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Free Arm Hoop (optional Item) - ELNA eXpressive 860 Instruction Manual

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20 cm
or less
20 cm
or wider

Free Arm Hoop (optional item)

The optional free arm hoop FA10a is specially designed
for embroidering tubular garments such as sleeves, pant
legs etc.
Check the opening size of the tubular portion of the
garment. The opening width must be 20 cm (8˝) or wider.
The area to be embroidered should be within 20 cm (8˝)
from the opening.
Opening width:
If the opening width is 20–25 cm the embroidery
area should be limited in order to prevent fabric from
restraining hoop movement.
Press the opening width key and select the opening width
by pressing plus or minus key.
Press the OK key and the area limits will be indicated.
q Opening width key
Free arm embroidery
Draw centerlines on the fabric with tailor's chalk.
Open the editing window and select the hoop FA10a.
Select small designs which can be opened.
Press the OK key to open the ready to sew window.
Remove the extension table.
Set the garment in the hoop FA10a as shown.
Position the garment so that the centerlines match those
on the template in the hoop.
Place the garment over the free arm of the machine and
attach the hoop FA10a to the carriage.
Roll up the cuff so that it will not jam at the neck of the
free arm.
Insert the blocking plate into the inner hoop to prevent the
cuff from overlapping the embroidery area.
w Blocking plate
Press the start/stop button to sew making sure that the
garment can move freely around the free arm.
Remove the hoop from the carriage when sewing is
finished. Remove the garment from the free arm.


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