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Travel Sewing Machine

If you’re a sewing enthusiast like me, you’ll understand the frustration of not having a reliable sewing machine while traveling. As much as I love attending sewing events and shows, it’s a hassle to lug around my heavy-duty machine, especially if I’m traveling by plane. That’s why I was thrilled to discover the Juki HZL-80HP-A – a compact and portable travel sewing machine that’s perfect for sewers on the go.

Full of Features

The Juki HZL-80HP-A may be small, but don’t let its size fool you – it’s packed with features that make it a top contender for a travel sewing machine. First and foremost, the machine has a whopping 197 stitch patterns, including 1 font and 7 buttonhole patterns. The stitch patterns are conveniently displayed on the front of the machine, so you can easily choose the one you need.

One of the things I love most about the Juki HZL-80HP-A is its automatic needle threader. It’s a game-changer, especially for those of us with less-than-stellar eyesight. No more struggling to thread the needle or squinting to see where the thread goes. With the push of a lever, the machine automatically threads the needle for you.

Travel Sewing Machine - buttons

Attributes of a Travel Sewing Machine

The machine also has a start/stop button, which means you can sew without using a foot pedal. This is a feature that I find incredibly useful, especially when I’m working in a cramped space like a hotel room. Additionally, the machine has a speed control slider, so you can adjust the sewing speed to your preference.

One thing that sets the Juki HZL-80HP-A apart from other travel sewing machines is its box feed system. This system ensures that the fabric is fed through the machine evenly.

Travel sewing machine - bobbin

Another thing I appreciate about the Juki HZL-80HP-A is its sturdy build. Despite being lightweight and portable, the machine is made with high-quality materials that make it durable and long-lasting. This is important for me because I want a machine that can withstand the wear and tear of travel.

The Juki HZL-80HP-A also comes with several accessories, including several presser feet for various sewing techniques. These accessories make the machine even more versatile and practical for on-the-go sewing.

Travel Sewing Machine - Accessories

Where to Buy

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just starting to explore the world of sewing, the Juki HZL-80HP-A is a must-have for anyone in need of a reliable travel sewing machine. You can purchase this machine from your local dealer or on Amazon, making it easily accessible to anyone who wants to take their sewing hobby on the road.

Travel Sewing Machine - Stitch variety

The Juki HZL-80HP-A is a compact and portable sewing machine that’s perfect for sewing enthusiasts who love to travel. With its wide range of stitch patterns, automatic needle threader, start/stop button, and speed control slider, this machine has all the features you need to create beautiful projects on the go. Its sturdy build and included accessories make it a practical choice for anyone who wants a reliable and durable travel sewing machine. So, pack your bags and bring along the Juki HZL-80HP-A on your next sewing adventure!

Happy Quilty Travels!



  1. I have a featherweight machine that is small, but I get nervous when I travel with it.

    1. Where can I get the machine?how much is it?

      1. Nicole Moore says:

        Hi Connie, You can check with your local dealer or you can purchase this from Amazon. I have linked both places in the article above. Happy Quilty travels!

    2. GM Shepard says:

      After I removed the needle, I wrapped the FW in bubble wrap, then I placed it in my carry on wheeled luggage.
      Mine is a 1950 “Run Around Sue” and works perfectly. I was stopped by TSA bc they did not know what it was. I had to open the luggage and told them to be careful bc with it bc it was an expensive Antique.

  2. That looks like a good sized machine for traveling. I visit my daughter and her family in the summertime and take my machine with me. My machine is so heavy that I struggle to load it in my car. How much does this machine weigh?

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Great question! This machine weighs less than 20 pounds, which makes it completely manageable to carry in and out of your vehicle! I hope you have a nice visit with your daughter this summer!

  3. Dorothy L says:

    Does it come with a 1/4” foot?

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Hello Dorothy, This machine does not come with a 1/4″ foot, but those are readily available as an accessory purchase.

  4. Thanks so much for this information I have been looking for a smaller lighter sewing machine for travel for quite sometime. I’ve heard that Juki makes a great sewing machine.

  5. Judy Savage says:

    Thanks for this info! I’m going out of state to visit kids in August and will be teaching great granddaughter to sew. This will be so much easier to take than my other machine! And it’s a good price with all the ‘blessings’ (like auto threading) that I enjoy! Got it ordered and enough time to become familiar with it! Thanks again!

  6. Juanita Deibert says:

    How do pack for a flight?

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      I put this machine in a rolling carry-on suitcase and take it with me!

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