The Juki HZL-F600 computerized sewing and quilting machine is not the least expensive machine of its kind, but it certainly is worth the price.
With features of more expensive machines and heavy-duty, solid mechanical qualities found in professional machines, the Juki F600 consistently sews the most delicate fabric seams without puckering or the heaviest multi-layered denim hems without skipping a stitch or breaking a needle.
Everything You Need For Any Sewing Project
This sewing machine comes with all the accessories you need to start your next sewing project. This portable, 21.6-pound machine measures 17.5″ (W) x 11.4″ (H) x 8.2″ (D) and comes in a hard case for ease of transport and storage.
The Juki F600 also includes an extension table that can handle even the largest quilts or draperies. The package comes with 10 snap-on presser feet for any sewing chore, as well as a removable knee lift lever and assorted sewing tools.
Easy Enough For A Beginner
The Juki F600 has features to keep an advanced sewist challenged, but it is easy enough for a beginner to start a sewing career. Threading is simple with straightforward guides, and the needle threader is simplicity itself. The drop-in bobbin leaves no room for error and bobbin winding is quickly accomplished with a separate winder motor.
The maximum sewing speed can be set from slow to fast as a beginner develops skill and confidence. The auto speed control setting on the front of the machine ensures that the stitching begins slowly and speeds up to avoid possible stitching problems. The speed ranges from 80 spm to 900 spm.
Basic sewing stitches are pre-programmed on the keypad for quick change-up in stitching patterns. There’s even an on-screen sewing guide when you need a little help with the machine’s features.
Everything Right In Front Of You
All the information and settings you need are on the front and top of the machine. The top lid has illustrations of all 225 stitches and four fonts that are included, and the large LED display and button pad allows you to choose and see the stitch you have selected.
The keypad also has the 10 most popular stitches programmed for one-touch stitch selection. When you are using specialty fabrics and threads, there are dials to change both the width and length of your stitch choice. The tension can also be regulated with the manual tension adjustment selector.
The front-left side of the machine has buttons for automatic thread cutting, needle-up or needle-down positioning, speed lever and the reverse button. It also has an auto-start and stop button, so you can sew without the use of the foot pedal. This is a great feature for free motion quilters who want a consistent, continual sewing speed.
A Dressmaker’s Dream
The Juki F600 has more buttonhole styles than you could possibly imagine. The included buttonhole maker is a solid piece of equipment, and it’s simple to use. For custom-sized buttonholes, you simply insert your button into the slot, select the button style and start stitching. Your buttonhole is complete in moments.
The feet included in the package make most specialty applications easy to complete. With a walking foot, zipper foot, Teflon foot, overcast foot, edge/joining foot and blindhem foot, dressmaking has never been easier. These specialty feet allow you to stitch seam, zippers, hems and specialty fabrics with professional precision.
The feed dog method used in the Juki F600 is an industrial box system. This provides uniform feed performance, so your seams are perfectly aligned and eliminates any material shifting or shrinkage. This superior stitch quality is seen in both light and heavy-duty fabric applications.
When you need both hands to hold fabric in place, Juki comes to the rescue with a knee-lifting lever for your pressure foot. Using the knee lift, the presser foot lifts and lowers up to a full 12 mm, so you can position your fabrics perfectly for stitching.
Another hands-free bonus is the foot pedal thread cutting feature. Simply press your heel on the foot pedal and both the top and bottom threads cut automatically.
Take Your Quilting To The Next Level
Juki knows a quilter needs lots of room to lay out a large quilt and has designed this machine with that in mind. The throat of the Juki F600 is 8″x4.5″, so you can easily work with a large-size quilt on this machine. It also comes with an extension table that’s 12″x19″ to give you an extra-large flat sewing surface. This is important when working with large projects. The flat surface allows the fabric move smoothly, without adding any tension from fabric lying at an angle or being compressed.
The box feed dog system ensures that your fabrics move in tandem. This means that the bottom layer won’t move faster than the top layer of fabric. This feature keeps points and intersections perfectly aligned, so your designs are crisp and sharp.
The sewing plate is dimensioned in common increments, so you can easily keep your seams perfectly straight without marking your fabrics. You also have several feet, including an open toe, patchwork and walking foot for all your quilt stitching and free motion quilting needs.
Decorative Stitches For Any Project
With 225 utility and decorative stitches, the Juki F600 will have you embellishing every sewing project you stitch. There are loads of fun and useful stitches for things like blind hemming, blanket stitching, stretch stitches, assorted zigzag stitches and 15 different buttonholes. There are also individual motifs and several attractive fonts.
You can also create and save up to 70 of your own design compilations and save in the machine’s memory for future use, so you don’t need to recreate your favorite design sequences over and over again.
Heavy Duty Sewing Is A Breeze with the F600
If you’re making canvas tote bags, hemming denim jeans or sewing heavy-duty outdoor cushions, the Juki F600 will sew the thickest fabrics with ease. Just use heavy-duty thread, a sturdy denim needle and set the sewing speed to low for perfect, skip-free seams and hems. Using a walking foot when doing heavy duty stitching eases the top fabric smoothly through as the feed dogs walk the bottom fabric at the same rate.
Festive Clothes For Kids
A fun way to try out those 200+ decorative stitches is to embellish your child’s clothes. For small circumferences like sleeves and pant legs, remove the platform arm base. Then, you can easily sew rows of decorative stitches in contrasting thread colors to purchased items for a custom look.
When you’re making new outfits for that special tot, it’s easy to add stitching before you sew the pieces together. Just use pins to mark the stitching lines, or use a washable fabric marker to lay out your stitching lines.
The included fonts are also great for adding a child’s name to items they’ll be taking to camp or to personalize a special gift. Adding a monogram or initials to a tote bag, pillow or cosmetic bag is a quick and easy way to make a simple gift extra special.