The Janome 2206 and the Janome 7330 are two of the most popular affordable sewing machines we will compare today. In addition to being packed with features in an affordable price range, these two sewing machines produced excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Janome 2206 vs. Janome 7330: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Janome 2206 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Janome 7330 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Janome 2206 vs. Janome 7330 : Built-in Stitches
The Janome 2206 has 6 stitches. The Janome 7330 on the other hand comes with 30 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome 2206 sewing machine comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), Janome 7330 sewing machine has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Janome 2206 weighs approximately 12.8 lbs, while the Janome 7330 comes with a weight of 18.2 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Janome 2206 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Janome 7330 does. One of the best ways of controlling some of your variables within free motion quilting is by using your start/stop button.
Speed Control Slider
The Janome 7330 arrives with a speed control slider while the Janome 2206 sewing machine 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 Janome 7330 has one while the Janome 2206 doesn’t.
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 Janome 2206 and Janome 7330 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 Janome 2206 and the Janome 7330. 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 Janome 2206 and Janome 7330 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome 2206||Janome 7330|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Weight||12.8 lbs||18.2 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||No||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||–||Yes|
|Included Feet||Blind Hem Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot||Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on)|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||Yes|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome 2206 Video Review
Janome 7330 Video Review
These two machines perform equally well when you compare their performances. There is not much difference in stitch quality between these two machines. Thick and delicate fabrics are handled equally well by both machines. These two machines are notable for the stitch quality they offer, and it is what sets them apart from the competition. Our comparison of the features we listed above allows you to come to your own conclusion. Finally, it’s your decision.
Q. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine
A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.
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. Why adjust tension on sewing machine
A. Sewing machine tension adjustment is controlled by devices that separately control the needle thread and the bobbin thread, putting varying amounts of tension (or strength) on the threads they control to form a strong, balanced stitch.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
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.
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.