My 1975 Elna SU Super – such a sweet machine.

My 1975 Elna SU Super – such a sweet machine.

…  I was feeling a little nostalgic tonight (out of nowhere!  I don’t know why!) … So I decided to take my 1975 ElnaGirl out of her case and let her come play with me for my next few projects.

It’s so funny to have my Ellisimo Gold behemoth parked in my sewing “stash room” and letting ElnaGirl take her place.

Look how cute she still is….

Awwww... her first time out of her case in 2 years.   I forgot how sweet she is!   I'm going to make my next Bionic Gear Bag on her!
Awwww… her first time out of her case in 2 years. I forgot how sweet she is! I’m going to make my next Bionic Gear Bag on her!

 

Look at this dainty little footie….

Sweet, sweet dainty little footie on my 1975 ElnaGirl.
Sweet, sweet dainty little footie on my 1975 ElnaGirl.

If you can’t tell, I’m holding down that white piece of fabric.  The foot is less than a dime’s distance from the front edge of the machine.   And oh… that foot is just soooo nice!

So stinkin' Sweeeeeeet!   Look at those rockin' feed dogs... and the bobbin behind the needle... and the AMAZONG needle plate that pops off without a flippin' screwdriver being required!     Too bad they cant make machines like they did in 1975!
So stinkin’ Sweeeeeeet! Look at those rockin’ feed dogs… and the bobbin behind the needle… and the AMAZING needle plate that pops off without a flippin’ screwdriver being required! Too bad they cant make machines like they did in 1975!

Gosh.  It’s just a shame that *nobody* produces a machine as nice as these are… errrr…. were.   Solid.  Dependable.  Smooooooooth to stitch on.  I can’t tell you how much I still enjoy just *looking* at this machine after owning her for almost 40 years.

New machines just don’t command the level of love and respect that these garnered.

 

2014-04-27 18.54.27By having the bobbin in the back, just *look* at that beefy little feed dog right smack dab in front of the needle.   You wanna talk about fabric feeding evenly to the needle?  omg… nothing beats the way this machine takes fabric to the needle.

 

Life was so much simpler in 1975.  Notice I have the number for "tech support" under the hood.  :)   Notice we sewers in 1975 also had no fear of goofing with our bobbin tensions!
Life was so much simpler in 1975. Notice I have the number for “tech support” under the hood. 🙂 Notice we sewers in 1975 also had no fear of goofing with our bobbin tensions!

Those stickers have been “under the hood” since I took my first machine classes at Round Bobbin Sewing Center in Roseville, MN in 1975.

It’s so endearing to have her back out.

So the next Microwave Potholders and Bionic Gear Bags are going to be made on her… it’s going to be fun.

…..  Like having a sweet old friend come back.