You may have heard of a ‘bobbin’ being associated with sewing machines before. But do you really know what it is and what it does? Do you really care? Well, you should because it may not seem like it, but it plays a huge role in sewing.
So without further or do, in this article, we will be explaining exactly what a bobbin is and what it does in a sewing machine.
What is a Bobbin?
The bobbin is the circular wheel-like object that the thread is spun around. It holds the thread that forms the stitches on the bottom side of the fabric.
You can even say that out of all the ‘body parts’ of a sewing machine, the bobbin is the heart. It is one of the most important parts of a sewing machine, which you technically cannot sew without.
You will require different types or sizes of the bobbin, depending on the sewing machine you have. So when you are getting your bobbin, you have to make sure the one you are using is specifically for the sewing machine that you have.
What Does It Do?
In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
Where Is It?
The bobbin goes in a little compartment called the bobbin case, which is located at the bottom of the machine. Once you close the case, there is a little opening from which the thread will come out.
They used to be made in metal, but they now mostly come in plastic. Either way, you should always check the instructions manual that came with your machine, to find the right way to use it, since every machine is different.
Want to know how to wind a bobbin? Check out this video that explains it very well.
Want to know how to load a bobbin? Check out this video that also explains it pretty well.
You may be surprised to learn that not many people pay much attention to the bobbin part of the sewing machine when really it is the thing doing all the magic.
So now that you have learned what a bobbin is, it is up to you to learn how to use it, but hopefully the links I put above, helped you in that process 🙂If you are ready to start your first project using a sewing machine, check out our blog, where I’m sure something will spark your interest!
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