NEW SERIES ON FEET & ACCESSORIES FOR ELNA SEWING MACHINES

“Oh,  I bought that foot ages ago but I never used it”  OR  ” I have no clue how to use it or even what it is called” OR   ” I just can’t seem to see how to make it work”  OR  “I did not even know such a handy tool existed…..can I buy one today?”

I hear these types of comments very frequently so I decided we need a 2014 series that systematically covers the topic of our wonderful ELNA feet & accessories:

What are these? See our upcoming series of blog for more ......
What are these? See our upcoming series of blog posts for more  helpful information

So, if you have asked or thought something along the lines of these comments above, I would HIGHLY recommend that you +FOLLOW us on the home page of this elnalife blog so that you receive an email alert each time we publish a new post. This way you won’t miss out on any of the posts we plan to publish on the subject of feet & accessories over the coming months & beyond. Make sure you don’t miss out. 

   8900 Free motion feet

Of course, you can always go back into our archives and see past posts on many different topics: feet, accessories & more. Not sure how to do this?  Simply go to the home page of this elnalife blog and type your topic into the search box. All posts containing that word will come up ……much like a google search. You can then scroll down to find any & all posts that interest you on that topic.

acufeed quarter inch foot

Alternatively, you can scroll through the archives, month by month, which are listed down the right hand side of the home page.

TODAY, WE FOCUS ON THE BORDER GUIDE FOOT:

The BORDER GUIDE FOOT was used to stitch the dec. stitch rows at the top of this tote bag
The BORDER GUIDE FOOT was used to stitch the dec. stitch rows at the top of this tote bag

This is what the foot looks like: The only machine that includes the foot as a standard accessory is the EL740. The BORDER GUIDE FOOT  is an optional accessory for many of the other Elna models.

border guide foot 2

The Border Guide foot is a clip-on foot so will fit any of our high or low shank models which are either 7mm or 9mm models.  This foot will not be compatible with 5mm models.

What is 5mm; 7mm; 9mm? That is the opening in the needle plate and the foot  – so they must correspond accordingly for obvious reasons!

If you have a 9mm machine model (EL730; EL760; EL860) then you would ask for Part # 202084000.

If you have a 7mm machine model, you would ask for Part # 200434003.

I usually start with a line drawn with my washaway marker. This is the first line of dec. stitching where I use the red guide in the middle of the foot to "ride" along on top of my marked line.
I usually start with a line drawn with my washaway marker. This is the first line of dec. stitching where I use the red guide in the middle of the foot to “ride” along on top of my marked line.
next comes row 3 & 5: use the parallel red amrkings on either side of the foot as your guide on top of the first row of stitching to stitch row 3 & 5 to the left & right of the center/first row.
Next comes row 3 & 5: use the parallel red Markings on either side of the foot as your guide on top of the first row of stitching to stitch row 3 & 5 to the left & right of the center/first row.
Next is row 2 & 4 - the rows in between what you have just done in row1.3 & 5. use the first red line either side of the middle of the foot - as in pic above - to guide you beautifully straight between the dec stitching.  Of course, you can leave gaps between the rows if you prefer.
Next is row 2 & 4 – the rows in between what you have just done in row1.3 & 5.  Use the first red line either side of the middle of the foot – as in pic above – to guide you beautifully straight between the dec stitching. Of course, you can leave gaps between the rows if you prefer.
What about stitching all in white on tulle or organza and water soluble stabilizer to make your own one-of-a-kind lace???? Absolutely gone are the days I buy fancy, expensive lace edging when I can make my own SO easily and beautifully with my JANOME BORDER GUIDE FOOT!!!
What about stitching all in white on tulle or organza and water soluble stabilizer to make your own one-of-a-kind lace???? Absolutely gone are the days I buy fancy, expensive lace edging when I can make my own SO easily and beautifully with my BORDER GUIDE FOOT!!!

And this is not all…….I have also used the Border Guide foot as a regular stitching guide when I needed more space between my needle and stitching………..WHAT OTHER USES HAVE YOU FOUND FOR THIS FOOT?

OK…….so are you now as excited about this foot as I am??? If you do not yet have it, you will probably want to see your local ELNA  dealer today to buy yours. Have fun creating stunning embellishments with it.

Watch this spot for more posts on ELNA FEET & ACCESSORIES.

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About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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