Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sewing Machines > Difference between babylock ellisimo, ellisimo gold, and ellisimo hold 2 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Difference between babylock ellisimo, ellisimo gold, and ellisimo hold 2
pinkstraps
pinkstraps
Member since 9/24/11
Posts: 7
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/24/13 8:45 AM

Pls help, I'm confused. I need to know the difference in the features and specs. Thanks in advance!

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6839
Login to reply to this post

In reply to pinkstraps <<


Date: 10/24/13 12:29 PM

Have been to the BL website? You can pull up the machines and they will give you a side-by-side comparison.

You can start here and click on compare. If you cannot find the models, look for them specifically and download the brochure.

------
“I don’t give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think it’s Hell.” — Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

sewdoggie22
sewdoggie22  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OR USA
Member since 8/6/12
Posts: 193
Login to reply to this post

In reply to pinkstraps <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 10/25/13 8:06 AM

The difference between the Ellisimo gold and gold 2 is a $49 upgrade. At least that's what my dealer told me when I looked at both of them. The gold 2 has a foot pedal that is different from the gold also.

They're really nice machines if you mainly want to embroider. If you want a machine to sew mostly garment take a look at the Pfaff Creative Sensation. The CS has an automatic presser foot drop when you step on the gas. On the gold, you have to always press a button to lower the presser foot.

Both CS and Gold are great machines. It just depends on your focus and personal wants/needs. I want both!

1975Jumby
star
1975Jumby
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 8/19/08
Posts: 616
Login to reply to this post

In reply to pinkstraps <<
thumbsup 6 members like this.


Date: 10/25/13 4:23 PM

I own the Ellisimo Gold and here are the differences:

The first Ellisimo came out in 2008 or 2009, followed by the Ellisimo Gold in 2011. Those who purchased the first Ellisimo had 2 upgrade options to bring it to the Ellisimo Gold status (as the Ellisimo Gold is just like the Ellisimo, but with upgrades 1 and 2)

Upgrade 1 includes:
• Precise Touch™ Positioning for tricky design placement
• Enhanced design enlargement (up to 200%) and reduction capabilities (down to 60%)
• Bobbin Work capabilities for texture and detail with sewing or embroidery
• Magnify your embroidery design previews and needle position image up to 200%
• Enhanced sewing previewing for more clarity with the updated Realistic Preview
• Additional cursive font for an elegant addition to your font library

Upgrade 2 includes:
* The Color Visualizer feature, which displays your embroidery designs in an endless array of color combinations. You can see what the designs look like before you even start to embroider.
* OnScreen Designer™ with the SketchPad™ Digital Tablet. These features help you take personalization to a whole new level allowing you to instantly digitize hand-drawn or traced designs.
* Two extra embroidery fonts and 10 exclusive embroidery designs.

Upgrade 3 was not included with either the Ellisimo or Ellisimo Gold and is not included with the Ellisimo Gold II. This upgrade includes the large border hoop and upgrades the camera features to utilize the placement stickers with the hoop. I have this upgrade and have used it a couple of times. I like it for doing borders on towels or tablecloths.

Upgrade 4 will bring the Ellisimo Gold to Ellisimo Gold II status and includes the laser pointer embroidery foot, multi-function foot pedal, as well as an extra large font and some additional designs. The MSRP is about $599 or $699 for this upgrade.

I haven't purchased upgrade 4 yet, but plan to do so since I like the idea of a multi-function foot control.

If you're in the market for an Ellisimo, I would ask your dealer if the Ellisimo Gold is still available at a reduced price. You will be getting a whole lot of machine and since the new one is out, it might be cheaper. You can always purchase the upgrade 4 later.

Hope this helps!

------
Babylock Ellisimo Gold
Babylock Enlighten
Kenmore 1914
Kenmore 1814

sewdoggie22
sewdoggie22  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OR USA
Member since 8/6/12
Posts: 193
Login to reply to this post

In reply to 1975Jumby <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/26/13 8:30 AM

Thank you 1975Jumby ! I've poured over the specs on all of these and couldn't get it straight. The machine is certainly a wonderful piece of equipment.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> Difference between babylock ellisimo, ellisimo gold, and ellisimo hold 2

Merchants on PR
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Online Sewing Classes
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Colette Patterns 1013 Crepe
photo
Review by Stacie Thi... on 3/18/11
Read Review

Vogue 8759 Pattern ( Size 34-36-38-40 )
Vogue 8759 Pattern ( Size 34-36-38-40 )

Details
Price: $30.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 7031 Pattern
Burda 7031 Pattern

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewaholic Patterns 1201 Renfrew Top
photo
Review by Byrdie on 2/4/14
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Surf's Up Board Shorts Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )
Peek-A Boo Surf's Up Board Shorts Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

You Sew Girl Beret Digital Pattern
You Sew Girl Beret Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $11.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern
J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

Details
Price: $12.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Chic Fantasia Dress Pattern (ln9005)
Sew Chic Fantasia Dress Pattern (ln9005)

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN