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From: missmarple
Date: 05-16-2007, 03:56 PM (1 of 6)
I have a wonderful little Elna 1010 that I bought in 1999 and seldom used. Since I've started sewing again I'm using it as my main machine and bought several feet for it. Much to my chagrin ( and my pocketbook ) however, I find that the Kenmore 19233 feet fit the Elna. I know that the Kenmore was made by Janome, but who made the Elna? Needless to say - I'll be checking the other feet before buying any more. I'm thinking of the fabric I could have bought for the price of the feet! Darn!!
User: missmarple
Member since: 04-13-2007
Total posts: 18
From: grandma C
Date: 05-16-2007, 08:14 PM (2 of 6)
I know how you feel. I just bought a used serger and found a new one with accessorie cheaper online.:re: :sick:
I intend to enjoy the serger anyway.:up: I hope you can find good use for the feet for your Elna. :up:

Sorry I am clueless about the manufacturers of machines but I bet others here know.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: Sancin
Date: 05-17-2007, 04:29 PM (3 of 6)
I have had a number of Elna's and now a Janome. I believe that Kenmores are made by Janome. There was a message several months ago to tell from the numbers which Kenmores are made by Janome. Do a search of the forums for Kenmores.

Elna used to be it's own as manufacturer, but Janome bought them out some years ago. Even prior to that Janome and Elna and thus Kenmore feet were supposedly interchangable. But I purchased a Janome foot for my Elna and while it fit on the snap on section (which many generic feet don't) the needle did not clear the hole in the foot ie. the Janome foot did not fit the Elna. I still have both machines and use both. I try to keep the feet separate but not always possible so I try them carefully each time to ensure the needles go through the foot with out hitting.
My suggestion is to always ask if you can return the foot if it doesn't fit your machine. As Kenmores are sold by Sears it shouldn't be a problem as I have always found Sears to be very customer friendly. I just purchased a new vacuum and washer and dryer from them and while I could have got the w+d cheaper elsewhere Sears warrenty and repair services are better, even when the dispatching area is in a different city.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
From: paroper
Date: 05-18-2007, 10:04 AM (4 of 6)
Times are hard for sewing machine companies right now. Many have been bought and sold more than once and many are barely hanging on. You are lucky if they are bought by another sewing machine company. The only private family owned sewing machine company in the world now is Bernina.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: Tom Land
Date: 05-18-2007, 10:13 AM (5 of 6)
Not all Janome feet fit all Janomes and not all Elna feet fit all Elnas. All Janome feet will fit some Elnas. It is just a matter of getting the right syle.
Janome has been making Elna since the early 90's and obtained distribution rights last year. This is probably not a good thing. The previous distributor had been good about finding ways to improve on the Janome before having the Elna name put on it. This led not only to better Elnas but Janome often would change it on their next model too. Now there are just the Janome people scrutinizing the machines.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: missmarple
Date: 05-18-2007, 10:51 AM (6 of 6)
I bought the feet for the Elna from Compu-Sew online so they're here to stay. It's not a problem as I can have my machines in two separate rooms and the feet to go with them. I'm just surprised that the feet fit both machines. I had thought that the Elna that I bought in 1999 was a superior machine to the Kenmore I bought in 2004 and was surprised that the feet were interchangeable.
User: missmarple
Member since: 04-13-2007
Total posts: 18
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