** This is the updated model for 2021, now with built-in LED light.
What JUKI says: "Juki introduces the new model specialized in Cover Stitching and Chain Stitching Sewing Machine that takes sewing up a notch. Equipped with useful features that provide sewing enjoyment."
- Adjustable differential feed
- Simple looper threading
- Extension plate with seam guide lines
- Adjustable Presser foot pressure
- Presser foot guide
- Exterior thread cutter
- 4 thread cover stitch
- 3-thread cover stitch (wide)
- 3-thread cover stitch (narrow)
- Decorative Stitching
- Presser foot lifter
- LED light fixture
Sewing Speed : Maximum 1,350 spm
No. of needles used : 3
Needle system : 130/705H
Stitch Width : Coverstitch: 2.5/5mm
Stitch length : 1 – 4mm
Diffential Feed : no waving in knits, no puckering
Presser foot lift : 8mm/10mm
Dimension : 280(L) x 335 (W) x 285 (H)mm
Weight : 7.0 kg
Light : LED
Brush / needle inserter
Details: The Juki MCS 1500N is a purpose built Coverstitch machine, to give your knit garments + homewares a commercial finish at a great price.
Coverstitch machines are primarily used to create professional-looking hems, neckbands and cuffs on knit garments.
A coverstitch machine is perfect for use when creating your own swimwear, t-shirts, underwear, activewear, children's clothing, etc. The Juki MCS-1500N offers 4-thread, 3-thread (wide), and 3-thread (narrow) stitches giving you plenty of options to choose from to create the finish you like best for each individual garment.
A coverstitch machine offers the dual function of covering the raw edges of your fabric whilst also retaining the fabrics stretch and recovery. You will find the stitches created with your Juki MCS-1500N don't pucker as can be the case when you sew stretch fabrics with your regular sewing machine.
Some users may find a little tunnelling can still occur with the 3-thread narrow stitch on your lightweight and drapey knits such as viscose, bamboo or modal. This is due to the nature of the fabric, not the machine or user error, and will disappear once you press and set your stitches.
How is a coverstitch machine different to an overlocker?
The main purpose of an overlocker is to tidy up seams and prevent fraying. Your overlocker will trim excess seam allowance with the in-built blade and at the same time sew a neat row of stitches over the edge of the fabric encasing the raw edge.
On the other hand, a coverstitch machine has a looper like an overlocker for the thread required to create the stitches under the fabric, but it doesn’t have a blade. There's no cutting involved with a coverstitch machine, it's job is simply to hem your finished garment edges or create decorative rows chainstitching.
Some say as it doesn't cut anything, it is closer to a sewing machine in function, and therefore behaves better with good quality sewing threads rather than the cones you would use with your overlocker.
Some feel given that it uses a looper and thread on the underside of the fabric, it's closer to an overlocker. The process to thread a coverstitch machine is definitely similar and does take a little practice.
Either way, if you work with knits often and want to elevate the finish for your own garments, or you sell garments requiring a commercial finish, the Juki MCS-1500N could be a great addition to your family of machines!
Download the Juki MCS-1500N brochure here.
Download the Juki MCS-1500N instructional manual here.
You can read more about why I've selected Juki as my brand of choice here.
Questions: Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all.
I know investing in a new machine is a big decision and you'll want to gather as much information as possible before being able to make a choice on the right machine.
Everyone has different needs with their sewing machinery, let's see if a JUKI is the right fit for you!
* Only available for Australian delivery.
** Shipping and a 2 year warranty are included in this price. Please review the warranty details here.