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Your Elna 6600 sewing machine is designed and constructed for HOUSEHOLD use only. Read all instructions before
using this machine.
– 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.
2. Always unplug before replacing light bulb. Replace bulb with same type rated 12 Volts, 5 watts.
3. Do not reach for the machine if it has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
4. Do not place or store machine where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place it in or drop it into
water or other liquid.
– To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or injury:
1. Do not allow machine to be used as a toy. Supervision is necessary when this machine is used by or near
2. Use this sewing machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Only use attachments
recommended by the manufacturer as described in this manual.
3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, is not working properly, has been dropped or
damaged or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for
examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. This machine is equipped with a special connection cord which, if damaged, must be replaced by an identical
cord. This can be obtained from your dealer.
5. Never operate the sewing machine with any air opening blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing
machine and foot control free from the accumulation of lint, dust and fibers.
6. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
7. Do not use outdoors.
8. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
9. To disconnect, turn machine off and remove plug from outlet.
10. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
11. Keep fingers away from all moving parts, especially the needle.
12. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
13. Do not use bent needles.
14. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. This may deflect the needle causing it to break.
15. Switch the sewing machine off when making any adjustment in the needle area, such as threading needle,
changing needle, threading bobbin, changing presser foot, etc.
16. Always unplug the sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating or making any
other servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.
Be sure to keep machine away from static electricity, heat sources, humidity and direct sunlight.
USA only
Your machine comes equipped with a polarized plug (one prong wider than the other). A polarized plug reduces the
risk of electrical shock. This plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet. If the plug does not fit fully into 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.
Use only foot control model 21371 for sewing machine model 6600 (UL, CSA).


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  • Page 1: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Your Elna 6600 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 2: Table Of Contents

    Darning ....................53 Bartacks ....................54 NOTE: Information found in this instruction manual is Arrowtack ..................... 55 current at the time of printing. Elna reserves the Eyelets ....................55 right to change and update specifications and Shell Tuck .................... 55 information as needed.
  • Page 3: Section I - Machine Parts And Functions Part Names

    SECTION I - Machine Parts and Functions Part Names Top cover (lift up and back) Stitch chart Top storage compartment Bobbin winder spindle Bobbin winder stop Selection keys LCD screen Side storage compartment Knee lifter insert channel 10. Light panel 11.
  • Page 4: Standard Accessories

    Standard Accessories Top Cover (Lift up and back) Seam ripper Set of needles Quilt guide B: Buttonhole foot (4-step) Scant 1/4 inch foot Bobbins (8 + 1 in machine = 9 total) Side Cover (Pull down Side Cover to open) D: Hemmer foot E: Zipper foot F: Satin stitch foot...
  • Page 5: Presser Foot And Accessory Definitions

    Machine Box 25. Instruction book 26. Power supply cord 27. Foot control 28. Knee lifter 29. Carrying bag Presser Foot and Accessory Definitions A: Standard Metal Foot This foot comes attached to your machine. It is mainly used for straight stitches and zigzag stitches longer than 1.0.
  • Page 6 F: Satin Stitch Foot The cutout on the underside of the foot is designed to accommodate dense stitch formation. Ideal when sewing satin and decorative stitches. G: Blind Hem Foot The guide on the foot helps ensure that the needle catches only one or two fibers of the hem, resulting in an invisible hemline.
  • Page 7: Extension Table And Free Arm

    Extension Table and Free Arm Extension Table The extension table provides more sewing space to make sewing easier. The extension table can be easily removed for free arm sewing. To Remove: Pull the end of the extension table away from the machine, as shown.
  • Page 8: Knee Lifter

    Knee Lifter The knee lifter allows you to raise or lower the presser foot without using your hands. This is especially beneficial when pivoting corners or sewing patchwork pieces. Insert knee lifter aligning the slots with the notches. The presser foot rises equal to the amount of pressure applied to the knee lifter.
  • Page 9: Connecting Machine To Power Supply

    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 machine to power supply, turn off the power switch . Insert the foot control plug and machine plug into the machine and the power supply plug...
  • Page 10: Main Function Of Keys

    Main Function of Keys 1. START/STOP Key Press this key to start the machine. The first few stitches will be sewn at a slow speed and then machine sews at the speed set by the speed control lever. Press key again to stop machine. Press and continue to hold key to sew at slow speed, release key to sew at set speed.
  • Page 11: Keyboard Selection Keys

    Keyboard Selection Keys 10 11 12 13 14 1. AUTO tension LED The “AUTO” LED indicates the needle thread tension setting. Green Light – Needle thread tension is set on “AUTO” AUTO No Light – Needle thread tension is manually set between 0 and 9. Flashing Light –...
  • Page 12 7. Select Mode Key When you switch on the machine, the Direct Select Mode is active. You can select the first ten stitches (illustrated on the keyboard) with a single touch of the key. Touch the “MODE” key to activate the 3 Digit Mode. You can select all stitches by entering the 3 digits for the desired stitch.
  • Page 13 Recommended setting for needle thread tension dial. (If the dial is not set on “AUTO”, a numerical value is shown.) Elna recommends using this presser foot for best sewing results. Stitch width or needle position – computer automatically sets width or needle position after a stitch is selected.
  • Page 14: Setting Quick Resumption, Sound And Language Modes

    Setting Quick Resumption, Sound and Language Modes These three modes/functions can be set according to your preferences. Each new setting requires you to turn OFF the power switch. Turn ON the power switch while pressing “ENTER” key. Message screen appears. Press “1” key to change quick resumption or “2”...
  • Page 15: Controlling Sewing Speed

    Reset to Factory Default It is possible to reset the machine to the factory defaults with English language as default. Turn OFF the power switch. Press “ENTER” key while turning power switch ON. Message screen appears. Press “0” key. Message screen appears. Press “ENTER”...
  • Page 16: How To Drop The Feed Dog

    How To Drop the Feed Dog The feed dog can be dropped out of position for special sewing techniques: free motion embroidery, stippling, 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. Slide the lever either to the right (down) or to the left (up)
  • Page 17: Attaching And Removing Presser Feet

    Attaching and Removing Presser Feet Press the “Up/Down Needle” key until the needle is in the raised position. Turn OFF the power switch. Raise the presser foot and press the red button q on back of the shank. The presser foot will drop off. Place the selected presser foot so the pin e on the foot lies just under the groove w of the shank.
  • Page 18: Adjusting Needle Thread Tension

    Adjusting the Needle Thread Tension Choosing the Correct Tension - Straight Stitch The ideal straight stitch will have threads locked between the two layers of fabric, as shown left (magnified to show detail). The “AUTO” setting on the needle thread tension dial should be aligned with the setting mark q.
  • Page 19: Using The Fine Adjustment Screw

    Using the Fine Adjustment Screw Choice of fabrics and threads may affect the stitch formation. The fine adjustment screw can be used to either lengthen or shorten the stitch. Fine adjustment screw Standard mark Setting mark To fine tune, use a screwdriver to move the setting mark. •...
  • Page 20: Section Ii - Getting Ready To Sew Selecting The Correct Needle And Thread

    SECTION II - Getting Ready to Sew Selecting the Correct Needle and Thread Weight Fabric Needle Type Needle Size Very Chiffon, Fine Lace, Universal 9 (65) There are many kinds of fabrics, threads and needles. It Light Organdy Ball Point 9 (65) is important to use the correct ones together.
  • Page 21: Needle Definitions

    Needle Definitions The illustration identifies the main parts of a sewing machine needle. Body Shaft Long groove (round side of needle) Short groove (flat side of needle) Point Universal – an all-purpose needle that handles most woven and knit fabrics. Ball point –...
  • Page 22: Winding A Bobbin

    Winding a Bobbin To remove bobbin, slide bobbin cover plate release button q to the right and lift away the bobbin cover plate Lift out the bobbin e. Turn ON the power switch. q Lift up the spool pin. Place the spool of thread on the spool pin with the thread coming off the spool as shown.
  • Page 23: Additional Spool Pin

    t Push bobbin winder spindle to the right. The computer display screen will show a bobbin winding message. y Holding the free end of the thread, press the foot control or Start/Stop key. Stop machine after the bobbin has made a few turns. Cut the thread tail close to the hole in the bobbin.
  • Page 24: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the Bobbin Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread running counterclockwise. Guide the thread into notch 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. Continue pulling the thread lightly until the thread slips into notch Pull out about 15 cm (6˝) of thread.
  • Page 25: Threading The Machine

    Threading the Machine Raise the presser foot. Press the “Up/Down Needle” key q until the needle is in an up position. Pull the thread under the hook and around upper thread guide w. Guide the thread down right channel and around the checkspring holder e.
  • Page 26: Built-in Needle Threader

    Built-in Needle Threader Press the “Up/Down Needle” key q until the needle is in an up position. Turn OFF the power switch. Lower the presser foot. START STOP Lower the needle threader lever w as far as it will go. Hook e is automatically inserted into the needle eye.
  • Page 27: Drawing Up The Bobbin Thread

    Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread Turn ON the power switch. Raise the presser foot and hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand. Press the “Up/Down Needle” key q twice to pick up the bobbin thread. Draw up the needle thread together with a loop of bobbin thread.
  • Page 28: Section Iii - Basic Sewing How To Select A Stitch

    SECTION III - Basic Sewing How to Select a Stitch Select stitches 1 - 0 in Direct Mode by touching the corresponding key. Select stitches in the 3 Digit Mode by pressing “MODE” key and then the 3 corresponding keys. Set-up your machine according to the LCD screen.
  • Page 29: Cutting The Threads

    Cutting the Threads Raise the presser foot. Remove the fabric; pull the threads to the back and cut threads using the thread cutter. (The threads are cut the proper length to start the next seam.) Changing Sewing Direction Stop the machine and press the “Up/Down Needle” key to bring the needle down into the fabric.
  • Page 30: Adjusting Stitch Length

    Adjusting Stitch Length When you press the “Stitch Length” key, the stitch length can be set at 0.00 or between 1.0 and 5.0. Press the top “–” side of the key to shorten the stitch length. Press the bottom “+” side of the key to lengthen the stitch length.
  • Page 31 Reset Stitch To Factory Default Settings. It is possible to reset the machine so personal settings for an individual stitch revert to the factory default settings. Display the stitch you want to reset in the LCD screen. Press “My Personal Setting” key. Message screen appears.
  • Page 32: Sewing On Heavy Fabrics

    Sewing On Heavy Fabrics The black button on presser foot “A” locks the foot in a horizontal position when pushed in before lowering the presser foot. This ensures even feeding at the beginning of seams and helps when sewing many layers of fabric such as welt seams used to hem jeans.
  • Page 33: Zipper Insertion

    Zipper Insertion Lapped Application Lapped zippers are usually inserted into a side seam of skirts or pants, for example. Use zipper foot E instead of standard metal foot A. Attach the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the shank.
  • Page 34 Close zipper. Turn zipper face up (right seam allowance 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 2.5. Starting at the bottom, sew through the folded seam allowance and zipper tape. Stop just before the zipper foot reaches the slider on the zipper tape.
  • Page 35: Rolled Hem

    Rolled Hem An easy, professional way to sew hems. The spiral on the hemmer foot guides the fabric edge to create a rolled hem. Recommended for fine, sheer fabrics used in bridal wear. Attach hemmer foot D. Trim about 6.5 mm (1/4˝) from corners to reduce bulk. Make a double 3 mm (1/8˝) fold approximately 8 cm (3˝) in length.
  • Page 36: Zigzag Stitch

    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. Select 2. Adjusting Stitch Width and Length Press the “–”...
  • Page 37: Satin Stitch Appliqué

    Satin Stitch Appliqué The zigzag stitch is commonly used for appliqué, monogramming, stems of flowers and petals. (A short zigzag stitch length creates the satin stitch.) Threads of 100% cotton, rayon or silk provide the best results. • Apply stabilizer to the fabric for the stitch to form correctly.
  • Page 38: Mending A Tear

    Mending a Tear Pull torn edges together and fuse a piece of interfacing slightly larger than the tear to the wrong side of the garment. Decrease stitch length to 0.20 – 0.50. Begin sewing above the tear. Stitch down the middle, pulling edges together.
  • Page 39: Blind Hem Stitches

    Blind Hem Stitches The stretch blind hem (4) is a great method for finishing a hemline or sleeve. Use the woven blind hem (026) on non-stretch fabrics. Finish the raw hem edge with a zigzag or 3 step zigzag q before sewing the blind hem. Select 4 or press “MODE”...
  • Page 40: Triple Seam

    Use it to reinforce areas such as crotch and armhole seams or to construct items such as backpacks. This stitch can also be used for topstitching. Elna invented this stitch in 1952. Select 6. Using a straight stitch (stitch length 4.0), baste a seam together.
  • Page 41: Buttonhole Variations

    Buttonhole Variations All buttonholes should use interfacing that is the same weight as the fabric. Interfacing is especially important when sewing on stretch fabrics. Classic Buttonhole (Sensor or 4 Step Memory) The most common buttonhole, found on blouses, shirts, pants, etc. It 9 or 019 consists of a bartack at each end and a compact zigzag stitch along each side.
  • Page 42 Test sew the buttonhole on a sample swatch of the same fabric. Include the interfacing and any seam allowances that will be in the actual garment. This is very important to ensure the buttonhole style and fabric are compatible. Sensor Buttonholes (Totally Automated Buttonholes) Select a buttonhole style - 9 through 018.
  • Page 43 Mark the buttonhole area on the fabric. Place both threads to the left under the foot. Insert the garment under the foot and hand turn the flywheel to lower the needle at the starting point. Then lower the buttonhole foot. Begin sewing.
  • Page 44 Press “MODE” key to access 3 Digit Mode for Buttonholes 011 - 018. 011 Rounded Keyhole Buttonhole The buttonhole will automatically sew: the front left half of keyhole, zigzag backwards on left side and straight stitch on right side to front front right half of keyhole and zigzag backwards on right side back rounded end and stop...
  • Page 45 016 Heirloom Buttonhole The buttonhole will automatically sew: the front bartack, zigzag backwards on left side straight stitch forward on right side to front bartack and zigzag backwards on right side back bartack and stop 017 Faux Chain Buttonhole The buttonhole will automatically sew: the front bartack, and stitch backwards on left side back bartack, stitch forward on right side to front bartack and stop...
  • Page 46 Cutting Open Buttonhole Place a pin just inside the bartack at each end to prevent accidentally cutting bartacks. Cut buttonhole open with the seam ripper. Troubleshooting Tips 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 back a little extra.
  • Page 47: Corded Buttonhole

    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 as described for a classic buttonhole. • Set the stitch width to match the thickness of the cording.
  • Page 48: Step Memory Buttonholes - Classic And Bound

    4-Step Memory Buttonholes – Classic and Bound 019 Classic Buttonhole (4 Step Memory) This buttonhole is especially suited for oversized novelty buttons or larger decorative openings. All buttonholes should use interfacing suitable for the fabric weight. Test sew buttonhole on sample swatch. Select 019.
  • Page 49 Start sewing – front bartack, lockstitch. Machine will automatically stop when buttonhole is completed. Sewing Additional Buttonholes To sew another buttonhole the same size - raise foot, move fabric, lower foot and sew. Reset Buttonhole Size To sew a buttonhole a different size (or to adjust stitch length), reset the machine by pressing “ENTER”...
  • Page 50 020 Bound Buttonhole (4 Step Memory) Great for oversized buttons requiring tailored buttonholes, welt pockets or larger decorative openings. All buttonholes should use interfacing suitable for the fabric weight. Select 020. The LCD screen will briefly show two messages. Increase stitch length so it is appropriate for your fabric weight.
  • Page 51 8. Start sewing – straight stitch front edge, lockstitch. Machine will automatically stop when buttonhole is completed. 9. Cut down center of sewn rectangle, snipping into each corner. 10. Pass the bias square through slit and pull to wrong side of garment to form the lips of buttonhole. 11.
  • Page 52: How To Sew On A Button

    How To Sew On a Button Hand sewing buttons to a garment is very time- consuming. Sew them on in one quick, easy step. Select 021. The LCD screen will briefly show a message. Drop the feed dog. See page 16. •...
  • Page 53: Darning

    Darning Darning with a sewing machine saves a lot of time. It is used for repairing very worn areas (not holes) in fabric. Select 022. The LCD screen will briefly show two messages. Automatic Darning Extend the buttonholder q completely open. Place both threads to the left under the foot.
  • Page 54: Bartacks

    Bartacks A bartack is a reinforced stitch used on garment areas that receive extra stress like pockets, belt loops and zippers. Select 023. The LCD screen will briefly show a message. Automatic Bartack Place the fabric under presser foot. Lower presser foot. Sew until the machine automatically stops.
  • Page 55: Arrowtack

    Arrowtack This stitch is used to reinforce the corners of pockets and pleats. Select 024. Place fabric under foot so center pleat line is horizontal in front of you. Lower presser foot so the center bar lines up with the pleat line. (This allows the widest part of the stitch to be sewn in the pleat center.) Begin sewing and press “Auto-lock”...
  • Page 56: Basting Stitch

    Basting Stitch The basting stitch can be used to temporarily hold together two or more layers of fabric. Use a fine needle to avoid leaving permanent needle marks. Select 030. Lower the feed dog. Set foot pressure dial to 2 or 1.
  • Page 57: Saddle Stitch

    Saddle Stitch Wonderful as a lovely topstitch effect for suits, blazers, jumpers, jeans and linen napkins. Because of its configuration, once in place, this stitch is not easily removed. Select 031. Use edge of foot as guide for fabric edge. Press “Stitch Width/Needle Position”...
  • Page 58: Overlock Stitch

    Double Overlock Stitch This stitch finishes the edges of your seams similar to a commercial overlock machine stitch. Elna invented this stitch in 1976. Select 034. Place the fabric edges together under the presser foot. Trim away any excess seam allowance.
  • Page 59: Section Iv - Quilting Piecing Fabrics Together

    SECTION IV - Quilting Piecing Fabrics Together Accuracy is the key when sewing together fabric pieces for a quilt. Be sure to precisely cut your fabric pieces with 6.5 cm (1/4˝) seam allowances. Select 1. Attach scant 1/4˝ foot. The black bar on the foot is a perfect 1/4˝ seam guide from center needle position (3.5).
  • Page 60: Open Toe Walking Foot

    Open Toe Walking Foot Great for keeping quilt layers from shifting when sewing. How To Attach Open Toe Walking Foot Press the “Up/Down Needle” key until the needle is in an up position. Raise the presser foot. Turn OFF power switch. Loosen thumbscrew and remove shank.
  • Page 61: Buttonhole Appliqué

    Buttonhole Appliqué A favorite method of applying small pieces of fabric to quilts for decoration. Select 079, 080, 081 or 082. Use fine embroidery thread (50 weight or finer) and needle appropriate to fabric. You may need to set the foot pressure dial to 2.
  • Page 62: Free Motion Quilting Or Stippling

    Free Motion Quilting or Stippling Add dimension to your quilt by stitching down the surrounding background fabric around larger designs, like hearts or flowers. Lower the feed dog and sew fabric layers in a random pattern without the stitching lines crossing each other.
  • Page 63: Section V - Decorative Sewing Scallop Edges

    SECTION V - Decorative Sewing Scallop Edges Attractively finish edges of collars, pockets and placemats. Select 035, 036, 038 or 039. To edge a collar, place interfacing/stabilizer between upper and under collar and sew scallop on seam line. After sewing, trim fabric close to stitching taking care not to cut scallops.
  • Page 64: Twin Needle Sewing

    Twin Needle Sewing As the name implies, the twin needle results in two identical parallel rows of stitches – utility or decorative. The “Twin Needle” key should be pressed whenever using a twin needle. Be sure to test the stitch before sewing because twin needles are available in a variety of widths.
  • Page 65: Twin Needle Decorative Sewing

    Twin Needle Decorative Stitches Why not try two different thread colors in the needles? Select a decorative stitch. “Twin Needle” key should still be selected. Hand turn flywheel to test if needles hit the foot. Place fabric and stabilizer under foot and sew. After completing twin needle sewing, turn OFF the power switch.
  • Page 66: Circle Sewing

    Circle Sewing The circular sewing pivot pin is inserted into the extension table and provides a pivot point to sew perfect curves or circles for doilies or large scallops. Use either utility or decorative stitches. Select a decorative stitch. Fold fabric into quarters to determine center. Pierce center of fabric with pivot pin.
  • Page 67: Section Vi - Programming Combinations

    SECTION VI - Programming Combinations (Must have 3 Digit Mode Activated) Single Repeat with Lockstitch Select 035. (Machine automatically converts to show selected stitch image and information after third digit is pressed.) Press “Mirror Image” key. Press “Elongation” key. Press “Stitch Length” key and change stitch length to 0.30.
  • Page 68: Combining A Sequence

    Combining a Sequence Select 177. (Press “Mirror Image” key and change stitch width or length if desired.) Press “ENTER” key to memorize. A blinking cursor will appear to indicate where next selected and entered stitch will be memorized within the sequence. Select 045.
  • Page 69: Reset Combined Sequence To Beginning

    Change thread color. Select 102. Press “ENTER” key. Select 200. Press “ENTER” key. o !0 Place fabric and stabilizer under foot and sew over straight stitch, placing flower between leaves. Cut connecting threads. Reset Combined Sequence to Beginning It is possible to partially sew the combined sequence and restart the machine at the beginning.
  • Page 70: Combining Letters

    Combining Letters There are 3 font styles: Block letters (300 stitch numbers) Gothic letters (400 stitch numbers) Script or Monogram letters (500 stitch numbers) Select 315. Press “ENTER” key. Select 348. Press “ENTER” key. Select 350. Press “ENTER” key. Select 337. Press “ENTER”...
  • Page 71: How To Preview The Combined Sequence

    How to Preview the Combined Sequence (Utility, Satin, Decorative or Letters) Program the following stitches using the “ENTER” key: 519, 178, 367, 423, 435, 315, 348, 350 and 337. The LCD screen will show a maximum of 8 stitches at one time.
  • Page 72: Individually Adjusting Stitch Width Or Length

    Individually Adjusting Stitch Width or Length If the cursor is positioned under a stitch in the programmed sequence, the stitch width or length adjustment is applied only to that stitch. Program 046 two times. Press “Review Memory Left” key to move cursor. Press “–”...
  • Page 73: Permanent Memory

    Permanent Memory It is possible to retain a sequence for future use even if the machine is turned off. Simply save the sequence in one of the three permanent memories. Each memory has a capacity of 50 stitches. Saving Memory Program 130, 177 and 129.
  • Page 74 Recalling Memory Press “M” key. Press “Mirror Image” key. Deleting an Individual Memory Press “M” key. Press “C” key to delete. (An hourglass will briefly appear.)
  • Page 75: Section Vii - Heirloom Pintucks

    Remove paper or wash away stabilizer and basting stitches. NOTE: An Elna EXCLUSIVE optional accessory is the fagoting plate (available in narrow or wide version). It is a guide for the two folded fabric edges and eliminates the need for paper...
  • Page 76: Hemstitches

    Hemstitches Hemstitching, also known as French hand sewing, was traditionally only a hand sewn art. There are several stitches to choose from that will add an “old world charm”. Best results require the use of linen, cotton or a blend of linen/cotton. Thread machine, needle and bobbin with a fine cotton embroidery thread (50 weight or finer).
  • Page 77: Fringing

    Fringing Fringing adds a special touch on table linens and shawls. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. Select 064 (Mirror Image) or 080. 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.
  • Page 78: Smocking

    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. Select 1. Increase stitch length to 5.0. Sew rows of straight stitches about 10-13 mm (3/8˝-1/2˝) apart, across the area to be smocked.
  • Page 79: Section Viii - Taking Care Of Your Machine

    SECTION VIII - Taking Care of Your Machine Your machine has been meticulously designed and manufactured to give you a lifetime of sewing pleasure. Do not store the machine in a high humidity area, near a heat radiator or in direct sunlight. The machine is self- lubricating, however, the area around the bobbin and hook must be cleaned each time the machine has had extensive use.
  • Page 80: Replacing The Bobbin Case

    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 r Insert the bobbin case so the knob fits next to the stopper in the hook area.
  • Page 81: Stitch Chart

    Stitch Chart 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 AUTO AUTO 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 070...
  • Page 82 Block Letters 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 SPACE...
  • Page 83: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Elna is pleased to offer the following optional accessories for your machine. This listing is current at time of printing but we are always developing new accessories to make sewing easier. Contact your authorized Elna dealer or service center to learn more about the latest innovations OR visit us at our website:
  • Page 84: Warning Messages

    Warning Messages Three beep sounds will alert you to machine problems. The LCD screen will show one of these messages. Message What to Do Reason Release the foot control. Power switch is turned on while foot control is pressed. Presser foot is up when sewing is Lower presser foot.
  • Page 85 Remove tangled thread. The machine is malfunctioning because of Contact your authorized the item indicated. Example: “E1 init error” Elna dealer or service – error in initialization of stepping motor. center where you purchased your machine. The LCD screen is abnormal.
  • Page 86: Troubleshooting

    2. Lint has built up in the bobbin holder or hook area. 79-80 appears. 3. The machine is not threaded properly. 4. The fabric is too heavy. Machine stops and 1. Machine needs servicing. Contact Elna message E1 ~ E5 service center appears.
  • Page 87: Index

    INDEX Accessories ..............4-5, 83 Fabric ..................20 Accessory Storage .............. 3, 4 Face Plate ................3, 80 Add Stitches ................71 Factory Default Settings ........12, 15, 30, 31 Alignment of Stitches Within a Sequence ......72 Fagoting .................. 75 Appliqué...
  • Page 88 Mending a Tear ............... 38 Mesh Hemstitch ..............76 Saddle Stitch ................57 Mirror Image Key ............. 12, 65 Satin Stitch Appliqué ............... 37 Mode Key ..............12, 28, 67 Satin Stitches – Elongation ..........11, 65 Monograms ..............70, 82 Saving Memory ..............

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