Bobbin Case Basket| Sewing Term

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The bobbin case is a key component to every sewing machine. This round cylinder houses the lower thread bobbin and ties together with the upper strands. The Sewing Loft

Bobbin case –

noun

 

  1. a rounded holder for a bobbin in a sewing machine

 

The bobbin case in your sewing machine is the mechanism that holds the bobbin in place and keeps it working properly as you sew. You can remove the bobbin case in the process of cleaning your machine, and you may even have to adjust the tension on your bobbin thread by turning a screw on the side of the case.

The bobbin case basket is a key component to every sewing machine. This round cylinder houses the lower thread bobbin and ties together with the upper strands. The placement and shape will vary depending on the make and age of your machine. The Sewing Loft

Depending on your machine set up, the bobbin case can be a side or bottom loader. Many of the newer machines have a drop in bottom loader. These are easy to see and most do not require a separate casing.

Bobbin Case Stats-

  • Make/Install: Most cases are made of metal and placement will depend on individual machine set up. Be sure to refer to your owner’s manual.
  • What to look for: Broken needles can cause burrs to form on the bobbin basket. These can cause stitches to skip.  
  • Quick Tip: Keep the basket case clean and clear of dust and debris for the best performance.
  • Where to buy replacements: You can pick up a replacement case at your local quilt shop or here on line.

Click photos to learn how important the bobbin case is to your machine.

The bobbin is a key component to every sewing machine. It is a round cylinder that houses the lower thread and ties together with the upper strands. The Sewing LoftKeep your machine in working order with these simple steps. The Sewing Loft

 

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