Can I use a smaller bobbin?

What happens if you use the wrong size 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.

Does the size of the bobbin matter?

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.

Are sewing bobbins universal?

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.

Do all Brother sewing machines use the same bobbins?

The other thing you should watch out for is that brother sewing machines do not all take the same bobbin. There are at least 2 varieties and they are not interchangeable. Unfortunately, they look the same so telling the difference may not be that easy.

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Do all sewing machines use the same size bobbin?

Types of Bobbins

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.

What size bobbin does the brother luminaire use?

This machine uses SA156 bobbins which are class 15 type bobbins. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine.

Are singer and Kenmore bobbins interchangeable?

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.

What size bobbin does a Pfaff use?

Class 15 Pfaff bobbins fit all Pfaff Hobby, Ambition, Passport & Smarter(not 1100C) models in groups A, B & K and Creative 1.5. Class 15 bobbins measure 11mm in height.

Does bobbin thread need to match?

You can use whatever color you want, but you don’t need to change color to match the top thread. Your bobbin thread should not show through the top layer of stitching. It will only be seen on the back of the item. The reason you want to use a lightweight thread is to avoid too much bulk on the back of the item.

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What are the holes in bobbins for?

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.