Sewing Machines

Industrial Sewing Machine for Slipcover MakingJuki DDL-5550N Single Needle, Straight Stitch Machine

This is the machine I use to sew all of my slipcovers. It’s a workhorse! Fast, reliable and powerful. Easily sews through multiple layers of light to heavy weight denim, canvas, linen and so many other types of home decor fabrics.

No computerized parts, no bells and whistles. Just forward and backward straight stitch with 5 stitch lengths.

I bought my Juki DDL-5550N from Goldblatt Sewing Machines (SewingGold.com) in Chicago. Comes with a table (unassembled), servo motor with adjustable speed settings, a variety of accessories and a very helpful set-up DVD.  And, excellent customer service.

Industrial Serger for Slipcover Making

Juki Industrial Serger MO-6714S or MO-6714DA

 I was ecstatic when I finally replaced my home serger with a Juki industrial. This 2-needle, 4-thread serger with mock saftey stitch produces a professional seam finish every time….and it will save you time because it’s so fast!

It’s surprisingly easy to use. I love how clean and precise it trims and overlocks seam edges in one smooth process. Perfect for preventing washable slipcovers from raveling.

Handles light to heavy weight fabrics, single layer and multiple layers with ease.

I bought my Juki MO-6714S from Goldblatt Sewing Machines (SewingGold.com) in Chicago. Comes with a table (unassembled), servo motor with adjustable speed settings, a variety of accessories and a very helpful set-up DVD.

Lily White Industrial Sewing Machine Oil

My Juki high speed industrial machines require this oil to self-lubricate. Clear and odorless. Be sure to keep a quart on hand. I change the oil in my machines 1 x per year.

Needles for Juki Stitch Machine DDL-5550N

 Groz-Beckert DB x 1, 16 x 257, 16 x 231. 30/pack. Choose a size. I use mostly 100/16 for heavy weight denim and canvas slipcovers. I keep sizes 80/12 and 90/14 on hand for use on lighter weight fabrics.

Needles for Juki Serger MO-6814S

Groz-Beckert B27, DC x 27. Sharp point. Size: 80/12, 10/pack. Other sizes available.