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I have lost the pressure foot holder off my elna 2000 is it replaceable and where can i buy one please

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ELNA 540 Experience how do i use the foot marked with an R? What is the settings for a rollstitch?


The foot labeled R is the buttonhole foot. Raise the machine needle and put the foot on the machine. Pull the button holder to the back of the machine and place the button for the garment in holder. Push the button holder to close it against the button. For thick buttons, you may want a slightly larger space for the button. Just pull back the holder a fraction. Push the button hole lever down as far as it will go. (The lever is on the side of the foot near the button holder.) Place a corner of the fabric under the foot and press the up/down needle button twice. Pull the thread to the back of the fabric. Then position the fabric at the starting point where the button hole is to be sewn. Make sure that there is no gap between the slider and the stopper on the foot. Select the button hole style (06 regular, 07 oval, 08 keyhole). Then set the machine to sew. This is shown in the manual on pages 53-63 (pages 59-70 in the PDF).

For a rolled hem on a lightweight fabric, use stitch 10 and set the stitch width to 3.5 and the stitch length to 0.8. Use the Satin Stitch pressure foot (labeled F). Lay the edge of the fabric in the center of the foot. (Make sure that there is a clean cut to the edge with no dangling threads.) See page 48 of the manual (page 54 of the PDF).

Elna has the manual for the Experience 540 here on their manuals page: http://www.elnausa.com/en-us/pages.php?page=107 . The Experience 540 is listed on the left in the section labeled Top-loading 7 mm Max Stitch Width Machines. The direct link to the manual is http://www.elnausa.com/data/files/2_users/55/Inst-book-EL540%28EFG%29.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 13, 2017 | Elna Sewing Machines

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I have lost the sewing foot of my machine


Www.sewingpartsonline.com and presser feet. or www.elna.com and go to your country. Then look up dealers and ring your local dealer.

Dec 01, 2013 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I change the presser foot on an elna mini sewing machine?


I dodn't know your model really well but it will be one of the following:
a clip on foot that you just pull down on to remove,
a clip on foot with a button at the back of the pressure foot holder - press the button to release the foot
a clip on foot with a little lever at the back of the pressure foot holder - lift the lever to release the foot
If it is a clip on foot, then you just need to raise the pressure foot lever, put your fingers onto the pressure foot and press downwards, it should unclip.

To put one on, place the pressure foot onto the needle plate under the pressure foot bar and lower the pressure foot bar down onto the foot, lining up the base of the foot holder with the little bar on the foot, it should click into place.

Oct 10, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Pedal on Elna air electronic gets stuck


can you please elaborate a bit further? do you mean the pneumatic foot control is not working? If so, check that the air line isn't sitting under your chair's leg, any pressure on this line will stop it working as it operates on air pressure into a bellows inside the machine. If you think that the foot control or the air line has a hole in it you will need to replace it, these parts are still available for sale from www.sewingpartsonline.com, just search using your Elna 2 digit model number to find it. All the Elna air electronics use the same foot control so there's no compatibility issues.

Oct 02, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I purchased a used Elna su type 62cr209707. I need an instruction manual, where do i find one?


The Star Series SU is a lovely machine,
you can purchase a manual from here - well worth spending the dollars to find out how it works, especially the buttonhole which isn't like modern 4 step ones. You may also find that the foot control has a switch to give you slow speed vs normal speed sewing.
http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/91117786-elna-sp-st-su-sewing-machine-manual

If you are in the USA you could also visit www.whitesewingcenter.com, they have lots of Swiss Elna goodies for sale and are very knowledgable on these machines.

You might also want to track down a newer Swiss made Elna pressure foot holder with the clip on feet, rather than using the full feet with your machine. They are interchangeable. Have you got the black discs to go with your SU too? there is a large range so you can sometimes track down some more to add to your collection.

There is also a newer black pressure foot screw which is a combined thread snip, its a bit bigger in diameter to the black thumb screw on your machine now and you can use it to cut and hold the threads at the end of each seam, very cute.

Always give this machine a good clean and oil before using it, there should be a red dot in the middle of the bobbin holder, oil here regularly and any other points that the manual shows with good quality sewing machine oil, it takes 130/705H standard sewing machine needles, put in a new needle for each project to get great stitching results.

Enjoy your SU!

Apr 15, 2011 | Elna 3210 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I purchased an Elna 7000 on E-Bay.Wonderful machine. I also purchased a 492000-20 walking foot for it. I can not find instructions on how to attach the walking foot to the machine.


I'm assuming that this is a generic style walking foot for low shank machines and it will fit your Elna?
To attach it, you will see a long lever arm at the front of the foot and the little curved bracket at the back of the foot.

Remove your usual foot and the clip on foot holder by undoing the thumb screw. Now fit the walking foot on instead by putting the lever arm around the needle bar and the curved bracket around the pressure bar and then putting the thumb screw back into place and screw up tight to hold the foot in place. Now lower the pressure foot and manually wind your machine forward a few stitches. As the needle bar goes up and down, it should move the long lever arm too which works the walking foot teeth gripping the top layer of fabric with each stitch.

Trust this helps.

Mar 24, 2011 | Elna 8007

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I need a new foot for my old elna, where can I purchase one. Elna SP purchased around 1971 --1972 from White Sewing Center , Cocoa Fla I live in Mount Holly N.C. 28120


you can buy Elna parts from www.whitesewingcenter.com, he specialises in the Swiss Elnas and carries range of stock. Or www.sewingpartsonline.com or www.sewusa.com stock Elna parts for both early Swiss as well as the latet ones. not sure if you meant a pressure foot or the foot control. If its pressure feet the generic low shank feet may well fit your mschine too once you buy the pressure foot adaptor for the newer clip on feet. There was a Lotus Sp and a star SP but the pressure feet were the same with the built in shank you attached with a thumb screw. the air electronics had the adaptor and clip on feet but they have same height and needle position so can use on earlier ones too.

Oct 01, 2010 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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