Saturday, 28 January 2017

Trying My New Sewing Machine Juki HZL-12Z

I brought this lovely little sewing machine as it's much smaller and lighter than the temperamental Singer I've had for the last 30 +  years (My Goodness can't believe it's that old)

It comes with good instructions.  I find it a lot easier to learning from visual instructions so the tutorials on Youtube were perfect for me.

The weight and size is just what I was hoping for.   I think in the US they call this size 3/4 machines. Even the electric foot peddle is smaller.

It's very easy to thread both the top and the bobbin and the automatic needle threader works like a dream.

I like the lever to back stitch too.

It stitches very well,  but does not sound as smooth as my old Singer.  I would of liked a stitch between the smallest No 1 and No 2.  Also the the needle does not center for straight stitch but is on the left of the foot,  which I'm not use too,  but it isn't a problem.

I'd not used a metal bobbin with a casing since school and found I had to kneel on the floor to get the bobbin in but I'm sure now I know how it works I'll be able to fit it with out looking so closely.

It comes with a dust cover but it is very flimsy.  I brought a large canvas carrying bag for it.  No one seems to sell a sewing machine bag for a 3/4 machine but they are available from the US.

It's small enough to go on a shelf on my work table so it will be easy to get out for even the smallest of jobs.

So far no negatives and I'm more then happy with it.


  1. Tu nueva máquina es muy linda. Encontraras diferencias con tu Singer, pero acabaras aprendiendo a bien trabajar con ella muy pronto, así que ¡a disfrutarla!. Un beso

    1. Oh, gracias Maria Estoy seguro de que me acostumbraré a ella dado un poco de tiempo ♥

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