Janome 2212 Vs Brother CS6000i Comparison

Janome 2212 Vs Brother CS6000i Comparison In Detail


Janome 2212 and Brother CS6000i are two machines that belong to entirely different categories of sewing machines. Brother CS6000i is a fully computerized sewing machine, whereas Janome 2212 is an out and out mechanical sewing machine. Then what is in common? It is the quality. 

Janome 2212 Vs Brother CS6000i - Major Feature Differences

Being a computerized sewing machine, you expect Brother CS6000i to be packed with features (don't you?). Let us have a look at the difference in features.

Built-in Stitches 

Brother CS6000i comes with 60 built-in stitches including 7 one-step buttonholes. Janome 2212 on the other hand has 12 built-in stitches (indicated by the last two digits of the model number). And the Janome machine doesn't have a one-step buttonhole, instead it comes with a single four-step buttonhole.

Automatic Needle Threader 

An automatic needle threader threads the needle for you, it is a huge time saver. Janome 2212 lacks this and Brother CS6000i has this on board.

Top Drop-in Bobbin 

Janome 2212 doesn't have a top drop-in bobbin, instead it has a side loading one, which means you will have to remove the storage compartment every time you want to change the bobbin. Brother CS6000i has the top drop-in bobbin in which you just drop the bobbin in. And the clear cover on it, lets you keep an eye on the thread supply.

Stitch Width And Length 

Brother CS6000i wins here with a maximum stitch width of 7mm and stitch length of 5mm. Janome 2212 on the other hand, has a maximum stitch width of 5mm and stitch length of 4mm.

Feed Dog 

Brother machine has a 6 piece feed and Janome machine has a 5 piece one. The difference seems to be on the paper only, as both machines have excellent feed mechanism.

Computerized Controls 

Being a computerized sewing machine, Brother CS6000i has an LCD display, sewing start/stop button and speed control slider which lets you sew without using the foot pedal. Janome 2212 being a sturdy mechanical sewing machine, has only foot pedal operation. Stitch selection is done by turning the dials. One good thing about mechanical sewing machines like Janome 2212 is that, they tend to last longer as there are no electronic parts to stop working. So in terms of durability, we will give the Janome machine a thumbs up.

Programmable Needle Up/Down 

This is a must have feature for quilters and Brother CS6000i has it. It is vital for pivoting and quilting. Janome 2212 is not targeted at quilters, so it doesn't have this feature.

Extension Table 

Brother CS6000i comes with an included extension table which is not the case with Janome 2212.

Motor Power

Janome 2212's motor can deliver 860 stitches/min, whereas Brother CS6000i's motor can deliver 850 stitches/min. So technically, the Janome machine is the winner in this department, even though the margin is pretty small.

That's all about the features.

Side by side comparison

FeatureJanome 2212Brother CS6000i
TypeMechanicalComputerized
Built-in Stitches1260
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderNoYes
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNoYes
Stitch SelectionDialLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length & WidthYesYes
Stitch Width5mm7mm
Stitch Length4mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Power860 Stitches/min850 stitches/min
On Board StorageYesYes
Work LightYesYes 2 LEDs
Feed Dog56
Included FeetBlind Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag FootButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Walking foot, Spring action quilting foot
Machine Weight13 lbs13 lbs

Editor comment

Both are high performing sewing machines. The stitch quality is something that you admire on both these machines. The quality of stitches are absolutely great on both machines. Even though Janome 2212 lacked most of the advanced features, it still makes up for it in the stitch quality. 

If you are a beginner with little or no sewing experience, Brother CS6000i will suit you more. This is because the Brother machine has so many computerized features that can assist you. But if you have some sewing experience behind, and you love the quality, durability and no nonsense sewing of mechanical sewing machines, Janome 2212 is the one for you.

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