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Securing Seams; Cutting Threads; Using The Seam Guide Lines - ELNA eXpressive 860 Instruction Manual

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Securing seams

For fastening the ends of seams, press the reverse button
and sew several reverse stitches.
The machine sews in reverse as long as you press and
hold the reverse button.
q Reverse button
Press the reverse button once when sewing the
lock-a-matic stitch (pattern U2) or locking stitch (pattern
U3) and the machine will lock the stitches off and stop

Cutting threads

To cut the threads after finishing sewing, press the thread
cutter button. The needle bar will automatically go up after
trimming the threads.
w Thread cutter button
The thread cutter button does not function when the
presser foot is up.
Use the thread cutter on the face cover to cut
specialized or thick threads if the auto thread cutter
does not work well.
To use the thread cutter on the face cover, remove the
fabric and draw it to the back.
Pull the threads up and slip them between the thread
cutter and face cover from behind.
Pull the threads toward you to cut.
e Thread cutter

Using the seam guide lines

The seam guides on the needle plate and hook cover
help you measure seam allowance.
The numbers on the needle plate indicate the distance
from the center needle position in millimeters and
Angle scale on the needle plate
The angle scales are marked at 45, 60, 90 and 120
Use the broken lines when piecing patchwork pieces with
the 1/4˝ seam foot O.


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