Bobbins are an essential component on all sewing machines and do require know how they work. Without a high-quality bobbin that is correctly wound, owners of machines like the Juki Exceed HZL F300 cannot achieve the best sewing project results. The best way to prepare for working on Juki sewing machines is to learn how to correctly use the bobbin.
Tip 1 - Type and Quality
Bobbins come in a variety of styles and can be made from either metal or plastic. It is advisable to avoid inferior plastic ones rather than the metal ones. Although they all may look alike, they do not all work on all sewing machines. Be sure to use the correct bobbin style for each individual machine.
Tip 2 - Care and Condition
Bobbins can become nicked or scratched in various ways. Any imperfections in the metal can prevent the thread from flowing smoothly from the bobbin. This can cause tension problems, thread breakage, and thread jams in the bobbin case. Whenever winding a bobbin, check it over carefully to make sure it is not damaged. If there are imperfections in the metal, discard it and use a new one.
Tip 3 - Thread Choice
When winding bobbins to prepare for working on projects with a Juki Exceed HZL F300, be sure to use the right thread. It is important to work with thread of the same type and weight as what is in the top spool to ensure proper bobbin function and correct thread tension.
Tip 4 - Winding
Preventing bobbin issues while sewing begins with properly winding the bobbin. When working with Juki sewing machines, learn the correct way to activate the winder and always use an empty bobbin; never add more thread to a partially-filled one. Be sure that the thread winds evenly and fills the bobbin in complete layers to prevent jamming and other unwinding issues.
Although most machines have an automatic winder shut off, be sure to stop winding before the thread reaches or extends beyond the edge of the bobbin. An over-full bobbin will not fit correctly in the case and could affect thread tension or cause other unwinding problems.
Tip 5 - Keep Things Clean
Lint can gather rather easily in the bobbin area of the machine, increasing the chance of jamming or other bobbin-related problems. Clean that area every time the bobbin case comes out to prevent lint buildup and ensure smooth operation at all times.
Tip 6 - Keep Extra Bobbins Ready
When winding bobbins to begin a project, wind at least one more than necessary. Rather than having to stop partway through a sewing session to wind more or improvising with a different type of thread, it is easier to have an extra bobbin ready to go.
Using these important tips, those using their Juki Exceed HZL F300 or other sewing machines can avoid some of the bobbin problems commonly encountered. As one of the more important components that make up Juki sewing machines, bobbins must be correctly chosen, treated with care, and used well to obtain the best stitching results!