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Date: 7/12/13 11:01 PM

I recently purchased a Singer Stylist 7258. I love my new machine but I can not find any replacement bobbins for this machine. My manual says to buy Class 15 J. I have, and unfortunetly I did, from several different stores. Everytime I get them home and ATTEMPT to fill my bobbin the actual bobbin will not fit! After a few failed attempts I even started buying bobbins that "looked" like the ones that came with my machine. So far no luck. What kind of replacement bobbins do I need?

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Date: 7/12/13 11:14 PM

Everything I find says 15J which are a pretty standard bobbin used in a lot of Brother, Baby Lock, and Janome machines.

Do the bobbins fit while empty, or do they just not fit when they are wound? Are the bobbins over-filling? Could you stop winding them sooner?

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Date: 7/13/13 0:23 AM

This is where I get my bobbins...I have a Babylock but I looked up yours.

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Date: 7/13/13 12:53 PM

If you don't need them over the internet, and want to just drive to a brick and mortar store, I see them in Joanns Fabrics stores all the time. Just since Joann's Fabric stores are a big seller of the Singer machines that take them. In those stores, instead of being on the notions row with most other bobbins, they are most times on hang tags hanging near or over the actual Singer machines on the shelves there, they sell in Joann's Fabrics.

There is a big deal about those Singer 15J bobbins. The big deal about them, is they are in diameter around the same as a plastic class 15 bobbin, but they are shorter, and with only slightly curved flanges on them. And they are not like a Singer Class 66 bobbin either. What happens is if you put a regular tall Singer class 15 plastic bobbin in a machine that needs a shorter, slightly curved flanged Singer class 15J one instead, is that eventually when machine trying to make a stitch, the thread that has to go over the bobbin with each stitch to do that, eventually may instead get hooked under that straight flange on the too tall and straight flanged plain old Singer class 15 bobbin instead. If that happens, it causes a sudden forceful machine event, as the thread hooked under that bobbin flange, try's to yank the bobbin upwards while the machine can't sew at the same time.

That does not happen, if you use a real Singer class 15J bobbin instead, if you are supposed to do that. Because of that kind of thing being able to happen with out the special properties of a Singer Class 15J bobbin, if I had a machine that needed one, I really would not be sticking anything else in there at all.

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Date: 7/15/13 4:19 PM

Where did you buy your Singer 7258? Does it sell bobbins too?

You are correct that you sm uses 15J bobbins...singer.com info confirms that.

Singer.com sells 15J bobbins online...but seems it's out of stock right now...stated price is $15 for a plastic storage box with 30 15J bobbins.

I agree with beauturbo...go to a Joann's...might even be on the notions wall...seems right now there is sale 40% off notions wall items. Otherwise...also available at Joann.com for a pack of 12 for 40% off regular $5.99 price making the pack $2.99.

If purchasing Singer 15J bobbins in real Singer imprinted packaging
and the bobbins still don't fit...then seems something else is not right.

Check your bobbin holder (case) to make sure it's set in correctly.

As lelliebunny mentioned...how filled are the bobbins when wound? Do the bobbins that came with your sewing machine still fit?

Edited to add: Funny thing is that 15 J bobbins are out of stock at joann.com was well. So I used the locate in-store feature to check my local Joann's...and they are available in-store there...so if you have a near by Joann store...could check it that way too.

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Date: 7/15/13 4:33 PM

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Everytime I get them home and ATTEMPT to fill my bobbin the actual bobbin will not fit!

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Just now thought of something and don't know if I am reading into this more than there is...but wondering if you mean the bobbin won't fit on the bobbin winder rather than the bobbin holder (case)?

If so that would bring up other questions...and responses.

In any case...still wonder if the bobbins that came with your sewing machine did not have any problems. Did the "fit" issue occur only with the "replacement" bobbins? Were the replacement bobbins in a real Singer imprinted package and definitely imprinted as 15 J bobbins?

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