Why do bobbins have holes?
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.
How much thread do you put 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.
Your Thread Tension Is Too Tight
Sewing machine manufacturers suggest that you don’t mess with your bobbin thread tension too much, but you should adjust your upper thread tension if you keep getting bunched up thread underneath your fabric. If your tension is too tight, it can pull your thread and break it.
Why can’t I wind my bobbin?
If your bobbin does not wind quickly and smoothly when you press on your foot pedal, your bobbin winder might not be fully engaged. This can cause uneven winding. Make sure you push your bobbin pin all the way over or loosen your bobbin wheel completely to engage your bobbin winding mechanism.
Can I use metal bobbins instead of plastic?
Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size? Metal bobbins and plastic 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.
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 you wind a bobbin without a sewing machine?
Yes! And wouldn’t you know it – one of the first things I saw was that little bobbin winder device (it’s called a SideWinder) that you can use to wind a bobbin thread without a sewing machine.
Can I wind a bobbin from another bobbin?
Ashley shows how you can still put those bobbins to good use by transferring the thread from one bobbin to another. … Ashley shows how a pre-wound bobbin can be placed on the winder just like a spool of thread and the thread can then be transferred off of it onto one that fits your machine.