Getting to know my Juki

As you saw here I am the proud owner of Juki MO-1000 which has a few more features than my old 4 thread Singer Ultralock 14u 34, so when in2Mode offered the Taming your overlocker workshop I signed up as I thought this would be worthwhile.

It was held over 2 Sundays and by the end of the 2nd week we had a cover for our overlockers, showing all the wrong and correct ways to use it, making it an easy reference guide.

We had 8 squares of fabric with 2 curved end pieces, so on each square a different technique was tried e.g. flat locking, pin tucks, rolled hems.

After all the blocks were completed then 4 where joined together for a front and back and then we were supplied with white cotton and bamboo wadding to complete the cover.

Front

Back

Side without pocket

I was quite impressed with my Juki, when I came to put in the end piece there was 2 layers of bamboo wadding as well as the front and back pieces with their lining to stitch through and she didn’t miss a beat.

One things the teacher did realise is that the Juki is quite a bit higher and wider than any of the other overlockers in the course so mine is a bit snug.

There were 6 of us in the workshop a which was a very good size and a diverse group of sewers.

8 thoughts on “Getting to know my Juki

  1. I've heard good things about Juki sergers and am also interested in hearing your experience as you sew. The course project was a *great* idea. I like that the cover serves both as a protector for the machine and a reminder of its possibilities.

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  2. I am very interested to hear how you go with the overlocker. My Pfaff 5 thread died a couple of years ago. And I've been lusting after a decent replacement since. Something else that I can totally abuse.. I would love a self-threader but the Babylocks are too far beyond my budget. How easy is it to alter the tension? Is it easy to switch stitches and needles? Can it do coverstitch? I'm in Melbourne and none of the local dealers sell the Juki. So I can't test one – oh the frustration!

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