The Elna eXpressive has 400 stitches and several fonts to choose from. Recently I wanted to create a label and thought I would share how to do this.
Combining Decorative Stitches
Touch Home > Decorative Stitches > Play.
Touch Combine and select stitch #4 (shoe). Touch stitch #4 a second time.
Touch up arrow at bottom of stitch display bar to move cursor under second shoe. Image turns red.
Select Horizontal mirror image.
Touch down arrow at bottom of stitch display bar and move cursor to the bottom of combination.
Touch Home > Decorative > Bridge #5 Note: Bridge stitches are used to insert straight stitches between patterned stitches. The number beside the pictured stitch indicates the number of straight stitches.
To check the combination, touch the memory check icon.
To save the file touch the Save File icon. Select location to save design. Touch Rename icon and enter name. Press OK twice.
Home > Lettering
The size of the letters can be adjusted by selecting the L or S button on the adjust window. Note: Large letters are approximately 7mm, small are approximately 5mm.
Font > Block 9mm.
Type “I”, insert a space, then spell “L O V E”, space.
Touch Font > Symbol > heart.
Font > Block 9mm. type “M Y”, space, “E L N A”. Note: to see the approximate length of the pattern touch stitch display bar. The approximate length will be displayed. Use this for placement of the lettering.
The machine will sew the pattern combination once and stop. To make the lettering sew continuously, enter a space after the last letter.