Innov-is A80

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I pull up the bobbin thread?

If the threads will be pulled to create gathers or the thread at the beginning of sewing will be finished, for example, when free motion quilting, first pull up the bobbin thread.


  1. Refer to “How do I thread the machine (Threading the upper thread)? ” to thread the machine with the upper thread and thread the needle.

  2. Turn on the machine.

  3. Press img01 (Needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle.

  4. Turn off the machine.

  5. Raise the presser foot lever.

  6. Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right and remove the bobbin cover.


  7. Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case so that the thread unwinds to the left.


  8. Pass the bobbin thread through the slot.
    Do not cut the thread with the cutter, otherwise it will be difficult to pull up the bobbin thread.


  9. Turn on the machine.

  10. While lightly holding the upper thread with your left hand, press img05 (Needle position button) twice to lower and then raise the needle.


    >> The bobbin thread is looped around the upper thread and can be pulled up.

  11. Carefully pull the upper thread upward to pull out the end of the bobbin thread.


  12. Pull up the bobbin thread, pass it under the presser foot and pull it about 10 cm (4 inches) toward the back of the machine, making it even with the upper thread.


  13. Reattach the bobbin cover.


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Innov-is A16, Innov-is A80

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