Juki MO-654DE Show Model Pearl Series Serger

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Please Note: Our "Show Model" Juki Products Have Been Displayed At A Quilt Show And May Have Up To 4 Hours Of Demo Sewing Time. They Come With Same Warranty And Accessories As Brand New.

The Juki MO-654DE serger is a 2-needle, 2/3/4-thread overlock machine with differential feed and micro safety switch.

The Juki Pearl Line Home Sergers offer several exciting models to expand your sewing capabilities. Create the latest fashions or decorative home items and crafts with the Juki MO-654DE four-thread overlock. These units offer differential feed and built-in rolled hemming and perform all the popular overlock and flatlock variations. The Pearl line sergers are ideal for use with today's latest fabrics as well as decorative threads. Add serging techniques to your world of sewing and open new doors to design opportunities!

Juki Manufacturers Warranty:


Juki Sergers have a 2 year electronic warranty on motors , light assembly, wiring, switches, circuit boards and speed control. A 5 year mechanical warranty is for "all other parts" however this excludes "consumable parts" such as loopers, feed dogs, knife blades, bulbs, lamps, presser feet, needles and belts. Juki sergers also comes with 90 days labor period on adjustments good through the Juki dealer the machine is originally purchased from. This warranty is valid only on products used for household purposes. Using this product in a commercial environment voids warranty.


 654de-color-coded.jpg Color Coded Threading

The color-coded threading path system makes threading fast and easy. All you have to do is follow the color indicators and lay the thread into the guides.


Built-In Seam Guide

Take the guesswork out of seam allowances. Use the easily accessible gauge on the guard cover and serge away, creating precise seam allowances as you go.


Upper and Lower Knife

The MO-654DE's knife system runs with a dedicated drive to assure smooth and consistent cutting on a wide range of fabrics.

 654de-rolled-hem.jpg   Flip and Roll

Rolled hemming can be created automatically with the flip of a switch. You no longer need to change the needle plate or foot. 

 654de-turnofdial.jpg   Turn of a Dial

Adjust the differential feed dial to create fashion techniques or to keep things moving along evenly.

Use the dials to change the stitch length for specialty thread or overlock techniques.

 654de-looper.jpg   Easy Looper Threading

The looper disengages for easy , fast looper threading. Slide the thread into the slot and snap the looper into place.

 654de-tension.jpg   Easy Tension Adjustment

1-rotation thread tension dials with normal tensions highlighted for simple, consistent tension adjustment.

Specially designed guides keep thread in place and ensure proper sewing tension at any speed.

 654de-multi-foot.jpg   Multi-Function Presser Foot

Create overlock stitches and add tape, elastic, ribbon, or sequins to your creations with the multipurpose presser foot. Snap-on presser feet mean that you can easily change from the multi-purpose foot to one of the Juki Specialty feet.


Thread Functions Include:




  • Sewing speed: max 1,500 spm
  • Number of threads: 2/3/4 threads
  • Needle: household machine size 11 or 14
  • Overlocking width:
    • Left needle: 6mm
    • Right needle: 4mm
  • Rolled hem: 2mm
  • Stitch length: 1-4mm (Standard: 2.5mm) / Rolled Hem: 1 - 1.5mm
  • Differential Feed: 0.7 : 2.0 Ratio
  • Tension: Industrial Type Dial / 1 Rotation
  • Built-In Rolled Hemming: Right (Narrow) or Left (Wide) Needle / 2 or 3 Thread
  • Flat Lock: Right or Left Needle / 2 or 3 Thread
  • Universal presser foot: tape, ribbon, narrow elastic application
  • Presser foot lift: 5mm
  • Dimensions: 270mm (w) × 345mm (d) × 295mm (H)
  • Weight: 7 kg (15 lbs.)

Included Accessories

  • Foot controller
  • Lower knife
  • 2/3 thread converter
  • Nets
  • Spool caps
  • Tweezers
  • Cleaning brush
  • Needle threader
  • Needle box
  • Small/large screwdriver
  • Oiler
  • Accessory bag
  • Dust cover
  • Foot control/power cord
  • Instruction manual


  • Color-coded threading guides throughout the machine make threading easy and efficient
  • Adjustable stitch length within the range of 1 -4mm by turning the knob conveniently located on the right-hand exterior of the machine
  • 1-rotation thread tension dials with normal tensions highlighted for simple, consistent tension adjustment
  • Adjustable differential feed is controlled and adjusted by turning the knob conveniently located on the right-hand exterior of the machine
  • Lower knife adjustment knob adjusts the lower knife quickly to change the width of fabric in the seam allowance, for perfect seams and rolled edges
  • Heavy-duty knife system operates with dedicated drive to assure consistent and easy cutting of light to heavy weight fabrics
  • Upper and lower loopers are industrial strength for durability and handle a full range of decorative threads
  • Automatic rolled hemming can be created with built-in fingertip control; there is no need to change the foot or plate
  • Sewing light gives optimum lighting to the fabric and needle areas
  • Multi-purpose foot is equipped with a slotted tape guide for sewing woven tape, elastic, sequins and ribbon
  • 2/3 thread converter is easy to install and allows 1 needle thread and one lower looper thread for securing overedging
  • Sewing width gauge takes the guesswork out of seam allowances and is conveniently located on the guard cover

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5 Reviews

  • 5
    Having fun.

    Posted by Teliza on 6th Nov 2018

    I am brand new to serging and haven't used a sewing machine in years but am looking for new hobbies now that the kids are out of the house. I think this has been a very good choice for me as a complete beginner. The manual takes some close reading but all that you need to get started is in there as long as you have some patience.The machine arrived threaded but in my enthusiasm I tried to serge a bit of fabric and promptly broke the threads because of course they were secured to the pressure knob on top and not attached to spinning spools of thread! (Ha ha! as I said, I really am a beginner.) After some careful research, I succeeded in threading it again but, like one of the one star reviews on here, couldn't get it to make a seam without turning up the tension knobs and then it still wasn't right. I decided it was probably me rather than the machine and went online where I found the brilliant suggestion to check that the thread was fully in the tension discs and indeed a couple of threads were gently draped around rather than in the coils. With that simple adjustment and back to the recommended tension I produced my first beautiful four thread overlock seam. After the initial learning curve, threading this machine is relatively easy. I found a threading chart online because the ones in the book (and inside the machine) were way too small for me to see what was going on, On closer inspection there is a slight difference in the last bit right before you thread the needles between the online chart and what's in the manual. For this bit, the manual is correct: both needles' threads share the last loop. I also purchased The Complete Serger Handbook by Chris James which is helpful, but actually becomes more helpful as you get more familiar with the machine. Next, I followed the manual and finished a rolled hem on a dress I'd thought I'd try to shorten by hand and had had pinned up for over a year. It took me just a few minutes and I am thrilled! Next I bought my first Craftsy class: Beginner Serging with Amy Alan. This probably should have been step one. I am finding it really helpful and am enjoying learning some of the many things the serger can be used for. It's fun to experiment with different fabrics and make notes of all the tensions for each. This machine takes universal sewing machine needles #11 and can take #14s for heavier fabrics. I haven't tried heavy fabrics yet but read that you're supposed to put the bigger needle on the Left. Perhaps you can replace both with the #14s but that will be for a later experiment. You can buy extra feet for this machine, but I don't think I'm going to need those for some time because the foot it comes with does all of what I need for now. All in all, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I am really having fun with it.

  • 5
    BEST starter SERGER! my mom said it's even better than some industrial ones :)

    Posted by ilovehandmadestuff on 6th Nov 2018

    i wanted a serger and wanted to get one locally so i didn't have to wait. I was going to get a jernome/babylock but my mom wouldn't let me since she used to serge for a living and said Juki is the best brand out there. My aunt who lives in nyc said my cousin's got her this and said it's very smooth. I can see why! :) its also a great size and can fit in a corner anywhere! :) SO happy i finally got it! :)

    Update: i edited to add pictures :). Also uploaded a video for how to thread on youtube...<https://www.youtube.com/user/ilovehandmadestuff> the video is armature, but gets the point across :)
    I support this machine 100% i just made a printer cover and converted a pair of old jeans to a skirt :-D YAY! now i just need to learn how to read patterns and I'm set.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Kayla R on 6th Nov 2018

    I upgraded to this Juki from my Brother 1034D and couldn't be happier. It's smooth and a lot quieter. Threading takes a little practice, but after a few times, you can do it in a couple of minutes. One tip - make sure you pull the thread tightly into your tension dials. I couldn't get my tension correct until I figured that little bit out.

    A couple of cons - I've found that I have to turn the differential feed all the way up on knit fabrics or it really pulls the fabric & makes it wavy. I find this so strange. It should typically be at neutral. Secondly, how is there not a bin for scraps?!! I've tried fitting my brother tray in there, but it doesn't work very well. Still, it was a much needed upgrade and I love everything else about the machine.

  • 5
    First Time Serger User

    Posted by M.C-S. on 6th Nov 2018

    There is a great review from a long-time serger user, however,I thought it might be helpful to give you the impressions from a first-time user.

    First off, I ordered the machine "used-like new" from the warehouse deals. It was $368 and it came in its original package; the only thing that was missing was the original thread. I was disappointed at first, because I was hoping to see how it was threaded right out of the factory. It still had the grey thread tangled in the loopers which made me hang my head even lower, thinking "looks like the previous owner had issues with the stitch, threading, or loopers".
    I bought the book Successful Serging: From Setup to Simple and Specialty Stitches in advance because I had read that the user manual is not all that user friendly. I was determined to brace the threading storm and get acquainted with the machine at once.

    The user manual is actually not bad at all. I managed to get the Juki threaded correctly on my first try-the key is to make sure the loopers just cross after the lower looper snaps back in place. I also made sure the tension dials were at 1 when I threaded it and when it purred to life the overlock it produced was impressive. The lower looper need a slight tweak, but that was it.
    The booklet has one downfall though: it does not speak about how to produce a flatlock seam; no biggie, I have the book and there are plenty of tutorials available online.

    I decided to change it to a 3-thread overlock and it was a breeze. Threading the second time around was even easier, and in retrospect I was so apprehensive of something that turned out to be quite easy. The knives cut through various material nicely, the machine purrs, it runs very smoothly, it does not move at all-overall my first impression is excellent.

    I am used to working with a bright LED light on my Brother sewing machine, something this Juki does not have. It is a regular old light source, bright, but different to LEDs.
    Also, something that I did not read in the description but this machine has is a thread cutter, right at the back of the presser foot.

    I will edit this review in a few weeks when I have used the serger more extensively. So far, my first impression as a first time user is a very good one!

    FYI, I am using it with regular Maxi Lock thread and Maxi Lock Stretch thread.

    ***Update 06/15/13***

    I have used the Juki for over 4 months now, and I still absolutely love it. By now, threading has become a quick and painless effort. The knive cut through 6 layers of cotton batting and 2 layers of denim, but I was pushing the knives limit there. However, I think any home machine would be put to the test sewing through 8 layers, 6 of which are thick cotton batting.

    Overall I am very pleased with this Juki. The differential feed makes sewing knits an actually enjoyable thing; the switch to rolled hem is basically removing a needle and moving the small lever to the front. The tension dials work reliably as well. I now know my settings (5 for the needles and 4,5 for the loopers) and except for small adjustments here and there, it stitches as really nice overlock.

    Frankly, I don't think you can go wrong with a Juki. This thing really is a powerhorse!

  • 5
    Serger sewing machine

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2018

    I received the product quickly and it was as expected.

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