PDFMAILER.DE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Your Elna model 6001 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.
Satin Stitch Applique ..........31 NOTE: Information found in this instruction How to Sew on a Button ........32 manual is current at the time of printing. Elna 3-Step Zigzag ............33 reserves the right to change and update specifi- Mending a Tear ............
PDFMAILER.DE Presser Foot Definitions A: STANDARD METAL FOOT A This foot comes attached to your machine. It is mainly used for straight stitches and zigzag stitches longer than 1.0. The button locks the foot in a hori- zontal position helping to sew over multiple layered seams.
PDFMAILER.DE Extension Table (Accessory Storage Box) and Free Arm Extension Table The extension table provides more sewing space to make sewing easier. The extension can be easily removed for free arm sewing. Free arm sewing is good for circle areas like sleeves, waistbands and pant legs.
PDFMAILER.DE How To Drop the Feed Dog The feed dog drops out of position for special sewing techniques: free motion embroidery, button sewing, etc. The feed dog must always be up for regular sewing. Locate the feed dog lever on the back of the free arm.
PDFMAILER.DE Additional Presser Foot Clearance You can raise the presser foot about 6.5 mm (1/4”) higher than the normal up position for easy removal of the presser foot or to place heavy fabrics under the presser foot. Pull the presser foot lever up be- •...
PDFMAILER.DE Adjusting the Needle Thread Tension Choosing the Correct Tension - Straight Stitch The ideal straight stitch will have threads locked be- tween the two layers of fabric, as shown left (magni- fied to show detail). Needle thread tension can range from 3 –...
PDFMAILER.DE SECTION II Weight Fabric Needle Type Needle Size Getting Ready to Sew Very Chiffon, Fine Lace, Universal 9 (65) Light Organdy Ball Point 9 (65) Selecting the Correct Needle and Thread Light Batiste, Lawn, Crepe Stretch 11 (75) de Chine, Challis There are many kinds of fabrics, threads and Handkerchief Linen, Crepe, Taffeta, Satin...
PDFMAILER.DE Needle Definitions The illustration identifies the main parts of a sewing machine needle. 1. Body 2. Shaft 3. Long groove (round side of needle) 4. Short groove (flat side of needle) 5. Eye 6. Point Universal – an all-purpose needle that handles most woven and knit fabrics.
PDFMAILER.DE Connecting Machine To Power Supply Before connecting the power cord, make sure the voltage and frequency shown on the machine are identical to your electrical power. To connect the foot control … , turn off the power switch „ . Insert the foot control plug • and machine plug ‚...
PDFMAILER.DE Main Function Lift front cover up and away to reveal the Selection Keys and LED readout. Switch on the machine. (Test lights run in LED readout.) 1. Up/Down Needle Key If the needle is up when you press this key, the needle will go down to its lowest position.
PDFMAILER.DE 3. Reverse Key If you are sewing a straight stitch, zigzag stitch or 3-step zigzag stitch, press and hold this key. The machine will sew in reverse until you release the key. * If you are sewing utility or decorative stitches, the machine will immediately stop and sew a locking stitch when you press this key.
PDFMAILER.DE 6. Stitch Length Key Press this key to display pre-programmed stitch length. Depending on the stitch selected, stitch length can be set between 0.0 and 5.0. To decrease stitch length, press – side of key. To increase stitch length, press + side of key. The reverse stitch length will not sew any longer than 2.5 mm (approx.
PDFMAILER.DE Winding a Bobbin To remove bobbin, slide bobbin cover plate release button to the right and lift away the bobbin cover plate. Lift out the bobbin. Lift up the spool pin. Place the spool of thread on • the spool pin with the thread coming off the spool as shown.
PDFMAILER.DE n Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle and push it to the right. The LED readout will display “SP.” o Holding the free end of the thread, press the foot control. Stop the machine when it has made a few turns and cut the thread tail close to the hole in the bobbin.
PDFMAILER.DE Inserting the Bobbin Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread running counterclockwise. Guide the thread into notch A on the front side of the bobbin case. Hold the bobbin with your right hand and pull the thread to the left, through the tension spring blades.
PDFMAILER.DE Threading the Machine j Raise the presser foot. k Press the key until the needle is in an up posi- tion. l Pull the thread around the upper thread guide. m Guide the thread down and around the check spring holder.
PDFMAILER.DE Built-in Needle Threader Press the key until the needle is in an up posi- tion. Lower the needle threader lever as far as it will go. Hook A is automatically inserted into the needle eye. Bring the thread around Guide B and under Hook A. Release the lever and let the needle threader return to its original position.
PDFMAILER.DE Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread Raise the presser foot and hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand. Press the j twice to pick up the bobbin thread. Draw up the needle thread together with a loop of bobbin thread.
PDFMAILER.DE SECTION III Sewing Example of How To Read the Machine Set-Up Information Select Stitch j Press 1-15 key to select stitch 01. LED readout shows 01. Which Presser Foot to Use k Use presser foot shown (A: Metal foot) for the best sewing result.
PDFMAILER.DE Finishing Off a Seam To fasten the threads at the end of a seam, press and hold the key while sewing. Raise the presser foot. Remove the fabric; pull the threads to the back and cut threads using the thread cutter.
PDFMAILER.DE Gathering Gathering with straight stitches works best on light to medium weight fabrics. Decrease tension to between 1 and 3. Increase stitch length to 5.0. Sew two rows of parallel stitches. Sew first row next to raw edge using foot A as guide. Sew second row next to first row using foot A as guide.
PDFMAILER.DE Zipper Insertion Lapped Application Lapped zippers are usually inserted into a side seam of skirts or pants, for example. Attach the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the shank. To sew the left side of the zipper, attach the zip- per foot on the right-hand side.
PDFMAILER.DE Close zipper. Turn zipper face up (right seam allow- ance forms a small fold at basting line) and smooth zipper teeth away from seam. Attach foot with right side pin. Reset straight stitch length to 2.2. Starting at the bottom, sew through the folded seam allow- ance and zipper tape.
PDFMAILER.DE Pintucks Pintucks should be added to your fabric before cut- ting out the pattern piece. 1. Use a washable fabric marker and draw lines for pintucks on the fabric right side. 2. Fold the fabric together on the first line with wrong sides together.
PDFMAILER.DE Rolled Hem (optional foot) An easy, professional way to sew hems using the straight stitch. Recommended for fine, sheer fabrics used in bridal wear. Make a double 3 mm (1/8”) fold approximately 8 cm (3”) in length. Lower needle into fabric at point where sewing is to begin.
PDFMAILER.DE Twin Needle Hem A twin needle hem is quick and easy. This is an ex- cellent hemming method for knit fabrics because the bobbin thread zigzags, allowing the hem to stretch with the fabric. Be sure to use a stretch twin needle for knit fabrics.
PDFMAILER.DE Zigzag Stitch The zigzag stitch is a very versatile stitch. Simply change its width and length. Use the zigzag to finish raw seam edges, sew narrow hems, sew satin stitch appliques and create beautiful monograms. Adjusting Stitch Width and Length Press the –...
PDFMAILER.DE Whip and Roll Hem This technique produces a beautiful edge on ruffles and hems. It should only be used for lightweight fab- rics and is commonly used in heirloom sewing. Decrease stitch width to 3.5 and stitch length to 0.8. The fabric edge must be clean cut with no unraveling threads.
PDFMAILER.DE How To Sew On a Button Hand sewing buttons to a garment is very time-con- suming. Sew them on in one quick, easy step. Drop the feed dog. See page 7. Set the stitch width according to the position of the holes in the button.
PDFMAILER.DE 3-Step Zigzag The 3-step zigzag (sometimes called a multiple zig- zag) is used to finish raw seam edges on synthetics and other fabrics that tend to pucker. This stitch gives a flatter edge finish than the regular zigzag and is excellent for darning and mending tears in fabric.
PDFMAILER.DE Blind Hem Stitches The woven blind hem is a great method of finishing a hemline or sleeve. Finish the raw hem edge with a zigzag or 3 step zigzag before sewing the blind hem. Use the stretch blind hem on knit fabrics.
PDFMAILER.DE Shell Tuck This is a pretty hem finish for lingerie and tricot fab- rics. Can also be used for decorative rows of stitch- ing. Use a lightweight fabric such as tricot. Fold and stitch on the bias. Set the stitch width and length as you desire.
This stitch can also be used for topstitching. Elna invented this stitch in 1952. Using a straight stitch (stitch length 4), baste a seam together. Verify the fit. Reset the machine for triple seam and sew.
PDFMAILER.DE Decorative Stretch Stitches Choose a decorative stretch stitch for applying a hem to knit fabrics. 1. Fold and press under hem allowance. 2. Place the fabric under the presser foot. Lower the presser foot. Sew hem. 3. Trim away any excess hem fabric. Super Stretch Stitch This stitch is recommended for sewing fabrics such as swimwear and stretch velour as it provides the...
Place the fabric edges together under the presser foot next to the right side edge of the presser foot. Elna invented this stitch in 1982. Double Overlock Stitch This stitch finishes the edges of your seams similar to a commercial overlock machine stitch.
PDFMAILER.DE Buttonhole Variations All buttonholes should use interfacing that is the same weight as the fabric. Interfacing is especially important when sewing on stretch fabrics. j Classic Buttonhole The most common buttonhole, found on blouses, shirts, pants, etc. It consists of a bartack at each end and a compact zigzag stitch along each side.
PDFMAILER.DE Extend the buttonholder to the back and place the button in it. Push the holder together tightly around the button. Placing the button in the automatic buttonhole foot automatically sets the size of the buttonhole. The buttonholder on the foot adjusts for a button up to 2.5 cm (1”) in diameter.
PDFMAILER.DE #16 Classic Buttonhole The buttonhole will automatically sew: j the front bartack and zigzag on left side k straight stitch on right side to front bartack l zigzag on right side m back bartack and stop Variation – Reinforced Buttonhole Suitable for heavyweight fabric.
PDFMAILER.DE Remove the fabric and place a pin just inside the bartack at each end to prevent accidentally cutting bartacks. Cut buttonhole open with the seam ripper. When buttonhole sewing is finished, push the but- tonhole lever upward as far as it will go. If the button is extremely thick and difficult to fit through the test buttonhole, you can lengthen the buttonhole by pulling the buttonholder on the foot...
PDFMAILER.DE Corded Buttonhole Corded buttonholes are found on coats and other garments that require extra strong buttonholes. The cording reinforces and accentuates the buttonhole. Sew a corded buttonhole using the same procedure described on pages 39-42 for a classic buttonhole. Set the stitch width to match the thickness of the cording.
PDFMAILER.DE Buttonhole Applique A favorite method of applying small pieces of fabric to quilts for decoration. Use fine embroidery thread (50 weight or finer) and needle appropriate to fabric. You may need to set the foot pressure dial to 2. 1.
PDFMAILER.DE Fringing Fringing adds a special touch on table linens and shawls. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. Carefully cut the fabric on grain. Remove a single yarn or thread where the fringing is to begin. Sew down the left side so the right hand stitches fall in the open space.
PDFMAILER.DE Drawn Work Drawn work uses the same method as fringing. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. Carefully cut fabric on grain. Determine width of the drawn work and remove one yarn or fabric thread at each end.
PDFMAILER.DE Patchwork Sew a straight stitch seam and press seam allow- ance open. Sew patchwork stitch on right side of garment centering it over the seam. These stitches can also be used: Twin Needle Decorative Stitches Sew decorative stitches with a twin needle and two different needle thread colors.
PDFMAILER.DE Scallop Edges Scallop stitches can be used to attractively finish the edges of collars, pockets and placemats. To edge a collar, place interfacing between upper and under collar and sew the scallop on the seam line. After sewing, trim fabric close to stitching. Do not cut the scallops.
PDFMAILER.DE Smocking Smocking is a delicate, decorative treatment on children’s clothing or women’s blouses. Choose a soft, lightweight fabric such as batiste, gingham or challis. Cut the fabric three times the finished width. Increase stitch length to 5.0. Sew rows of straight stitches about 1 cm (3/8”) apart, across the area to be smocked.
PDFMAILER.DE SECTION IV Exclusive Optional Elna Accessories Elastic Gatherer Plate Apply elastic in one step without creating a casing. The elastic gatherer stretches the elastic as it is sewn to the fabric, a quick and easy method. Avail- able in 3 sizes – 7 mm, 10 mm or 13 mm (1/4”, 3/8”...
PDFMAILER.DE SECTION V Taking Care of Your Machine Your Elna 6001 has been meticulously designed and manufactured to give you a lifetime of sewing plea- sure. Do not store the machine in a high humidity area, near a heat radiator or in direct sunlight. The...
PDFMAILER.DE ƒ Clean the feed dog and hook area with the lint brush. Wipe out gently with soft, dry cloth. (You can also use a small vacuum cleaner.) Replacing the Bobbin Case m Insert the bobbin case so the knob fits next to the stopper in the hook area.
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