You asked: What do you use a bobbin for?

Can you sew with just a bobbin?

A quality bobbin thread can be almost as strong as normal sewing thread. Regular weight sewing thread would be used in almost all sewing, but bobbin thread is a welcome addition to your sewing basket when the need arises.

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!

Do you need bobbin for embroidery?

Typically used in machine embroidery, quilting, and sewing fine fabrics, bobbin thread is lightweight and strong, adding little bulk while still securing stitches.

Do you have to use bobbin thread when sewing?

The thread in a bobbin is only one of two thread sources needed when using a sewing machine. Together, the two threads create the stitching. Although you can learn how to wind a bobbin by hand, many sewing machines also have a bobbin winder mechanism.

Why does a sewing machine need a bobbin?

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.

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Is bobbin thread the same as embroidery thread?

In machine embroidery – you use the same bobbin thread for just about everything you embroider. And it is a special type of thread that is DIFFERENT from regular machine embroidery thread.

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.

Are sewing 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.

How long does a bobbin last?

I have looked around and basically found calcs for about 60 yards for a full bobbin.

Do industrial sewing machines use bobbins?

Style M bobbins are commonly used for sewing canvas, upholstery, heavy fabric and leather with mid-large sized commercial and industrial sewing machines. Style G bobbins are usually used in small-medium sized industrial sewing machines.