Janome 2212 review

If you’re looking for a top quality, yet entry level sewing machine then this beginners model from Janome might well suit you well.  Here’s our Janome 2212 review:

Our Janome 2212 review

I feel like I could spend a really small amount of time describing this machine – it’s very basic.  But I don’t mean that in a bad way at all, just that it’s what you expect from a beginner model.  You get the basic stitches, you get the build quality of a superior brand and you get the easy to use machine.

None of these are bad things and if you just want a nice, simple sewing machine that actually works really well then it definitely will work for you.

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Quality entry level model

As I stated above, this is an entry level sewing machine but what makes this different to some of the more inexpensive machines is the quality of it.  Janome is one of the leaders in the sewing machine industry and their commitment to their products shines through in this model.

You get an extremely simple and intuitive machine here with 12 stitches that should cover everything you need to do.  You can also adjust the length of the stitches using one of the dials on the front of the machine.

If you want to secure your sewing, just use the reverse lever which is in easy reach at the front to simply sew back over where you just went.

The bobbin is front loaded and there is no automatic needle threader which would have been nice.

12 built in stitches

The 12 built in stitches include basic straight stitches, hemming, zig zag stitches for appliqué and also stitches for elastic.  There aren’t many to choose from but for a simple machine it covers all you need.

They are selected using one of two dials on the front of the machine and then you can use the other dial to fine tune what stitch length you require up to a maximum stitch length of 4mm.


Janome 2212 features and specification

  • 12 built in stitches
  • front loading bobbin
  • 4 step button hole
  • easy to reach reverse lever
  • free arm for sewing sleeves, pants and cuffs
  • easy stitch length adjustment
  • weight – 13lb
  • size – W 15.2″ x H 11.6″ x D 6″
  • 25 year warranty

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What others have to say

I really like to look around the internet to get a general view of what other people have said about this machine to add in to my review.

I have found over 350 reviews with an average 4.6 out of 5 rating.  It’s a very popular machine with the positive reviews praising the fact that it is a solid machine that does the job.

Some of the negatives are that it’s not so good for very heavy or thick materials.

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It is a basic machine and yes you can get many others that do exactly the same for a cheaper price.  However I think it does the job really well, focuses on that and knocks it out of the park.  I imagine Janome’s loyal fan base will love it.

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