Question: Do sewing machine bobbins come in different sizes?

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.

What is the most common bobbin size?

Style 41 bobbins are the most common pre-wound bobbins used in Class 7 sewing machines. The most popular end use for these bobbins is sewing synthetic web slings and tie downs. Style 58 pre-wound bobbins are commonly used to sew tarps, canvas and covers.

Are all sewing machine bobbin cases the same?

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.

Are spools and bobbins the same?

As nouns the difference between spool and bobbin

is that spool is a device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle or spool can be a small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa while bobbin is a spool or cylinder around which wire is coiled.

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What is the difference between Class 15 and Class 15J bobbins?

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.

Which is better plastic or metal bobbins?

If you try to place a metal bobbin in a plastic bobbin case you may see that the bobbin case wears out a lot faster than it is supposed to. That will cost you more money than you are ready to spend. While metal is always better than plastic, it is just not a universal sewing material that has unlimited uses.

Are Janome and Singer bobbins interchangeable?

It would depend on which Janome model, and which singer model. There is no brand of machine that uses 1 bobbin type, they are model specific, and many brands can use the same bobbins.

What size bobbins do Brother sewing machines 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. We recommend the use of Brother genuine parts and accessories.

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.