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Twin Needle Sewing - ELNA eXpressive 860 Instruction Manual

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Twin Needle Sewing

Some of the utility stitches and decorative stitches can be
sewn with a twin needle.
Replace the needle with the twin needle supplied with the
standard accessories.
Turn the power switch off or press the lockout key
before changing the needle.
Do not use twin needles other than the one included
in the standard accessories, otherwise the needle
may hit the needle plate, foot or hook and break.
q Lockout key
Insert the extra spool pin into the hole (refer to page 10).
Place a spool of thread on the extra spool pin and fix the
spool with the spool holder.
w Extra spool pin
Draw both threads from the spools and pass them
through the threading points from z to m.
Make sure that the two strands of thread from the spools
do not get tangled.
Threading from points z to b is the same as for a
single needle (refer to page 13).
Slip one of the threads through the needle bar thread
guide on the left, and the other one on the right.
Thread the needles from front to back.
The needle threader cannot be used with the twin
Press the twin needle key and select the desired pattern.
Patterns not suitable for twin needle sewing cannot be
selected (pattern selection keys are grayed out).
Buttonholes and specialty stitches, monogram and
sewing application cannot be selected.
e Twin needle key
• When you sew patterns with the twin needle, test
the stitches first before you sew on the garment.
• Use the zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F for twin
needle sewing.
• Use thread #60 or finer.
• When changing the sewing direction, raise the
needle and presser foot then turn the fabric.
• Use the thread cutter on face cover plate when
cutting threads.
After twin needle sewing is finished, press the twin needle
key and the warning message will appear.
Press the OK key, and replace the twin needle with a
single needle.


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