Review of JUKI serger MO-2000 QVP
Sewing in the modern world is so much different than 30-50 years ago. Innovative technology constantly brings new ways to our creative lives. When I started to sew I didn’t even know the word “serger” (funny that Google doesn’t know it even now) and learned to finish raw edges by hand or by zigzag stitches. Now I have changed 3 sergers already and I am looking to buy another one. Technology is changing rapidly and everyday there are new techniques and gadgets to learn and use.
So, this is a review of JUKI serger MO-2000 QVP.
I heard from many people that it’s too complicated to change threads in upper and lower looper on sergers without this feature. Some even never changed the threads just to avoid the procedure and because of this didn’t use their serger to its full potential. If you have an old serger you understand what nightmare it is sometimes to thread loopers.
I love this feature.
With my previous sergers I had to re-thread in the exact given order: upper looper, lower looper, right needle, left needle. I have almost never been able to cheat this threading sequence. When I tried to replace only one broken looper thread I never managed to get the serger to work properly. And it was really hard to remember the sequence without going to the manual.
With Juki I don’t have this problem anymore. The thread is broken? No big deal. I can re-thread the machine fast and easy. So no more worries about the threading order.
I noticed with my previous sergers that the more stitch types a serger offers the more complicated it is to use. Not the same with Juki. I just press the button, choose a stitch – and all the settings can be found on the LCD Screen! What is the recommended tension? It is on the Screen. Do I use an upper knife? It is on the Screen. What is the stitch length? It is also here. As well as many other necessary instructions for the stitch I choose.
1 = 3–5 mm seam width
2 = 4–6 mm seam width
3 = 5–7 mm seam width
4 = 6–8 mm seam width
5 = 7–9 mm seam width
The differential feed can be adjusted by simply turning the differential feed adjustment dial in the direction desired. The differential feed is infinitely variable and can be adjusted while sewing. Using the differential feed, I can gather a single layer of fabric before sewing it to the garment, for example, sleeve heads and lower edges, yokes, lace edging or frills. There is a Craftsy tutorial about gathering with a serger, if you are interested.
I can switch to 2-thread stitches just by pushing this attachment to the left. I don’t need to cut the thread from the upper looper, I just move this attachment to the left and the upper looper thread is not fed and the lower looper thread is fed to form 2-thread stitches.
First setting on the machine is 4 thread overlock stitch with integrated safety seam. It looks like 3 thread overlock stitch but second needle thread is added to make seams more secure. The needle threads form straight stitches for a stretchy and durable seams. This is ideal stitch for sewing knits.
Where to buy this Juki serger?
Amazon and Ebay don’t sell it, it’s only available for now through Authorized Juki Retailer locations and I see many only sell it locally in store. Use the Retailer Locator to find an Authorized Retailer near you if you want to test it yourself. I am in Florida and I went to “Tops vacuum and sewing”
where this serger is sold with full 10 years warranty and expert customer service ( and by the way, they also have a very good price in the store ). They also have free shipping on all Internet orders over $50.00 to any location in the continental US.