Janome 2212 Review

Janome 2212 Review In Detail

Yes, Janome 2212 misses out on features. But it makes up for the features in the stitch quality it provides. It is a sturdy machine to be honest.

Editor rating

Janome has been in the sewing industry for over 150 years now. Janome is popular for making durable sewing machines. Janome 2212 comes with 25 year limited warranty, which is pretty much the standard nowadays. It also comes with a soft cover. This is a basic mechanical sewing machine. It is a machine for beginners.

Ease of Use

Janome 2212 is an easy to use, simple sewing machine with dials to select the stitches. There are two dials on this sewing machine. You can select the stitch length using one dial and the stitch type using the other. There is a lever for reverse stitching. It comes with 12 built-in stitches. Janome could have included at least 20 built-in stitches to make it look more feature packed, never mind.
The machine sews smooth and the operation is pretty quite as well. Threading the machine is very easy, thanks to the push-pull bobbin winder. It comes with vertical bobbin which enables you to change them without moving your project. One good thing about this sewing machine is that you can adjust the width and density of the stitch. You can have a wide stitch to some part and narrow it down as you go along, with the help of the dial.
Changing the presser foot on this machine is as easy as you could get on any sewing machine available in U.S. You can use a lever on the back of the machine to detach the presser foot. It can stitch at a speed of 860 stitches per minute. There is also a built-in manual thread cutter on the machine. Weighing at just 13 lbs, it is easy to carry around as well. But we will consider it slightly heavier when compared to other sewing machines in the same category, which tells you something about the quality of the materials used. Janome 2212 is not picky about the thread, you can use any thread you like. It has free arm sewing capability as well.


It doesn't have automatic needle threader and needle up down. There is no top drop-in bobbin and 1-step buttonhole. So from the point of view of beginners, this may look old fashioned. However, this is a dream machine for mechanical sewing machine lovers.


•    Easy to use
•    Durable
•    Stitches well
•    Good for beginners


•    Not a lot of built-in stitches
•    Misses out on some basic features

Review Verdict

Overall, Janome 2212 is a sewing machine for basic stuffs. If you are looking for a simple and durable sewing machine, you can consider buying this one. It does one thing very well. It sews beautiful stitches, which is the reason why it is so popular, even with limited features.


Built-in Stitches12
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
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 Weight13 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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