Innov-is NV180D

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How to make adjustments to character or decorative stitch patterns

Your stitch pattern may sometimes turn out poorly, depending on the type or thickness of fabric, the stabilizer material used, sewing speed, etc. If your sewing does not turn out well, sew trial stitches using the same conditions as the real sewing, and adjust the stitch pattern as explained below.

 

The basic steps to make adjustments to character or decorative stitch patterns are as follows.

 

  1. Sew the specified pattern for adjustment.
     
  2. Check the sewn pattern.
     
  3. Make necessary adjustments on the settings screen according to the sewing result.
     
  4. Sew the specified pattern again to confirm the sewing result after adjustments.

 

 

1. Sewing the specified pattern for adjustment

Sew the specified pattern for adjustment using a piece of fabric, thread and needle that are the same conditions as your real sewing.

 

  1. Attach monogramming foot "N".

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    Be sure to use monogramming foot "N". Adjustments may not be made correctly with any other presser foot.

     

  2. Press key (Utility stitch key) on the operation panel.

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  3. Press key (Decorative stitches key) on the LCD.

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  4. Press key (Previous page key) on the operation panel.

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  5. Select the pattern image (5-31).

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  6. Set the fabric and begin sewing.

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    Guide the fabric with your hand to keep the fabric feeding straight and even during sewing.

    If the fabric is pulled or pushed during sewing, the pattern may not turn out correctly. In such a case, adjustments may not be made correctly

    > The machine stops automatically when sewing is finished.


     
  7. When sewing is finished, cut the threads, raise the presser foot lever and remove the fabric.

 

 

2. Checking the sewn pattern

Check the sewn pattern with the way that is shown below.

 

  • If the pattern is sewn correctly, the lengths of part (A) and part (B) of the pattern are uniformly as shown in the illustration below.

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If the pattern is not sewn correctly, make the necessary adjustments according to the following procedure.

 

 

3. Making necessary adjustments on the settings screen according to the sewing result

Make adjustments to character or decorative stitch patterns with the "Fine Adjust Verti." on page 1 of the settings screen.

 

Opening the settings screen for adjustment

 

  • Press key (Settings key) on the operation panel.

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    > The settings screen appears.

     

    The "Fine Adjust Verti." is on page 1 of the settings screen.

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Making the fine adjustmentn

 

The part (A) is shorter than the part (B). [The stitch pattern is bunched:]

 

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  • If the part (A) of the sewn pattern is shorter than the part (B), press key [+] (Plus key) of the "Fine Adjust Verti."

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    > The value in the display gets bigger.

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    The displayed value increases each time the button is pressed and the stitch pattern will lengthen.

 

 

The part (A) is longer than the part (B) [The stitch pattern has gaps:]

 

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  • If the part (A) of the sewn pattern is longer than part (B), press key [-] (Minus key) of the "Fine Adjust Verti."

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    > The value in the display gets smaller.

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    The displayed value decreases each time the button is pressed and the stitch pattern will shorten.

 

 

After changing the settings, press "OK" key to return to the previous screen.

 

 

4. Sewing the specified pattern again to confirm the sewing result after adjustments

 

  • Sew the pattern of adjustment again to check if it is correctly sewn.

     

    If the pattern is sewn correctly, the lengths of part (A) and part (B) of the pattern are uniformly, the adjustment is finished.

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  • If the stitch pattern does not turn out well even after making adjustments based on the stitch pattern described above, make adjustments for each stitch pattern individually.
     
  • This adjustment can be made to the following stitches and stitch patterns from the Character/Decorative Stitch categories.

     

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    Utility stitches image image [1-30] Quilting stippling stitch
    [4-15] Eyelet stitch
    Decorative stitches image [5] Decorative stitches
    image [6] Decorative satin stitches
    image [7] Satin stitches
    image [8] Cross stitch stitches
    image [9] Utility decorative stitches
    Character stitches image Character stitches (Gothic font/Handwriting font/Outline/Japanese font)
    MY CUSTOM STITCH image MY CUSTOM STITCH stored in the machine's memory or USB flash drive
    Stitch patterns stored in memories image Stitch patterns stored in the machine's memory, Stitch patterns stored in USB flash drive

 

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