Innov-is 15P

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I wind the bobbin?

thread the machine as indicated
1Hook of the bobbin-winding thread guide
2Pretension disk
3Bobbin winder shaft
4Bobbin
  • The order that the machine should be threaded for winding the bobbin is indicated by a broken line on the sewing machine.
    Be sure to thread the machine as indicated.

  • Only use the bobbin designed specifically for this sewing machine.
    Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine.

  • The included bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine.
    If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly.
    Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type.

  1. Turn on the sewing machine.
  2. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so that the spring on the shaft fits into the notch in the bobbin.
    Press down on the bobbin until it snaps into place.

    Press down on the bobbin    1Notch
       2Bobbin winder shaft spring

  3. Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right until it snaps into place.
    Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right

  4. Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
    Remove the spool cap    1Spool pin
       2Spool cap

  5. Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto the spool pin.
    Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is horizontal and the thread unwinds to the front at the bottom.
    Slide the spool

    If the spool is not positioned so that the thread unwinds correctly, the thread may become tangled around the spool pin.

  6. Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
    Slide the spool cap as far as possible to the right, as shown, with the rounded side on the left.
    Slide the spool cap

  7. While holding the spool with your right hand, pull the thread with your left hand, and then pass the thread under the thread guide.
    pass the thread under the thread guide    1Thread guide

  8. Pass the thread under the thread guide cover from the back to the front.
    Hold the thread with your right hand so that there is no slack in the thread that is pulled out, and then pass the thread under the thread guide cover with your left hand.
    Pass the thread under the thread guide cover    1Thread guide cover

  9. Pull the thread to the right, pass it under the hook of the bobbin-winding thread guide, and then wind the thread counterclockwise between the discs, pulling it in as far as possible.
       Pretension disk    1Hook of the bobbin-winding thread guide
    2Pretension disk

    Make sure that the thread passes under the pretension disk.

  10. While using your left hand to hold the thread that was passed through the bobbin-winding thread guide, use your right hand to wind the end of the thread clockwise around the bobbin five or six times.
    wind the end of the thread clockwise

  11. Pass the end of the thread through the slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull the thread to the right to cut it.
    Slit in bobbin winder seat    1Slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter)
    • The thread is cut to a suitable length.

    Be sure to cut the thread as described.
    If the bobbin is wound without cutting the thread using the cutter built into the slit in the bobbin winder seat, the bobbin may not be wound correctly. In addition, the thread may become tangled in the bobbin or the needle may bend or break when the bobbin thread starts to run out.

  12. Slide the sewing speed controller to the right (for a faster sewing speed).
    Slide the sewing speed controller    1Sewing speed controller

    Press start/stop button(start/stop button) once.
    The bobbin starts spinning and the thread is wound around the bobbin.
    Press start/stop button    1start/stop button
  13. When the bobbin winding becomes slow, press start/stop button(start/stop button) once to stop the machine.

    When the bobbin winding becomes slow, stop the machine, otherwise the sewing machine may be damaged.

  14. Cut the thread, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left, and then remove the bobbin from the shaft.
    Cut the thread

    Slide the sewing speed controller back to its original position.

    Slide the sewing speed

    When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction.

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