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 bobbin thread have to be the same?
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. … Your bobbin thread should not show through the top layer of stitching.
Does it matter which way the bobbin goes in?
Make sure the bobbin thread unrolls in the correct direction when installing the bobbin into the bobbin case. Be sure to set a bobbin so that the thread unrolls in the correct direction. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.
How much thread should be on a bobbin?
Unwind about 18″ or so of thread and bring it around the backside of the bobbin winder tension disc, wind it around the tension disc one time. Some machines might have a thread guide before this step- if yours does, don’t skip it! Be sure to place your thread through all the thread guides on your machine.
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.