Class 15 vs. 15J Bobbins: Are They Interchangeable?

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Are all size 15 bobbins interchangeable? Metal and plastic? 15J vs. plain 15? My machine manual does not have the bobbin size anywhere. I watched two different instructional videos on that model – one said 15J and the other said 15. I called the company and also got an ambiguous answer. 15J came with the machine. I’ve measured everything I can measure, and I can’t see any difference between them.

Submitted by Patricia


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Class 15 bobbins and size 15J bobbins are generally not always interchangeable as the 15J is slightly smaller. However, one of my personal machines uses class 15 bobbins and I accidentally purchased 15J bobbins for it. The only place this was an issue on my machine was on the bobbin winder- the class 15 bobbin wound just fine but the 15J just spun in place. The 15J that I purchased were pre-wound and using the bobbin straight from the package did not affect my sewing, however I just can’t rewind them.

This being said, if 15J came with your machine that is the type you should use.

Hope this helps!

Ashley


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