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  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Your Elna 8600 embroidery 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

    NOTE: Information found in this instruction manual is Arrowtack ............... 60 Eyelets ................60 current at the time of printing. Elna reserves the right to Decorative Stitch Window Keys ....... 61-62 change and update specifications and information as Saddle Stitch ..............63...
  • Page 4: Section I - Machine Parts And Functions Part Names

    SECTION I Machine Parts and Functions Part Names 1. Stitch chart 2. Top cover 3. Spool pin 4. Spool holder, large 5. Storage compartment 6. Bobbin winder cutter 7. Bobbin winder spindle 8. Bobbin winder stop 9. LCD touch screen 10.
  • Page 5: Standard Accessories

    Standard Accessories Extension Table (Storage Box) Accessories are stored inside the extension table. Pull lid towards you to open the storage box. 1. R: Automatic buttonhole foot 2. T: Button sewing foot 3. P2: Embroidery/darning foot 4. D: Hemmer foot 5.
  • Page 6 Storage Compartment under Top Cover (Lift up and back) Handy storage area for individual pieces 18. F: Satin stitch foot 19. E: Zipper foot 20. P: Embroidery foot 21. Shank (attached to machine) 22. A: Standard metal foot (attached to machine) 23.
  • Page 7: Presser Foot And Accessory Definitions

    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. The button locks the foot in a horizontal position helping to sew over multiple layered seams. C: Overlock Foot Prevent fabric edges from raveling by finishing the edge with a zigzag stitch.
  • Page 8 P: Embroidery Foot Automated embroidery requires using a hoop and securing the fabric inside it so it is held taut. The carriage mechanism must be able to move the hoop/fabric freely; this foot allows that movement. P-2: Embroidery/Darning Foot Skipped stitches are no longer a concern when sewing free motion embroidery, stippling, darning and monogramming.
  • Page 9: 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: Lift out extension table away from the machine, as shown.
  • Page 10: Controlling Sewing Speed

    Controlling Sewing Speed Sewing speed can be varied with the foot control. The harder you press on the foot control, the faster the machine runs. The maximum sewing speed can be varied by sliding the speed control lever. For a faster speed, slide it to the right;...
  • Page 11: How To Drop The Feed Dog

    How To Drop the Feed Dog The feed dog automatically drops down when basting stitch 7, button sewing 20 or embroidery mode is selected. The feed dog must always be up for regular sewing. The feed dog can be dropped out of position for special sewing techniques: free motion embroidery, stippling, etc.
  • Page 12: 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 13: Needle Thread Tension

    Needle Thread Tension The “AUTO” tension dial setting is appropriate for most sewing situations in traditional sewing mode. The “AUTO” setting on the needle thread tension dial should be aligned with the setting mark q. Keep the dial set on “AUTO”...
  • Page 14: Using The Fine Adjustment Screw

    Using the Fine Adjustment Screw Choice of fabrics and threads may affect the stitch formation when sewing decorative stitches, letters and numbers or classic 4 step programmable buttonhole 19. The fine adjustment screw can be used to either lengthen or shorten the stitch. q Fine adjustment screw w Standard mark e Setting mark...
  • Page 15: Section Ii - Getting Ready To Sew

    SECTION II Getting Ready to Sew Connecting Machine To Power Supply Machine has an auto voltage system and will automatically adjust to any local power supply voltage between 100 and 240V, 50/60 Hz. Always use the power supply cord that came with the machine. To connect machine to power supply, turn off the power switch q.
  • Page 16: Lcd Touch Screen

    IMPORTANT: Before turning on your machine, clear your table surface of anything that might obstruct the carriage movement. If your machine is in a cabinet, check that the machine is even or above the cabinet surface. (The carriage could possibly hit the cabinet and disturb the sewing result.) TURN ON THE POWER SWITCH.
  • Page 17: Main Function Of Keys

    If the needle is down when you press this key, the needle will go up to its highest position. NOTE: The Elna 8600 is equipped with a safety feature that will automatically shut down the machine to prevent overheating if it is running overloaded. Follow the instructions that appear in the LCD touch screen should this occur.
  • Page 18: Operation Keys

    Operation Keys q Traditional Sewing Key Straight Stitch Auto Press this key to switch from embroidery sewing to traditional sewing. w Embroidery Sewing Key Press this key to switch from traditional sewing to embroidery sewing. Adjust e Open File Key Press this key to open files containing saved sequences in traditional sewing or saved design layouts in embroidery sewing.
  • Page 19: Set Preference Keys

    SET Preference Keys Straight Stitch Auto These functions can be set according to your preferences: screen contrast, sound volume, eco mode, inch/mm, adjust key position, free arm length, set maximum embroidery speed, sewing light, thread selection, format and language. Touch the “SET” preference key q to access and personalize the machine settings.
  • Page 20 7. Adjust key positions If the touch keys in the LCD touch screen do not react to your touch, the keys may need to be Key Position Adjustment adjusted or realigned. Free Arm Length Touch the “Yes” key to open the adjust key position window.
  • Page 21 11. Select thread brand Choose from three popular brands of embroidery ® thread. The default thread brand is Robison-Anton Touch the key that represents the brand of thread Thread selection you use most commonly. The color code and name Robison- Madeira Mettler for that brand of thread will be displayed in the LCD...
  • Page 22: How To Access On Screen Information

    How to Access On Screen Information Straight Stitch Auto The LCD touch screen can show you information for these basic machine operations: fine tuning adjustment, changing needles, inserting the bobbin, buttonholes, threading the machine and winding the bobbin. 1. Touch the “On Screen Information” key to open the index window.
  • Page 23: Selecting The Correct Needle And Thread

    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. Light Batiste, Lawn, Crepe Stretch...
  • Page 24: Needle Definitions

    Needle Definitions The illustration identifies the main parts of a sewing machine needle. q Body w Shaft e Long groove (round side of needle) r Short groove (flat side of needle) t Eye y Point Universal – an all-purpose needle that handles most woven and knit fabrics.
  • Page 25: 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. (Always use bobbin type supplied with machine.) Lift up the spool pin. Place the spool of thread on the spool pin with the thread coming off the spool as shown.
  • Page 26 Using both hands, pull thread towards left and insert thread into slit. Pull the thread (dotted line in illustration) around the thread guides following the broken lines indicated on the machine q. Pass the thread through the hole in the bobbin from inside to the outside.
  • Page 27: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the Bobbin Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread running counterclockwise. Guide the thread into notch q 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.
  • Page 28: Threading The Machine

    Threading the Machine Raise the presser foot with the presser foot lever. Press the “Up/Down Needle” key until the needle is in an up position. Turn OFF the power switch. Using both hands, pull thread towards left and insert thread into slit q. Pull thread forward around guide w. (Thread pathway is indicated on the machine with solid line.) AUTO...
  • Page 29: Built-in Needle Threader

    Built-in Needle Threader Press the “Up/Down Needle” key until the needle is in an up position. Turn OFF the power switch. Lower the presser foot. Pull down the needle threader lever q as far as it will go. Hook w is automatically inserted into the needle eye. Bring the thread around guide e and under hook w.
  • Page 30: 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 31: Section Iii - Traditional Sewing

    SECTION III Traditional Sewing Straight Stitch Auto Traditional Sewing Window Keys Stitches with similar characteristics are arranged together. q Utility Stitch Key (See page 31) Touch this key to access straight stitch, zigzag, 3- step zigzag, blind hems, basting, triple seam, stretch Adjust seam, double overlock, super overlock and super stretch.
  • Page 32: How To Select A Stitch And What The Symbols Represent

    How to Select a Stitch and What the Symbols Represent er t y Touch the key that represents the desired stitch. That key will darken and in the top portion of the LCD screen Straight Stitch Auto the following information will appear: q Stitch Name w Stitch Illustration e Single or Twin Needle Selected...
  • Page 33: Changing Sewing Direction

    Changing Sewing Direction Stop the machine and press the “Up/Down Needle” key q to bring the needle down into the fabric. Raise the presser foot. Pivot the fabric around the needle to change sewing direction. Lower the presser foot. Sew in new direction. Finishing Off a Seam To fasten the threads at the beginning or end of a seam, press and hold the “Reverse”...
  • Page 34: Adjusting Needle Position Or Stitch Length

    Adjusting Needle Position or Stitch Length Touch the “Adjust” key. Straight Stitch Auto q Needle position is changed with the “+” or “–” keys located below display window. w Stitch length is changed with the “+” or “–” keys located below display window. e Default Key –...
  • Page 35: Sewing On Heavy Fabrics

    Sewing on Heavy Fabrics The black button q 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 thicker seams and helps when sewing in hems containing many layers of fabric such as welt seams found in jeans.
  • Page 36: Zipper Insertion

    Zipper Insertion Straight Stitch Auto 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. Adjust Attach the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the shank.
  • Page 37 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 2.60. Starting at the bottom, sew through the folded seam allowance and zipper tape.
  • Page 38 Baste through the opened seam allowance and zipper tape. Move the zipper foot to the left side pin. Guide the edge of foot along the zipper teeth and stitch through the garment and zipper tape. Stop about 5 cm (2") from the top of the zipper.
  • Page 39: Rolled Hem

    Rolled Hem An easy, professional way to sew hems. The spiral on Straight Stitch Auto 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. Adjust Trim about 6.5 mm (1/4˝) from corners to reduce bulk.
  • Page 40: Zigzag Stitch

    Zigzag Stitch Zigzag Stitch Auto 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 appliqué and create beautiful monograms. Select 2. Adjust Adjusting Stitch Width and Length Touch “Adjust”...
  • Page 41: Satin Stitch Appliqué

    Satin Stitch Appliqué Zigzag Stitch Auto 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. •...
  • Page 42: Mending A Tear

    Mending a Tear Pull torn edges together and fuse a piece of interfacing 3-Step Zigzag Auto slightly larger than the tear to the wrong side of the garment. Select 3. Decrease stitch length to 0.20 – 0.50. Begin sewing above the tear. Stitch down the middle, pulling edges together.
  • Page 43: Blind Hem Stitches

    Blind Hem Stitches Blind Hem Auto The stretch blind hem 4 is a great method for finishing a hemline or sleeve. Use the woven blind hem 5 on non-stretch fabrics. Finish the raw hem edge with a zigzag or 3 step zigzag q before sewing the blind hem.
  • Page 44: Lingerie Stitch

    Lingerie Stitch Lingerie Stitch Auto Sew a fine seam in lingerie and lightweight knits. The small seam size stretches and is comfortable to wear. Select 6. Place fabric edges so needle just clears edge when it swings off the fabric to the right. Adjust Basting Stitch Basting...
  • Page 45: 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. Using a straight stitch (stitch length 5.00), baste a seam together. Verify the fit.
  • Page 46: Double Overlock Stitch

    Double Overlock Auto This stitch finishes the edges of your seams similar to a commercial overlock machine stitch. Elna invented this stitch in 1976. Select 10. Place the fabric edges together under the presser foot. Trim away any excess seam allowance.
  • Page 47: Super Stretch Stitch

    Super Stretch Stitch Super Stretch Auto This stitch is recommended for sewing fabrics such as swimwear and stretch velour as it provides great stretchability and strength. Seams lie flat and do not lose their shape. Select 12. Foot pressure may need to be changed to 2 for fabric to maintain its shape.
  • Page 48 Single Repeat Key Touch this key q to open the single repeat window. 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 (2 versions – 13 is automatic 13 or 19 and 19 is a 4 step programmable) The most common buttonhole, found on blouses, shirts,...
  • Page 49: Buttonholes

    Buttonholes (Totally Automated) Select a buttonhole – 13 thru 18. Classic BH Auto Pull down BH Lever. The LCD screen will show a message advising that the buttonhole lever must be lowered. Alter the buttonhole width to match the fabric and thread. See page 52. PROG.
  • Page 50 Pull the buttonhole lever q down as far as it will go. 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.
  • Page 51 14 Heirloom Buttonhole The buttonhole will automatically sew: q the front bartack, zigzag backwards on left side, straight stitch forward on right side to front bartack w zigzag backwards on right side back bartack and stop 15 Classic Keyhole Buttonhole The buttonhole will automatically sew: q the front left half of keyhole, zigzag backwards on left side and straight stitch on right side to front...
  • Page 52 Sewing Additional Buttonholes To sew another buttonhole - raise foot, move fabric, lower foot and sew. When buttonhole sewing is finished, push the buttonhole lever upward as far as it will go. Cutting Open Buttonhole Place a pin just inside the bartack at each end to prevent accidentally cutting bartacks.
  • Page 53 How to Adjust Buttonhole Stitch Width and Length Touch “Adjust” key. (See page 33 for explanation regarding operation of keys.) Touch the “+” or “–” keys to change the buttonhole for different weights of fabric and thread. q “–”key = Narrower width w “+”key = Wider width e “–”key = Shorter stitch r “+”key = Longer stitch...
  • Page 54 19 Classic Buttonhole (4 Step Programmable) PROG. Classic BH Auto The classic buttonhole is especially suited for oversized Pull Button Holder f irmly. novelty buttons or larger decorative openings for weaving curtain rods and scarves, for example. All buttonholes should use interfacing suitable for the fabric weight.
  • Page 55 Start sewing – front bartack, lockstitch and machine will Step3 Auto automatically stop when buttonhole is completed. Machine stops when BH is completed. Sewing Additional Buttonholes To sew another buttonhole the same size - raise foot, Restart for the same size. move fabric, lower foot and sew.
  • Page 56 Corded Buttonhole PROG. Classic BH Auto Corded buttonholes are found on coats and other Pull Button Holder f irmly. garments that require extra strong buttonholes. The cording reinforces and accentuates the buttonhole. Select 19. Sew a corded buttonhole using the same procedure described for a classic buttonhole 19.
  • Page 57: How To Sew On A Button

    How To Sew On a Button Button Sewing Auto Hand sewing buttons to a garment is very time- consuming. Sew them on in one quick, easy step. Select 20. Sensor Auto NOTE: Feed dog will automatically lower when stitch 20 is selected.
  • Page 58: Darning

    Darning Darning Auto Darning with a sewing machine saves a lot of time. It is Sew to length used for repairing very worn areas (not holes) in fabric. required, then press " ". Select 21. Sensor Sensor Auto Auto Adjust Automatic Darning Extend the buttonholder q completely open.
  • Page 59 Setting Memory Darning Size To darn a length less than 2 cm (3/4˝) q, stop the machine after sewing the desired length and press the “Reverse” key. The darning length has now been determined. Restart and sew until the machine stops automatically.
  • Page 60: Bartacks

    Bartacks Bartack Auto Sew to length A bartack is a reinforced stitch used on garment areas required, then press " ". that receive extra stress like pockets, belt loops and zippers. Sensor Sensor Auto Auto Select 22. PROG. Adjust Automatic Bartack Place the fabric under presser foot.
  • Page 61: Arrowtack

    Arrowtack Arrowtack Auto This stitch is used to reinforce the corners of pockets and pleats. Select 23. Sensor Sensor Auto Auto PROG. Adjust 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.
  • Page 62: Decorative Stitch Window Keys

    Decorative Stitch Key Touch this key q to open the decorative stitch window. Decorative Stitch Window Keys Saddle Stitch Auto w Twin Needle Key (See pages 64-65.) Touch this key to reduce the width of an individual stitch so a twin needle can be used. Once the key is activated, stitches that are not compatible with twin needle sewing will be grayed so they cannot be selected.
  • Page 63 y Memorize into Sequence Key (See page 67.) Decorative stitches (35-104) can be combined into a Saddle Stitch Auto memorized sequence to form beautiful borders and designs. You can combine up to 100 stitches in a single sequence. When you touch this key, the twin needle key and L.S.
  • Page 64: Saddle Stitch

    Saddle Stitch Saddle Stitch Auto 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. L.S. Select 35. Use edge of foot as guide for fabric edge. Touch “Adjust” key and move needle position to set distance Adjust Adjust...
  • Page 65: Twin Needle Sewing

    Twin Needle Sewing As the name implies, the twin needle results in two identical parallel rows of stitches – utility or decorative. Adjust Adjust The “Twin Needle” key should be touched whenever using a twin needle. Be sure to test the stitch before sewing because twin needles are available in a variety of widths.
  • Page 66 Twin Needle Hem Straight Stitch Auto A twin needle hem is quick and easy. This is an excellent 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 when sewing knit fabrics.
  • Page 67: Satin Stitch Window Keys

    Satin Stitch Key Touch this key q to open the satin stitch window. Satin Stitch Window Keys Auto Satin Stitch Operation of these keys is the same as decorative stitch window keys. See pages 61-62 for identification of keys and how they function. L.S.
  • Page 68: Satin Stitches - Single Repeat With Programmed Lockstitch And Elongation

    Satin Stitches – Single Repeat with Programmed Lockstitch and Elongation Satin stitches 25-34 can be lengthened up to five times Lock Stitch Auto their original size without the stitch length varying. Touch the “Memorize into Sequence” key. Select 31 and L.S. NOTE: No additional stitches can be added to the L.S.
  • Page 69: Reset Combined Sequence To Beginning

    Reset Combined Sequence to Beginning It is possible to partially sew the combined sequence and French Knot Decorative Auto restart the machine at the beginning. (The “Check Memorized Sequence” key changes into “B” key.) q Combine a sequence using 85, 86 and 87. w Place fabric and stabilizer under foot and sew.
  • Page 70: Editing A Sequence

    Editing a Sequence Satin Stitch French Knot Auto Deleting a Stitch Example: Delete stitch 60 Touch the “Move Cursor” keys until the stitch that you Daisy French Knot Auto want to delete is located above the cursor. Touch the “Delete” key. Satin Stitch French Knot Auto...
  • Page 71: Alphabet Selection Window Keys

    Alphabet Key Touch the “A~Z” key q. Alphabet Selection Window Keys w Move Cursor keys Touch either of these keys to move the cursor (underline). The cursor location allows you to edit the text. To add a letter, number or punctuation (character), move the cursor until it is under a character.
  • Page 72: Sewing Alphabets

    Sewing Alphabets Block Auto Alphabet Selection Window should be open. See page When you select a character, it is automatically memorized into a sequence. Select “A”. Block Auto Touch the “Numbers/Punctuation” key. Select “1”. & & Touch the “Numbers/Punctuation” key. Touch the “Upper/ Lower Case”...
  • Page 73: Check Memorized Sequence

    Check Memorized Sequence Block Auto View all the stitches within a single sequence by touching “Check Memorized Sequence” key. A 1 a B 2 b C 3 c If the sequence is too long, touch the “Next” key q to see the remaining stitches.
  • Page 74 Touch the keys (up to 8 characters) that correspond to the file name you wish to assign. SAMPLE To correct the last character in the name, touch the “Backspace” key r. Touch the remaining keys to complete file name. Touch the “OK” key. The file name window will close and the file will be saved with that name.
  • Page 75 Opening a Saved File You can sew any sequence that has been saved in a file. Touch the “Open File” key q. Open File window will open. Open File(Built-in) Touch the “Built-in/Card” key w and select the location Built-in SAMPLE of the file directory.
  • Page 76: Quilting

    (right sides together) under foot edge and sew 1/4˝ seam. NOTE: Elna offers a 1/4˝ foot and a scant 1/4˝ foot as optional accessories. These feet have a guide for the fabric edge to lie against; sewing results are very accurate.
  • Page 77: Quilt Stitch

    Quilt Stitch Quilt Stitch Auto The quilt stitch adds a three dimensional effect when outlining designs. Select 37. Place monofilament (clear invisible) thread in the needle and 60 weight cotton thread on the bobbin (color matches quilt back). Use a washable fabric marker to draw design lines on quilt top.
  • Page 78: Free Motion Quilting Or Stippling

    Free Motion Quilting or Stippling Straight Stitch Auto 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 79: Patchwork

    Patchwork Feather Auto A fun method of decorating your quilt (often called “Crazy Quilting”) is to sew a patchwork stitch over the opened seam. Select 1. Sew a straight stitch seam and press seam allowance open. Select a patchwork stitch: 45 – 57. Sew with stitching centered over the seam.
  • Page 80: Heirloom Pintucks

    Heirloom Pintucks Straight Stitch Auto A beautiful accent to any project. Pintucks should be added to your fabric before cutting out the pattern piece. Select 1. Attach blind hem foot G. Use a washable marker to draw parallel lines for pintucks on fabric right side.
  • Page 81: Hemstitches

    Hemstitches Daisy AUTO 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.
  • Page 82: Fringing

    Fringing Point de Paris AUTO Fringing adds a special touch on table linens and shawls. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. Select 61. q Carefully cut the fabric on grain. Remove a single yarn or thread where the fringing is to begin.
  • Page 83: Smocking

    Smocking Straight Stitch Auto 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 5.00. Sew rows of straight stitches about 10-13mm (3/8˝-1/2˝) apart, across the area to be smocked.
  • Page 84: Section Iv - Embroidery Sewing

    SECTION IV Embroidery Sewing Getting Ready to Embroider Turn OFF the power/light switch. Insert an embroidery needle appropriate for the fabric weight. See page 22. Attach embroidery foot “P”. Loosen thumbscrew and remove shank. Place opening on embroidery foot “P” q around the presser bar.
  • Page 85: Adjusting The Needle Thread Tension

    A message window will appear for a few seconds to remind you to change machine set-up. Reduce the foot pressure dial to “2” for embroidery. (See page 9.) Set the needle thread tension dial on “2”. (See below.) Remove the shank and attach embroidery foot “P”. (See page 83.) Adjusting the Needle Thread Tension Align the number 2 on the tension dial with the setting...
  • Page 86: Embroidery Hoops

    Embroidery Hoops Hoop A The embroidery area is 126 mm x 110 mm (5˝ x 4 3/8˝). Ideal for sewing many of the built-in designs and designs from optional PC design cards. Hoop B The embroidery area is 140 mm x 200 mm (5 1/2˝...
  • Page 87: Templates

    STARTING POINT FOR MEMORY CARDS ( FROM No.1001 ) Starting point for alphabets with horizontal placement. Starting point for 100 series EnVision card and for Elna EnVision CE20 and 8007. Boundary edges for built-in and PC design cards. NOTE: The four indentations...
  • Page 88 Fit the template e into the inner hoop. (L and R markings on the inner hoop should be visible.) Place the inner hoop and template over the fabric, matching the centerlines. Place the outer hoop on a flat surface. Position inner hoop, template and fabric over the outer hoop.
  • Page 89: Attaching Hoop To Carriage

    Attaching Hoop to Carriage Lift up the presser foot. Rotate the hoop turnkey q so it lies parallel to the hoop. With the hoop turnkey turned towards the back, slide the hoop from left side of machine. Position the hoop pins w into the holes e on the carriage.
  • Page 90: Thread Holder

    Thread Holder To prevent the needle thread start end from entangling into embroidery, secure needle thread into the thread holder from front to back. (Needle thread should be passed through hole in presser foot P.) Embroidering Small Areas Attach stabilizer (cut larger than embroidery hoop) to small piece of fabric.
  • Page 91 q Next key Touch this key to go forward to next window in sequence. Designs Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm w Previous key Touch this key to go back to the previous window in sequence. e Window category Names the window function based on the activated category.
  • Page 92: How To Select A Built-in Design

    How to Select a Built-In Design Designs The built-in designs have been organized by Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm recommended hoop size (A or B) and subject matter (animals, floral, ocean life, etc.). To select a design, touch the key that represents the design you desire.
  • Page 93 q Return key Touch this key to close this window and return to the design selection window. Ready to Sew 30 min 5 Colors Size 109x84mm A(F):126x110mm Snow Green Seashell White 5597 5776 Gray 5802 Dust 5757 Edit w Jog keys The needle must be aligned directly above the centerlines on the fabric.
  • Page 94: Sewing A Single Built-in Design

    Sewing a Single Built-in Design Designs Select a design. Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm Touch “Return” key in the hoop size warning message. Edit Hoop fabric and attach hoop to carriage. Position needle directly over centerlines on fabric. Thread machine with first thread color.
  • Page 95: Ready To Sew Window After Embroidery Begins

    Ready to Sew Window After Embroidery Begins Ready to Sew When you start to sew, the ready to sew window will change – jog keys disappear and current stitch count q, 30 min 5 Colors stitch minus/plus keys and return carriage key appear. Size 109x84mm A(F):126x110mm...
  • Page 96 How to Select Alphabets Designs Choose from five different fonts to create text and Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm monograms Touch the “A~Z” key q to open the alphabet selection window. Edit Touch the “Font” key w. Gothic A(F) Font Edit Select one of the fonts by touching its corresponding key.
  • Page 97: Alphabets

    Move Cursor keys Touch either of these keys to move the cursor Gothic (underline). The cursor location allows you to edit the text. To add a letter, number or punctuation A(F) (character), move the cursor until it is under a character.
  • Page 98: Sewing Alphabets

    Sewing Alphabets Gothic The alphabet selection window should be open. See page 95. A(F) Touch the “Font” key and select the Gothic style. Select “E”. Font Edit Touch the “Upper/Lower Case” key to select lower case. Gothic A(F) Font Edit Gothic Select “l”, “n”...
  • Page 99 Hoop fabric with the centerlines located on left side. (Remember the start position for horizontal alphabets is Ready to Sew on the left side of template. See page 86.) 3 min 1 Color Use the Jog keys q to position hoop and align needle Siz e 43x18mm directly over the centerlines w.
  • Page 100: Alphabet Corrections

    Alphabet Corrections Deleting a letter Gothic Example: Delete the “5” from “8500” A(F) A(F) Gothic Touch the “Move Cursor” keys until the cursor (underline) is under the 5. A(F) A(F) A(F) Gothic Touch the “Delete” key. The “5” is deleted. A(F) A(F) A(F)
  • Page 101: Letter Or 3 Letter Monograms

    2 Letter or 3 Letter Monograms Example: 2 letters and frame for crest Gothic A(F) The alphabet selection window should be open. See page 95. Touch the “Font” key and select “2 Letters” key. Font Edit 2 Letters A(F) Select one of the frames. Font Edit 2 Letters...
  • Page 102: Sewing With Pc Design Cards (optional)

    Sewing with PC Design Cards (Optional) Inserting the Card Insert PC design card q into slot with front side facing you. Push card in until it clicks and the card eject button w pops out. (You should see a red bar on the button.) Selecting from a PC Design Card Designs Hoop Size A(F): 126...
  • Page 103: Edit Window

    Edit Window Designs Modify and combine designs to create your unique Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm interpretation of them. Touch the “Edit” key. Edit The hoop selection window opens. Select one of these hoops by touching its corresponding key. B: 140x200mm q Standard Hoop A or Optional Hoop F –...
  • Page 104 Selecting a Design After Opening the Edit Window Edit Touch “Built-In Designs”, “Alphabets”, or “PC Designs” Size key. Edit Cancel B: 140x200mm Select a design. Designs Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm Edit The design will appear in the edit window with an outline Edit surrounding it.
  • Page 105: Edit Window

    q Size key Touch this key and the size adjustment window will open. Design size can be changed in 10% increments between 90% and 120% from the original Edit size. Size Edit Cancel B: 140x200mm Touch the “–” key to decrease the design size. Touch the “+”...
  • Page 106: Combine A Built-in Design With Alphabet

    Combine a Built-in Design with Alphabet Designs Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm Example: Built-in design #18 and “Bear” Select design #18 from the built-in design selection window. Touch the “Return” key in the hoop size warning message. Edit Ready to Sew Touch the “Edit”...
  • Page 107 Select the “e”, “a” and “r”. Touch the “OK” key. Gothic Bear A(F) Font Edit Position design and text by either dragging or using the Edit move design keys. Touch “OK” key to group everything and open the ready to sew window. Size Size Touch the “Return”...
  • Page 108: Files - Saving, Opening And Deleting

    Saving a Design in a File (Edit key must be activated) Edit q Save File key Size Size Touch this key if you want to save your unique combination so it can be used in the future. Edit Cancel Cancel A(F): 126x110mm The save file window will open.
  • Page 109 Touch the “OK” key. The file name window will close and the file will be saved with that name. All files will be listed Save File (Built-in) in alphabetical order. (If you touch the “Cancel” key, the file name window will close without assigning the new file Built-in BEAR_1 name.)
  • Page 110 Opening a Saved File You can sew any design that has been saved in a file. Designs Touch the “Open File” key q. Hoop Size A(F): 126 110mm Edit Open file window will open. Open File(Built-in) Touch the “Built-in/Card” key w and select the location of Built-in M_002 the file directory.
  • Page 111: Embroidering With Optional Free Arm Hoop C

    Embroidering with Optional Free Arm Hoop C The dimension of the leg or sleeve opening must be large enough to allow the hoop to move freely. Insert the inner hoop of large hoop B w into the opening q. If the inner hoop cannot be easily inserted, the opening is too narrow for free arm embroidery.
  • Page 112: Section V - Taking Care Of Your Machine

    SECTION V Taking Care of Your Machine The machine is self-lubricating, however, the area around the bobbin and hook must be cleaned each time the machine has had extensive use. Do not dismantle the machine further than explained on these pages. Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and pure soap.
  • Page 113: Changing The Light Bulb

    Replacing the Bobbin Case Insert the bobbin case so the knob q fits next to the stopper w in the hook area. Attach the needle plate and tighten the screw. After cleaning, be sure to replace the needle, presser foot and bobbin. Changing the Light Bulb Turn OFF the power switch.
  • Page 114: Stitch And Embroidery Charts

  • Page 115 Built-in Embroidery Design Chart...
  • Page 116 Built-in Embroidery Alphabets Chart Gothic Script Cheltenham 3-Letters / 2-Letters...
  • Page 117: 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 118: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Condition Cause See page(s) Needle thread The needle is not threaded properly. breaks The needle thread tension is too tight. The needle is bent or blunt. The needle is not inserted correctly. The needle thread and bobbin thread are not properly under (drawn to the back of) the presser foot when starting to sew.
  • Page 119 TROUBLESHOOTING Gathering The needle thread tension is too tight. The needle is either too large or too small for the thread. The stitches are too long for fabric weight. Machine does not The machine is not plugged in. work A thread is caught in the hook area. 111-112 Presser foot is in up position.
  • Page 120: Index

    INDEX Design Cards ......... 3, 101 Diacritical Letter Key ......70, 95 Double Overlock Stitch ........ 45 Accessories ......4-5, 41, 75, 116 Drag and Drop ........... 103 Accessory Definitions ......... 6-7 Drawn Work ..........81 Accessory Storage ........4, 5 Adjust Key ......
  • Page 121 Presser Feet Keyhole Buttonhole ......47, 50, 52 Attaching and Removing ...... 11 Keys ......16-20, 30, 33, 61-62, 70, Clearance ..........10 ....... 89-92, 94-96, 97, 103-104 Definitions ..........6-7 Knit Buttonhole ........47, 50 Recommended ........31 Presser Foot Lever ........3, 10 Previous Key ..........
  • Page 122 Templates .......... 5, 86, 93 Thread ............22 Thread Brand Selection ....... 20 Thread Breaks ..........94 Thread Cutting ..........32 Thread Holder .......... 3, 89 Thread Tension ........ 12, 31, 84 Threading ..........27, 64 Three Step Zigzag ........40 Trace Key ..........
  • Page 123 The following information is published to be in accordance with directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament. This equipment is marked with the below recycling symbol. It means that at the end of the life of this machine you must dispose of it separately at an appropriate collection point and not place it in the normal domestic unsorted waste system.
  • Page 124 Elna International Corp.SA Geneva, Switzerland Printed in Japan English 395750-62 857-807-005...

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