Elna eXplore 340 Sewing Machine

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Offering all the features available on a mechanical machine, the Elna eXplore 340 features 24 stitches, plus an automatic 1-step buttonhole for perfect buttonholes every time. It’s suitable for sewing stretch fabrics and knits as well as regular fabrics.

The 340 also has a jam-proof drop-in bobbin system which provides a quiet and smooth running and minimises thread jams. Adjustable tension, stitch length and stitch width, plus a range of embroidery stitches, provide the flexibility you need for great sewing. The automatic needle threader also cuts down on eye strain.

The Elna eXplore 340 is suitable for beginners and those with some experience, who want to get the most from a mechanical sewing machine.

Alphabet styles Information Easy way to sew letters
Auto thread tension Information Ensures stable stitch quality
Buttonholes Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
Buttonhole styles Information Gives flexibility when sewing different garments
Buttonhole type Information The fewer steps, the easier and faster the process
H28 x W42 x D17cm
Electronic foot speed control Information Gives greater control, even at slow speeds
Eligible for International Delivery
Embroidery options
Satin Stitches
Hook movement Information Oscillating is a half-circle movement of the bobbin; rotary moves full-circle, reducing thread jams
Integrated drop feed Information Feed teeth drop down so fabric has free movement. Useful when quilting or embroidering
Integrated dual feed Information Provides equal feeding of top and bottom layers of fabric. Useful when quilting
Integrated needle threader Information Makes it easy to thread the needle
Knee lifter Information Lets you lift the presser foot when using both hands to control the fabric
Lock stitch facility Information Ensures all stitches and patterns are securely locked off at the end of the sewing sequence
Manufacturer's Guarantee
2 years
Max speed limiter Information Controls maximum speed of machine, irrespective of how hard the foot control is depressed
Model name / number
Needle up/down function Information Lets you to programme the needle so it always finishes in the down or up position. Useful when pivoting on corners
Reverse button Information Sews in reverse to reinforce the stitch
Sewing Machine Type
Stitch memory Information Memorises characters, letters and numbers: useful for name tapes
Stitch options Information The more stitch options, the more designs you can use
Stop/Start button Information Lets machine be used without the foot control
Suitable for fabrics
All, including stretch and denim
Suitable for user
Thread cutter Information Neatly cuts the thread after sewing
Tutorial DVD
Twin needle Information Produces parallel rows of decorative stitching in one easy step
View-through bobbin cover Information Shows you when your bobbin is low on thread
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Width adjustment Information Lets you adjust the stitch setting manually

Editors Notes

The Elna trademark has earned a significant place in the sewing industry as a result of numerous groundbreaking innovations. Elna sewing machines have been around since 1940 with the launch of the Elna # 1, the first compact, portable, electric sewing machine with a free arm (when unfolded, its metal carrying case formed a sewing table). The Elna # 1 was green in color, breaking away from the traditional black, an innovation in itself for the time. The machine was a resounding success and so began Elna's commitment to the home sewing industry.


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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use this sewing machine! I sew as a hobby, so I'm not a heavy-duty user - this machine is great. Easy to use, probably more stitches than I need for my purposes. The zipper foot is fantastic and I like being able to see the bobbin through the plastic cover so I don't end up in that situation of continuing to sew while the thread runs out of the bobbin! 27 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elna eXplore sewing heaven. This is a wonderful machine, it doeas everything i wanted to do on my old Singer and much more. I can now do 1 step perfect buttonholes - yippee. It's very quiet, easy to use - so now it's lessons in machine embroidery as well. Can't wait. Highly recommend for a beginner as well as everything is so so easy. Buy one and be amazed at what you can do. 12 April 2012
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