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.
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.
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)
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...
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.
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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"...
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.
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 “...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.