Elna eXplore 8600

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This machine does it all - from just-for-fun creations to elegant embroidery. With the Xplore computerized sewing and embroidery machine, one minute you'll be sewing an apron for gardening, the next you'll be embellishing it with embroidery. And there's also a wonderful selection of quilting and heirloom stitches available, if that's where your interest lies. As always, Elna provides you the latest in technology.

Technical Features

  • LCD color touch screen – 94 mm x 71 mm, 3 ¾" x 2 ¾"
  • PC card slot
  • Memory - save onto machine or PC cards, name files, save, recall, overwrite, delete
  • Personalized machine function settings :
    • Maximum embroidery speed
    • Inches/millimeters
    • Screen contrast
    • Sound – adjust volume or turn off
    • Adjust eco mode
    • Sew with light on or off
    • Thread selection – Robison-Anton, Madeira, Mettler
    • Languages
    • Realign keys
  • Start/stop key – color-coded red/green, for embroidery and traditional sewing
  • Sensors – upper thread, bobbin thread, presser bar, foot control, etc.
  • On-screen instruction manual
  • Adjustable speed control
  • Built-in carriage
  • Free arm embroidery
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Auto tension setting
  • Auto drop feed dog
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Top protective cover with design chart
  • Metric and inch seam allowance lines – on bobbin cover plate, needle plate, free arm
  • Rotary horizontal hook with transparent bobbin cover
  • Thread holder and cutter
  • Thread cutter for bobbin winding
  • Extra presser foot lift
  • Foot control with retractable cord
  • Universal voltage

Embroidery Features

  • An abundant choice of built-in designs
  • Alphabets – 3 styles, 3 sizes :
    • Single or multiple colors with color change key
    • Edit any letter anywhere in a sequence
    • Horizontal/vertical alignment for letters
  • Monograms – 2 letter and 3 letter with 4 styles of frames
  • Edit features – rotate, resize, mirror image, face to face, move by drag and drop or directional arrow keys, grid
  • Jog keys align hoop to needle start position
  • Design embroidery information - skipping and color overview, remaining embroidery time in minutes, number of colors/parts, design size, trace key, stitch counter
  • Hoops – 2 hoops with templates included

Sewing Features

  • 104 stitches, including 7 buttonholes
  • 1 alphabet
  • Operation keys - needle up/down, auto-lock, reverse
  • Function keys - twin needle, mirror image, elongation, needle stop position, memorize a sequence
  • Adjustable width (7 mm) and length (5 mm)
  • Adjustable needle position for straight stitches

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