Janome is a company that was created in 1921 in Pine’s sewing machine factory. The word Janome refers to the Japanese eye of a snake. The brand’s name has been inspired by a new circular bobbin and an innovative design. Janome is known for its reliability and outstanding reputation. Their devices are also less expensive than Bernina’s, so that people with high quality but with a limited budget can make a good choice.
There is a front mounted spool on the Janome 2212. It is not as user-friendly as a top-loaded spool even though not a deal break. It takes more time to get to the bobbin and jams are, indeed, more likely to happen. However, during my our with the 2212 we did not encounter such issues. The push-pull system is easy to use while an auto bobbin winder works better. Just put the bobbin in the post, turn it to the right, so you can wind it through the foot pedal. Flick it to the left once it is over and you’re ready to go. It really doesn’t take long.
You can remove the extension table to allow access for fantastic sewing of cuffs and sleeves to the free arm. There is also storage for all your accessories in the extension table. Janome has an integrated light for the work area. It’s fairly bright and should deny the need for a lamp.
No display is present on this sewing machine, which is a pity, but it is what it is. Instead, selecting and customizing the stitches using a dial is easy and comfortable. There is an image of each stitch and its letter in the stitch diagram. A selection knob is available for choosing a stitch and a dial size to change the stitch width. The reverse stitch is also available and can be reached on the device face just above the needle by means of a toggle.
The machine can also drop, but the control is located within the bobbin case. You must take off the extension table to reach the drop feed and remove the cover of the bobbin. It can often be such a pain when working on projects which rely on changing sewing styles.
This machine’s performance is truly positive. It works great. We checked it on a variety of textiles like leather and denim and it was simple. It features a surprisingly effective5-point feed cat, which can hold a whopping 1000 stitches per minute. When looking at results, it is obvious what Janome thought of the 2212. They also created an inexpensive, value based sewing machine.
Positives and negatives
The Janome 2212 is a bit dull in terms of design; nothing will make the Janome 2212 stand out among its rivals, but this is not necessarily a bad thing, giving its price. Some brands create machines that often try too hard to be different and end up with doubtful design choices. The interface is great, and what it does is really simple. Weight and size are also an advantage. It weights 13 pounds, 17 x 9x 13.5 inches in length. Always getting a solid feeling, it is light enough to carry around. Great for sewing classes for beginners or people who want to put a machine off after use. Dives, keys and controls are well-assembled. This is an excellent sign of quality and a well-made machine. The Janome 2212 was clearly designed to be easy.
The Janome 2212 is not suitable for all with just 12 built-in stitches. It offers a pure sewing experience, however. The stitches included are a variety of important stitches, utilities, decorative stitches and a four-step buttonhole.
This can be something that throws many people off with only three presser feet included. Some similar units were provided with more. Given the small number of stitching, however, there is little need for a large variety of pressing feet.
Should you buy one?
Finally, the Janome 2212 is a sewing machine that focuses more on performance than features. Although I think that many people will love this machine, it’s definitely not for all. Beginners will really benefit from this machine, young as well as old. It is impossible to think of a better way of stitching than by a simple and efficient machine. In view of all the reasons, we would advise that craftsmen–particularly beginners and just professionals–use the Janome 2212 sewing machine. It is a good starting machine for newbies, especially for those who want to learn how the different system components work and want to take a while with them. It was reported that this machine jams a lot and is sometimes hard to control. A sophisticated sewer may not be careful or ready to connect with a hard to use device. For Janome 2212, a patient beginner is the best person.