Should my bobbin thread match top thread?

Is bobbin thread different than regular thread?

Machine embroidery bobbin thread is different from regular thread. First of all, It is a lot thinner. Typically, it is either 60 or 90 weight, whereas standard embroidery thread is typically 40 weight. … Another difference is that machine embroidery bobbin thread typically only comes in white.

How does the top thread pick up the bobbin thread?

You should see a small loop come up through the needle plate (this is your bobbin thread), using the tip of a narrow object like a pencil or scissors, pull the loop up and then pull both threads (top and bobbin) under the foot and toward the back of the machine.

Does it matter which way the bobbin thread go?

The bobbin should be turning clockwise when thread is pulled. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle.

Does the bobbin thread show on top or bottom?

The perfect stitch is balanced, no top thread visible on the bottom and no bobbin thread visible on the top.

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Why won’t My Brother sewing machine pick up the bobbin thread?

Check the upper thread. … – Your thread could be caught on something between the needle and your spool of thread if so, your thread will be too tight for the needle to pick up the bobbin thread. – Make sure that the upper thread is threaded properly. – Re-thread your machine, if necessary.

Why does the bobbin thread bunch up on the bottom?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

Where do you put a threaded bobbin and where does the thread from the bobbin go when the machine is in use?

Insert bobbin counterclockwise

Place your bobbin inside. Make sure the thread unwinds to the left (counterclockwise direction). Guide the thread through the slit in the needle plate cover. This is important because it makes the thread enter the ‘tension spring’ of the bobbin case.