What are style L bobbins?
Style L bobbins are typically used with home sewing embroidery and small commercial sewing machines. Style L is the most common bobbin style used in home sewing machines. Thinner thread sizes, like Tex 16 are normally used for embroidery.
Are there different sizes of sewing machine bobbins?
Which size bobbin do I need? 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.
Are metal bobbins better than plastic?
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.
How do I identify my vintage Singer sewing machine?
Find Your Model #
For sewing machines manufactured since about 1990, look for the model number on the handwheel side of the machine near the on/off switch or the electric cord receptacle. You will find the model number on the front panel of machines manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.
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.
What size bobbins do Janome Sewing machines use?
Class 15 bobbins fit all Janome sewing machines and all Janome made Elna & Kenmore sewing machines. *Class 15 bobbins measure 11mm in height.