After a busy work week, and a work emergency on the weekend, I finally managed to unbox my new Juki and get acquainted with its features.
I also finally finished my yellow shirt, which seemingly had every imaginable obstacle trying to keep me from completing it – including the lack of a button sewing foot as a standard accessory with the F600. It has an elaborate, electronic buttonhole foot (see the video below) but no way to attach a button out of the box. So I used my Brother to do the button attachment – one of the things it’s still capable of doing.
The shirt will feature in a future article. For now, I’ve shot some videos of my favorite features of the F600, starting with an unboxing video. Enjoy.
All of the videos were shot with the GoPro HERO4 action camera, and the GoPro 3-Way mount, and were (lightly) edited in GoPro Studio software. It turns out an extreme sports action camera works well for shooting sewing videos.
People can have unboxing videos for their iPads and smartwatches, so why not an unboxing video for a sewing machine? Why not, indeed.
Straight Stitches, Zigzag and the Knee Lift
Basic sewing, and some of the machine controls.
The Bobbin Winder
Wherein I demonstrate, and troubleshoot, the bobbin winder feature. After shooting this video, I learned the machine does come with a smaller thread spool cap, so I needn’t have borrowed the cap from my Brother machine.
The Wide Table Accessory
Which is even bigger than the one I have for my Brother. One thing I failed to mention in the video is that the table doesn’t have any sort of latch mechanism to physically attach the table to the machine – it just fits next to it on your work surface.
I start working on the buttonholes I couldn’t complete with my old machine. The buttonhole foot on this machine is pretty special. I didn’t even demonstrate the 16 different buttonhole styles the machine supports, including a 2-step manual buttonhole I haven’t figured out how to do yet.
Let’s take this bad boy out for a spin. And I’ll show you the yellow summer shirt.