Do all Brother sewing machines use the same size bobbin?
For the most part yes they are. But like sewing machines, bobbins are not all made the same. Even if you have the same series of a sewing machine as someone else, there will still be some differences to each machine. Bobbins are the same way.
Are brother bobbins universal?
There is no such thing as a universal bobbin, meaning no single bobbin will fit every sewing machine.
Are plastic and metal bobbins interchangeable?
Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size? Metal bobbins and plastic 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.
Does the size of the bobbin matter?
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 Brother sewing machines need special bobbins?
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 does a Class 66 bobbin look like?
All Class 66 bobbins have a slightly dome-shaped flanges. Just like Class 15 bobbins, they can be purchased in plastic or metal. Most modern machines of this class will have a plastic one. Again, they can be interchanged, but it is not recommended.
What are the holes in bobbins for?
There should be a tiny little hole on the side for you to put your thread through. Thread from the inside of the bobbin, out, so your thread sticks out the side an inch or two.