Tuesday, September 22, 2009

elna for sale


elna super

The machine has been impeccably maintained and serviced and sews beautifully.

This machine was bought by my grandmother in 1972, the final year that these wonderful machines were made. I have the same machine and will probably never sell mine.

Hard metal case fits snugly to the machine, protecting it from bumps on your car ride to class and sealing out dust when it is stored.

The case is made of two pieces, one of which goes all the way under the machine, so you don't have to worry about setting the machine on the ground as you unload from the car.

The foot pedal fits securely into the case.
This foot pedal is the "electronic" model which has speed control.

The case fits around the machine to give you a large work surface. Remove the case from the machine to use the free arm.

The accessories box comes with all the original pieces:
12 bobbins (one is in the machine)
needle threader, cleaning brush, seam ripper, screw driver, and 12 cams

The cams fit in the machine to expand the stitch selection. There are cams for stretch stitching and cams for decorative stitching. You can combine the built-in stitches with the cams for additional decorative stitches.

The machine comes with 10 presser feet

top row, from the top left:
1. button sewing foot (for sewing on buttons)
2. clear plastic foot (for embroidery and applique)
3. sliding zipper foot
4. darning plate and darning foot
(the plate covers the feed dogs, allowing you to sew in any direction!)
bottom row, from left to right:
5. no-turn buttonhole foot
6. manual buttonhole foot
7. vinyl or leather roller foot
8. quarter inch foot, also called a patchwork or piecing foot
9. gathering foot (feed the fabric through the foot while you sew and the fabric instantly gathers. No need to pull the threads!)
10. teflon foot (on the machine)

The machine comes with the original manuals, including clear photos and detailed descriptions about using the machine. Although the machine was made in 1972, the techniques are all still relevant!

The manual explains how to use each of the presser feet and how to sew the built-in stitches: zig-zag, stretch blind and edging stitch, scalloped edging stitch, overcasting stitch, multi-stretch stitch, and blind stitch.

This presser foot is a favorite of mine. You can use it to sew on just about any non-woven materials, such as leather, vinyl or coated cottons. When you use a regular presser foot with those materials, the foot can stick to the material, causing poor stitch quality.

Once you put a needle hole in leather or plastic, the hole is permanent, so you want it to look right the first time!

Think about making re-usable snack bags out of the newest coated cotton fabrics. Or a rain slicker for someone special in your life! Make bags out of leather or add small leather decoration and embellishment to a project.


gchaney said...

I love how well your family cares for their machines! If I didn't already have 5 machines, I'd consider buying it, good luck.

san said...

I added myself as a follower, noticing that you are selling the sewing machine, Elna, which is my machine, vintage mid 60's. Looks like they didn't change much on it, I have the cams and the layout is the same. I would kill for a new machine, but no money right now. Hope you can get some money for it, maybe there is hope for me to do the same. My machine was my mom's and we both have worn it out, but it keeps on pluggin. See it on my blog, http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com

zees5 said...

Hi, how much are you selling this sewing machine for? Thank you (:

chicago personal trainer said...

I love the color..will surely make me inspired in doing more of these!