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 AND FREE ANNUAL SERVICING ON ALL MACHINES (EXCLUDING AGENCY MODELS)
Agency models 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. We only ask that you as the customer cover the carriage cost to send the machine to us.
If you would like your machine collected from you (mainland UK only), we then collect, service and redeliver your machine to you. The total cost of this service is £30 inc. return postage. This represents a huge saving as the cost of getting a sewing machine serviced locally around the country normally ranges from £60 to £100.
An additional optional extension to this guarantee which includes collection & redelivery for the lifetime of this guarantee is available at the current cost of £59.94 and can be added within 6 months of purchase. Please contact us for further information on this service.
We do not guarantee any machine for any business use. We can only guarantee machines for domestic use. If you are a small business, as long as you notify us prior to purchasing we will then advise you if it is correct for your business and the guarantee we can offer you.
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
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.
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 as stated on the manufacturers guarantee document.
All our new sewing machines undergo a pre delivery factory 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 contact us 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.
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. We cannot be held responsible for any damages caused in transit if the machine is not in its original packaging. We will not be able to arrange collection/delivery if you do not retain packaging.
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.
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.
UK mainland delivery is FREE on all orders over £30 which includes all Sewing Machines, Overlockers, Embroidery Machines and Ironing Presses.
We aim to dispatch orders on the same day if ordered before 12pm.
We use multiple national delivery carriers such as Parcelforce, DPD and UK mail.
Each of our carriers will contact you with tracking information and more often now you will receive a time slot by text message on the day of delivery (this service is dependant on your local depot).
Please note that if you order more than one product, they may arrive separately - even if advertised as part of a bundle.
Products in stock we offer a next working day delivery with the exception of Pfaff & Viking Husqvarna machines as they can take between 5 - 7 working days, plus non stock items. Some remote areas such as Highlands and Islands may take longer to reach.
Delivery times may vary in busy periods such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas time etc. Please check with us for latest delivery information when you place your order.
Deliveries are securely tracked. This is to ensure the goods are delivered and received correctly. If you can’t be there to sign for delivery our couriers will generally leave the item(s) with a neighbour or a safe place if you have specified this is as appropriate.
Please note that SHOWROOM MODELS & EX-DISPLAY MODELS are tested prior to being sent and may not be dispatched straight away - please allow up to 5 working days for delivery. For urgent requirement, please let us know.
Adjustoform Dress forms are made to order and generally take 7 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 12pm for same day dispatch on most machines.