Juki sewing machines are considered perfect and idyllic for semi-professional needs. If you want to handle sewing and stitching tasks right from the comfort of your house, then obviously an industry sewing machine will not fit in, but a Juki sewing machine will do a good job. Juki machines are ultimate for household sewing and stitching tasks, and it proffers results that are similar to that of a professional or highly advanced sewing machine. Juki sewing machines are outfitted with all the advancements that can make household stitching and sewing a divine experience. Through these sewing machines zigzag stitching, buttonholing and straight stitching are some tasks that can be done almost effortlessly.

There are various models that are available in the market under the brand name of Juki, and some of the most well known ones include HZL-E80, TL-98P Perfection, TL-98QE, and TL-98Q.

Juki – HZL-E80

HZL-E80 is a nice model, which is ideal for household tasks. It includes 150 different stitching patterns and is completely computerized. It has letter sewing, automatic buttonholes, quad-mode LED indicator, free arm, automatic lock stitch, automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin, memory function and is a very easy to operate sewing machine.

Juki – HZL-30Z

HZL-30Z Juke sewing machine is considered perfect for all those who are just starting learning sewing and stitching. This model also includes varied features that are of great use while starting off with sewing and darning. It is easy, compact and trouble free. Since Juke Sewing machines are famous for their semi- professional models for sewing machines as well.

Juki – TL-98P Perfection, TL-98QE, and TL-98Q

If you are looking for something similar then TL-98P Perfection, TL-98QE, and TL-98Q are ideal Juke sewing machines for you. All the above specified models include automatic thread trimmer, 1-needle lockstitches and are operated using a microcomputer. The microcomputer used for operating these Juke sewing machine models manage the speed of sewing and stitching, so that nothing but perfect speed is provided.

Speed is an important aspect while sewing and stitching clothes and so with Juke sewing machines quilting of multi layered fabrics is fast and will be a walk in the park for most people. These machines are just perfect for semi-professional and house hold requirements and it is absolutely trouble-free which is an ideal trait most people wish for these machines are efficient, affordable and easy to use for beginners and learners of sewing and stitching.

Juki Machine Questions and Answers

Lizzie asks…

What are Juki sewing machines useful for?


Juki has a couple of basic lines; the home sewing machines and sergers line, which are well constructed general purpose machines suitable for home use, and the industrial line, which is mainly special purpose machines suitable for high speed production.

They also make the TL-98q straight stitch machine, which is basically a slightly lighter duty version of an industrial lockstitch machine, popular with quilters. It only does straight stitch, but will take industrial feet.

And they’re now getting into surface mount technology for electronics production, as well as the sewing machine line.

I’m unsure of the information you want. Would you please revise your question?

Laura asks…

Household sewing machine, Juki or Singer?

Which one is better? and which model around by budget of $200


Of the machines I’ve tried recently, I’d take Juki over Singer.  I’ve only sewn for a couple of hours on a friend’s HZL-25, but I was impressed. I do sew on two Juki Sergers and am very impressed with the quality and performance of those machines.

More: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100516223306AAHNY2H — at the time I wrote this, I hadn’t worked on a Juki sewing machine much… Now I’d amend my original recommendation for inexpensive and new to Juki and Janome. Juki is not widely advertised or distributed in the US, but at least in my area, the repair shops don’t seem to have any trouble with service.

Jenny asks…

I want to sew leather on a Juki DDL-555 sewing machine. What kind of needle and thread do I need and where can I buy them online?

The leathers I have are not thick, but it doesn’t look nice and very resistant with a regular thread… I know I can change the needle and thread, but noooo idea what I should buy… I want to make my own bags:)


This is an industrial machine and uses 16×257 system needles.

Here’s a couple of places that you can order needles for it:



For leather you need a heavy needle, like a size 18 and a heavier thread like 12 weight.

Carol asks…

I am trying to get a sewing machine which is able to sew leather as well.?

I want to sell my items.Then I m wondering Should I have a serger for making sellable items? I want to get easier one for saving money if having Serger isn’t necessary.

I also wanna hear the opinions for “JUKI” sewing machines.


Sergers are the fastest way to make a professional-looking sewn product. However, home sergers (and sewing machines) are not waranteed for use in businesses. And they’re generally too slow to work in a growing business.

If you’re looking to save money and use a home sewing machine, look for a good used machine.

Some leathers can be sewn on home sewing machines easily — pigsuede is a common example. Other leathers may require specialized sewing equipment, probably commercial or industrial.

Juki’s a well-respected name in the commercial/industrial sewing world. Other than their sergers (which are quite good, imo), I’ve not used their home sewing machines, so can’t really speculate on them. I have, however, used a TL98q, which is their portable light industrial straight stitcher. Very nice to use.

Suggested reading: http://www.fashion-incubator.com

Carol Ahles: Fine Machine Sewing

John Giordano: The Sewing Machine Book

Gale Grigg Hazen: Owners Guide to Sewing Machines, Sergers and Knitting Machines.

Sandra asks…

How can reset the timing in my juki industrial machine. It is jammed and not sewing.?


Go to this link


Then go to pg 45-46 I presume you have a DDL-555 the timing is the same.