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Thread: Got them and can't use them! If you can.

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    Got them and can't use them! If you can.

    I bought a singer 403 and it came with 2 bobbins. So I bought a package of them(classic 66) at the local wallyworld to have some extras. Went to use them and they are just a smidge too big. I guess I will have to check ebay for old ones unless you know something I don't. If so, please share. thanks

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    I get my bobbins from sew-classic - the ones from the Evil Empire (WM) fall apart - make 'em into earrings or something.
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    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I get my bobbins from sew-classic - the ones from the Evil Empire (WM) fall apart - make 'em into earrings or something.
    Now what a clever idea, you may just have started a new fad- bobbin earrings!!

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    Agree on Sew-Classic, her bobbins are great.

    Too big how? Diameter, thickness or both?

    Joe

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    You did get 'Class 66 Bobbins' did you not?
    If the bobbins you had were the kind with lots and lots of little holes you got class 15 or something other than Class 66 bobbins.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Or .... are the rims flat or are they curved? If they are flat you got Class 15s or something else. Class 66s have curved rims.

    Joe

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    It's not just 66 bobbins that are a problem. My SIL got some FW bobbins at JoAnn's and they wouldn't work in her FW. She ask me to adjust the tension for her but it wasn't the tension, it was the bobbin. I had a 'real' FW bobbin with me and when I put that one in the machine, the tension was fine. You just can't use the 'remake' bobbins. They aren't to specifications.... wrong metal, or too big or too small..... they just don't work.

    Does anyone know if the Sew-Classic FW bobbins work???

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    The FW bobbins from sew-classic seem to work just fine
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    The FW bobbins I got from JoAnns work fine in my FW. What could be the situation with that?

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    I have also found that the CHINESE made class 66 bobbins from Joannes do not work in my 201 machines. They are a shade to large to fit in the bobbin case. Never a problem with the Sew-Classic bobbins. The 66 bobbins that do not fit will be re-purposed as embellishments on a wall hanging that is in the works.
    Sweet Caroline

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