The Janome 2212 and the 2206 are two great, entry-level sewing machines for beginners. They are both full-size machines that offer great features for beginners and novices. Well set within reasonable price brackets, they are great starting point for anyone.
With that said, what differentiates the Janome 2212 from the 2206?
We looked at four categories to determine what features they shared and which ones they didn’t. Based on these four categories we will provide you with our overall product recommendation between the Janome 2212 and the 2206.
The four categories we explored are: overall product dimensions, price, shared features and differentiating features.
Overall Product Dimensions
These two machines are very similar in size and weight, but are still full-size machines with a smaller footprint.
The Janome 2212 has overall product dimensions of 17” x 9” x 13.5”. The overall weight is set at 15.6 lbs.
The 2206 is slightly bigger, with dimensions of 17” x 9” x 14”. However, despite its slightly larger size, weighs less, sitting at 14 lbs.
The price difference between these two models is so small that it really isn’t a defining feature. The prices difference comes out to approximately $50. The higher of the machines comes to approximately $250, so this puts both machines in the affordable category for most beginners.
Some of the features that the Janome 2212 and 2206 share include the following:
- 5-piece feed dog
- Free arm
- Push/pull bobbin winder
- Extra high presser foot light
- Four-step buttonhole
- Stitch dimensions:
- Maximum stitch width of 5mm
- Maximum stitch length of 4mm
- Stitch selection dial
- Included accessories:
- Sliding buttonhole foot
- Zig-zag foot
- Blind hem foot
The main differentiating features between the Janome 2212 and the 2206 are the number of built-in stitches.
The Janome 2212 features 12 built-in stitches. The 2206 only has six built-in stitches.
In addition, the 2206 has some differentiating features that were not transferred on to the Janome 2212. They include a drop feed dog and a vertical, oscillating hook bobbin. As a final little built-in bonus, the 2206 has a built-in thread cutter.
Overall Product Recommendation
With the price difference being set at only $50 more, the Janome 2212 is the overall recommended product. It has all of the same great features that beginners, and novices, look for in a full-size machine. In addition, the two built-in stitches give you more of a selection on how you want to secure and decorate your projects.
It would have been nice, however, if the built-in thread cutter had been carried over to the Janome 2212 model. There are many times that scissors get lost under patterns and fabric. Having a built-in thread cutter simplifies things greatly.
If the Janome 2212 would have had the built-in thread cutter then it would be considered the best of both worlds from these two models.
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