Juki HZL K65 Review

Juki HZL K65 Review

The Juki HZL-K65 is a marketed as tough, hard-working, portable sewing machine. On first view, the simpleness of the design would make it an excellent machine for beginners.

Juki is known for its high standards in producing quality machines, and this quality is not limited to their industrial models. The Juki model HZL-K65 is a household sewing machine that performs beautifully and is affordable price. It is computer-controlled, as opposed to mechanical, but is not complicated to use.

The JUKI HZL-K65 Computer Controlled Sewing Machine is one of Juki’s budget machines, but this doesn’t necessarily mean a compromise on quality. Let’s take a closer look and see if this sewing machine is suitable for you.

Juki HZL K65 Functions and Features

The Juki K65 comes with a range of functions and features including:

  • variable speed, which allows you to select from 5 speeds
  • drop-in bobbin system
  • automatic button holes
  • 20 built-in stitches
  • drop feed for free motion quilting
  • free arm

 Juki HZLK65 direct pattern selection
20 Direct Pattern Selection
Just One Touch! Your desired sewing pattern can be selected by simply pressing a button.

The pattern selection key illuminates when it is selected.

The symbol of the presser foot required is shown by stitch illustration.

 Juki HZLK65 start stop button

Start/Stop Button
The color of the Start/Stop button indicates the status of the machine.
[Green] Ready to sew or currently sewing.
[Red] Not ready to start.
[Orange] In bobbin winding condition.


Juki HZLK65 needle selection

Size of Stitch Pattern and Needle Position
You can change the size of stitch patterns as well as the needle position. HZL-K series has 15 needle positions.


Juki HZLK65 automatic lock stitches2Juki HZLK65 automatic lock stitches

Two Automatic Lock Stitches

HZL-K series can automatically sew a lock stitch at the beginning and end of sewing. There are two types of lock stitch, reverse stitch and reinforcement stitch.

Juki HZL K65 automatic buttonhole

HZL-K series sews the buttonhole automatically according to the size of the button.



Juki HZL K65 automatic needle threader

Automatic Needle Threader
The needle threader easily threads the needle and allows you to start sewing quickly.


Juki HZL K65 thread tension

Thread Tension
Normally, if the dial is set to “Auto”, it is suitable for most fabrics.



Juki HZL K65 sew thick fabrics

Easy to Start Sewing Thick Fabrics
Press the black button of presser foot to make the presser foot parallel to the throat plate. This makes easy to start sewing thick fabrics.


Juki HZL K65 led lights

LED Light
LED light brightens the needle area for a better material handling. LED light will not heat up even during long operations.


Dimensions 415 (W) x300 (H) x190(D) (mm)
Weight (Machine only) 7.1kg (15.6LBS)

Juki HZL K-65 thread guideUsing the Juki HZL K65

This Juki is pretty simple to set up and start using with clear guidelines for threading up.The automatic tension works for most fabrics but, is easy to adjust if needed. There is DVD that outlines all the functions and the instruction manual is fairly simple to follow.

The stitch quality is very good with no skipping, puckering or thread breaking on every weight of fabric users have tried, from sheer silk to multiple layers of denim. It can be operated without the floor pedal, some sewers find this useful.

When it comes to using the HZL K65 for quilting it will do the job. There is no dual feed so it might be more of a challenge than using something like the more sophisticated (and expensive) Janome Memory Craft.

The drop feed dogs mean you can apply free motion quilting to your projects.


  • The throat space isn’t large so larger quilts would need to be rolled pretty tightly. Better suited for smaller projects.
  • Feels flimsy compared to more expensive models.
  • Plastic bobbin case.


  • Neat stitch.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Drop feed dogs.
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight (good for taking to groups and classes).
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