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Ellegante 3
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Ellegante 3 (BLG3)
Model number: BLG3
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With hundreds of built-in embroidery designs including exclusive Nancy Zieman designs, the Ellegante3 makes it easy to make every project unique. Baby Lock IQ Technology™ works with the "brain" of the Ellegante3 to help you transition between sewing and embroidery.
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LCD color screen

Baby Lock IQ Technology LCD Color Touch Screen

The Ellegante 3 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 Ellegante 3’s collection of 492 built-in designs, including 32 designs from Nancy Zieman, which can’t be found anywhere else.
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.
USB connectivity


Whether you use a memory card, external floppy, flash, or CD drive, the Ellegante 3 has you covered. Also, with direct connect to a PC, you can update your machine’s software in a snap.
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.
sew swtitch

Baby Lock IQ Technology Quickly Switch from Embroidery to Sewing

Some projects require you to both sew and embroider. Now, with the 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.

Automatic Needle Threading

Quickly and easily change embroidery threads with the On Request™ Automatic Needle Threading System. Simply push a button and the Ellegante3 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.
circular sewing attachment

Circular Sewing Attachment

Stitch in a perfect circle with this easy-to-use attachment. The Circular Sewing Attachment can be used with any forward-feeding utility or decorative stitch. Use the braiding and cording feet to add more dimension to your projects.
bobbin work features

Bobbin Work Features

Use the Baby Lock bobbin work case to make the bobbin work capabilities of your machine simple and fun. Explore a variety of decorative and utility stitches from an entirely new angle, to create fascinating textured projects.
Baby Lock IQ Technology™

Baby Lock IQ Technology™

Baby Lock IQ Technology is what makes Baby Lock machines so smart and efficient. IQ Technology works with the "brain" of your machine to help achieve exactly what you desire.
Technology Features
  • LCD ergonomic color Touch Screen 3-3/16” x 8-3/8” (4,096 colors) with touch pen
  • USB (Type A) allows connectivity with a mouse and hub
  • USB (Type A) works with external drives, flash drives and CD-ROM drives
  • USB direct connect (Type B) to a PC
  • Embroidery card slot
  • On Request™ Automatic Threading
  • 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 15 one-step buttonhole styles and one 4-step custom buttonhole
    • 243 Decorative
    • 70 Decorative satin
    • 20 Satin
    • 17 Cross m 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
    • 20 Memory Pockets for Character/Decorative stitches equaling 256KB
    • Satin stitch elongation
  • Sew Utility and Decorative stitches while embroidery unit 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
Instructional and Help Resources
  • Built-in Operation Guide
  • Built-in Sewing Application Guide
  • Built-in Help Messages
Embroidery Capabilities
  • Built-in embroidery design library
  • 492 Embroidery designs built-in
    • 412 Baby Lock exclusives including 32 Nancy Zieman designs
    • 150 Decorative Stitches can be embroidered
  • 120 Frame combinations
  • 1 Large Floral Alphabet
  • 14 font styles
    • includes 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 m Color separation m Thread color indicator
    • On screen hoop size indicator
    • Low bobbin thread indicator
    • 300 color name
    • Customized mouse pointer
    • Changeable background colors of embroidery patterns
    • Changeable background colors of design thumbnails 
  • 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%)
  • Automatic appliqué
  • Automatic basting
  • Mirror imaging
  • Design color selections
  • Color sorting on border designs
  • Programmable custom thread color selection
Downloadable Software
  • Your Ellegante 3 will stay current with future upgrades via USB connection
  • On Screen Designer™
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
  • Optional embroidery hoops
    • 6-1/4" x 10-1/4" (160mm x 260mm)
    • Continuous Border Hoop (100mm x 180mm)
Convenient Sewing Features
  • Convenient One-Touch Buttons
    • Start/Stop m Reverse sewing
    • Needle up/down
    • Thread cutter
    • Automatic presser foot lift
    • Needle threading
  • 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"
Included Accessories
  • Knee lifter
  • Touch pen (stylus)
  • USB cable
  • LCD Cover
  • 17 Snap-on feet
    • Blind stitch
    • Blind stitch (with guide)
    • Braiding
    • Button fitting
    • Buttonhole
    • Cording (with 3 cord guides)
    • Echo quilting m Embroidery
    • Free-motion open toe quilting
    • Free-motion quilting
    • Monogramming
    • Narrow hemmer
    • Overcasting
    • Straight stitch
    • Walking
    • Zig zag
    • Zipper
  • Circular sewing attachment
  • Specialty bobbin case and cover for bobbin work
  • Alternate bobbin case for use with pre-wound bobbins
  • Cord guide bobbin cover
  • Straight stitch needle plate
  • Bobbin center pin
  • Embroidery bobbin thread
  • Bobbins
  • Seam ripper
  • Twin needle
  • Hard cover for machine
  • Carrying case for embroidery unit
  • Embroidery hoops and grids included:
    • 7" x 11-3/4" (180mm x 300mm)
    • 5" x 7" (130mm x 180mm)
    • 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm)
    • 1" x 2-1/2" (20mm x 60mm)
    • Plus more

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

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

Quilting - Pattern boards, styluses and more

TruGlide Overlay for Free-motion Stitching
Use the TruGlide Overlay to easily move your fabric during free-motion quilting. It clings directly to your machine bed with minimal effort. Simply stick it on and glide your fabric through every stitch. Pair TruGlide with the TruStitchTM Stitch Regulator for smooth quilting at your preferred pace. This easy-to-use, product is useful for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels who want to master stitch regulation.

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.
Tear-Away Firm Precut Sheets Pack
Now your favorite tear-away stabilizer comes in precut sheets. Stabilizer Pack is 100 sheets of BLT103Sheets - 16 x 24
Ultra Soft Fusible
Pliable stabilizer ideal as soft backing for embroidery or as a light interfacing.

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.

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
USB Media Reference Charts (All Machines) USB Media Reference Charts (All Machines)
Added: 1/4/2017
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Ellegante 3 (BLG3) Version 4.11 Update Ellegante 3 (BLG3) Version 4.11 Update
Version 4.11
Added: 8/13/2013
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