Friday, November 05, 2010

Elna Lotus SP

With the flaps down and ready to sew.

Flaps up and ready to store. It even came with the original sewing manuals.
I've already spoken about this machine while on retreat.  I got it home and did a little sewing on it and it started making a noise. I put it away until I had time to check it out. On Tuesday I oiled and cleaned it and the noise went away. The zig zag stitches would not go the full width and the bobbin winder wasn't working. I asked DH to have a look at it. Bless the man! He got everything to working. It just needed some lubricating. It hadn't been run in awhile evidently. The machine's dimensions are 5"x12" and weighs 12 1/2 pounds. It sews wonderful. I even got it set to sew a 1/4" by moving the needle. The machine was manufactured in Switzerland best I can tell from research in the late 60's. I just had to do some sewing on it. I had a stack of 4 Patch Stack Posies blocks cut out and ready to sew.  All done. 

Now when retreat comes (Oh, I can't wait for the next one!) I will have a lighter weight machine to carry. And when the older grandkids come we can have two machines to work on.

DH did such a good job that we've been thinking he might look into sewing machine repair training. Hmm.



  1. How cute! I've never seen one of these machines! Kudos to your DH, I know you are so happy he could get it going for you.

    Thanks for sharing photos of it.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  2. How cute! I have an Elna machine that I love. It's my backup machine right now but if I had space I'd keep it set up. I'd love to have two machines up and running.

  3. Hi: I know where to oil the bobbin, but are there any other points to oil pls?

  4. I just got one of these too, but it is running slow. Where did you oil it? I can only see to oil the rotarty hook in the manual. Did you oil it anywhere else? Thanks!


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