Janome 2206 Vs 2212 Comparison

Janome 2206 Vs 2212 Comparison In Detail

If you are looking for an inexpensive beginners' machine from Janome, 2206 and 2212 are good options.

Janome 2206 vs 2212 - Major Feature Differences

Feature wise, these two are not the most tempting sewing machines in US market. Where Janome 2206 and 2212 overtakes others is in the quality of stitches and how they perform with different kinds of fabric. The build quality of Janome machines have always been great and these two are no exception. These machines cater to a specific set of beginners, those who love mechanical sewing machines that almost last for a lifetime. The construction of 2206 and 2212 is such that it will last more than your computerized sewing machine. Now let us have a closer look at the features and see which one offers more value per dollar.

Built-in Stitches 

The main difference between Janome 2206 and 2212 is in the number of built-in stitches. 2212 is a clear winner here with 12 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole. 2206 on the other hand comes with 6 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole. The stitch numbers are evident from the model number itself.


2212 comes with two dials in front, one for stitch selection and the other for stitch length adjustment. 2206 just comes with a stitch selector dial only. However the stitch length is still adjustable.

Machine Weight 

Janome 2212 is .2 lbs heavier than 2206. Practically, this won't make any difference at all.

Editor comment

As both machines are built on the same platform, there isn't much to choose between the two, in terms of stitch quality and performance. If you ask us which one would we choose, we will go with Janome 2212, simply for the reason that it offers more number of built-in stitches which adds a little more versatility for you as a beginner sewer.  6 built-in stitches of 2206 is too little for us, you tend to overgrow it quickly. However, 2206 won't be that bad an option, if you are under a tight budget.

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome 2206Janome 2212
Built-in Stitches612
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoNo
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNoNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front LoadingNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Stitch Width5mm5mm
Stitch Length4mm4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed860 Stitches/min860 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYesYes
Feed Dog55
Included FeetBlind Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag FootBlind Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Machine Weight12.8 lbs13 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Work SpaceW 6.5" x H 4.7"W 6.5" x H 4.7"
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)NoNo

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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