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Juki HZL-F300 vs. Singer SE300 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Juki HZL-F300 and Singer SE300. 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.

Juki HZL-F300 vs. Singer SE300: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Juki HZL-F300 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SE300 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.

The decision has to be made on an individual level.

Juki HZL-F300 vs. Singer SE300 : Built-in Stitches

The Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 106 to be exact. Within those 106 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer SE300 features 250 stitches. Similar to the Juki HZL-F300, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.

Weight

The Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine weighs approximately 21.6 lbs, while the Singer SE300 sewing machine comes with a weight of 18.6 lbs.

The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.

Start/Stop Button

Both the Juki HZL-F300 and Singer SE300 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

The Juki HZL-F300 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer SE300 doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that 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.

Drop-in Bobbin

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 Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine and the Singer SE300 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.

Drop Feed

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 Juki HZL-F300 and Singer SE300 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Extra High Presser Foot Lifter

The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Juki HZL-F300 and Singer SE300 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Juki HZL-F300 Singer SE300
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 106 250
Buttonhole Styles 16 one-step 14 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes, 3
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes, 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes No
Weight 21.6 lbs 18.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
Stitch Selection LCD Display and Push Button Touch Screen
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Standard Presser Foot, Overcasting Presser Foot, Blind Stitch Presser Foot, Buttonhole Presser Foot, Manual Buttonhole Presser Foot, Zipper Presser Foot.
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes
Tension Automatic, But Adjustable
Knee Lifter
Warranty
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Juki HZL-F300 Video Review

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The Verdict

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. 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.

Q. How do I thread a sewing machine?

To get started with your sewing project, you’ll need to first thread your sewing machine. While your machine’s manual should guide you in the specific sequence for your make and model, the basic process starts by placing the presser foot in the up position.

Next, put your thread spool on the spool holder and bring the thread across the top of the machine, through the thread guide. Insert the thread through the tension mechanism, sliding it between the metal disks before pulling it back upwards. Find the take-up lever and place the thread into the hole. Pull the thread towards the sewing machine needle, using available thread guides as you go.

Finally, bring the needle into an accessible position by adjusting the handwheel. Insert the thread. Your sewing machine should be threaded and ready to go, but it’s always a good idea to make a test run on a sample swatch to check your work.

However, if you sewing machine comes with an automatic needle threader, that would save you lots of time.

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 use clipper oil on my sewing machine

A. Yes, you can as some people do recommend it as an alternative to sewing machine oil.

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.