Innov-is 15P

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Using the needle threader (for models without the thread guide disk)


  • The needle threader can only be used with home sewing machine needles size 75/11-100/16.
    If you are using transparent nylon monofilament thread, you can only use needles in the range of 90/14-100/16.
  • You cannot use the needle threader if you are using decorative threads or special needles, such as the twin needle and wing needle.
    If you are using those types of threads or needles, thread the eye of the needle by hand.
    Make sure the main power switch is off when threading the needle by hand.
  1. Raise the presser foot using the presser foot lever.


  2. Raise the needle by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the wheel points up, or press (needle position button) (for models equipped with the needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle.

    If the needle is not correctly raised, the sewing machine can not be threaded.
    Be sure to turn the handwheel so that the mark on the wheel points up before threading the sewing machine.


  3. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible, and then put a spool of thread on this pin.


    If the spool of thread is in the wrong place, or is set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.

  4. Feed the upper thread as shown in the figure on the previous page.


  5. Make sure you guide the thread through the thread take-up lever from right to left.


  6. Put the thread behind the needle bar thread guide above the needle.
    The thread can easily be passed behind the needle bar thread guide by holding the thread in your left hand, then feeding the thread with your right hand.


  7. Lower the presser foot lever.
  8. While lowering the needle threader lever, hook the thread onto the guide.


  9. Fully lower the needle threader lever.

    The end of the needle threader rotates toward you and the hook passes through the eye of the needle.


  10. Catch the thread on the hook as shown below.


  11. While lightly holding the thread, release the needle threader lever.

    The hook will pull the thread through the needle.


  12. Pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread through the needle toward the back of the sewing machine.


    If you incorrectly feed the thread you may cause sewing problems.


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