In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 2212. What made these two sewing machines stand out was that they were packed with features in an affordable range combined with excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
EverSewn Sparrow 25 vs. Janome 2212: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Janome 2212 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
Choose wisely depends on your sewing goal and skill levels.
EverSewn Sparrow 25 vs. Janome 2212 : Built-in Stitches
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 197 to be exact. Within those 197 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Janome 2212 features 12 stitches. Similar to the EverSewn Sparrow 25, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Janome 2212 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine does. A huge number of sewists don’t realize that using the start/stop button effectively can make sewing a whole lot easier. It is very useful for decorative stitches for example, as well as with free-motion quilting.
Speed Control Slider
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 arrives with a speed control slider while the Janome 2212 doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The EverSewn Sparrow 25 has one while the Janome 2212 doesn’t.
This EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Janome 2212 doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the EverSewn Sparrow 25, the Janome 2212 isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 2212 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the EverSewn Sparrow 25 and the Janome 2212. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 2212 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|EverSewn Sparrow 25||Janome 2212|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||7 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 1||No|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Buttonhole foot with slide, Overlock foot, Blindstitch foot, Embroidery foot, Button-sew-on foot,||Blind Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
EverSewn Sparrow 25 Video Review
Janome 2212 Video Review
Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.
Q. How do I thread a sewing machine?
To get started with your sewing project, you’ll need to first thread your sewing machine. While your machine’s manual should guide you in the specific sequence for your make and model, the basic process starts by placing the presser foot in the up position.
Next, put your thread spool on the spool holder and bring the thread across the top of the machine, through the thread guide. Insert the thread through the tension mechanism, sliding it between the metal disks before pulling it back upwards. Find the take-up lever and place the thread into the hole. Pull the thread towards the sewing machine needle, using available thread guides as you go.
Finally, bring the needle into an accessible position by adjusting the handwheel. Insert the thread. Your sewing machine should be threaded and ready to go, but it’s always a good idea to make a test run on a sample swatch to check your work.
However, if you sewing machine comes with an automatic needle threader, that would save you lots of time.
Q. What are features to look for in a sewing machine?
A. The best features will depend on the type of sewing you plan to do. For a beginner, some features to look for include built-in stitch types, an automatic needle threader, a top drop-in bobbin, and a set of standard presser feet.
Q. Does the machine work well with stretchy materials?
A. The machine works perfectly with all types of fabrics. As long as the user can work with the material, there should be no problem.
Q. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
Q. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.
Q. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.