Member since 6/23/13
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?
Member since 12/24/12
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?
it doesn't matter what type of sewing you do. you are sewing, and sewing is good.
Member since 5/2/09
In reply to bigal822
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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.