Juki Leather Sewing Machine 2017-06-24T19:51:45+00:00

Juki sewing machines are known around the world for their quality and reliability. The Juki technology that made the brand so popular with professionals has now translated to the dedicated home sewers who are looking for the best heavy duty sewing machine. We have been looking at the best leather sewing machine and Juki continually tops the chart as the best choice if you desire a sewing machine for leather.  

Juki Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer based in tokyo. Their motto is “Mind and Technology,” stressing the fact that their products are “emotionally accessible technology. Juki currently ranks as the number one sewing machine manufacturer in the world, selling it’s products in more than 150 countries over six continents.

What sets Juki apart?

They continually produce sturdy and reliable machines, while pricing them to fit just about every budget. They are user friendly and simple to maintain.

If you will be sewing thick leather or doing a large amount of leather sewing, you need a professional sewing machine designed for heavy usage. The best industrial sewing machine is one produced with quality metal, durable motors and parts and a walking foot. These leather sewing machines can handle thicker threads and give you the option of a longer stitch length to produce professional results. Industrial sewing machine needles are easy to purchase online.

Juki checks all the boxes for an industrial leather sewing machine that you can use both in your home or in your professional business. We believe they are one of the top choices if you are looking for the best sewing machine for leather. Here are two that we recommend that are in the lowest price bracket and are still affordable for the home sewer. If you will be doing serious professional work, you will be going for a bigger and more expensive machine and those reviews are more than we will cover in this short article.

Industrial machines are usually sold as a complete unit, including the machine head, table, stand, sewing light, drawer and motor assembled so all necessary components are installed and ready to sew. These Juki machines are no exception.

Juki DNU 1541 Industrial Walking Foot Machine

The Juki DNU 1541 is a heavy duty lockstitch machine that will do 2,500 stitches per minute and up to a 9mm maximum stitch length.  You can purchase with a servo or a more expensive clutch motor. It is a single needle walking, straight stitch, walking foot industrial sewing machine with a large bobbin.

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Official List of Features

  • Max Sewing Speed – 2,500 sti/min
  • Max Stitch Length – 9 mm
  • Presser Foot – By knee: 16mm
  • Alternating Vertical Movement – 2.5mm~6.5mm
  • Needle – 135×17 (NM160) Nm 125~Nm 180
  • Thread – #30~#5, B46~B138, Nm=60/3~15/3

Juki DNU 1541S Industrial Walking Foot Machine

The Juki DNU 1541S will do all that the 1541 does with a strong clutch motor and the added safety clutch mechanism (hence the “S”) that automatically engages if a problem occurs to prevent damage to the machine. The sewing machine release mechanism disengages the needle drive if it hits something to prevent damage or hurting the timing.

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Official List of Features

  • Max Sewing Speed – 2,500 sti/min
  • Max Stitch Length – 9 mm
  • Presser Foot – By knee: 16mm
  • Alternating Vertical Movement – 2.5mm~6.5mm
  • Needle – 135×17 (NM160) Nm 125~Nm 180
  • Thread – #30~#5, B46~B138, Nm=60/3~15/3

The Best Juki Leather Sewing Machine

These two Juki Leather Sewing Machine options give you a larger needlebar stroke, higher presser foot lift, and double-tension mechanism.  Both machines offer excellent sewing capabilities and responsiveness and the rectangular feeding motion allows consistent feeding of materials, whatever the thicknesses, without stitch gathering. It is your choice on which motor you choose, but either option will be an excellent leather sewing machine!