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About Elna Sewing Machines

Elna is a well know brand for supplying elna sewing machines and sewing accessories of the highest quality.

The elna trademark has always symbolized quality, innovation and service. Today, elna continues to build the company with these three elements as the foundation. elna is a growing company committed to bringing excellence to our customers and our international distribution network. elna is active in more than 60 countries, throughout the world.

elna’s strength has its roots in our understanding of the fact that we are working with an international market place. As a result, it is our key objective to address the different needs and trends of various markets in our product development. elna has a firm belief in making sewing fun. And, to make sewing fun, the machines need to be: easy to use, versatile and modern.

As a result, elna was the first to introduce special features like lightweight machines, automatic needle threader, heirloom stitches, expandability of stitch packages through the invention of interchangeable cams, cartridges, PRO Cards and EnVision Cards. In addition, elna has always been famous for the quality of our stitches and the design of our machines.

The elna trademark has earned a significant place in the sewing industry as a result of numerous groundbreaking innovations which have placed elna products in a class of their own.

elna sewing machines have been around since 1940 with the launch of the elna # 1, the first compact, portable, electric sewing machine with a free arm (when unfolded, its metal carrying case formed a sewing table). The elna # 1 was green in color, breaking away from the traditional black, an innovation in itself for the time. The machine was a resounding success and so began elna’s commitment to the home sewing industry.

The elna Supermatic was introduced in 1952 featuring zigzag stitches and interchangeable cams, designed to produce different stitch patterns.

In 1968, the elna Lotus was launched, a compact sewing machine with a unique design. Today you can find the elna Lotus in the Design Collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

To stay consistent with its strategy to remain at the forefront of technology, elna launched the first home ironing machine in 1972, which was used at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The elnapress met with tremendous success as it introduced to the world a new way to perform an age old task, innovating the way people iron. The elnapress was truly the first ironing press designed for the home.

The Elna Sewing Machine Products

The elna product line features elna sewing, quilting, embroidery, coverhem, specialty machines, elna overlock/sergers and elnapress ironing machines. The elna sewing machine and overlock categories host a wide range of products, everything from basic mechanical models to high tech computerized ones, capable of sewing intricate embroidery work. And, behind each product stands the elna dedication to excellence and quality.

In Southern Africa

elna, a leading brand name has been offered to customers in Southern Africa since the late 1940’s. Presently you can find elna centres in the most convenient positions almost everywhere in South Africa and beyond. The helpful elna team can offer you their best service before, during and after you invest in your elna. It’s all sew easy with elna.

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