Everyone, meet my beautiful new Juki HZL-LB5100 sewing machine! Juki, meet Everyone!
So a couple of weeks back, my father-in-law sat my husband and I down after church and told us about a conversation he had with his sister (my husband’s aunt). He mentioned me in the conversation and how I was interested in learning how to sew and even made a couple of things. His sister thought sewing was such a great skill to learn and even spoke about how their mother learned how to sew back in Nigeria and made a few things herself. This story in turn inspired him and my mother-in-law to purchase me a sewing machine.
I couldn’t believe it and was at a loss for words. I would actually be owning MY OWN sewing machine and not borrowing someone else’s for once. I was tasked to do my research on which one I wanted and that was actually more difficult than I expected. I watched tons of videos, read plenty of sewing machine articles and scoured Amazon for product reviews. There was so much pressure I put on myself to choose “the right” machine that it only put me further and further away from choosing one at all. So I had to come to my senses a bit and be a little more practical with this search.
I knew I wanted something in the Juki family of sewing machines because they are known for their high-powered industrial machines and their home sewing machines tend to be heavy duty. It was important to me that I had a sewing machine that would grow with me as I grow in this craft and could sew through heavy fabrics like denim and leather as well as slippery fabrics like satin. Although Juki‘s tend to be pretty pricy, my husband came across the Juki HZL-LB5100 on Amazon that was within my budget and and had all of the wonderful features I sought after such as computerization, a start/stop button, and automatic needle threading to name a few. This machine also came with the option of purchasing a 2-year or 3-year warranty once the manufacturers warranty expired (I opted for the 3-year).
I received the machine last Thursday and immediately fell in love. I dived right into reading the manual to learn everything I needed to know to make sewing a lot more enjoyable and truly get the most out of my machine. I have already started using it and even finished my first project on it yesterday, which I will share with you very soon. I also want to give a thorough review of this machine (since there aren’t many for this particular machine out there) but I know I won’t be able to do that until after some time of using it like a month or even a couple of months so look forward to that in future posts.
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