In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600. 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Janome DC1050 vs. Juki HZL-F600: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Janome DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600 are both computerized sewing machines. Computerized sewing machines allow you to save new patterns and stitch types to the onboard memory. It is possible for users to create their own stitches, or even patterns, depending on the machine they work with.
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 DC1050 vs. Juki HZL-F600 : Built-in Stitches
The Janome DC1050 comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 50 to be exact. Within those 50 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Juki HZL-F600 features 225 stitches. Similar to the Janome DC1050, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Janome DC1050 weighs approximately 11.8 lbs, while the Juki HZL-F600 sewing machine 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.
Both the Janome DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600 sewing machine come with a start/stop button. A start/stop button is an important accessibility feature. If you’re unable, for whatever reason, to use the foot pedal, a start/stop button allows you to run your sewing machine anyway. It’s also invaluable for making perfect one-step automatic buttonholes.
Speed Control Slider
Both Janome DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600 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 DC1050 sewing machine and the Juki HZL-F600 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 DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600 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 DC1050 and the Juki HZL-F600. 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 DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome DC1050||Juki HZL-F600|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||3 one-step||16 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 4|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes Dual LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||11.8 lbs||21.6 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Satin Stitch Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot ,Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot||Buttonhole foot, Manual buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Zipper foot, Standard Foot, Walking foot,Patchwork foot,Open toe foot, Quilt foot, Smooth foot and Edge Sewing foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome DC1050 Video Review
Juki HZL-F600 Video Review
The Janome DC1050 and Juki HZL-F600 differ significantly in terms of features. The stitch quality is, nevertheless, a recurring factor. These two machines can sew a wide range of textiles with reliable results. I’d choose any of these two machines if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation because they have such disparate features. You must base your selection on your stitching ability and experience.
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. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
Q. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
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. Why adjust tension on sewing machine
A. Sewing machine tension adjustment is controlled by devices that separately control the needle thread and the bobbin thread, putting varying amounts of tension (or strength) on the threads they control to form a strong, balanced stitch.
Q. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.