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Embellishine machine I have an elna sewing machine and love the way some machines can 'felt' fabric to 'embellish' It seems to require a needle with rasping at the point to pull fabric threads together. Does Elna make this needle so I can use it with my sewing machine rather than spend another 300+ on a new machine?

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As far as I know the embellishment machines are a special single use item. The needle felting is done by 6 or 7 hooks in a circular shape. They don't have the rotary hook device below the needle plate. I've never heard of a regular 705 needle that has this barb device at all. Don't think its possible.

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To my knowledge this is requires a special machine, a felting machine. Brother, Janome, Babylock sell models

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Check with a local sewing machine store and ask if they carry needles for industrial sewing machines.

These have a round shaft and may be what is needed.

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SOURCE: needle stays stuck whilst motor runs. Elna sewing machine

Its a lovely swiss made machine, this is an electronic motor so the needle pressure should remain constant no matter what speed you sew at. The needle staying down and the squealing sounds more like drive issues inside or possibly gunk buildup.

If it was my machine, I would take it to a qualified Elna technician and ask for him to look at it. These machines are small and well made so well worth spending the money to give it a service and get it back to 1000% IMHO.

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SOURCE: The flywheel on my elna special sewing machine won't tighten after winding on thread to the bobbin.

it's very possible that a part could be worn or jamed or even broken
only a sewing machine repair shop can tell what wrong

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