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ELNA contessa 305 sewing machine how to do stretch stitch ? do i need special needle? thanks

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SOURCE: I have an Elna Contessa

do to parts being unavailable and age of machine is it worth fixing ? what will you do next time something breaks
U would be best off just buying a new or good used machine in my opinion

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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isoj:

I have this machine. I use it for my heavy sewing, as it will go through anything. I would be happy to copy the manual and send it to you for copy costs. Just let me know. I would love to know what knowledge you have gained about this machine. It does not appear to be an easy machine to find info on, may not have produced a lot? I had no idea it was not a European produced machine.

Lisa

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Hi, the user manual you are requesting for is not readily available on line except you contact Elna directly on phone 800-992-2991 to make a request for it....

Posted on Jan 29, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Yamata GC

well i would advice, that in this manual, you check on the adjusting thread take up stroke on page 19.
hope that helps

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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isoj:

I have this machine. I use it for my heavy sewing, as it will go through anything. I would be happy to copy the manual and send it to you for copy costs. Just let me know. I would love to know what knowledge you have gained about this machine. It does not appear to be an easy machine to find info on, may not have produced a lot? I had no idea it was not a European produced machine.

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