Juki MO-654DE 2/3/4 Thread Overlock Serger Review

Juki’s Pearl Line MO-654DE serger is a dream to work with. It comes with just about every feature you could want in an overlock sewing machine. If you’re looking to take your sewing projects to a professional level this machine will certainly help you get there. And it will do so without all of the frustration that comes with other overlock machines.

Juki Pearl Line MO-654DE Features

  • Color-coded threading guides
  • Tension adjustment
  • Built-in seam guide
  • Chain looper threading
  • Multi-function presser foot
  • Cutting width adjustment
  • Heavy-duty knife system
  • Lit work station
  • Automatic rolled hemming
  • Stitch length adjustments
  • Differential feed adjustment
  • Workbook CD included
  • 1500rpm maximum sewing speed
  • Weight: 15.5lbs
  • Accessories pack included

Our Juki MO-654DE Review

JUKI MO654DE serger

There’s a lot to love about the MO-654DE. This serger can handle all of the popular overlock and flatlock variations, and it even has built-in rolled hemming.

This machine has quite a few stitching options, including:

  • 4-thread overlock
  • 3-thread overlock
  • 3-thread narrow overlock
  • 3-thread flatlock
  • 2-thread rolled hem
  • 2-thread overcast

Having 2/3/4 thread options is convenient, and it’s really easy to convert to the two-thread option. All of these stitch options make this machine so versatile.

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Threading, which can be a challenge with sergers, is easy, too, thanks to the color-coded threading guides. All of the paths are clearly marked, and the color coding really helps to avoid confusion when threading.

The lower looper threader disengages, so looper threading is also easy. Just slide the thread into the slot, and snap the looper into place. Chain looper threading is just as quick and easy. With the push of a button, the chain looper snaps down.

I like that this machine allows you to adjust practically everything. With the turn of a dial, you can adjust the lower knife cutting width. There’s also a heavy-duty knife system, so you can consistently cut fabrics of all weights (light and heavy). You can also adjust the length of the stitch with a dial. The Differential Feed dial allows you to make further adjustments, and you can change the tension using the 1-Rotation Thread Tension Dials.

The multi-function pressor foot gives you so many options for your creations. Along with overlock stitches, you can easily add elastic, ribbon and sequin to your projects by simply changing out the snap-on presser foot for a specialty foot.

The built-in seam guide takes the guesswork out of seam allowances, so your projects look more professional.

On top of all of these great features, this machine offers optimum lighting to the needle and fabric areas so that you can see your project clearly at all times.

With a weight of just 15.5lbs and a maximum sewing speed of 1500rpm, this machine is easy to transport and sews like a dream.


  • 2/3/4 thread option
  • Easy threading with a color-coded system
  • Built-in seam guide for flawless seam allowances
  • Lightweight
  • Quick sewing speed
  • Versatile presser foot
  • Multiple stitch options
  • Lots of adjustable features


  • Threading still takes time

There’s no magical way to thread a serger. It still takes time. But Juki at least makes the process easier and less frustrating.

There’s a reason why so many seamstresses love Juki machines, and the MO-654DE is no exception. Quality, durability and ease of use make this serger well worth the cost. Click here to see the other sergers I recommend.

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