Does my sewing machine need the bobbin?
Unless you have a chain stitch machine, then you will certainly need your bobbin, even for specialty stitches like embroidery settings or securing a zipper into place. Always consult your manual for the right type, materials, and sometimes brand of the bobbin.
Sewing machines are factory preset to have the top and bottom thread form even stitches. If the top and bottom threads are identical in fiber and weight, adjustments are most likely not necessary. … It is also OK to use different fibers top and bottom.
What is the purpose of the bobbin on a sewing machine?
As used in spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, or lacemaking, the bobbin provides temporary or permanent storage for yarn or thread and may be made of plastic, metal, bone, or wood.
What happens if I use the wrong 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.
Can you use different color bobbin 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. … You will always want to use a lightweight polyester bobbin thread, such as BobbinFil or any other 60-70 weight thread.
Why is my thread bunching underneath?
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
What color should my bobbin thread be?
Usually when you thread your machine you use the same color for the top spool as you do for the bobbin. This is fine when the fabrics you are sewing together are the same or when the underside of your project will never be visible.