not typically matter, however consult your machine manual to be sure.
Can you sew without a bobbin case?
Can you use a sewing machine without a bobbin? You can’t sew without a bobbin, as the machine requires two spools in order to operate properly. Therefore, you will need to add the bobbin thread in addition to your needle thread.
When should I replace my bobbin case?
As long as you take good care of your bobbin case, it will perform well. However, eventually, it will cease to sew smoothly and will need to be replaced. Sometimes people think they only need to replace certain parts of the bobbin case, like the tension spring or the tension screw.
What are the different bobbin sizes?
- Size 207 – 0.020″ (0.51 mm) – 70 Yards.
- Size 415 – 0.030″ (0.76 mm) – 70 Yards.
- Size 450 – 0.035″ (0.89 mm) – 70 Yards.
- Size 475 – 0.040″ (1.02 mm) – 70 Yards.
- Size 500 – 0.045″ (1.14 mm) – 70 Yards.
- Size 554 – 0.050″ (1.27 mm) – 70 Yards.
- Size 277 – 0.025″ (0.64 mm) – 24 Yards.
- Size 415 – 0.030″ (0.76 mm) – 12 Yards.
What happens when you use the wrong bobbin?
The short answer is YES! Filling a sewing machine bobbin too tightly can make a plastic bobbin bulge or stretch the thread if you are using a metal bobbin. This may be hard to see but can cause all kinds of problems. Plastic bobbins can become compressed in the center causing the bobbin to distort.
What is a standard size bobbin?
The most common sizes are the L Class, M Class and Class 15 bobbins. A large percentage of commercial and home sewing/embroidery machines use one or more of these bobbin sizes. Chances are your machine does too, but the difference between them is sometimes confusing.
Are 15 and 15J Bobbins the same?
Definitely NOT interchangeable! They look almost identical, but class 15 bobbins have flat ends, while class 15J bobbins have slightly curved ends. Sometimes they appear to work interchangeably, but even if they fit into your sewing machine, there is a risk of them jamming your machine up and causing major damage.
What can I use instead of a bobbin?
There are machines that sew without a bobbin – they are called sergers, overlockers, chain stitch machines, and the thread for the underside of the fabric feeds off of a moving “looper” (a hinged hook with guides for the thread).
What are the holes in bobbins for?
Then take a look at your bobbin. There should be a tiny little hole on the side for you to put your thread through. Thread from the inside of the bobbin, out, so your thread sticks out the side an inch or two.
Are Singer and Janome bobbins the same?
They are not the same. I tried looking for something local and nothing else but these Janome bobbins fit. The singer needles do work though. 1 of 1 found this helpful.