The Elna product line features Elna sewing machines, Elna overlock/sergers and Elnapress ironing machines. The Elna sewing machine and serger categories host a wide range of products, everything from basic mechanical models to high tech computerized ones, capable of sewing intricate embroidery work. And, behind each product stands Elna's dedication to excellence and quality. 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 machine was a resounding success and so began Elna's commitment to the home sewing industry.
The Elna Supermatic was introduced in 1952 featuring zigzag stitches and interchangeable cams, designed to produce different stitch patterns.
In 1968, the Elna Lotus was launched, a compact sewing machine with a unique design. Today you can find the Elna Lotus in the Design Collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Elna launched the first home ironing machine in 1973. The Elnapress met with tremendous success, innovating the way people iron. The Elnapress was truly the first ironing press designed for the home.