Do I really need more than 1 bobbin case?
The number one complaint that we get when it comes to machine problems is in regards to tensions and how and when to adjust your tensions. I want to share some simple tips to alleviate some of the tension that goes with tension problems. Sometimes it is a good idea to have multiple bobbin cases at your fingertips when you are in different sewing situations. In fact, Babylock has started including two and sometimes three different cases when you purchase a new machine. Each one of these bobbin cases is set for a specific purpose and can help you in fixing your own tension problems without having to bring your machine into the repair shop. The bobbin cases are distinguished by different markings on them. The regular sewing bobbin case has a green dot of paint on the tension adjustment screw and is designed for all of your regular sewing. Sometimes there are certain sewing situations that require more or less tension, and this is where the specialty bobbin cases can come in handy. The embroidery bobbin case is designed with extra tension on it, so when you are doing your embroidery patterns you have less of a tendency of your bobbin thread pulling to the top of your garment. This bobbin case has a pink dot of paint on it so you can tell the difference. Some machine also come with a bobbin work case. This case is gray in color and is designed with no tension on it for doing your bobbin stuffing and other specialty work. Babylock is good enough to supply these bobbin cases with the purchase of many of their machines. If you have a machine that doesn’t supply extra bobbin cases, then sometimes it is a good idea to purchase a second or perhaps even a third one to set up for your special sewing circumstances. That way you don’t have to worry about adjusting your regular sewing case all the time.