Janome Sewing Machine Reviews and Comparisons 2017-07-04T14:57:24+00:00

Janome Sewing Machine Reviews and Comparisons

Have you decided on a Janome Sewing Machine?

The Janome sewing machine company is a well-loved sewing machine brand, and they have made sewing machines popular for children with their Hello Kitty models. If you know already that you want to purchase a Janome sewing machine, then my Janome sewing machine reviews will help you decide on the best sewing machine for your child. I compare and give reviews for the 5 top-selling Janome sewing machines that sell for less than $190 on Amazon as of July 2017.

The Janome sewing machines listed here are basic mechanical machines and do not include any computerized ones. I’ve selected them because they are popular for beginners and have simple features and functionality. Plus they all come with some accessories for added convenience. On this page, there are 2 machines that are not on the main comparison chart. They are the Janome 2206 and the Janome 15822 Hello Kitty models. I left these two off of the main comparison chart because they are not as low-priced as other models offering the same, if not better, features. In fact in general, I would say the Janome brand is not as affordable as their competitors, Brother and Singer.

 

  
 
# Built-In Stitches
Bobbin Loading Type
# Feed Dog Segments
Automatic Threader?
Buttonhole Type
Weight in Pounds
Computerized?
Warranty

4.4 / 5

Janome
2206
# Built-In Stitches : 6
Bobbin Loading Type : Front Load
# Feed Dog Segments : 5
Automatic Threader? : no
Buttonhole Type : 4-step
Weight in Pounds : 12.8
Computerized? : no
Warranty: 25 yr

4.4 / 5

Janome
MOD-11
# Built-In Stitches : 11
Bobbin Loading Type : Drop-in
# Feed Dog Segments : 5
Automatic Threader? : no
Buttonhole Type : 4-step
Weight in Pounds : 12
Computerized? : no
Warranty: 25 yr

4.6 / 5

Janome
2212
# Built-In Stitches : 12
Bobbin Loading Type : Front Load
# Feed Dog Segments : 5
Automatic Threader? : no
Buttonhole Type : 4-step
Weight in Pounds : 13
Computerized? : no
Warranty: 25 yr

4.6 / 5

Janome 14412
Pink Hello Kitty
# Built-In Stitches : 12
Bobbin Loading Type : Front Load
# Feed Dog Segments : 3
Automatic Threader? : no
Buttonhole Type : 4-step
Weight in Pounds : 13.2
Computerized? : no
Warranty: 5 yr

4.2 / 5

Janome 15822
Hello Kitty
# Built-In Stitches : 22
Bobbin Loading Type : Front Load
# Feed Dog Segments : 5
Automatic Threader? : yes
Buttonhole Type : 1-step
Weight in Pounds : 14
Computerized? : no
Warranty: 5 yr

The Janome 2206 is the most basic machine out of the 5 Janome sewing machines I review and compare, and at the time of writing, is the lowest priced. Still, this machine has the right features your child needs to make starting a new hobby fun. The easy stitch selection, built-in thread cutter, snap-on presser feet, and the automatic 4-step buttonhole make this a machine that will grow with your child’s sewing skills.

Janome 2206 Sewing Machine
List Price:$120.73
Price:$120.73
Price Disclaimer

The Janome MOD-11 is a step up from the Janome 2206. The biggest differences being that the Janome MOD-11 offers more built-in stitches and it has a drop-in “jam-proof” bobbin loading system. Other features include an auto-declutch bobbin winder and a specialty needle plate. I chose this as the best sewing machine out of the Janome models because for an entry level machine, it offers the most features at the best price.

The Janome 2212 is another great sewing machine for beginners. It offers basic features such as an easy-turn dial for pattern selection, 4-step buttonhole, and a drop feed for free-motion sewing and quilting. It is a popular, top-selling machine on Amazon, however, I think for the price you would be just as happy if not happier with the Janome MOD-11 and its drop-in “jam-proof” bobbin loading system.

The Janome 14412 Pink Hello Kitty model is in my opinion almost the exact same machine as the Janome 2212 except it has less feed dog segments and a shorter warranty period of only 5 years. That said it still offers all the proven features one would want in a sewing machine for beginners, and it gets good reviews on Amazon. If you have a child that would love to have a Hello Kitty sewing machine, this would be a good one to get.

This Janome 15822 Hello Kitty model is different from its Pink 14412 counterpart in that it offers 22 built-in stitches, an automatic threader, more feed dog segments, and a 1-step buttonhole. However, it is the same as the Pink version in that it also has a front-loading bobbin system and 5 year warranty period. If you are looking for a Hello Kitty model for your child that has some of the more advanced features, then this is the machine for you.