Why do I need bobbin thread?

What is the point of a bobbin thread?

In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.

Do you have to use bobbin thread when sewing?

Although it is called bobbin thread, it is not the thread that is always used in a bobbin. Most sewing will use the same thread in the upper threading and the bobbin of a sewing machine.

Why use bobbins with bite alarms?

One of the principal uses of a bobbin used in conjunction with a roller wheel bite alarm is to aid registration of line movement over the wheel. The roller wheel construction accounts for 99.9% of alarms sold… apart from Delkims which use a ceramic insert that detects line vibrations.

Can you sew without a bobbin cover plate?

It clips or slides into place and covers the bobbin to stop it jumping out, without this Bobbin cover plate the machine will not stitch correctly without it.

Does bobbin thread show on top?

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. It will only be seen on the back of the item. The reason you want to use a lightweight thread is to avoid too much bulk on the back of the item.

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Why can you use just one thread when sewing?

Believe it or not, this dart is sewn using only the bobbin thread! The purpose of sewing a dart in this manner is so that there will be no need to tie the threads or place a messy backstitch at the tip of the dart. Sometimes those tied threads can become untied and the tip of the dart will begin to open…

Do all sewing machines use bobbins?

All machines use the same bobbin right? 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!