The Janome Magnolia 7318 and the Janome 2212 are both great beginner machines. With lower price ranges, basic features and easy-to-understand functions there is much to love on both these machines.
How do you tell which one will be the better purchase for you?
Take a look at the research we did for these four categories: overall product dimensions, price, similar features and differentiating features.
Overall Product Dimensions
The Janome Magnolia is the larger of the two models. The overall product dimensions are 16” x 11.7” x 7.1”. The overall weight comes to 17.6 lbs.
The Janome 2212 has overall product dimensions of 15.2” x 11.6” x 6”. The overall weight comes to 13 lbs.
Both the machines are priced at a low to mid-price range. The Janome Magnolia 7318, depending on where it’s purchased, runs in the range of $330 – $340.
The Janome 2212 is priced about $100 less than the Janome Magnolia. Depending on where it’s purchased, this model is sold in the price range of $230 – $240.
The Janome Magnolia 7318 and the Janome 2212 are very similar in their features. Some of the features they share include the following:
- 5-piece feed dog
- Push/pull bobbin winder
- A four-step buttonhole
- Free arm
- Extra-high presser foot lift
- Maximum stitch width of 5mm, maximum stitch width of 4mm
- Snap-on presser foot
- Stitch selection dial
- Easy reverse button
- Included accessories:
- Sliding buttonhole foot
- Specialized bobbin
- Zig-zag foot
Just as they have a lot of features in common, the Janome Magnolia 7318 and the Janome 2212 also has a number of features that differentiates them from each other.
The Janome Magnolia 7318 features 18 different stich options and a top-loading full rotary hook bobbin. It also comes with a few extra included accessories that the Janome 2212 doesn’t come with. This includes an adjustable blind hem foot, a zipper foot and a buttonhole foot.
The Janome 2212 has 12 different stitches available. It also has a vertical oscillating hook bobbin and two retractable, vertical spook pins. When it comes to the included accessories, it has a blind hem foot rather than the adjustable blind hem foot G that the Janome Magnolia 7318 has.
Overall Product Recommendations
After researching information in the four categories above, the overall recommendation would go to the Janome 2212. It doesn’t have all the features that the Janome Magnolia 7318 has, but that’s alright.
The two machines are so similar that the additional features on the Janome Magnolia 7318, in our opinion, aren’t worth the extra $100. As an added bonus, the Janome 2112 is much smaller, and lighter, so it makes this the more portable option.
Overall, the Janome 2212 is a great beginner’s machine. The price is affordable, the features are basic and easy to learn, and the small size and weigh allows it to be used not only in a sewing room, but even at a dining room table in an apartment.
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