Innov-is XP1

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I adjust thread tension for embroidering?

 

When embroidering, the thread tension should be set so that the upper thread can slightly be seen on the wrong side of the fabric.
 

 

 

Correct Thread Tension

The pattern can be seen from the wrong side of the fabric. If the thread tension is not set correctly, the pattern will not finish well. The fabric may pucker or the thread may break.

 

(1) Right side
(2) Wrong side

Follow the operations described below to adjust thread tension according to the situation.

If the thread tension setting is made extremely loose, the machine may stop during embroidering. This is not the sign of a malfunction. Increase the thread tension slightly, and begin embroidering again.

  • If you turn the main power to OFF or select a different pattern, the thread tension will reset to the automatic setting.
  • When you retrieve a saved pattern, the thread tension setting will be the same as when the pattern was saved.

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Thread is Too Tight

The tension of the upper thread is too tight, resulting in the bobbin thread being visible from the right side of the fabric.

 

(1) Right side
(2) Wrong side

If the bobbin thread was incorrectly threaded, the upper thread may be too tight. In this case, refer to How do I set the bobbin ?

 

 

  1. Press  .




     
  2. Press  to loosen the upper thread tension. (The tension number will decrease.)




     
  3. Press OK .

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Upper Thread is Too Loose

The tension of the upper thread is too loose, resulting in a loose upper thread, loose thread locks, or loops appearing on the right side of the fabric.

 

(1) Right side
(2) Wrong side

If the upper thread was incorrectly threaded, the upper thread may be too loose. In this case, refer to How do I thread my machine ?

 

 

  1. Press  .



     
  2. Press  to tighten the upper thread tension. (The tension number will increase.)



     
  3. Press OK .

 

The tension of the upper thread can be adjusted for embroidering of the embroidery settings screen. The selected setting will be applied to all patterns. When embroidering, if the overall tension of the upper thread is too tight or too loose, adjust it from the setting screen. Increase the number to tighten the upper thread and decrease the number to loosen the upper tension.

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Adjusting Overall Upper Thread Tension

When embroidering, if the overall tension of the upper thread is too tight or too loose, adjust it from the setting screen.

 

 

  1. Press  , and then press .



     
  2. In the Embroidery Tension, touch the number to adjust the upper thread tension.
    * Increase to tighten the upper thread tension.
    * Decrease to loosen the upper thread tension.





     
  3. Press OK .

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Related Models

Innov-is XP1, Innov-is XP2

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