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Bobbin Case - Parts of a Sewing Machine

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Close up photo of a bobbin case for a Singer Fashion Mate Model 237 sewing machine.

Bobbin Case for a Singer Fashion Mate Model 237 Sewing Machine

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Sewing Machine Bobbin Case:


  • The sewing machine bobbin case may be removable from the sewing machine or it may be built in to the sewing machine.

  • Bobbin cases are not interchangeable in different sewing machines.

  • All bobbin cases have a threading pattern. The best place to learn how to thread your bobbin case is your sewing machine manual.

  • A bobbin is placed into a removable bobbin case so the thread and the slot form an upside-down "V".

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