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Prewound Bobbins Compatibility Chart by Machine Brands and Models

Information in this chart has been gathered by questioning our subscribers and customers, who kindly provided their feedbacks about experience with various prewound bobbins. Thanks for everyone who contributed to build this list! If you feel it can be updated in some way - please email us with your experience.

Unless stated otherwise, the vast majority of embroidery machines seem to work best with plastic sided prewound bobbins.

Just check the size you need, and start using prewounds. They can save you a lot of time and trouble. People who start using prewound bobbins, usually never return to winding bobbins again.


A size (also called "class 15") - compatible machines list:

Machine Brand Model Comments
Singer: most models  
Janome: all models  
Kenmore: all models  
Bernina: Deco 330  
Deco 340  




L size bobbins - compatible machines list:

Machine Brand Model Comments
Singer: Futura 250  
Babylock: Ellure  
Esante  
Accent  
Ellageo  
Ellegante  
ES2  
Espree  
EmbPro Seems to have problems with all bobbins except of Coats.
EMP 6 Seems to have problems with all bobbins except of Coats.
Bernina: Artista 165  
Artista 180  
Artista 185  
Artista 200  
Deco 500  
Deco 600  
200E  
180E Seems to have problems with all prewound bobbins.
Brother:

Some Brother machines do have a different default bobbin case - not "L". Yet, we've been told that they use to come with a spare bobbin case for the widely available L-size prewound bobbins.
all ULTs  
Innovis  
Super Galaxie  
PC-6500  
PC-8200  
PC-8500  
PR-600  
se-270D  
PE-300S  
PE-700  
PE-100  
PE-150  
PE-200  
PE-190D  
PE-180D  
Elna: 6003Q  
SE2  
Husqvarna Viking: Designer I  
Designer II  
Designer SE  
Platinum  
Designer1 ESS  
Viking 1+  
Rose  
Orchid  
Iris  
Scandinavian  
Pfaff: 7570  
2124 Seems to have problems with all bobbins except of cardboard Coats & Admiral.
2170 Seems to have problems with all bobbins except of cardboard Coats & Admiral.
2140 Seems to have problems with all bobbins except of cardboard Coats & Admiral.
Simplicity: SE2  
White: 3300  
4400  



To be 100% sure whether your machine takes L or A style bobbins, it may be a good idea to call your dealer. Or, take a ruler, and measure your "native" bobbin VERY CAREFULLY ( because A & L are very close in size):

A size diameter should be 0.8 inches (20 millimeters), height should be 0.4 inches (10 millimeters).
L size diameter should be 0.8 inches (20 millimeters), height should be 0.3 inches (7.5 millimeters).

If it's neither - check if your machine came with spare bobbin case for L-size bobbins. Brother machines usually do.

Also, if you order bobbins from us, and see that something doesn't work like it should - within 60 days you may return them in original packaging, and get a store credit or refund. So you're absolutely safe to try.

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