Overall, the Juki HZL-K65 is a sturdy, hard-working, portable, reliable machine. Its ease of operation and simplicity make it a great machine for beginners to learn the basics and even to try a few new things. Read on to find out more and see if the HZL-K65 is the best machine for your needs!
A world-leading Japanese company, Juki is known for its high standards in producing quality machines, and this quality is not limited to their industrial models. Take the Juki model HZL-K65 for instance. It is a household sewing machine that performs beautifully and is affordable to most people. It is computer-controlled, as opposed to mechanical, but is not complicated.
The advantage of purchasing a mechanical machine is the lower price, but to many people, the advantages of a computer controlled machine are worth the extra money. Because the machine has a “brain,” you will find that it is more interactive than a simple mechanical machine. You don’t even need to remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of sewing: the machine does it for you!
With a simple push of a button, you can choose the stitch you want, change the needle’s position, or adjust the tension as needed. If you prefer to adjust the stitches manually, you can push a button that turns the fine tuning over to you. You can also choose to sew with or without the use of the foot pedal. One of the greatest features of this model over mechanical is its variable speed, which allows you to choose from five different speeds, whereas a mechanical machine has one speed, which beginners may consider to be too fast. With this model, you can go at a slower pace until you are more comfortable with the task at hand.
A few other notable features of the HZL-K65:
- The machine reportedly produces consistent, even, smooth stitching on a wide variety of fabrics and thicknesses.
- The auxiliary bed can be removed for free arm sewing on smaller items such as cuffs, pant legs and so forth. All of the accessories are stored in a compartment on the front of the auxiliary bed.
- The drop-in bobbin system — pretty much the standard now — makes loading the bobbin much easier than in days past, when your mother was learning to sew. No more fiddling with the awkward bobbin case.
- The transparent cover allows you see how much bobbin thread is left, which is a wonderful feature as well.
- It comes with 15 built-in stitches for standard and decorative stitching, as well as two different types of automatic buttonholes.
- The DVD that comes with the machine outlines in detail each function you can use.
If you have shopped around lately for a home sewing machine, you have likely noticed that there is an overwhelmingly large array of machines available for clothing construction, embroidery, quilting, appliqué, and so on. Some are dedicated to one of these functions, and other combination machines are capable of performing two or more. Choosing the right machine for your needs can prove to be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the world of sewing. We hope to aid you in your search by describing the features and functions of these types of machines, including the positive and negative traits mentioned by customers who have used the specific machine being discussed.