Are metal bobbins better than plastic?

Are all metal bobbins the same?

Plastic bobbins and metal 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.

What size bobbin does a Pfaff use?

Class 15 Pfaff bobbins fit all Pfaff Hobby, Ambition, Passport & Smarter(not 1100C) models in groups A, B & K and Creative 1.5. Class 15 bobbins measure 11mm in height.

Can I use a metal bobbin in my Janome Sewing Machine?

All top loading Janome sewing machines use the same clear plastic bobbins for proper stitching. Metal bobbins interfere with the magnetic hook system. Good quality thread is also a must!

Are plastic bobbins universal?

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 kind of bobbins does Janome use?

Class 15 bobbins fit all Janome sewing machines and all Janome made Elna & Kenmore sewing machines. *Class 15 bobbins measure 11mm in height.

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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.

Are there different size bobbins?

Which size bobbin do I need? Bobbins not only come in different sizes, but also in metal as well as plastic, and empty as well as pre-wound. While machines can only use one bobbin size, whether it is plastic or metal does not typically matter, however consult your machine manual to be sure.

What are L style bobbins?

Style L bobbins are typically used with home sewing embroidery and small commercial sewing machines. Style L is the most common bobbin style used in home sewing machines. Thinner thread sizes, like Tex 16 are normally used for embroidery.