In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome 7325 and Juki HZL-F300. What made these two sewing machines stand out was that they were packed with features in an affordable range combined with excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Janome 7325 vs. Juki HZL-F300: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Janome 7325 and Juki HZL-F300 are both computerized sewing machines. If you buy a computerized sewing machine, you might also be able to save a few new patterns or even stitches to the onboard memory. Users may even be able to add new stitches, or even project patterns, depending on the machine they’re working on.
Contrary to what you might think, digital machines might be some of the easiest ones to operate. They were actually created to make our lives easier. Or, rather, they were supposed to make it easier and faster to make clothes in factories.
Janome 7325 vs. Juki HZL-F300 : Built-in Stitches
With Janome 7325, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 25 to be exact. The 25 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Juki HZL-F300, it contains 106. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Janome 7325.
The Janome 7325 sewing machine weighs approximately 18.7 lbs, while the Juki HZL-F300 comes with a weight of 21.6 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
The Janome 7325 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine does. One of the best ways of controlling some of your variables within free motion quilting is by using your start/stop button.
Speed Control Slider
Both Janome 7325 sewing machine and Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine have a speed control slider, which allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
The advantage of easy drop-in, top load bobbins is that you can readily see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. You do not have to remove the bobbin case to insert a new bobbin, and you do not have to remove the accessory tray from the free arm to change bobbins. Both the Janome 7325 and the Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Janome 7325 and Juki HZL-F300 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Janome 7325 and the Juki HZL-F300. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Janome 7325 and Juki HZL-F300 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome 7325||Juki HZL-F300|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 one-step||16 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 3|
|Working Light||–||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||18.7 lbs||21.6 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Adjustable Blind Hem Foot G, Buttonhole Foot, Overedge Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot||Standard Presser Foot, Overcasting Presser Foot, Blind Stitch Presser Foot, Buttonhole Presser Foot, Manual Buttonhole Presser Foot, Zipper Presser Foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Automatic Tension||Automatic, But Adjustable|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome 7325 Video Review
Juki HZL-F300 Video Review
When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.
Q. Does the machine work well with stretchy materials?
A. The machine works perfectly with all types of fabrics. As long as the user can work with the material, there should be no problem.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
Q. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine
A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.
Q. What are features to look for in a sewing machine?
A. The best features will depend on the type of sewing you plan to do. For a beginner, some features to look for include built-in stitch types, an automatic needle threader, a top drop-in bobbin, and a set of standard presser feet.
Q. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine
A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.