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Best JUKI Sewing Machines For 2021 [Our Reviews and Comparisons]

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JUKI, the number one selling sewing machine manufacturer in the world, has been in operation since 1938 and is a trusted brand. JUKI manufactures both industrial and household sewing machines.

Based in Japan, JUKI has a wide selection of household machines to meet all your sewing and quality needs. They produce three categories of machines for home use, and within those categories, there are numerous models. Their machines are categorized in the following way:

  • household sewing machines (models starting with HZL)
  • tailor-use sewing machines (models starting with TL)
  • small-sized lock sewing machines, aka sergers (models starting with MO)

JUKI also manufactures a rather long-arm quilt making machine, a rather behemoth machine that we won’t delve into since a tailor-use or household machine has the features most quilters need, and because the space required for such a machine is prohibitive for many quilters.

JUKI Sewing Machines Comparison Table

PRODUCT FEATURES LATEST PRICE
1. JUKI HZL-F600
  • 225 stitch patterns
  • Box feed technology
  • Wide sewing space
  • Accommodates lightweight and heavyweight material
  • Free-motion sewing
  • Computerized
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2. JUKI MO-654DE
  • 2 needles
  • 2/3/4 thread overlock
  • Differential Feed
  • Micro Safety Switch
  • Powerful knife system
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3. JUKI TL-2010Q
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Aluminum die-casting arm and bed
  • Large work area
  • Automatic thread trimmer
  • Maximum predetermined needle stop position
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4. JUKI TL-2000Qi
  • LED lights
  • One pedal operation
  • 1500 SPM
  • Automatic needle threader and cutter
  • Low vibration
  • Extension table
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5. JUKI HZL-DX7
  • Computerized
  • Built-in straight stitch plate
  • 8-inch throat space
  • 277 stitches
  • 4 built-in alphabet fonts
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6. JUKI HZL-G220
  • Automatic needle threader
  • LED light
  • Box feed
  • Wide sewing space
  • Powerful feeding
  • Auto thread trimming function
  • High-quality buttonholes
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7. JUKI HZL-LB5020
  • 7-point feed dog
  • Stitch chart drawer
  • LCD screen
  • 1-step buttonhole
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8. JUKI HZL-F300
  • Knee-lifting lever
  • Box feed
  • Foot Controller with thread trimming function
  • Wide sewing space
  • Powerful feeding
  • Buttonholes
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9. JUKI MO-1000
  • Thread trimming blade
  • Automatic rolled hemming
  • Safety shutoff feature
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Cutting width adjusting dial
  • Option to deactivate upper knife
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10. JUKI HZL-NX7
  • Dual LED lighting
  • Digital tension control
  • Straight stitch feed system
  • Presser foot pivot function
  • Color touch panel
  • Buttonhole sensor system
  • Free-motion sewing
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JUKI prides itself on making high-precision machines that are suitable for beginners to hobbyists to professionals. With so many options to choose
from, the best machine for you will depend on your sewing needs and goals. It’s time to explore what JUKI has to offer!

The Best JUKI Sewing Machines Reviewed

1. JUKI HZL-F600

Product Highlights

The JUKI HZL-F600 is a household sewing machine that offers myriad patterns and stitches. It has 225 stitch patterns including 16 automatic industrial-style buttonholes and 4 fonts of letter sewing.

The JUKI HZL-F600 has a variety of feet, including an open toe presser foot, a patchwork presser foot, and an edge sewing presser foot. It has a large LCD display for easy pattern selection.

The F600 offers one finger, automatic needle threading, and you can use your heel on the foot pedal for automatic thread trimming. There is a walking foot for sewing multiple layers and thicker denim and quilting fabrics. This model also has a special quilting foot and a generous throat that is 8 inches long and 4.5 inches tall.

Specifications:

Dimensions 14 x 23 x 16 inches/445 x 291 x 210 mm
Weight 21.6 pounds (9.8kg) (Machine only)
21.6 pounds (9.8kg) (Machine only)

Features

  • 225 stitch patterns
  • Box feed technology
  • Wide sewing space
  • Accommodates lightweight and heavyweight material
  • Free-motion sewing
  • Computerized

What We Like About JUKI HZL-F600

The JUKI HZL-F600 sews a perfect stitch every time. This model is easy to set up and intuitive to use. With so many features, it’s difficult to imagine a project that the HZL-F600 can’t handle.

The bobbin winder has its own motor, meaning you don’t have to stop sewing to fill the bobbin. For people with arthritis, the automatic thread cutter and presser foot lever that you can operate with your knee is a lifesaver.

The machine comes with an extension table that makes all the difference, and plenty of feet for every need. It’s sturdy and powerful yet still quiet. Whether you’re working with a lightweight jersey, thick denim, or bulky quilt material, the JUKI HZL-F600 sews smoothly as butter.

It’s like getting all the benefits of an industrial machine for home use.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI HZL-F600

Because this is a computerized machine, it may require more care than a mechanical model. It takes a while to get used to setting the tension correctly.

PROS

  • Handles quilting and sewing
  • Large throat
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Multiple stitches

CONS

  • Manual is unhelpful
  • Not for beginners

2. JUKI MO-654DE

Product Highlights

The JUKI MO-654DE is a serger, or overlock sewing machine that seams fabric using multiple threads, and also overcasts to cover raw edges. You can use it for finishing and construction.

The MO-654DE has a 2/3/4 Thread serger with an automatic rolled hem, although most projects will use 3 or 4 threads. It’s capable of sewing light to heavyweight fabric, and the safety switch ensures that the machine will not operate if the swing cover is open.

With the powerful knife system and dedicated drive mechanism, you can sew up to 1500 stitches per minute.

The JUKI MO-654DE has a color-coded threading breakaway looper external adjustment for stitch length.

Specifications

Sewing Speed 11,500 max spm
Number of Threads 2/3/4
Stitch Length 1-4 mm (rolled hem 1-1.5 mm)
Lift of the Presser Foot 5 mm
Needle 11 or 14
Machine Dimensions 270 mm x 345 mm x 295 mm
Weight (Machine only) 15 Lb (7 kg)
Overlocking Width Left needle: 6mm; Right needle: 4 mm; Rolled hem: 2 mm
Differential Feed 0.7-2 ratio

Features

  • 2 needles
  • 2/3/4 thread overlock
  • Differential Feed
  • Micro Safety Switch
  • Powerful knife system

What We Like About JUKI MO-654DE

We like that the JUKI MO-654DE handles tough projects. It serges through those thick side seams on denim jeans without a problem.

We found that the JUKI MO-654DE is simple to thread, easy to adjust and use, and lightweight yet sturdy.

Due to the differential feed, it handles knits smoothly and easily. Switching to a rolled hem is not a chore, and the JUKI MO-654DE has a great overlock stitch.

Read Related Article: Best Walking Foot Sewing Machine

Pro-tip: This machine is specifically for serging, or overlocking, and is a machine you’d purchase in addition to your household sewing machine, rather than in place of.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI MO-654DE

The differential feed needs to be set high for knit fabrics. The JUKI MO-654DE has no scrap bin.

PROS

  • Sturdy
  • Good stitch quality
  • Quiet
  • Doesn’t shake on the table
  • Thread guide

CONS

  • Threading takes practice
  • Inconsistent tension
  • Has small pieces that can break or get dislodged

3. JUKI TL-2010Q

Product Highlights

The JUKI TL-2010Q is another tailor-use machine, for sewing and quilting use. It has a single needle, uses a lock-stitch, and is portable.

Like other JUKIs, the TL-2010Q has an aluminum die-casting. It also has an industrial sub-tension system, a variable speed control slider, and bright white LED lighting. All these features equal precision sewing.

The TL-2010Q has a larger work area when you use the auxiliary table, and is also equipped with a foot-controlled trimming system so that you can trim top and bobbin threads. Or, if you prefer, you can use the automatic thread button to simultaneously trim the needle and bobbin threads.

The TL-2010Q also keeps the thread from shaking even when sewing at high speeds and provides precise thread tension. The thread tension scale enables you to adjust the tension according to the thread and material you’re using.

You have complete control over the speed with the speed control lever, which operates with a microcomputer. From the machine to the point of the needle, the throat is 8 1/2 inches.

Specifications

Sewing Speed 1,500 max r.p.m
Stitch Length 6 mm max
Lift of the Presser Foot Lever 9mm max/Knee lifter 12mm mx
Needle HAx1 (130/705H) #7-#18 (HLx5#9-#16)
Machine Dimensions 452 (W) x 350 (H) x 219 (D) (mm)
Auxiliary Table Dimensions 590 x 335 (mm)
Weight (Machine only) 25.4Lb (11.5kg)
Rated Voltage/Power Consumption 120V /1.4A, 100W
Hook Horizontal-axis full-rotary

Features

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Aluminum die-casting arm and bed
  • Large work area
  • Automatic thread trimmer
  • Maximum predetermined needle stop position

What We Like About JUKI TL-2010Q

The JUKI TL-2010Q is amazing for the simple fact that you can finish a quilt without sending it out for longarming. But the best thing about this model is that you can use it for both regular sewing projects and for quilting. It handles both with ease.

It sews super smoothly, and the extension table allows for greater control, especially for larger projects. The JUKI TL-2010Q cuts thread from 3 different places: the foot pedal, the button on the front of the machine, and the thread cutter in the back of the needle.

It winds perfect bobbins and the free motion quilting (FMQ) arm and large throat (8.5 inches) allow for bulkier fabrics.

For quilters, this is a great machine to use to develop your FMQ skills. Another great feature is the knee-lift and needle up-down.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI TL-2010Q

The stitch quality with the walking foot is not as good. The user manual is lacking, and there is no guide bar.

PROS

  • Durable and reliable
  • Good for free motion and piecing work
  • Roomy throat
  • Quality walking foot

CONS

  • Warranty center unresponsive
  • Needle threader is difficult
  • Needs more lighting

4. JUKI TL-2000Qi

Product Highlights

The JUKI TL-2000Qi is a tailor-use sewing machine that is great for quilters. The 2000Qi offers LED lights and a one-pedal operation and is capable of 1500 SPM. It’s great for quilting apparel and home decor and features an automatic needle threader.

Its straight stitch has a maximum length of 6 mm (.04 inches) and the machine is low vibration due to the aluminum die-cast arm and bed. You can use this model as a table-top machine or in a quilt frame.

This JUKI Tl-2000Qi has six oil ports and is computerized. It produces a high-quality heavy-duty straight stitch.

Specifications

Sewing Speed 1,500 max r.p.m
Stitch Length 6 mm max
Lift of the Presser Foot Lever 9mm max/Knee lifter 12mm mx
Needle HAx1 (130/705H) #7-#18 (Hlx5#9-#16)
Machine Dimensions 452 (W) x 350 (H) x 219 (D) (mm)
Auxiliary Table Dimensions 590 x 335 (mm)
Weight (Machine only) 25.4Lb (11.5kg)
Rated Voltage/Power Consumption 120V /1.4A, 100W
Hook Horizontal-axis full-rotary

Features

  • LED lights
  • One pedal operation
  • 1500 SPM
  • Automatic needle threader and cutter
  • Low vibration
  • Extension table

What We Like About JUKI TL-2000Qi

We love that the JUKI TL-2000Qi has both a knee lever and a foot pedal to choose from; the foot pedal controls the machine speed and the knee lever lifts the presser foot. Another great feature is the automatic thread cutter: just press the heel side of the foot controller to trim both the needle and bobbin threads.

The JUKI TL-2000Qi is easy to use, stitches beautifully, and is sturdy – there is no wobbling even at full speed.

It’s great for quilting and even sews canvas. It is sturdy enough to sew through layers of thick fabric. The JUKI TL-2000Qi is a smooth operator and has endless features to discover.

Pro tip: For best operation, manually adjust the top thread and bobbin tension, make sure you’re using the right needle for your project, and adjust the pressure foot so that you can move your material without it being too tight or too loose.

The auto-cut feature on the JUKI TL-2000Qi is fantastic, and we love that this machine doesn’t shake itself off the table.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI TL-2000Qi

The JUKI TL-2000Qi has a learning curve, and it doesn’t come with an FMQ foot, although you can purchase one separately.

PROS

  • Great for heavy materials
  • Durable
  • Doesn’t move or vibrate during operation
  • Great upgrade unit

CONS

  • Takes time to learn how to use all the features
  • No FMQ foot
  • Not a starter machine for experienced sewers

5. JUKI HZL-DX7

Product Highlights

The JUKI HZL-DX7 is a computerized sewing machine that features a box feed system. The box feed system allows for a consistent, reliable seam every time because it stays in contact with your fabric longer. The JUKI HZL-DX7 is a workhorse that is equally adept with quilting and sewing projects.

It has multiple feet, including a button-attaching presser foot for attaching buttons on garments; an invisible zipper foot; a rolled hemming presser foot; and a quilt Presser Foot that is open for great visibility.

The JUKI HZL-DX7 also has 277 stitch varieties, including lettering font and applique choices.

Specifications

Control system 1,500 max r.p.m
Stitch Length Computer
Number of stitch patterns 287
Number of available fonts 4
Buttonhole Automatic (sensor system) with clamping plate
Direct stitch pattern selection 10 patterns
Start/stop button Green: Ready to start and/or while sewing
Red: Not ready to start
Orange: When the lock stitch button is pressed while the sewing machine is engaged in pattern sewing
Maximum stitch speed 1,050 sti/min
Automatic needle threader Automatic needle threader
Thread tension system Automatic
Automatic lock stitch Automatic lock stitch and thread trimming
Feed mechanism BOX feed mechanism
Presser foot pressure adjustment Stepless adjustment
Bobbin thread winder Bobbin winder with independent motor
Light 2 LED lights
Dimensions 445 x 291 x 210mm
Dimensions with hard case 510 x 305 x 257mm
Arm size 8.0″x 4.4″ (203 x 112mm)
Weight 21.6 pounds (10.3kg)

Features

  • Computerized
  • Built-in straight stitch plate
  • 8-inch throat space
  • 277 stitches
  • 4 built-in alphabet fonts

What We Like About JUKI HZL-DX7

One of the features we love in the JUKI HZL-DX7 is the stitch area magnifier, which offers a 1.4 times magnification of the stitch area. Another plus is the built-in thread stand so you can sew longer with larger thread cones.

The JUKI HZL-DX7 has a great set of quick-start buttons for the following functions:

  • Start/stop
  • Reverse stitch
  • Lock stitch
  • Thread trimming
  • Needle up/down
  • Presser foot auto lift

We like that the sensitivity of the touch panel can be adjusted to suit your needs and that you can change the width and length of the stitch with the easy dial.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI HZL-DX7

The JUKI HZL-DX7 is missing a buttonhole foot. Some quilters reported that threads jammed during free-motion use.

PROS

  • Quiet operation
  • Sews evenly
  • Great for sewing and quilting
  • Large stitch variety

CONS

  • Throat could be bigger
  • Bobbin directions lacking

6. JUKI HZL-G220

Product Highlights

household sewing machines that we have reviewed.
The conventional feed is an oval motion, but the box feed eliminates shifting and shrinking, resulting in precision stitching every time, no matter what type of fabric you’re using. The G220 has 180 different stitch patterns (including one lettering font) and accommodates lightweight and heavyweight fabrics.

The strong presser foot construction allows for control even with heavy materials like denim. The HZL-G220 also has a wide underarm space for ease in completing larger projects.

The automatic needle threader reduces eye strain and lets you get started more quickly on your sewing project. Other features include an LED light, drop feed, quick bobbin preparation, and fine overcasting stitch.

Specifications

Dimensions 445 x 292 x 223 mm
Weight (Machine only) 20.9 pounds (9.5kg)

Features

  • Automatic needle threader
  • LED light
  • Box feed
  • Wide sewing space
  • Powerful feeding
  • Auto thread trimming function
  • High-quality buttonholes

What We Like About JUKI HZL-G220

The JUKI HZL-G220 sewing machine is ideal for both stitching and quilting. It has a powerful feed and easily stitches over thick jean seams. We like the clear backlit LCD screen and love the automatic needle threader.

Other features we love are the quick-set bobbin plate, thread cutter, and 1-step buttonhole. We like the combination of decorative and utility features, and the lettering font offers a foray into monogramming and lettering.

We find it responds well to foot control and is a dependable and hardworking machine.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI HZL-G220

There is a learning curve with this model, so you have to take time to learn the features and how to handle it.

PROS

  • Good value
  • Even stitches
  • Handles heavy and bulky fabric with ease
  • High quality

CONS

  • Not for beginners
  • Expensive bobbins

7. JUKI HZL-LB5020

Product Highlights

The JUKI HZL-LB5020 household sewing machine offers powerful and even stitching that handles the thickest and heaviest fabrics, even leather and denim. It also offers a 7-point feed dog so that you can accurately piece and sew all types of fabrics.

The large LED screen allows you to adjust the length and width of stitches and choose the perfect stitch for your project. There’s a slide-open chart to make your stitch selection.

The JUKI HZL-LB5020 features a one-step buttonholer and if you set the presser foot parallel to the throat plate, you can easily complete over seams.

Specifications

Sewing Speed Maximum 700 s.p.m.
Stitch Length Maximum 5mm
Zigzag Width Maximum 7mm
Dimensions 406 x 298 x 182 mm
Weight 12.35 pounds (5.6kg)

Features

  • 7-point feed dog
  • Stitch chart drawer
  • LCD screen
  • 1-step buttonhole

What We Like About JUKI HZL-LB5020

The JUKI HZL-LB5020 stitches impeccably, and because you can set the length and width of the stitches, you can count on uniform stitching every time.

The JUKI HZL-LB5020 is a beast that can handle several layers of fabrics without a problem. You can also choose to use the foot pedal or the button feature. This makes it a good choice for people who have a foot or leg injury or disability.

This is a smaller machine than some of the other JUKIs, but it’s still sturdy, powerful, and dependable.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI HZL-LB5020

The JUKI HZL-LB5020 is not a computerized machine, so it doesn’t have the variety of stitches of some of the other models. The focus is on more basic stitches.

PROS

  • FMQ
  • Consistent stitching
  • Tough and dependable
  • Speed control

CONS

  • Better for beginners
  • Not as many features as the other models

8. JUKI HZL-F300

Product Highlights

The JUKI HZL-F300 offers free-motion sewing for all your quilting needs but also handles traditional sewing projects with ease. The JUKI HZL-F300 has an automatic needle threader and is a bobbin maniac with easy bobbin thread winding and quick bobbin preparation.

As part of the JUKI full-size Exceed series, the HZL-F300 offers 106 stitch patterns, including three lettering fonts. It includes a free arm to accommodate all your sewing and quilting projects.

Need buttonholes? The JUKI HZL-F300 has 16 included automatic electronic sensor-controlled buttonholes. There’s an optional wide extension table that fits this machine, and like many of the other JUKI household machines, it has an automatic one-touch needle threader and automatic thread cutting.

Specifications

Dimensions 445 x 291 x 210 mm
Weight (Machine only) 21.6 pounds (9.8kg)

Features

  • Knee-lifting lever
  • Box feed
  • Foot controller with thread trimming function
  • Wide sewing space
  • Powerful feeding
  • Buttonholes

What We Like About JUKI HZL-F300

The JUKI HZL-F300 is a great entry-level machine. It doesn’t have all the accessories that the rest of the F series does, so it’s uncomplicated for newer hobbyists, but you can buy more accessories later on as you develop skills.

We really like the automatic needle threader and the drop-in bobbin. All you have to do to thread the needle is push the button down and it’s done. Another great feature is the ability to tap the screen to change the needle position up or down.

We also like that it’s powerful but quiet. If you push the back of the presser foot with your heel, it trims the thread automatically.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI HZL-F300

That automatic thread cutter works a little too well, and if you step back too far, you trim the thread while you’re trying to sew.

PROS

  • Smooth sewing
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Good for beginners

CONS

  • Presser foot difficult to use
  • Heavy

9. JUKI MO-1000

Product Highlights

The JUKI MO-1000 is the second serger in our reviews. The serger, or overlock machine, uses multiple threads to seam fabric (2-4 threads on most home machines), and also covers raw edges with overcasting.

The JUKI MO-1000 has a safety feature that will shut off power when the presser foot is in an up position or if the cover is open.

By adjusting the differential feed, you can achieve beautiful finishes with any kind of fabric, even stretch fabrics that are more difficult to control. The JUKI MO-1000 also allows you to sew delicate inside curves because the needle-knife distance is 9.95mm as opposed to the usual 15.5 mm.

The throat height of the JUKI MO-1000 is 72.4mm, creating a more usable workspace. The Upper Looper Converter provides easy switching between threads.

Specifications

Number of Threads 2/3/4 Threads
Needle Household Machine Size 12 or 14
Overlocking Width Left Needle 5-9 mm
Right Needle 3-7 mm
Rolled Hem 2 mm
Stitch Length 1-4 mm (Standard: 2.5mm)
Differential Feed 0.7-2.0 Ratio
Presser Foot Lift 5mm (Max : 8mm)
Sewing Speed Maximum 1,500 spm
Dimensions 15.4 x 15.2 x 16.3 inches
Weight 22 pounds (9.98 kg)

Features

  • Thread trimming blade
  • Automatic rolled hemming
  • Safety shutoff feature
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Cutting width adjusting dial
  • Option to deactivate upper knife

What We Like About JUKI MO-1000

The JUKI MO-1000 is a reliable and sturdy serger that has some of the latest technology. We really like the push button threader, although we’d also note that even without the auto threader, the needles are much easier to thread than other sergers.

It’s nice to have the automatic buttons so you don’t have to squint to operate the machine. We like that this model operates quietly and consistently. It’s sturdy and of high quality.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI MO-1000

The manual for the JUKI MO-1000 is not great, and some customers feel that the automatic threader doesn’t perform as expected. The lower cutting blade is not sturdy.

PROS

  • Self-threading serger
  • Makes lovely curves
  • Smooth and quiet
  • Great rolled hems

CONS

  • Difficult to get the foot to stay in place
  • Needles break if they’re not snapped in correctly

10. JUKI HZL-NX7

Product Highlights

The JUKI HZL-NX7 is the company’s top-of-the-line home machine. The HZL-NX7 is the next-generation long arm sewing and quilting machine, and this computerized model can do anything you can imagine.

Change settings with the color touch panel. It’s like a Smart sewing machine. You can adjust the thread tension, pressure on the presser foot, the pivot function, the drop feed system, and automatically trim thread: all on the touch panel.

The JUKI HZL-NX7 also has digital tension control, and when you find your favorite settings for different materials and projects, you can store it in the machine’s memory.

The pivot function on the presser foot simplifies sewing corners; when you stop sewing, the needle stops in the down position and the presser foot lifts automatically so that you can move the fabric.

Free-motion sewing is a breeze because, with a push-button function, the feed dogs lower so you can easily switch to free motion mode.

Specifications

Dimensions 26.2 x 17.7 x 14.8 inches
Weight 43.3 pounds

Features

  • Dual LED lighting
  • Digital tension control
  • Straight stitch feed system
  • Presser foot pivot function
  • Color touch panel
  • Buttonhole sensor system
  • Free-motion sewing

What We Like About JUKI HZL-NX7

What We Like About JUKI HZL-NX7
The JUKI HZL-NX7 offers a great platform to learn new techniques and experiment with more detailed work. The newer technology like the touch screen is really user-friendly. The built-in walking foot is great, and you can customize the features to get the fit that works best for you.

The JUKI HZL-NX7 is a good choice for experienced hobbyists and small business owners alike, and it handles sewing and quilting jobs with equal flair and ease. The hover feature has a bit of a learning curve but is a really nice feature when you’re ready to bind a quilt.

This next-generation model features precise stitches for dependably high quality and flawless stitches whether you’re sewing garments or quilting. We love that this machine’s computer is smart enough that we can save our favorite stitches and find them easily the next time we want to use them.

What We Don’t Like About JUKI HZL-NX7

The JUKI HZL-NX7’s computer sensor is so sensitive that if you’re using a thicker fabric (as we do in quilting), the sensor won’t operate because it thinks the presser foot is still in the up position.

PROS

  • Large throat space
  • User-friendly touch screen
  • Built-in walking foot

CONS

  • Doesn’t stitch over thick and bulky fabrics
  • Thread cutter cuts too close

Final Verdict

The JUKI HZL-F600 is our pick for the best JUKI sewing machine. We looked at household sewing machines, tailor-use machines, and serger machines, and found that JUKI overall is the top sewing machine brand in the world, producing high-quality machines for every type of sewing and quilting project.

But our favorite all-around winner is the JUKI HZL-F600 for its versatility and consistently stellar performance. It’s difficult to locate someone who doesn’t love the JUKI HZL-F600. It’s well adorned with 225 stitch patterns, including 16 automatic industrial-style buttonholes and 4 different fonts for beautiful lettering.

The JUKI HZL-F600 also boasts 10 presser feet, including:

  • open toe
  • patchwork
  • edge sewing
  • quilting
  • walking

The large LCD display ensures that you can make your selections easily without having to squint.

The JUKI HZL-F600 has dreamy automatic needle threading that is activated by the touch of a button, and automatic thread cutting is as easy as pressing your heel on the back of the foot pedal.

This beauty handles bulk fabric and layers heartily but is also gentle on stretchy and delicate fabrics. The longer and taller than average throat (8 x 4.5 inches) accommodates bulkier quilts.

Other notable features are the second motor dedicated to the bobbin winder; the extension table for expanded workspace; and the quiet motor.

The computerized technology and free-motion sewing capabilities make the JUKI HZL-F600 a solid choice for hobbyists and professionals alike. With the wide sewing space, knee control option for the presser lever, and consistently smooth and precise stitching, we highly recommend the JUKI HZL-F600.

FAQ

How do the JUKI TL-2010Q and JUKI TL-2000Qi compare?

The JUKI TL-2010Q has:

  • Two tension knobs
  • Speed control
  • Six feet
  • More expensive

The JUKI TL-2000Qi has:

  • One tension knob
  • No speed control
  • Three feet
  • Less expensive

How much oil should I use in my machine?

The amount of oil you use should correlate to how much you’re sewing. A good gauge is one drop of oil in each of your machine’s oil holes once a week. If you’re sewing on a daily basis, you might increase the frequency to every three or four days. If you’re sewing all day, every day, you could try adding oil every other day.

If you see oil on your presser foot, decrease the amount of oil you’re using. If you add too much oil, it will leak out of the machine.

Another good way to determine whether your machine needs oil is to wait for it to tell you; when you notice a change in your machine’s performance, it’s probably time to add oil. Just remember that less is more, and one drop at a time is sufficient.

What’s the difference between the TL, MO, and the HZL models?

The TL models are tailor use machines and only do a straight lockstitch. MO models are serger machines, or lock sewing machines; they prevent fraying at the ends of fabrics and threads. The HZL models are classified by JUKI as household sewing machines and have a variety of stitches.

Some of the HZL models, like the HZL-F600, our top choice, have 225 different stitch variations and can do lettering, too.

TL sewing machines are specially designed to sew straight stitches and make beautiful seams.TL models can effortlessly handle heavyweight fabrics like denim and curtains and can accommodate an industrial machine presser foot.

MO models use overcasting, also called saddle stitches, to affix the raw edges. They do a great job on knits and stretchy fabrics, and can also handle decorative stitches. The MO models are meant to be used in conjunction with a traditional machine, not in place of.

Most of the HZL models allow you to adjust the thread tension automatically, and they also have a reverse stitch. JUKI’s HZL models are either electronic or computer-controlled.

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.

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