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Ellegante 2 (Previous Model) (BLG2)
Model number: BLG2
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At first glance, you may fall in love with the Ellegante 2 for its beauty. But look closer, and you’ll soon discover an advanced and powerful sewing and embroidery machine. From the automatic, On Request Needle Threader to the exclusive Nancy Zieman designs, the Ellegante 2 includes virtually every feature you've dreamed about.
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LCD color screen

LCD Color Touch Screen

The Ellegante2 allows you to see more than ever before. The 3-3/16 x 8-3/8 (4,096 colors) LCD screen shows you colors, design size, multiple editing features and more.
embroidery designs

Nancy Zieman Embroidery Designs

Expand your design library with the Ellegante2’s collection of 342 built-in designs, including 32 designs from Nancy Zieman, which can’t be found anywhere else.
USB connectivity


Whether you use a memory card, external floppy, flash, or CD drive, the Ellegante2 has you covered. Also, with direct connect to a PC, you can update your machine’s software in a snap.
continuous border

Continuous Border

Any design can ­become a continuous border. Choose a design from the Ellegante2 library or bring in one of your own to create a truly unique endless border. You’ll love how simple it is to add beautiful embroidery on the edge of tablecloths, curtains, or clothing. You can even make your own lace and trim.
Quick Set Top Loading bobbin

Quick-Set, Top-Loading Bobbin

The top loading bobbin case lets you focus on your sewing. It’s jam-proof because the top-loading bobbin keeps the thread right where you need it.
on-screen editing

Embroidery Editing On-Screen

Turn your design into exactly what you had in mind. Resize, reposition and preview designs before sewing them out.

Automatic Needle Threading

Quickly and easily change embroidery threads with the On Request™ Automatic Needle Threading System. Simply push a button and the Ellegante2 does the rest, threading the needle in only 4 seconds. Switching out threads is so convenient you’ll never have to limit the number of colors in your designs.
quick switch

Quickly Switch from Embroidery to Sewing

Some projects require you to both sew and embroider. Now, with a flip of a switch, you can embroider or sew with the embroidery unit on. No need to take off the embroidery unit to restart the machine.
Technology Features
  • USB (Type A) allows connectivity with a mouse and hub
  • USB (Type A) works with external floppy drives, flash drives and CD-ROM drives
  • USB direct connect (Type B) to a PC
  • Embroidery card slot
  • LCD ergonomic color Touch Screen 3-3/16" x 8-3/8" (4,096 colors) with touch pen
  • Full-color, rapid design image display
  • On Request™ Automatic Threading System threads in 4 seconds
  • Advanced Pivoting Feature
  • Automatic Fabric Sensor System
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Quick-Set, Top-Loading bobbin with sensor
  • Quick-Set bobbin winder
  • Independent bobbin winding system
  • Automatic sensors
  • Thread tension control makes adjustments to feed thread properly
  • Upper and lower thread sensors to alert when threads are broken
  • On-screen hoop sensor to recommend size of hoop
  • 5 LED lights that illuminate the needle and work area
  • Access designs stored in folders when using USB Type A
  • Sewing speed up to 1,000 spm
Advanced Sewing Features
  • 531 Built-in stitches including
    • 118 Utility including 14 one-step buttonhole styles and one 4-step custom buttonhole
    • 243 Decorative
    • 70 Decorative satin
    • 20 Satin
    • 17 Cross
    • 63 Combinable Utility stitches
  • 3 Built-in alphabets
  • Stitch length 0.0mm - 5.0mm
  • Basting stitch length of up to 30mm
  • Maximum Utility stitch width: 7mm
  • Utility stitch editing capabilities
  • Store personal stitch settings for each Utility stitch
  • Decorative stitch editing capabilities
  • Edit and combine Character/ Decorative stitches
  • 16 Memory Pockets for Character/Decorative stitches equaling 256KB
  • Satin stitch elongation
  • Sew Utility and Decorative stitches while embroidery arm is attached
  • Mirror-image
  • Lock key for Utility and Decorative stitches
  • Lateral and diagonal feeding
  • Variable needle positions
  • Fully automatic built-in darning
  • Twin needle settings
Embroidery Capabilities
  • Built-in embroidery design library
    • 342 Embroidery designs built-in
    • 262 Baby Lock exclusives including 32 Nancy Zieman designs
  • 120 Frame combinations
  • 1 Large Floral Alphabet
  • 14 Font styles including
    • 74 Exclusive script alphabet characters
  • Embroiders up to 7" x 11-3/4" (180mm x 300mm) embroidery field
  • Memory capacity 767KB/350,000 stitches
  • Reads embroidery designs with a stitch capacity of up to 350,000 stitches per design
  • Color LCD touch screen shows:
    • Design selection and placement using drag and drop capabilities
    • Estimated embroidery time display and stitch count
    • Needle position placement (1, 10, or 100 stitch increments)
    • Measurements displayed in inches or millimeters (mm)
    • Color separation
    • Thread color indicator
    • On-screen hoop size indicator
    • Low bobbin thread indicator
    • 300 Color names
  • Embroidery speed up to 1,000 spm
  • 8-Point trial check points
  • Alternate bobbin case for pre-wound bobbins
  • Resume feature
  • On-screen grid
  • Program thread cutter ON or OFF
  • Embroider without removing the foot control
  • Embroidery Stitch Count System-EMB.SCS
Embroidery Editing Capabilities
  • Combine embroidery designs on screen
  • Character/Text array function
  • Character spacing
  • 1°,10°, and 90° Pattern rotation
  • Design enlargement (up to 20%)
  • Design reduction (up to 10%)
  • Mirror imaging
  • Design color selections
  • Color sorting on border designs
  • Programmable custom thread color selection
Downloadable Software
  • Downloadable software from
  • Your Ellegante2 will stay current with future upgrades via USB connection
  • On-Screen Designer™
Instructional and Help Resources
  • Built-in Operation Guide
  • Built-in Sewing Application Guide
  • Built-in Help Messages
Convenient Sewing Features
  • Convenient One-Touch Buttons
    • Start/Stop
    • Reverse sewing
    • Needle up/down
    • Thread cutter
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • Ergonomic knee lift with extra high presser foot lift
    • 10mm automatic and 13mm manual
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Needle plate with scale in inches and centimeters
  • Electronic foot control with separate power cord
  • Free arm with drop feed lever
  • LCD cover
  • Two accessory storage compartments
  • Large sewing surface 14-3/8" x 8-3/16"
Additional Information
  • Language conversion capabilities (13 languages)
  • Warranty (25 years limited, 10 years parts, 5 years computer circuit, 5 years electrical, 1 year labor)
  • Optional Gold Standard Comprehensive Care Program for your peace of mind
Included Accessories
  • Knee lifter
  • Touch pen (stylus)
  • USB cable
  • LCD Cover
  • 16 Snap-on feet
  • Buttonhole
  • Embroidery
  • Overcasting
  • Monogramming
  • Zipper
  • Zigzag
  • Blind stitch
  • Button fitting
  • Walking
  • Free-motion quilting
  • Free-motion open toe quilting
  • Echo quilting
  • Straight stitch
  • Blind stitch (with guides)
  • Narrow hemmer
  • Cording (with 3 cord guides)
  • Hard cover for machine
  • Carrying case for embroidery unit
  • Straight stitch needle plate
  • Alternate bobbin case for use with pre-wound bobbins
  • Bobbin center pin
  • Embroidery bobbin thread
  • Bobbins
  • Cord guide bobbin cover
  • Seam ripper
  • Twin needle
  • Embroidery hoops and grids included
    • Extra large plus 7" x 11-3/4" (180mm x 300mm)
    • Large 5" x 7" (130mm x 180mm)
    • Medium 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm)
    • Small 1" x 2-1/2" (20mm x 60mm

Inspirational Guides/Workbooks - Explore every machine or software feature with projects, tips and techniques

Sewing Machine Accessories Inspiration Guide
Baby Lock Inspirational Guide helps you get the most out of your sewing machine accessories and explore all the techniques your sewing machine with accessories has to offer.
Inspirational Guides/Workbooks
Baby Lock Inspirational Guides/Workbooks help you explore all the techniques your sewing machine, serger, or software has to offer.

Designer's Gallery Software - Letting embroidery designs work for you

Designer's Gallery Quilt LabelWorks
Easily embroider labels for multiple projects. Embroidery labeling software that works with today's most popular brands of embroidery machines.
Designer's Gallery MasterWorks™ II
With MasterWorks II digitizing software you can easily transform all your line-art and images into embroidery designs.

Designer's Gallery CustomWorks™ II
Create an endless amount of unique designs from your existing library with the creative freedom of CustomWorks II.
Designer's Gallery Studio™ III
Studio III remembers where you save your designs even when you don't.

Baby Lock Software - Embroidery digitizing, editing and more.

Palette 8
The included card and writer box allows you to easily take designs to your embroidery machine, no matter where your computer is located.
Palette Petite

This easy-to-use digitizing software includes the features you need to turn clip art into embroidery designs, plus fun options for adding letters, editing your design and more.

Palette PTS

Quickly transfer any design already digitized in PES format to an embroidery card to be used in your Baby Lock embroidery machine.

Stitch Regulation - Enjoy evenly-spaced, consistent stitches while quilting at your own pace

Embroidery Designs - Amazing Designs - Find the perfect embroidery designs for any project

Amazing Designs - Embroidery Design Collections
Browse hundreds of embroidery design collections by Amazing Designs. Most available as both a multi-format CD-ROM and instant download.

Sewing Cabinets - Koala Studios - Design the creative retreat of your dreams

Koala Studios
Fine Sewing Furniture, Custom Built by American Craftsmen

Stabilizers - Select the right foundation for every design

Soft Stitch Fusible Stitch Cover Up 5 Yards x 8"
This stabilizer is ideal for covering the back of finished embroidery to prevent scratching the skin. Make any embroidery project comfortable to wear, including children's clothing and those with sensitive skin.
Ultra Soft Fusible
Pliable stabilizer ideal as soft backing for embroidery or as a light interfacing.
Press Away Embroidery Stabilizer
Press-Away Topping is a temporary stabilizer that dissolves when pressed with a hot, dry iron. Its used during the application process to provide stability to stitches, which helps prevent puckering, tunneling, and distortion. Press-Away topping is perfect for applications that need stability but absolutely no stabilizer remaining.

Bobbins - Get prepared for any project

Bobbin Work Creative Accessory Kit
Achieve the look of textured stitches with ribbons or thick heavy thread using the Specialty Bobbin Work Accessory

Extension Tables - A bigger surface for your growing ideas

Ellegante Extension Table with Free Motion Grip
Instantly create a larger sewing surface with this extension table for the Ellegante.

Machine Upgrades - Keep your machines up to date

Ellegante Upgrade II Package
Current Ellegante owners and new Ellegante 2 owners can expand the options of their machine even further with the new Ellegante Upgrade II. This is the perfect product to bundle with the new Ellegante 2 or the Ellegante Embroidery and Quilting Upgrade Package.

Others - See what's possible with your machine

18 Spool Thread Kit Anniversary Edition by Madeira
This 18 spool Madeira thread kit contains six spools of Aerofil sewing thread, Six spools of Polyneon embroidery thread and Six spools of Rayon embroidery thread.
20" Stabilizer Value Kit
This stabilizer value kit contains six rolls of Baby Lock stabilizer all 20" wide, perfect to use on larger projects or with larger embroidery hoops. Each roll is labeled so you can identify the type and select the perfect one for any project.

Baby Lock Embroidery Buddy Bear
A member of the Embroider Buddy family, this Baby Lock exclusive bear comes ready to embroider and features the Baby Lock logo on his foot.

Embroidery Starter Kit
Get started embroidering today with this embroidery product kit.

Travel Bags - For sewers on the go

Premium Trolley Bag Set
Compatible with the Baby Lock Ellisimo sewing and embroidery machine. Set includes the premium trolley and embroidery unit bag
 N/A Level 1.32 MB 

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 Intermediate Level 117 KB 
Tags: Stain Glass Stocking

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 Basic Level 434 KB 

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 Intermediate Level 116 KB 
Tags: Vintage Taffeta and Velvet Suit

Frequently Asked Questions
Ellegante 2 (BLG2) Update for Purchased Embroidery Upgrade II Version 4.0 Users Ellegante 2 (BLG2) Update for Purchased Embroidery Upgrade II Version 4.0 Users
Version 4.11
Added: 8/13/2013
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Ellegante 2 (BLG2) v. 3.21 Update Ellegante 2 (BLG2) v. 3.21 Update
Version 3.21
Added: 8/13/2013
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