Elna Lotus Sewing Machine
- Product Review (submitted on April 27, 2014):
- I've known about this machine for quite some time, but when I finally decided to buy it, I only had seen it in pictures. While not the cheapest around, I heard so much about it that I didn’t really lose any sleep over my decision to get it. I had the older Elna Lotus, and used constantly for the last 30 years, it's a smaller machine with a metal build. Anyway, to make a long story short, before I bought this one, I had fiddled around with a make shift machine I had to borough, and it sure wasn’t fun working with it. But I kind of made it happen… So, you can imagine when I found this Lotus online for a really good price, I really felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. Because, when I received it, it was really all I expected it to be. It’s a well built machine, it feels really great to work with, and it came with a clear instruction manual. Not that I needed it for the long run, but there were a few changes I had to adjust to, since my older Elna. So, the first thing that I had to adjust to was not using a pedal, but I got over it soon, as it didn’t impact my performance, once I had gotten used to the feeling. Plus, with the speed control, which, let me tell you, feel really comfortable and really smooth and accurate, I can do my work as fast as I need to, and when push comes to shove, I have the option of going really slowly for some intricate pattern. It was fun learning to use it, it’s even more fun using it and one thing I love about it is the button holes sewing, which, with the huge foot is just fast and clever. So I paid a bit more, but I’m so happy with the results, and for my dressmaking and my furnishing work it’s the best choice I could have made. Could I have gotten a better machine? I so don’t think it!