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  • Page 1 2600 2800 INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Your Elna 2600/2800 series sewing machine is designed and constructed for HOUSEHOLD use only. Read all instructions before using this machine. DANGER – To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1. Your sewing machine should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Seam guides on the needle plate ........ 19 Turning a square corner ..........19 NOTE: Information found in this instruction manual is current at the time of printing. Elna reserves the right to change and update specifications and information as needed.
  • Page 4: Section 1. Know Your Machine

    SECTION 1. KNOW YOUR MACHINE Names of Parts q Bobbin winder stopper w Bobbin winder spindle e Hole for additional spool pin r Spool holder t Spool pin y Bobbin winder thread guide u Thread take-up lever i Foot pressure dial o Face plate !0 Thread cutter !1 Needle threader (Model 2800 only)
  • Page 5: Standard Accessories

    Overlock foot C (Model 2800 only) w Zipper foot E e Blind hem foot G r Satin stitch foot F t Automatic buttonhole foot R (Model 2800 only) y Sliding buttonhole foot J (Model 2600 only) u Needles i Bobbins o Screwdriver !0 Lint brush...
  • Page 6: Extension Table

    Extension Table To detach: Pull the extension table to the left. To attach: Insert the pin into the hole and push the extension table to snap it in place. q Pin w Hole Free Arm Sewing Free arm sewing is used for stitching sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or any other tubular garment.
  • Page 7: Section 2. Getting Ready To Sew

    If it does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way. The foot controller Model YC-482J or TJC-150 is used with the sewing machine Models 2600 and 2800 (USA market only).
  • Page 8: Reverse Stitch Lever

    Reverse Stitch Lever Push the reverse stitch lever down to sew in reverse. The machine will sew in reverse while the lever is pushed. Foot Pressure Dial Turn the foot pressure dial to adjust the foot pressure. The foot pressure dial should be set at “3” for regular sewing.
  • Page 9: Raising And Lowering The Presser Foot

    Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot The presser foot lever raises and lowers the presser foot. You can raise the foot about 1/4" (0.6 cm) higher than the raised position for easy removal of the presser foot, or to place heavy fabric under the foot. q Lowered position w Raised position e Extra high position...
  • Page 10: Changing Needles

    Changing Needles CAUTION: Always make sure to turn the power switch off and disconnect the machine from power supply before changing the needle. Turn off the power switch. Raise the needle by turning the flywheel and lower the presser foot. z Loosen the needle clamp screw by turning it counterclockwise.
  • Page 11: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the Bobbin Setting the spool Place a spool of thread on the spool pin with the thread coming off the spool as illustrated. A: Press the large spool holder firmly against the spool of thread. q Large spool holder B: For a small spool, use the small spool holder.
  • Page 12: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin z Pull out the flywheel to disengage the clutch. q flywheel x Draw the thread from the spool. Guide the thread around the bobbin winder thread guide. w Bobbin winder thread guide c Thread through the hole in the bobbin from the inside to the outside.
  • Page 13: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the bobbin z Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread running off as illustrated. q Thread x Guide the thread into the front notch on the front side of the bobbin case. Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between the tension spring blades.
  • Page 14: Threading The Machine

    Threading the Machine To set the needle thread: Raise the thread take-up lever to the highest position by turning the flywheel. Raise the presser foot. WARNING: Turn OFF the power switch before threading the needle. z Draw the thread from the spool and pass it under the thread guide.
  • Page 15: Needle Threader

    Needle threader z Raise the needle to its highest position and lower the presser foot. Push down the needle threader lever as far as it will go. The hook inserts itself through the needle eye. q Threader lever x Draw the thread from the left around the guide and under the hook.
  • Page 16: Drawing Up The Bobbin Thread

    Drawing up the Bobbin Thread z Raise the presser foot and hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand. q Needle thread x Turn the flywheel slowly towards you one complete turn. Bring the bobbin thread up by pulling the needle thread as illustrated.
  • Page 17: Selecting A Stitch

    To select the stretch stitches (12–22 in model 2800 or Model 2600 Model 2800 10–18 in model 2600), set the stitch length dial on S.S. Stitch Length Dial Turn the stitch length dial until the setting mark points to the stitch length number.
  • Page 18: Fine Tuning Stretch Stitches

    Variable needle position The needle drop position of the straight stitch (1, 12 on model 2800 and 1, 10 on model 2600) can be moved between the center (5) and left (0) with the stitch width dial.
  • Page 19: Balancing Needle Thread Tension

    Balancing Needle Thread Tension The thread tension should be adjusted depending on the sewing materials, layers of fabric and sewing method. To adjust the thread tension, turn the thread tension dial. q Thread tension dial Balanced tension: The ideal straight stitch has threads locked between two layers of fabric, as illustrated.
  • Page 20: Section 3. Basic Sewing

    SECTION 3. BASIC SEWING Straight Stitch Sewing Machine setting: q Stitch: w Stitch width: 0 or 5 e Stitch length: 1.5 – 4 r Thread tension: 2 – 6 t Presser foot: Starting to sew Raise the presser foot and place the fabric under the foot.
  • Page 21: Seam Guides On The Needle Plate

    Seam guides on the needle plate The seam guides on the needle plate help you to measure seam allowance. The numbers indicate the distance between the center needle position and the seam guide. q Seam guides Number 20 4/8 5/8 6/8 Spacing (cm) 1.5 2.0 1.3 1.6 1.9 Spacing (inch)
  • Page 22: Section 4. Utility Stitches

    1 – 2 r Thread tension: 3 – 7 t Presser foot: C (Model 2800) A (Model 2600) Model 2800: Overcasting is used to prevent fabrics from raveling at raw edges. It can be used to finish a hem edge.
  • Page 23: Super Stretch Stitch

    Super Stretch Stitch 17/15 Machine setting q Stitch: 17 (Model 2800) 15 (Model 2600) w Stitch width: e Stitch length: S.S. r Thread tension: 3 – 7 t Presser foot: C (Model 2800) A (Model 2600) Model 2800: This stitch is ideal for finishing edges of stretch fabrics. It seams and finishes the fabric edges simultaneously.
  • Page 24: Triple Seam

    Triple Seam 12/10 Machine setting q Stitch: 12 (Model 2800) 10 (Model 2600) w Stitch width: 0 or 5 e Stitch length: S.S. r Thread tension: 2 – 5 t Presser foot: The triple seam is sewn with two stitches forward and one stitch backward, forming a seam that does not rip easily.
  • Page 25: Button Sewing

    Button Sewing Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: Adjust as necessary e Stitch length: r Thread tension: 3 – 7 t Presser foot: y Feed dog: Lowered Adjust the stitch width to match it with the span of the holes in the button.
  • Page 26: Automatic Buttonhole (model 2800)

    Automatic Buttonhole (Model 2800) Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 4 – 5 e Stitch length: 0.5 – 1 r Thread tension: 1 – 5 t Presser foot: NOTES: The size of buttonhole is automatically determined by placing the button in the automatic buttonhole foot. The button holder of the foot takes a button size up to 1"...
  • Page 27 c Pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go. r Buttonhole lever v Raise the foot and pass the needle thread through the opening in the foot. Draw both needle and bobbin threads to the left. Insert the fabric under the foot and lower the needle into the fabric at the starting point.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Buttonhole Stitch Density

    To sew another buttonhole, turn the stitch selector to “RESET”, then back to “ ” again. Move fabric and sew another buttonhole. m When buttonhole sewing is finished, push the buttonhole lever up as far as it will go. Adjusting the buttonhole stitch density Turn the stitch length dial within the range of “...
  • Page 29: 4-step Buttonhole (model 2600)

    4-Step Buttonhole (Model 2600) Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 4 – 5 e Stitch length: 0.5 – 1 r Thread tension: 1 – 5 t Presser foot: z Set the stitch selector dial on “ ”. Carefully mark buttonhole length on fabric.
  • Page 30: Corded Buttonhole (model 2800)

    Corded Buttonhole (Model 2800) Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 4 – 5 e Stitch length: 0.5 – 1 r Thread tension: 1 – 5 t Presser foot: z With the buttonhole foot raised, hook the filler cord on the spur at the back of the foot.
  • Page 31: Corded Buttonhole (model 2600)

    Corded Buttonhole (Model 2600) Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 4 – 5 e Stitch length: 0.5 – 1 r Thread tension: 1 – 5 t Presser foot: z With the buttonhole foot raised, hook the filler cord on the spur at the back of the foot.
  • Page 32: Manual Buttonhole (model 2800)

    Manual Buttonhole (Model 2800) Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 4 – 5 e Stitch length: 0.5 – 1 r Thread tension: 1 – 5 t Presser foot: F or optional B If the diameter of the button is more than 1" (2.5 cm), buttonholes must be made manually.
  • Page 33: Zipper Application

    Zipper Application Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 5 (center needle position) e Stitch length: 1.5 – 4 r Thread tension: 3 – 6 t Presser foot: Attaching the zipper foot A: To sew the left side of the zipper, attach zipper foot with the right side pin.
  • Page 34 To sew z Attach zipper foot with the right side pin. Fold back the upper layer seam allowance. Fold back the lower layer seam allowance to leave a 1/8" (0.4 cm) margin of fabric. q Lower layer w End of the opening e Zipper teeth r 1/8”...
  • Page 35 b Raise the foot and detach it. Re-attach it with the left side pin. Starting just below zipper bottom stop, sew across fabric to about 3/8" (1 cm) distance from the basting line. Turn fabric 90 degrees and sew a seam the entire length of the zipper tape.
  • Page 36: Blind Hem Stitches

    Blind Hem Stitches Machine setting q Stitch: 4 or 5 w Stitch width: 2 – 3 e Stitch length: 2 – 3 r Thread tension:1 – 4 t Presser foot: z On heavy weight fabrics that ravel, the raw edge should be overcast first.
  • Page 37: Section 5. Decorative Stitches

    Decorative Stretch Stitches Machine setting q Stitch: 12 – 22 (Model 2800) Model 2800 10 – 18 (Model 2600) w Stitch width: 3 – 5 e Stitch length: S.S. r Thread tension:1 – 4 Model 2600...
  • Page 38: Smocking

    Smocking 14/12 Machine setting q Stitch: 14 (Model 2800) 12 (Model 2600) w Stitch width: 3 – 5 e Stitch length: S.S. r Thread tension:1 – 4 t Presser foot: Step 1: Choose a soft and lightweight fabric such as batiste, gingham or challis.
  • Page 39: Quilt Guide (model 2800)

    Quilt guide (Model 2800 only) Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 0 or 5 e Stitch length: 1.5 – 4 r Thread tension:3 – 6 t Presser foot: y Quilt guide (Model 2800 only) The quilt guide will help keep the seam spacing constant.
  • Page 40: Pintucks

    Pintucks Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 0 or 5 e Stitch length: 1.5 – 3 r Thread tension:2 – 6 t Presser foot: Fold fabric with wrong sides together. Lower the needle into the fabric 0.1 – 0.2 cm inside the folded edge. Lower the foot and turn the screw to align the guide on the foot with the folded edge.
  • Page 41: Fagoting

    Fagoting Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 3 – 5 e Stitch length: 1 – 3 r Thread tension:1 – 4 t Presser foot: Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric to create an open work appearance, and to add design interest. Fold under each fabric edge 1/2"...
  • Page 42: Satin Stitch Appliqué

    Satin Stitch Appliqué Machine setting q Stitch: w Stitch width: 3 – 5 e Stitch length: 0.5 – 1 r Thread tension:1 – 4 t Presser foot: y Foot pressure: “2” NOTE: Apply stabilizer to the fabric for the stitch to form correctly.
  • Page 43: Section 6. Care And Maintenance

    SECTION 6. CARE AND MAINTENANCE WARNING: Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine before cleaning. NOTE: Do not dismantle the machine in any way other than what is explained in this section. Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and mild soap.
  • Page 44: Replacing The Bobbin Case

    Replacing the Bobbin Case z Insert the bobbin case into the hook race. x Make sure the knob of the bobbin case fits next to the stopper on the race. q Knob w Stopper c Replace the bobbin. Attach the needle plate, inserting the two guide pins into the holes in the needle plate.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Reference Condition Cause 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. Page 12 The needle thread 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. Page 17 breaks. 3. The needle is bent or blunt. Page 8 4. The needle is incorrectly inserted. Page 8 5.
  • Page 46: Optional Accessories

    Many standard accessories are provided with your machine but your unique creations may require something more. Therefore, Elna offers a vast array of optional accessories. Please contact your authorized Elna dealer or service center to learn more about all the possibilities OR visit us at our website: www.elna.com. RECYCLING The following information is published to be in accordance with directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament.

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