|Elna Supermatic Cam Mechanism|
|Elna Supermatic Cams (Elna-discs)|
This 1957 ad campaign boldly asserted the ease of making an embroidered blouse, by implying it was as easy as boiling an egg.
The Pfaff 360/362 as well as many other sewing machines of the 1960s were not capable of sewing embroidery stitches that required sewing in reverse direction.
Click on the image at the bottom of this post to see the amazing amount of fancy stitches available for the Elna machines.
See if you can tell which ones are forward only and which ones go forward and backward.
To be honest I have had bad luck with the older green Supermatics. Motor failures on more than one unit scared me off.