A small spool prepared winding thread on it is called bobbin. It purpose is to hold thread it helps in forming stitches’ on the bottom side of fabric. They vary from size to size. They come in different sizes there is no fixed size. Make sure that you are using right size bobbin for your sewing machines. Other wise it poorly affects your stitches. This guide explains in detail How to put bobbin in sewing machine.
How does bobbin works?
As the needle moves up and down in the fabric, the bobbin thread and the upper spool thread come together and stitches are formed.
The threaded needle passes through the fabric. When doing this, the shuttle hook of the hook, located below the needle plate, rotates and holds the thread. The hook of the shuttle hook, also called a rotating hook, holds the bobbin. When the hook rotates, it spreads the needle thread and moves it around the bobbin. The two threads come together and form a stitch that holds the pieces of fabric together.
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Inserting the Bobbin
Most machines have a front loading coil or an upper loading coil. If you can’t see looking at your sewing machine, consult the instruction manual and / or the quick start guide for details on the bobbin system that your sewing machine uses. Then, read the section below that corresponds to your sewing machine.
Open the instruction manual that came with your machine to see the illustrations or photos in which the main parts of your sewing machine are identified.
Some parts you want to identify are:
- needle plate
- steering wheel
- Bobbin cover
- presser foot elevator
Directions to Insert a Top-Loading Bobbin
Refer to the specific directions in the instruction manual for inserting the bobbin in your machine.
Most machines will use or have a variation of the following steps to insert the bobbin in the top:
Turn off the power.
Make sure the needle is in its highest position by using the handwheel.
Remove the bobbin cover plate.
Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread in a specific direction.
Pull the bobbin thread through the thread channels, as described in the instruction manual. Leave a 4-5 inch tail.
Again place bobbin cover plate.
The role of bobbin is very important in sewing. Use only bobbins made specifically for your sewing machine and pay attention when winding the bobbin so that it is done correctly. Otherwise, you will have problems with the points. Follow the above mentioned guidelines to put bobbin in sewing machine.