Does a sewing machine need a bobbin?

What is the purpose of a bobbin on a sewing machine?

A bobbin is the part of a sewing machine on which the lower thread is wound. The machine makes a stitch by catching the bottom thread, from the bobbin, with the top thread, from the needle.

Do all sewing machines have a bobbin?

Most sewing machines come with 3-5 bobbins in the box. Many people say that is enough bobbins when they are just starting out, but then we see them back within a few days needing a few more.

Do you need a bottom bobbin to sew?

It holds the thread that forms the stitches on the bottom side of the fabric. You can even say that out of all the ‘body parts’ of a sewing machine, the bobbin is the heart. It is one of the most important parts of a sewing machine, which you technically cannot sew without.

How long does a bobbin last?

I have looked around and basically found calcs for about 60 yards for a full bobbin. Is that fair to say? I ask as I got a new Brother machine and they use the same class 15 bobbins as my SInger did but when wound fully, there is about 1/8-ish inch left between the thread wound and the edge of the bobbin top.

Can I use any bobbin?

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.

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What is 90 weight bobbin thread used for?

This 90-weight white bobbin thread is gauged specifically for Brother embroidery machines and perfectly balances the needle thread. Made of strong, durable 100-percent polyester that won’t shrink, break, or fray, it makes a great, economical all-around staple.