Does it matter what kind of bobbin you use?
You MUST use the bobbins that are made for your machine. Check your owners manual or stop into your local sewing machine store for advise. The wrong bobbin can really goof up your tension! Just because you like the blue bobbins does not mean you can use them.
Can you use any thread for bobbin?
You will always want to use a lightweight polyester bobbin thread, such as BobbinFil or any other 60-70 weight thread. 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.
What weight is embroidery bobbin thread?
Machine embroidery bobbin thread is different from regular thread. First of all, It is a lot thinner. Typically, it is either 60 or 90 weight, whereas standard embroidery thread is typically 40 weight. And, a higher weight number means a thinner thread.
Which is better plastic or metal bobbins?
As a rule, metal bobbins are more durable than plastic bobbins. Because of the different materials they are made from, plastic bobbins require to be replaced more often than metal bobbins because they get damaged earlier than metal bobbins. The tension of plastic and metal bobbins are not the same, either.
Do all bobbins fit all sewing machines?
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.
What is bobbin fill used for?
Sometimes called embroidery bobbin thread and is used only on the bobbin while stitching embroidery on your sewing machine. This type of thread is fine with a soft feel, hence a bobbin can hold many more meters compared to regular sewing thread.