This is amazing.
The eXpressive 860 is the newest embroidery and sewing machine form Elna...a very pleasing package. It has all the latest functions one would expect, colour touch screen, neat detachable embroidery unit and other advanced functions. For example there's a USB slot to import/export embroidery designs into the machine. It also has a 3MB built in memory where you can save regular decorative or alphabet pattern combinations, plus any customised embroidery designs for later use.
A handy presser foot storage flip out tray is located directly under a flap on the front panel. It can hold up to 6 items that you will be using most. The extension arm also has storage tray for feet and other small accessories. The extension arm slides off to reveal the sleeve arm. Using the Elna 860 to sew large quilts or curtains is a breeze, the area to the right of the needle is a huge 8-1/4" space.
With automatic thread trimmer the Elna 860 will cut threads between thread changes during an embroidery design. It also has a manual thread cutter at the touch of a button. Set the eXpressive 860 to automatic thread tension setting and sew without any tension problems. When needing to change between presser feet or even when one wants to refill the bobbin, a press of the LOCKOUT key on the touch screen, puts the Elna 860 into safety mode, where it will be locked and no functions can be accidentally pressed, even the start button with-out pressing the LOCKOUT key again.
Features In sewing mode:
200 stitches incl. 6 buttonholes and 3 alphabets
Maximum stitch length : 5 mm
Maximum stitch width : 9 mm
Maximum sewing speed : 1000 stitches/minute
Up/down needle position key
Start over function, face-to-face and mirror function
"Favorite Stitch" function to customize your own stitches
Built-in needle threader
5 white LED lamps in 3 locations.
In embroidery mode:
171 built-in embroidery designs
3 monogram fonts in 2 and 3 letters and different borders patterns
Editing features : combine designs and alphabets, resize, duplicate, flip, colour choice, drag & drop, zoom, tracing, copy-paste and group
Removable embroidery unit with carrying bag
Maximum embroidery size: 170 × 200 mm
Maximum embroidery speed : 800 stitches/minute
Embroidery unit padded case.
Hoop (RA20) 17cm x 20cm.
Hoop (SQ14) at 14cm x 14cm.
Bobbin holder for embroidery.
Touch panel stylus.
And accessories for sewing:
Rolled hem foot.
Satin stitch foot.
Blind hemming foot.
1/4" seam foot.
Automatic buttonhole foot.
Button sewing foot.
Straight stitch needle plate.
Quilting guide bar.
Extra spool pin.
Button shank plate.
Bobbin holder cleaner.
It also comes with 3 x DVD's - Instructional DVD. Template CD showing all the designs, sizes etc. Stitch Composer EX software CD which allows you to built your very own decorative stitches on any PC, then transfer these stitches to the machine to sew out.
The Elna Expressive 860 is compatible with the Elna range of embroidery software. It can stitchout any embroidery file format where the file extension is *.JEF
15 Year Parts / Labour / Service Guarantee on Sewing Machines and Overlockers
15 YEAR PARTS LABOUR AND FREE ANNUAL SERVICING ON ALL MACHINES (EXCLUDING AGENCY MACHINES)
We have been established since 1903 so please don't be sceptical when it comes to our long warranty offers.
Agency machines are machines that we sell on behalf of Janome, Brother and Elna, the guarantee for these machines vary from 2-3 years parts and labour only (service is not included)..
For all non-agency machines we include a NO COST service every year, however the cost of delivery to us is to be borne by the customer only after the first 6 months have passed, the cost of getting a sewing machine serviced locally around the country normally ranges from £60 to £100.
You simply drop your machine at a local DPD parcel shop, we then service and redeliver your machine to you. The total cost of this service is £30 inc. return postage. This saves you the hassle of taking your machine to your local shop repair shop, parking, then having to go back and collect it later. So, let us look after you. This charge is only after the first 6 months. A full service will only cost you the price of the courier service! An additional optional extension which includes collection & redelivery for the lifetime of this guarantee is available - please contact us for information.
If you are using a domestic / computer machine for any business venture, large or small your guarantee is void, we only guarantee machines for domestic use, if you are a small cottage industry, as long as you notify us in writing as to what product you are buying, we will then advise you if it is correct for your business.
As an example buying a machine for £100 would be perfect for any household, but it would not be designed to support a day to day business.
IRONING PRESSES ARE NOT COVERED IF YOU ARE ABED AND BREAKFAST OR HOTEL
Please advise in writing how many rooms you have as your guarantee will be invalid, we do sell 2 presses suitable for B&B the VALET AND BLANCA
Guarantees from the Manufacturers
Our Machines are brand new and have a full manufacturer’s warranty. Registration may be required.
Manufacturers warranties normally vary between 2 years and 5 years.
Warranty for 15 Years on selected models
Yes you're covered for parts and labour for 15 years on selected models. When purchasing a selected new machine from this website you're safe in the knowledge that you can buy with peace of mind. We only sell quality products . There is normally a charge to extend the warranty, however we have wavered this payment.
What's covered? Bone-fide faults. As per the manufacturers Guarantee.
What's not covered? Very little. Naturally this extended cover excludes willful damage, misuse, repairs caused by overuse or repairs made necessary by commercial use. Also "consumable items" such as belts, bulbs,bobbin cases and needles etc as stated on the manufacturers guarantee document. Sorry we can’t extend the warranty on presses, unless on promotion
All our new sewing machines undergo a pre delivery inspection and are tested for your assurance, so you can be confident that your machine will reach you, ready to tackle the toughest tasks, straight from the box.
If for some reason your new machine is found to be in need of attention due to problems caused through faulty components for a period of 6 months we will sanction our "no carriage cost" back to base, repair and return of your machine within the UK mainland.
Please phone first as all repair/returns must be authorised prior to being sent. We will e-mail you or post a RMA form before repairs are authorised, please sign and return as soon as you can to speed up the process of repair.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
YOU MUST RETAIN ALL THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING IF YOU WISH FOR YOUR MACHINE TO BE COLLECTED BY US. THIS INCLUDES ALL INTERNAL POLYSTYRENE.
Please retain the original packing materials - just in case your machine has to be returned to us. If you choose to dispose of the original packaging then this is against our advice. We cannot be held responsible for any damages caused in transit if the machine is not in its original packaging, however we will not be able to arrange collection/delivery if you do not retain packaging internal as well as external.
This does not affect your statutory consumer rights and will apply only to machines purchased for use in the UK mainland. All machines must be used for normal domestic purposes. The warranty does not cover consumable items such as: needles, bobbins, bobbin cases, bulbs, belts, non-metal parts, loopers, blades, timing adjustments etc as stated in the manufacturers warranty.
Very often, problems with sewing machines, presses and overlockers are down to user error. Customers purchasing a Sewing Machine can email or phone our helpline for advice, however the first point of call should be the instruction manual.
If you have purchased your machine from another company, you can purchase our 15 year parts labour and service warranty for £299.00 plus vat - subject to pre-inspection of your machine.
Additionally, if you buy any other sewing machine from us with a lesser warranty period you can extend the warranty to 15 years parts labour and service at a cost of £299 (excluding agency machines).
This guarantee does not affect your statutory consumer rights
Industrial machines are covered for 1 year only. This is due to the weight and size of the machine, we cannot collect or redeliver during the guarantee, however, all labour and parts are free for the first year. We charge £100 for a call out within a 50 mile radius of our workshop, or you can bring to our workshop at no cost.
- 24 x 300m Sewing Threads (various colours)
- 3 x Soft Grip Sewing Scissors
- Sew What? by Debbie Shore DVD - Learn to use your Sewing Machine
* Offers excludes Agency Machines - Please note that free gifts may arrive separately from your machine. Gifts are automatically added to eligible orders. Gifts are subject to stock availability.
UK mainland delivery is free on all orders for items over £30
We aim to dispatch orders on the same day if ordered before 1pm*
We use both Parcelforce, DPD and Hermes for deliveries.
We aim to deliver orders within 1-2 working days with the exception of Pfaff & Viking Husqvarna machines as they can take between 5 - 7 working days, plus non stock items. Delivery times may vary in sales periods. Deliveries must be signed for, this is to ensure the goods are delivered and received correctly. If you can’t be there to sign for delivery, please provide special delivery instructions during the checkout process for our drivers to leave the item(s) with a neighbour or in some other safe place. You are able to specify any delivery address while ordering and have your order delivered to your own home, a workplace, or a friend’s address, etc.
Please note that SHOWROOM MODELS & EX-DISPLAY MODELS are tested prior to being sent - please allow 5 working days for delivery.
Please note that Adjustoforms are made to order and generally take 3-5 working days for delivery.
Delivering Outside UK
Please give clear delivery instructions at the time of purchase, so that we may pass onto international couriers.
If you wish to provide delivery instructions after placing your order, please contact us as soon as possible quoting order number.
Please see our returns policy (click here)
* Working days only - Order before 1pm for same day dispatch on most machines.