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What is bobbin thread used for

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While sewing or embroidering, every time the needle punctures the fabric, a small loop is formed behind the needle. The circular groove around the bobbin case allows the hook to travel in a circular path around the bobbin. Inside the race, the hook comes over and picks up the loop, where it then wraps the loop around the bobbin. 

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When the loop is wrapped around the bobbin and the bobbin thread and upper thread connect, a stitch is formed. The bobbin thread creates the stitches on the bottom of your material.

To sew or embroider, two thread feeds are needed to create stitches- bobbin thread and upper thread.

In machine embroidery, a thinner bobbin thread weight allows the back to be less dense than the embroidery design.

When sewing, the same thread can be used for the top and the bobbin.



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