Basics about Bobbin
The other name of the bobbin is spool holder. The bobbin is cylindrical shaped small spindle that feeds the thread for the backside of the stitch. No sewing machine can work without one.
Bobbin has multiple functions such as; hold the spool thread and control the direction of the thread while going through the machine. It supplies the bottom thread of the stitches.
It usually stays under pressure foot when the threaded needle from the upper part goes through the pressure foot. The thread from the needle get attached with the bobbin thread and pick it up.
When we place fabric in between then, it repeatedly threads the fabric. Upper thread and bobbin thread connects in a way that locks the stitch from both sides.
Once the thread is finished, then you need to thread the spool holder. Let’s briefly see the necessary steps to be taken while threading a bobbin.
The Steps to Thread a Bobbin
Knowing the correct method of threading a bobbing may open up a world of creative possibilities. You may find them intimidating, but once you get a general idea, then it will be a fun task for you.
Most sewing machine usually looks same such as the tension disc is over on the left side and bobbin winder on the right of the machine. Besides the tension disc, you will find a take-up lever and tension wheel with a spool pin. Now follow the mentioned steps:
- Step 1: Set the spool in the spool pin and cover it with a spool cap. Spool cap is provided with the machine.
- Step 2: Take about 18” of thread from the spool and bring it around the tension disc. Then wind it once and take the corner side in hand.
- Step 3: Select a bobbin that works perfectly with the machine and slides it on to the bobbin winder.
- Step 4: Wrap the thread around bobbin while having a small tail on the end.
- Step 5: The bobbin pin may touch the bobbin winder. Now it is all set to fill the thread.
- Step 6: Then slowly press the foot pedal until the bobbin winder is filled. Fill the bobbin with the amount of thread that you’ll need for your project. Make sure to fill the bobbin evenly otherwise it may be engraved.
- Step 7: Once it is filled then slide the bobbin pin back over to the left.
If there is no hole in the bobbin, then place it on the last spot of bobbin winding area. Then wind the bobbin with the thread a few times. Hold the thread tail and start winding. You can trim the thread once the bobbin starts to fill.
That’s all was about threading the bobbin now coming to set the bobbin the machine. Once your bobbin is evenly filled, then it is ready to set in the machine.
Setup of Bobbin in Sewing Machine
Before starting the set-up, make sure to turn off the machine otherwise you could be injured. Let’s have a look at the steps:
- Step 1: Rotate the hand wheel and raise the needle.
- Step 2: Open the shuttle by hand or remove the bobbin cover by pushing the button on the right.
- Step 3: Remove the bobbin case and insert the threaded bobbin. Make sure to place it counterclockwise when you pull the thread.
- Step 4: Bring the thread through the small notch on the bobbin case.
- Step 5: Placing a finger gently on the top of the bobbin, pull the thread toward the right side. Pull until it snaps through the slanted guide and takes about 6″ of the thread.
- Step 6: Then flip the casing and let the rest of the thread toward the right side of the horn.
- Step 7: Place the bobbin case into the bobbin housing so the tip of the horn assembly with the notch in the shuttle hook over. Push the bobbin inside until you hear a sound that ensures that the bobbin snaps in place.
- Step 8: Now replace the bobbin cover into the needle plate.
All machines are different in their way, but the process is common for everyone. The above-mentioned steps are some common step can be used for any machine.