The Elna 2005 is very well designed machine. Works like a dream.
I brought my Elna 2005 eight years ago. I design and sew my own clothing for over 40 years. So believe, that quailifies me as somewhat of an expert on a good sewing machine. The machine is very well designed. The only thing I recommend is adding it a pin catcher. I have mine at the top of the machine. The supplies like needles and bobbins are easy to find in my local stores, as well as the internet stores. I put my machine through alot of wear and tear. I use all kinds of fabrics, especially silks and high-end designer fabrics. In the pass, have used Singers. Elna 2005 is far better than any other Singer Machine I have used. And as I said, much better designed. It is made in Thailand. Sorry about that USA manufacturers. But, I require a machine that can take my work load. I usually buy USA products. Once a year I have the machine professional cleaned and oiled. But the daily, brushing is easy. Even changing the light bulb is easy. Thank you for your time and reading my review.
New York, NY