Janome 2206 Review

Janome 2206 Review In Detail

Janome 2206 might not tempt you with its features, but it is very good at one thing. It sews well. Mechanical sewing machine lovers will have a good time.

Editor rating

When we went through the features of Janome 2206, we were slightly worried about the features. It is a very basic mechanical sewing machine. It has 6 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole. It can stitch at a speed of 860 stitches/minute, so it has a powerful motor inside. The tension has to be manually adjusted. It comes with snap on presser feet. You can select stitches using the dial. It has free arm sewing capability as well.

Ease of Use

Setting up Janome 2206 was very easy. The stitches are even and of good quality. It is not that heavy since the body is made of plastic. It weighs around 12.8 lbs. One good feature of this sewing machine is the ease with which you can make simple buttonholes just by turning the dial. Even though 4-step buttonholes are not ideal for beginners, 2206 has the best 4-step buttonhole we have ever come across. The overall build quality of the machine is quite good. As always Janome make quality machines. Janome 2206 is easy to thread even in the absence of automatic needle threader. We have come across so many machines that have useless automatic threader, the manual threader on this machine is way better than the automatic threaders of those.


Janome 2206 doesn't have drop-in bobbin and automatic needle threader. It just has a 4-step buttonhole instead of 1-step buttonhole. So you can't quite say that this is ideal for beginners.


•    Easy to thread
•    Quality stitches


•    No drop-in bobbin
•    No 1-step buttonhole
•    No automatic needle threader

Review Verdict

Overall, Janome 2206 will suit those people who are looking for a basic mechanical sewing machine with limited features. Yes, it doesn't have all the features that a modern sewing machine normally have, but it does what it is supposed to do. Amidst the limitations, it does a very good job. It is recommended for those who love mechanical sewing machines.


Built-in Stitches6
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionDial
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Power860 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYes
Work LightYes
Feed Dog5
Included FeetBlind Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Machine Weight12.8 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FeetYes
Work SpaceW 6.5" x H 4.7"
Locking Stitch ButtonNo

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