Elna Lotus Sewing Machine
- Product Review (submitted on July 13, 2014):
I love the Lotus, as it’s such a small machine. I in fact bought it for my granddaughter, who’s only about 8 years old, and I’m delighted to say that she had no issues getting along with it.
So here’s a few of the features of the machine that I think are top notch:
It’s an electronic machine; this means that the sounds it emits while on are nothing compared to the groaning and the belching of my older model.
It’s has a very visible on and off button on the front of the machine as well as thestitch display. Also, you can choose to operate it with a foot pedal or you can just as well operate it without it. This is great, gives my granddaughter options, and we’re both happy!
The speed control option also works as good as you’d want it to – you can choose to go from very, very slow to high speeds, and therefore, whether she needs finesse or just raw speed, she’s got options.
The Auto thread cutter also works without issues – just push a button and it’s done; no manual holding of the thread, no rear fiddling, you just press the button and it’s a done. She’s been using it for quite a while and she got no bird’s nest or any other mishap. Just wow!
The bobbin is easy to take in and out, the view is clear and inserting it or taking it out is as easy as it gets.
While I give her a helping hand, from today on she has my permission to use the machine all on her own, and she’s handling it like a champ. I don’t get nervous because the machine is well built, as I said, it has all the controls well placed and is just one of those machines that just work, no fiddling around needed, no issues with it at all. The directions, numbered simply, and logical just makes operation easy and safe. Can’t really beat it!