- Created: 25 September, 2016
87.2 The Janome 5812 is a “no bells & whistles” mechanical sewing machine. It has 12 stitches and is lightweight, reliable and sturdy. It is easy to use and is a good fit for purists, but folks who want more features – like an automatic needle threader or needle up/down – may be disappointed. Consumer ratings are good and owners highlight the unit’s ability to successfully sew through very thick fabric as well as its quiet operation. It is also reasonably priced for a Janome.