- Price: £329
- Entry Level Sewing Machine
- Suitable for Beginner and Intermediate sew-ers
- Type: Mechanical Starter Model
The Elna 340 is an absolute workhorse of a machine! It has a fabulously strong motor making light work of all your curtain making and denim fixing needs. It’s super user friendly with diagrams, arrows and directions all over it so even if you haven’t sewn in a while these prompts will jog your memory before you have to running for the manual!
Who is it good for?
This machine is great for absolute beginners who want a machine that they will not grow out of. It has all the features necessary to allow you to make your entire wardrobe, all the curtains AND a quilt which is why we call this an all rounder. Forget having to decide at the start of your sewing journey what area you want to specialise in, the Elna 340 has the features and power to grow with you.
Who is it not so good for?
People who would like a quilt specific machine. You can still quilt on this but if you would like a quilt specific machine you might want to check out the Janome M50QDC
Elna eXplore 340 Features
Strong motor: The Elna 340 has a strong motor compare to other entry level sewing machines. It is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a machine. Some people think you can put a denim needle on your machine and then it will be able to sew denim but the truth is if the motor doesn’t have the power to push that needle through that fabric then it doesn’t matter what needle you put on there. Like we said before, the Elna 340 is a workhorse and it can’t WAIT to hem all your jeans!
Needle Threader: The needle threader on the Elna 340 is a work of genius. Easy to use you’ll be thankful you bought this machine for this feature alone!
Top Loader: It’s a top loader which means its easier to thread and doesn’t jam easily. Less time threading means more time sewing right?
Built in Measuring: On the removeable free arm is a very handy printed measuring gauge. This comes in so hand when you’ve lost your tape measure again…hint – it’s probably round your neck!
Hard case and carry handle: Sewing on your own can be no fun so you want to be able to take it on sewing holidays and trips or to sewing bees right? At the very least you want to be able to store it safely and the Elna 340 comes with a hard case, protecting it from dust and anything else in the cupboard!
Variable speed: Another reason why the Elna 340 is great for beginners is the variable speed. There is a switch on the foot pedal that lets your slow it down or speed it up. Very handy at the start for when you are learning and also for later on when you are being impatient!
Great stitch selection: The Elna 340 has 24 stitches which is great for an entry level machine! Half of these are for non stretch fabric and half are for stretch fabric so you can use your Elna 340 for both!
One step buttonhole function: The one step buttonhole on the Elna 340 is great and a must have function for any aspiring dressmakers! The special one step buttonhole foot is also included!
Elna eXplore 340 Accessories Included
- Zip foot
- Blind hem foot
- Overedge foot(for perfect zig zag edges)
- Spare needles
- Little screwdriver
- Quilting Guide
- Lint brush
- 4 Bobbins
- Spare spool pin
- 2 little spool caps
- Hard cover