Blog Category: Elna

Sewing Machine Timing (Hook Timing)

Sewing Machine TimingWhile there are a handful of different timings in a sewing machine, the hook timing is the most common to cause a sewing machine to not function correctly. Hook timing is the relationship of the hook tip and the needle eye. If you think your sewing machine may have a timing problem, a careful examination of the hook and needle can confirm that condition.

When the needle is moving upwards, it creates a loop behind the needle, between the needle eye and the fabric. The hook tip must pass through that loop in order to create a stitch. There is a fine tuning of the hook timing, depending on the brand and model of the sewing machine, but nearly all sewing machines adhere to this basic principle.

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Elna’s Trio of Fun Sewing Machines

Elna Sew Green, Sew Zebra, and Sew Fun Sewing Machines

Elna has recently introduced a couple of fun variations of their Sew Fun sewing machine. There is now a Sew Green and a Sew Zebra, because sometimes you just need to have more fun.

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Janome Institute / Elna Impact 2013

Janome 15000Hi Everyone. I just got back from Janome Institute / Elna Impact 2013. It was at the Rio convention center, which is part of the Rio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since Janome is essentially the same company as Elna, Necchi, and Artistic, we were treated to seeing the new products that are coming out from each of these brands. Here are some of the highlights:

  1. Janome has a new top-of-the-line machine, the Horizon Memory Craft 15000
  2. Elna now has a expressive 900 model, which is comparable to Janome’s Horizon Memory Craft 12000.
  3. Elna now has a eXpressive 860 model, which is comparable to Janome’s Memory Craft 9900.
  4. Janome’s MBX embroidery software will soon be updated to version 4.5.
  5. Artistic now has a host of embroidery design collections from today’s best-known designers, including Michael Miller Fabrics, Lonni Rossi, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, Leah Day of Day Style Designs and the Free Motion Quilting Project, and Stitchique.
  6. The Janome 9900 now has a new wood grain face plate (design panel).
  7. A new buttonhole foot is available for Janome, Elna and Necchi machines that allows for much larger buttons than the standard buttonhole foot.

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TVSC Now an Elna Sewing Machines Dealer

Elna LotusTemecula Valley Sewing Center is proud to announce that we are now a Elna sewing machines dealer. Taking on Elna allows us to have an even better selection of sewing machines for our customers. It will be a little while before our demonstration machines and Elna accessories arrive, but we were so excited, we just had to let you know the good news!

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