JUKI HZL-DX3 sewing machine
The JUKI HZL-DX3 sewing machine not only has a wide variety of stitches but also 3 types of alphabets. Expand your capabilities with this machine that will allow you to personalize your projects.
Thanks to this blog, learn how to use the thread cutter function of your pedal, how to sew decorative stitches and letters, but also how to overcast with the HZL-DX3. You will know how to control your machine like no other, but first of all, let's make a bobbin!
Making a bobbin with the HZL-DX3 sewing machine:
Knowing how to make a bobbin is crucial to starting sewing since without the bobbin thread your seam will not be as strong. Learn how to make a bobbin so that every time you want to change thread, you will have less difficulty.
We also offer you an explanatory video to better follow the tutorial.
Step 1: First make sure your sewing machine is plugged in properly then place the original spool containing the thread you want to use on the spool pin.
Step 2: Now you will come and take the thread which you will pass through the path, then into the small hole of your bobbin (not the opening of the bobbin) as shown in the images below.
Step 3: Then you will place the bobbin on its support then pass the thread through the hook to cut it.
Step 4: There you go, make sure you have switched the winder regulator to the left to start automatic winding of your bobbin. When finished, cut the wire connecting to the spool.
Step 5: Then remove the bobbin case cover. Place your bobbin with the end of the free thread that you will pass through the path as shown in the image below then replace the cover.
At phase F, make sure the wire is cut.
Step 6: Now you will take the thread from your original spool which you will pass through the thread guide of your machine. Follow the numbers indicated on your machine, without forgetting to pass your thread through the notch of the needle (6), into the notch of the needle threader (7) then cut the thread on the side of your machine (8). Next, lower the threading lever to activate the automatic needle threader to pass the thread through the eye of your needle, then pass your thread through the presser foot slot to clear up your sewing space.
Step 7: Finally, pass fabric under the presser foot then press the middle button corresponding to the needle position which will lower and raise the needle to collect the bobbin thread. By removing the fabric, the thread will detach itself from the fabric.
There you go, you can sew now!
Now that you know how to make a bobbin, you can start your sewing, and nothing better than the thread cutter function integrated into your pedal to make the task easier. We explain how to use it.
How to use the foot pedal with the HZL-DX3 sewing machine:
The thread cutter function is automatically programmed on your pedal, you can start your sewing by simply selecting the stitch you will use. The settings are very simple and quick.
Do not hesitate to help yourself with the video.
You will just have to select the stitch of your choice by indicating the number, then press the safety stitch button and automatic thread cutter.
Press towards the front of your pedal to sew, then when you have finished your sewing press the heel of the pedal which will activate the reinforcement stitch and the automatic thread cutter.
And now, voila! Your sewing will be faster and simpler.
Sew decorative stitches with the HZL-DX3 sewing machine:
After learning the basics, all you have to do is move on to sewing decorative stitches. You will only need to make a few adjustments to choose the desired point.
Do not hesitate to watch our video which illustrates the steps.
First of all, you will press the “ 123 ” key to subsequently select the point number of your choice.
Use the arrows to go to the decorative stitch program type then press “ ok ” to go to the next step. Enter the desired stitch number which is indicated under the top cover of the machine.
Don't forget to press the automatic closing button and the thread cutter so that your sewing is neat at the beginning and end.
And now, voila ! Place your fabric, lower the presser foot, press your pedal and let your machine create the seam on its own thanks to the feed dogs which feed your fabric with ease and without snagging.
Here is a result that you will obtain with decorative stitch n°3:
Sew letters with the HZL-DX3 sewing machine:
Settings for sewing letters are as simple as decorative stitches. Personalize your clothes and accessories with this program including 3 alphabet writing styles: uppercase, lowercase and cursive (uppercase and lowercase).
Do not hesitate to watch our video which illustrates the steps.
Before making the adjustments, replace your standard presser foot with the manual buttonhole presser foot, this will be indicated by an I. If you are in doubt when to replace the standard presser foot, the top cover indicates the foot to use for each program.
Then to select your letters, press “ ABC ” which will allow you to choose the type of writing. Use the arrows to choose the desired writing style and press " ok ".
You can now select the letters of your choice. If you want to use the other letters displayed on a number, you will have to press the same key several times and relatively quickly.
Example: Press " 5 " once if you want the letter J, wait 2 seconds then press " 8 " twice consecutively if you want the letter U and so on to form your word.
And that's it, all you have to do is place your fabric, lower the presser foot, and press the pedal. The machine will take care of the sewing and feed your fabric as you go.
Here is the result you will get with capital letters:
Do not hesitate to carefully cut the threads between the letters for cleaner writing.
To make your project more secure and clean, overcasting is also highly recommended.
How to overcast with the HZL-DX3 sewing machine:
Overcasting is a technique used in sewing to finish and protect the edges of a fabric to prevent them from fraying. When you cut a fabric, the threads that make it up can come apart easily, which can damage the fabric and make your creations look sloppy. Overcasting involves sewing a line of tight stitches along the edge of the fabric to reinforce it and prevent the threads from coming loose.
Adjusting the overcasting is very simple but first of all you must replace your standard presser foot with the overcasting presser foot which is indicated by a C.
First of all, you will press the “ 123 ” key to select the program in question then “ ok ” to move on to the next step.
Type in the desired overcasting stitch number which is indicated under the top cover of the machine then press “ ok ”. You can only choose points from 07 to 11 as they are overcasting.
And There you go! Place your fabric, lower the presser foot, step on your foot pedal and let your machine create the seam. Do not hesitate to press on the heel of your pedal to use the thread cutter function.
Here is the result you will obtain with overcasting n°8:
The JUKI HZL-DX3 sewing machine no longer holds any secrets for you. You have learned all the basic features of this machine so what are you waiting for to create your most beautiful creations?
The characteristics of the HZL-DX3:
- Sewing speed: max. 900 sti/min
- Stitch length: max. 5mm
- Stitch width: max. 7mm
- Presser foot height: 2 steps max. 12mm
- Needle: 130/750H (HAx1)
- Dimensions: 445 (L) * 210 (W) * 290 (H) mm
- Weight: 9.6 kg