Searching for the perfect sewing machine, but don’t quite know where to start? Do the “big brands” of sewing machines leave you overwhelmed with information but not enough substance? Do you want a better sewing experience?
It's time to look at JUKI
If you’ve never heard of a JUKI sewing machine, it’s probably because you aren’t in the fashion, industrial or other textile-related industry. JUKI machines are famous (and best known) for their high-grade industrial sewing, quilting, overlock, bartacking, and coverstitch machines, but are equally renowned for their high-quality home sewing machines.
Beginning in 1938, JUKI began manufacturing sewing machines for both home and industrial sewing. The company has been a leader for textile companies and all different varieties of commercial sewing since. Based in Japan in its 80th year in business, the company has subsidiaries worldwide. Juki is now the leader in industrial sewing, home sewing, embroidery and quilting machines. Their machines have been sold in the US since 1974, and have become a favorite of both industrial and home sewers alike.
JUKI Corporation received the prestigious Deming Prize in 1981 for quality control in the manufacture of industrial sewing machines. They are now sold in over 150 countries around the world.
JUKI’s industrial machines are used in the design and manufacture of everyday goods like:
The company also offers machines for the home sewer and hobbyist that provide the same quality as the bigger and more robust industrial machines. JUKI introduced serger technology to the US in 1976, and the HZL line of home sewing and serger machines in 2001.
JUKI also has an Electronic & Industrial Division, which specializes in equipment that can install circuit boards into everyday electronics like TVs, air conditioners, and tablet computers and other items.
JUKI manufactures machines for industrial and commercial uses, as well as home sewists. Both types of machines are designed and created with the same technologies that make JUKI dependable and reliable year after year. These technologies offer home sewists the same enjoyable sewing experience as someone using a JUKI in a textile or manufacturing facility.
JUKI home sewing machines are engineered to be as quiet as their industrial counterparts, without vibrating or moving, even during long-term constant use. The massive, all-metal case makes it heavy enough to keep it in place during any stitching activity and sew an average of 1,500 stitches per minute.
Fashion houses and other manufacturers that utilize JUKI sewing machines find that they are easy to use, and can stand up to hours of continuous use. With sewing speeds as high as 5,500 stitches per minute, JUKI’s industrial machines can handle nearly any kind of fabric, from top weight apparel fabrics to the heaviest denim, leather, upholstery, and canvas types. Note that most of these industrial machines are straight-stitch only, and don’t have the embellishment stitches like home and quilting machines.
For the hobbyist, home sewer and home sewing business, a JUKI is an investment that will last for many years to come. Sewing, embroidery and other tasks are much more comfortable and faster, and the machine is more affordable than a larger industrial model. JUKIi’s home sewing machines offer more stitches and fonts than a commercial machine, but capable of quilting, as well as stitch heavy denim, drapery fabric, and upholstery with the same ease as a piece of muslin.
While JUKI’s industrial machines are straight-stitch, their home machines range from 22 to more than 350 stitches and fonts, from general purpose stitches to the more elaborate so your imagination can keep going. Whichever model you choose, expect a machine that’s easy to use, even for a novice.
If you’ve had enough of the “starter” machines and are ready to get something better, consider a JUKI sewing machine. With the best state-of-the-art technology available, JUKI machines are built to tackle even your biggest, most substantial projects with ease, and faster than any other available.
While JUKI carries a wide range of sewing machines for both home and industrial use, there are several benefits to both types.
Of course, like any sewing machine, a JUKI requires regular maintenance and servicing but will last for decades, when properly cared for, and the appropriate needles are used for the fabric you’re sewing.
Most home sewing machines move the fabric in an oval fashion, causing stretching during the process. JUKI’s exclusive “box feed system” moves the feed dog in a rectangular “box” motion, giving you a much higher quality of stitch. The system eliminates the unwanted shifting and stretching out of your hems, seams and other stitches, even on lighter weight fabrics. This means your JUKI sewing machine will give you a consistent, even stitch every time you use it, no matter what type of fabric you’re sewing.
Most industrial and professional sewing machines are equipped with clutch motors. JUKI’s industrial machines can be fitted with servo motors instead of a clutch motor. These motors are more efficient, quieter, use less energy, and radiate less heat than standard clutch motors. They offer energy savings of up to 90%, and their cooler temps mean a more comfortable working environment. Servos are also are one-third lighter than the clutch motors, have faster and adjustable speeds, but stay at the same speed regardless of how hard you press the pedal.
With a higher torque, they are much more responsive to pedal touch, starting and stopping immediately. Servo motors are commonly used in many industrial applications, where precision and high repetition is a daily requirement. You can regulate the speed of the motor with a turn of the knob, and reverse the motor with a simple switch.
JUKI’s HZL-G home machines have an improved presser foot construction. Hem even the heaviest jeans with confidence and ease, as well as adding buttonholes anywhere you need them in any kind of fabric. They offer a more extensive sewing space than most machines and have an automatic needle threader.
JUKIs industrial machines offer less in the way of stitching and fonts, but more in the form of dependability. Easier to use, a JUKI is simple to use, durable, reliable, fast and quiet, ready for hundreds of miles of straight lockstitch sewing.
If you’re ready to upgrade to the world’s best sewing machine, there are a few things to consider before you buy:
While all machines need maintenance and service from time to time, there are a few things you can do to keep your machine working at it’s best:
From the home sewer who wants a bigger, sturdier machine to professional sewers who do thousands of stitches a week, you want the best machine for your money. JUKI is the world leader in industrial, embroidery, serger, lockstitch machines as well as top-quality home models. All of JUKI’s sewing machines are backed by 80 years experience and made to their exacting Japanese standards. Shop our collection of the latest JUKI models and see for yourself at the best prices available.
As an authorized JUKI dealer, we can also handle any warranty issues you may have, giving you additional protection along with the manufacturer’s warranty.
Please note that most of these machines are shipped unassembled and can be assembled for you for a small fee. (see sewing machine confirmation options)