Janome 2212 Review – A Perfect Sewing Machine for Beginners

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If you are still looking for your first sewing machine that should meet all the requirements you currently have on your mind, the Janome 2212 is a worthy choice. There are a lot of facts and features we will have to include in our Janome 2212 review and some of them will impress you. Of course, the design is something we liked to mention right now. It is modern and looks excellent.

Janome 2212 Review

The Janome 2212 comes with 12 stitches that are already implemented in the machine. You can easily switch between decorative, basic or stretched variations. The stitch selector is present in the form of a massive dial and we liked using it.

It is easier than it sounds and you even get stitch chart printed on the machine itself. It can help you find the stitch you are looking for. A buttonhole capability is available as well. However, it is a 4-step process.

There is a separate button on the sewing machine that is used for reverse stitching. It is used by more demanding users who will need to reinforce their stitching.

Reverse stitching has countless applications and it is one of the more important features according to the surveys. Nevertheless, it is a basic feature that doesn’t need a lot of explanation. But, we still had to include it in our Janome 2212 review.

Adjustable stitching

Now you can adjust your stitches precisely as you like. You can choose between length, which is available between 0 and 4 mm and the width. The width of a stitch can vary between 0 and 5 mm.

Choosing the right dimensions is very easy and also done with the help of the selector. Users can choose the desired setting according to their needs. Pair it with a desired stitch and you get an excellent outcome.

Drop feed

The Janome 2212 comes with the latest drop feed technology. In a nutshell, it allows you easier and free arm sewing. We tested this possibility in various situations and the machine works perfectly.

The system is reliable, easy to use and there are no errors while using it. When it comes to the bobbin winder, it is based on a push and pull system.

Read the user manual if this system is new to you. Once you understand how it works, there won’t be additional help needed.


  • Model: 2212
  • Color: White
  • Reverse stitching: Yes
  • Stitches: 12
  • Bobbin Winding: Push-Pull
  • Stitch Selection: Dials
  • Thread Tension Control: Manual
  • Maximum Stitch Width: 5mm
  • Maximum Stitch Length: 4mm
  • Free Arm: Yes
  • Buttonhole stitching: Yes, 1
  • Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 13.5 inches
  • Weight: 16 pounds
  • Warranty: 25 years
  • Display: No
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  What We Like

  • Stitch selector – With the help of the just mentioned part, users can choose the stitch they want within seconds.
  • Reverse stitching – Sew in any direction you like thanks to this system. Use a reverse switch to activate reverse stitching.
  • Compact – The overall weight is 16 pounds which makes it one of the lightest sewing machines in the class.
  • Overall construction – The sewing machine is strong, solid and looks capable of meeting the most demanding operations.
  • Lightweight.
  • Easy to wind the bobbin.
  • Easy to thread.
  • Quite.
  • Affordable.
  • Reliable.

  What We Don’t Like

  • Cross stitching – This type of stitching isn’t well-developed and in some cases, you will need to be extra careful.

What Others Are Saying

janome 2212 sewing machine featuresBased on user reviews, we found that most of the buyers were satisfied with this machine. They thought that it was a sturdy sewing machine and great for quick, lightweight projects – hemming, skirt’s, shirt’s, buttons, and buttonholes. So that’s why some of them didn’t recommend this machine for big heavy quilts, leather, or thick suede.

Most of them agreed that this little machine was reliable, easy to set up, easy to thread, and sawed fairly straight. However, they said that the motor of this machine was not very powerful, so they thought this model was ideal for beginners or inexperienced sewers, and would not be great for experienced sewers.

Some of them had problems with this machine, but no major issues. Despite all the pros and cons, they recommended the Janome 2212 especially if you are an occasional user or one who is looking for a reliable sewing machine at an affordable price as they stated that this model was good value for money.


Our Janome 2212 review has come to an end and now we should summarize the findings. This sewing machine is an excellent choice for beginners and intermediate users. For professionals, not so much. It has basic features, it is durable and fast. Add the overall simplicity and easy to use and you can understand why we recommend this model to the beginners the most.