93.3 This is a rather plain mechanical sewing machine that is simple and easy to use.  It is solid and reliable and likely a good fit for a beginner or even an experienced seamstress who only requires the basics.  Consumer ratings are excellent and the machine is well-priced for a Janome.  It doesn’t come with some of the usual bells and whistles like an automatic needle threader or a needle up/down button but this doesn’t seem to detract from the praise heaped upon this unit by owners. [REF Janome Sewing Machine Reviews]

Consumer Ratings
Owners give the 2212 excellent ratings and the table below provides a look at the ratings on several different websites.  The overall average rating for this sewing machine is very healthy 93.3 out of 100.  Having said that, a larger sample size of consumer ratings would add to the confidence of the score.

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.8 stars out of 5  10
 SewVacDirect  4.5 stars out of 5  4
 Overstock  4 stars out of 5  1

Consumer Insights
Most owners feel that the Janome 2212 is a very solid and reliable machine and that it is well suited for beginners and those that just want the basics.  The 2212 doesn’t include a large array of features such as an automatic needle threader, stitch length adjustment, foot pressure adjustment, a needle up/down switch, etc.  As a result folks that need or want these kinds of options may want to opt for a more expensive machine.

Consumers feel that the 2212 is lightweight and therefore easy to carry and that it works well for a main machine or even a backup (if you have a more expensive model as your main unit).  Another common thread in owner comments is that the Janome 2212 is very easy to operate. 

There are a few areas of contention with this machine. It doesn’t have an automatic needle threader - but a number of owners still report that it is fairly easy to thread.  Nor does the 2212 have a top loading bobbin.  It has a front loading bobbin instead and some feel that this configuration is more difficult for beginners.

A review of owner comments provides the following Janome 2212 likes and dislikes:

- Feels well-built & solid
- Easy to use with clear instructions
- Lightweight
- Fairly quiet
- Reliable
- Not too expensive
- Easy to thread
- Good basic stitches
- Capable of sewing through multiple layers of fabric

- No automatic needle threader
- Front loading bobbin

You can read more customer reviews for the Janome 2212 on Amazon.

Key Sewing Machine Features
- 12 built-in stitches (dial selector)
- 1 four-step buttonhole
- Front loading bobbin
- Free arm
- Sews up to 860 stitches per minute
- Snap on presser feet
- 2 needle positions
- Drop feed dog
- 3-piece feed dog
- Built-in thread cutter
- Manual tension control
- Lamp
- push/pull bobbin winder
- zigzag width adjustment
- Maximum stitch length of 4mm
- Reverse level
- Foot controller

This is a very lightweight sewing machine at only 13.2 lbs and it can be easily carried from place to place via the foldable carry handle.  It also comes with a soft cover.   Like most sewing machines it includes a host of accessories such as presser feet (blind hem, zig-zag, sliding buttonhole, zipper, H).  Additional accessories such as the following are also provided: needles, seam ripper, screwdriver, bobbins and instruction manual.

Accessory storage is provided in the extension table.  The Janome 2212 carries a 25-year limited warranty.

Sewing Machine Manual
If one is considering a particular sewing machine a walk through the manual can highlight some areas of interest.  You can find the Janome 2212 Sewing Machine Manual here.



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