You asked: Is it better to use plastic or metal bobbins?

As a rule, metal bobbins are more durable than plastic bobbins. Because of the different materials they are made from, plastic bobbins require to be replaced more often than metal bobbins because they get damaged earlier than metal bobbins. The tension of plastic and metal bobbins are not the same, either.

Does it matter what bobbin I use?

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.

Do all sewing machines use the same bobbins?

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 are the different types of bobbins?

Understanding Bobbins: What Every Sewist Should Know

  • The Class 15 (A Style) Bobbin: The Class 15 is about the size of an American nickel. …
  • The L Style Bobbin: …
  • The M Style Bobbin: …
  • The Singer 163131 Bobbin: …
  • The Singer 8228 Bobbin: …
  • The Class 15J Bobbin: …
  • The Class 66 Bobbin: …
  • The Bernina 0115367000 Bobbin:
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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 plastic bobbins universal?

Types of Bobbins

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 size bobbin does Singer 4452 use?

It uses a class 66 bobbin, which has more of a curve than the 15J and is slightly narrower. Like the 15J, it is shorter than the 15. If your machine came with plastic bobbins, then use only plastic bobbins. 29 of 32 found this helpful.

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.

Are singer and Kenmore bobbins interchangeable?

Those are Class 15 bobbins. The Singer Class 15 bobbins that you are describing in your details should fit that Kenmore sewing machine that you have.

Do singer bobbins fit Janome machines?

It would depend on which Janome model, and which singer model. There is no brand of machine that uses 1 bobbin type, they are model specific, and many brands can use the same bobbins. There is no generic answer to this question.

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Can I use metal bobbins 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!

What type of bobbin does a Brother sewing machine use?

This machine uses SA156 bobbins which are class 15 type bobbins. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine. We recommend the use of Brother genuine parts and accessories.

What type of bobbin 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.