26 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.3 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (4)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (4)
  • Safety
    4.0 (3)
  • Thick Fabric Performance
    4.3 (3)

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Sharon Bevan

Sharon BevanGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 2 reviews



Love this machine. Perfect stitches, easy to change from one style to another, easy to thread. Uncomplicated to use. Highly recommend



  • 23 reviews

not up to scratch


I've always used a Singer however thought I'd try something else so went for the Elina 40- used to be Elna - bad choice - bad stitching, doesn't like even slightly uneven fabric difficult to alter tension, the reverse stitch function never works unless I take the fabric back manually and then leaves a messy stitch, instruction manual does not explain the purpose of the stitch length function and I can' t figure it out. I'm very disappointed and will be getting rid of this machine as soon as I can afford it

Great for the money


I am an average to good sewer and owner of a Bernina 930. The Elina 40 is an easy to use, light and effective machine. Manages heavier fabrics well.I use this in preference to the other "RollsRoyce" . One read of the manual and the rest was easy. Only fiddly bit is the storage in the arm. Would suggest investing in the extra feet if you sew a bit. Buttonholes are a treat. Love it.
Simplicity, loading of the shuttle is a breeze and the self threaders is good once you get the hang of it.

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  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Love my machine

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Kerry Carroll
Kerry Carroll

Coastalmac65Oceangrove, Victoria

  • 4 reviews

So easy to work,sewing is a breeze


Bought at spotlight late 2012.
literally took it out of box read manual,and sewed .
It's easily the best sewing machine I've used,
at 1/4 price of top range eg berlina cost($429).
But above all it has features for physically disabled( especially lower limb )
Sews all materials- makes life easier.
Reliable price,used brand prior,easy for physically challenged
poor cover provided so thin it doesn't protect machine,cotton holder a bit tedious

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What type of features does it have to suit someone who is physically disabled? I would like to know as I would love to get a sewing machine, but I'm disabled and didn't think I could use one


curvychick57South East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews

Best buy of the year !!!


My partner bought me this wonderful Elna Elina 40SP sewing machine for Xmas 2012. He bought it from Spotlight on special for $429. Ladies I have to let you know that this machine does everything other expensive machines do for a fraction of the price. I have owned & tested many sewing machines and this one is one of the very best. Easy to thread, it is computerized but easy to understand and operate all functions. You can operate this machine with or without the foot controller. Great for beginners and experienced sewists who don't want all the bells and whistles.
I took it out of the box, threaded it and started to sew a pair of shortie pjamas for my daughter
Nothing wrong with this Elna badged Janome Magnolia 7330 sewing machine

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Lara Fowler
Lara Fowler

Which stitch do you recommend for stretch sewing?

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MSew 2020.

MSew 2020.asked

Stitch balance adjustment dial ... where should it be positioned, please?

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I am trying to do a button hole for the first time and am using a test piece of fabric. I am on program 16, have the foot and button In place and start sewing. It always starts, does a few stitches, stops then comes up with error code 6L. The manual doesn’t tell me what this means. Can anyone help me complete this button hole please?

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Sheena S.

Sheena S.asked

I love my Elina 40 machine however buttonholes are my iroblem.
The test one works perfectly
Then on my actual garment it starts to sew and stops
At the moment I am working on a baby dress in embroidery anglaiseband it will nit sew it
I even tried putting a piece of ribbon where I need to sew it
Help please

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