My New Juki 1700QVP

By B.Nova - Monday, November 04, 2019

As someone who sews, you always have a wish list for what you want in your arsenal. For me, I always wanted to have a sewing machine, a serger and a coverstitch machine. Well for the longest time I had only the first two, and now I have the third. For years I have wanted a coverstitch machine and either the price was too high or it was not what I was looking for. In recent years many of the prime companies have begun to have them, but I never found one until more recent months.

I was watching an episode of "It's Sew Easy" and I found myself staring at the machine featured on the show. It was the Brother CV3550. It is one of the first machines on the market that has a coverstitch on both the top and bottom. So I went on the hunt to find the machine and ended up in the next town over. After testing it I fell in love, but the sales associate and fellow seamstress had me also consider the Juki 1700QVP. It was less than the Brother, but that doesn't mean it lacked in quality.

There was a Quilt and Sewing Expo in August and I was able to take a second look at the show. I tested them both at the show, and realized how much more I really preferred the Juki. The Brother machine upon a second testing was not what I wanted; it shook too much when stitching and like a car, it just didn't feel right. So after further debating I ended up with the Juki. Although I wanted the coverstitch on the top and bottom, the Juki felt like my other machines.

Not all coverstitch machines are created equally and one of my top requirements was that it would have three needles, (many of the machines only have 2), and that it wouldn't be a pain to thread or re-thread.

As I continue to play with it more, I'll post some of the projects I made. I have been waiting a long time for a machine like this so I look forward to seeing what it can do!

Until next time!

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