A detailed comparison between Janome 2206 and 2212. There is a huge price difference between the two, so you must know what you can get.
If you are looking for an inexpensive beginners machine from Janome, 2206 and 2212 are the best. In fact these two are the only good options, as Janome doesn’t really make many machines in the under $200 price mark (probably you can pick 3 or 4 machines in this price category). Out of those 3 or 4 machines, only 2206 and 2212 earned the respect of home sewers. Now, there is a considerable price difference between these two machines, so it will be worth doing a cross comparison before making a decision.
Janome 2206 vs 2212 – Features Comparison
Feature wise, these two are not the most tempting sewing machines in US market. You can get advanced features if you go for a Brother or a Singer for the same price. Where Janome 2206 and 2212 overtakes others is in the quality of stitches and how they perform with different kinds of fabric. The build quality of Janome machines have always been great and these two are no exception. These machines cater to a specific set of beginners, those who love mechanical sewing machines that last for a lifetime (honestly, you can never expect today’s machines to last for a lifetime, that’s just an over exaggeration by the way). Even then, the construction of 2206 and 2212 is such that it will last more than your computerized sewing machine. Now let us have a closer look at the features and see which one offers more value per dollar.
Built-in Stitches : The main difference between Janome 2206 and 2212 is in the number of built-in stitches. 2212 is a clear winner here with 12 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole. 2206 on the other hand comes with 6 built-in stitches including a 4-step buttonhole. The stitch numbers are evident from the model number itself.
Dials : 2212 comes with two dials in front, one for stitch selection and the other for stitch length adjustment. 2206 just comes with a stitch selector dial only. However the stitch length is still adjustable.
Machine Weight : Janome 2212 is 1.6 pounds heavier than 2206. Practically, this won’t make any difference. 2212 weighs 15.6 pounds and 2206 weighs 14 pounds.
Other than the above said features, everything else is the same.
Sewing Machine Features
Automatic Needle Threader
Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
Janome 2206 vs 2212 – Performance Comparison
As both machines are built on the same platform and motor, there isn’t much to choose between the two, in terms of stitch quality and performance.
If you ask me which one will I choose, I will go with Janome 2212, simply for the reason that it offers more number of built-in stitches which adds a little more versatility for you as a beginner sewer. 6 built-in stitches of 2206 is too little for me, you tend to overgrow it quickly. However, 2206 won’t be that bad an option, if you are under a tight budget.