How to wind a bobbin can vary somewhat from machine model to machine model, so it’s best to consult your machine manual for the specifics regarding your machine.  However, there are some general tips to keep in mind before you begin to wind your bobbin.

  1. This can cause poor stitch quality when you start to sew.

  2. Always use the same style of bobbin as that which comes with your machine.  Don’t substitute.  For example, if your machine comes with a Class 15 transparent bobbin, use only that style – don’t substitute for Class 15 metal bobbins.  Likewise, if your machine comes with a Class 15 metal bobbin, don’t replace with transparent bobbins.  Your machine is designed to use the style of bobbin that comes with it.

  3. When you place the thread into the machine’s bobbin winding tension disk, make sure that it is placed snuggly between the disks.  This is important so that the bobbin thread winds with the correct tension.  If the bobbin thread is not placed snuggly between the disks, the thread will wind very loosely on the bobbin, resulting in poor stitch quality when you start to sew.  Check your machine manual for details on how to correctly place the thread into the tension disks for your specific machine model.

 

Some Examples:

How to wind a bobbin depends on the type of machine you have. To help you find the right set of instructions, please select your machine type below. 

My machine has this type of thread guide on top:

Bobbin Type Selection Main

My machine has this type of thread guide on top:

Bobbin Type Selection Other