Top positive review
Great little work horse
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2020
This sewing machine is amazing. I can sew through several layers of fabric and it runs like a work horse. I use Janome brand presser feet but have been buying the Distinctive brand presser feet for several years now, which are less expensive but just as well made as the Janome brand. As far as thread, I use Gutermann's thread exclusively with this machine and I would suggest you invest in quality threads too. This machine let me know it would not tolerate low quality threads because whenever I would use any dollar store thread or even Coats & Clark thread, it would tangle up in the feeds. As soon as I cleared the tangle and replaced the thread with the Gutermann's, the machine ran smoothly and perfectly. It knows what it wants. I have not had to oil this machine since I have had it but if you want to do that, I suggest you find a sewing machine specific oil and not using WD40 or any other oil in this machine. You take of this machine and it will take care of you. I can take this machine from room to room, it is lightweight and easy to carry around. I have had my machine for well over 5 years now and do not regret Janome one iota. I taught my grandchildren on this machine and if an 8 year old can run it, anyone can. The only part that has ever broken which I had to replace was the storage arm which was my own fault for pulling it off roughly one day when I was in a hurry. Janome is not an easy company to get in touch with anymore and our authorized dealers (mom and pop sewing and fabric shops) in our area have all gone out of business but I have found a couple of online stores that carry parts for the Janome line and had no trouble finding the parts I need. The 2212 is an older model machine but I find the older machines to be made better and if you can find this machine for below $300. 00 , that's a bargain! Can't recommend this machine enough especially to beginners. So user friendly!