During this long period of existence the industry has upgraded itself through innovations and introductions of new products at regular intervals. Sewing and embroidery machinery industry is coming every day with some new features in their machineries to keep abreast with end users requirement. Adaptability and ease of use are becoming the determining factors for the success of a product. Computerized machines with intelligent software applications, automatic re-threading, artistic embroidery designs, and good storage memory are in vogue.

As this market is expected to grow further and reach 25 Million Units by 2010, Fibre2Fashion has tried to take a quick snap shot of innovations in this industry. We have tried to cover some newly introduced sewing and embroidery machines in this article:

Innovations by Elna srl, Switzerland

Elna 9900 - Semi- industrial embroidery machine

  • Single head 4-needle embroidery machine
  • 8 bobbin supports
  • 100 built-in embroidery designs
  • 10 built-in monogram fonts
  • Lettering - upper & lower case
  • Weight : 20.5 kg
  • Dimensions : 365 x 440 x 520 mm
  • Multilingual interface - 10 languages
  • Fully independent bobbin winding
  • USB and ATA PC card compatible
  • Direct PC link
  • Dual white LED lights illuminate entire work area
  • 3 standard hoops included
  • (240 x 200 mm, 126 x 110 mm, 50 x 50 mm)
  • Embroidery on cap (optional hoop)
  • Compatible with six industry-standard Tajima hoops
  • Automatic stitch back after thread breakage
  • Adjustable speed control up to 800 spm
  • Full rotary hook (industrial)

Elna 9500 - Computerized embroidery and sewing machine

  • 122 embroidery designs
  • 10 monogram fonts
  • Lettering upper & lower case
  • 307 built-in stitches, including 13 buttonholes
  • 3 monogram fonts
  • Stitch length : 5 7 mm
  • Moveable screen
  • Full-colour touch screen (122 x 91 mm)
  • Automatic / programmable thread cutter
  • Needle threader
  • 8 white LED lamps illuminate entire sewing area
  • Computerized thread tension control
  • Drop feed dog
  • ATA card / USB memory key
  • PC link : two-way USB communication
  • Horizontal full rotary hook
  • Independent bobbin-winding motor
  • Multilingual interface 10 languages
  • Horizontal spool pin
  • Upper & bobbin thread sensor
  • Hard cover with storage box

Elna 8300 - Computerized embroidery machine

  • 100 built-in designs
  • Alphabets 3 styles, 3 sizes
  • Single or multiple colors with color change key
  • Edit any letter anywhere in a sequence
  • Horizontal / vertical alignment for letters
  • Monograms 2 letters and 3 letters with 4 styles of frames
  • Combine designs and alphabets
  • Rotate, resize, mirror image, face to face
  • Move by drag and drop
  • LCD touch screen with backlight 94mm x 71mm (33/4" x 23/4")
  • USB Port
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Extra presser foot lift
  • Rotary horizontal hook with transparent bobbin cover
  • Built-in carriage
  • Top protective cover with design chart
  • 11 languages

Elna 8100 - Computerized embroidery machine

  • 55 built-in embroidery designs
  • 3 alphabet styles
  • 18 built-in border designs
  • Backlit black-and-white LCD touch screen
  • USB connection
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Rotary horizontal hook with transparent bobbin cover
  • 11 languages
  • Large standard hoop (140 x 140 mm)
  • Embroidery format : .JEF
  • Embroidery design information
  • Editing functions
  • Memory
  • Preferences


Elna 5100 - Electronic sewing machine

  • 30 built-in stitches including buttonholes, quilting, patchwork and fancy stitches
  • 6 one-step buttonholes: classic, jeans, etc.
  • Automatic selection of optimal stitch length and width
  • Adjustable stitch width up to 7mm
  • Adjustable stitch length up to 5mm
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Adjustable speed control
  • Strong needle penetration on all fabrics
  • Extra-high presser foot lift
  • Clip-on presser feet
  • Rotary horizontal hook with transparent bobbin cover
  • Auto declutch bobbin winder
  • Built-in thread cutter
  • Metric and inch seam allowance lines
  • Free arm
  • Feed dog system
  • Electronic foot control
  • Retractable carry handle

Innovations by Revo, India

Revo Bag Closer Sewing Machine - Single Needle, Single Thread NP-7A

  • Revo Model NP-7A is a single needle single thread chain-stitch portable bag closer sewing machine equipped with high-grade super-alloy steel timing cam
  • Engineered for continuous operation, the single thread chain stitch bag closer has a top speed of 1,600 rpm.
  • Revo NP-7A closes virtually every type of bag, including Kraft paper, cotton, Hessian, jute, PP/PE woven cloth as well as other bag materials.


Revo Off Arm LR Series

  • Clear view of work area for operator with ample work space
  • Heavy-duty puller mechanism keeps sewing material in position and helps feed material without additional effort fro operator
  • Sews attractive balloon stitches - Low tension sewing gives an attractive finished appearance by producing pliant seams
  • Tractor-type presser foot ensures smooth, positive power feeding
  • Cylinder arm allows for uniform lap seam felling on narrow openings
  • Easy access to stitch regular screw for adjustment of stitch length
  • Loopers readily accessible through hinged covers for quick threading

There was a time, when only people of high society can afford to wear sewn clothes as they were only hand stitched and the process was very expensive. The invention of sewing machines has brought a revolution in the garment industry. Since then, innovations in the sewing machine have improved the basic stitching patterns, and currently computerized sewing machines can put countless number of stitches and designs in the apparels.

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