Finding the appropriate bobbin thread is critical when sewing, preventing your machine from running out and helping ensure seamless seams. Bobbin thread can usually be found at craft stores alongside top sewing machine threads.
Before purchasing a bobbin for your machine, ensure it fits within its manual for proper sizing. An incorrect size bobbin could result in complications when trying to fit it in its case and cause complications with sewing.
Threading a bobbin
Threading a bobbin correctly is an integral step in sewing projects, saving both time and avoiding problems during stitching. Doing it the right way will prevent skipping stitches or breaking thread, as well as avoid skip stitching altogether. Here are a few tips to thread your bobbin properly:
Before beginning threading your bobbin, it is essential that your thread spool is appropriately wound. This will ensure an even filling experience when filling your bobbin. If necessary, try turning over or using a spool holder if necessary.
At first, take care to open the bobbin case lid by pulling the tab to the right. Next, position the bobbin on a spool pin with its thread safely on top and secure with a spool cap to prevent thread from coming loose and becoming lost. It is also essential that each spool pin features a notched surface; otherwise thread can become tangled around its center pin and disrupt stitching on your machine.
Selecting a bobbin
Having a well-wound and threaded bobbin is one of the most essential components of a sewing machine, as having it properly wound will have an enormously positive impact on your sewing experience down the line. Even though it might seem minor, paying attention to such details makes all the difference for successful stitching sessions!
When selecting a bobbin for your sewing machine, choose one designed by its manufacturer and compatible with its model. In addition, it's wise to purchase several additional colored bobbins so you can switch between them while sewing; this will save both time and frustration when winding a new bobbin back onto its threads.
When winding a bobbin, always take great care not to overfill it with thread; adding too much could cause the bobbin to loosen and unwind, as well as make winding tauter without creating any globs or tapered ends. There are various kinds of bobbins available on the market; be sure to follow all instructions provided with your specific model of bobbin and core assembly for optimal results.
Winding a bobbin
Winding your bobbin is an integral step in sewing. A properly wound bobbin will help ensure even and beautiful stitches, as well as being an essential element in prepping your machine for sewable thread. Having several spare bobbins handy makes switching threads easily.
Winding a bobbin requires using a moderate pace and maintaining thread centeredness on the spool. Going too quickly could result in it stretching and distorting tension on your bobbin tension, potentially stretching and distorting it over time.
As some spools contain notches, be careful when placing thread on them to avoid these notches. Otherwise, the spool could potentially catch on one and become tangled, forcing you to remove and try again. Also be sure that your bobbin is fully and evenly wound; otherwise it will not fit into its case, leading to uneven and poor sewing performance.
Threading a machine
If you need assistance threading your machine, refer to its manual for specific instructions. Your bobbin fits into a case that snaps onto an arm of your sewing machine (acting like an extension of the presser foot). By pressing one button on your machine it drops the presser foot while opening up its bobbin mechanism allowing thread to be "picked up" by needle.
Once you've loaded your bobbin, remove 3 inches of thread from its spool and begin at the first thread guide, which resembles a hook at the top left of your machine. Begin winding it CLOCKWISE around this hook.
Start by passing thread through a circular opening on your bobbin, sliding it into place and closing its lid. As soon as it is in its spot, the handle on your bobbin winder will start moving towards it; when it stops it is clear: your bobbin is full! Trim any excess thread at its bottom.