Janome Threadbanger TB12

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Sold from 2008 to 2014

Janome Threadbanger sewing machine will have you making creations in no time. The TB12 is a cast aluminum body machine that is based on a former, popular model. It is a hardcore, no-frills workhorse - perfect for on-the-go DIY!


  • Sewing machine has 12 actual stitches
  • Includes a number of stretch stitches and multiple stitch functions
  • Features length adjustment
  • EZ change feet and a simple 4-step buttonhole give you endless options for creativity
  • Built-in one-hand thread cutter and simple reverse lever make finishing off stitching a breeze
  • Hardcore, no-frills workdog--perfect for on-the-go DIY
  • Free Arm Design for sewing cuffs, sleeves, pant legs, and hard to reach areas
  • Single knob stitch selection for ease of use
  • Seven built-in utility stitches
  • Six great stretch stitches
  • Easy 4-step button hole
  • Portable design
  • Cast aluminum body
  • Push button reverse for stitch locking
  • Quick snap presser feet change system (No more unscrewing the thumb screw)
  • Multiple stitch functions, including length, width and reverse
  • Accessory storage compartment
Hook type Vertical oscillanting hook
Class (Bed type) Free arm
Body construction Painted aluminum body
Carrying handle Folding type
Machine size W390 x H310 x D155 mm
Machine weight 7.6 kg
Maximum speed 840 spm
Number of stitches 13 stitches including buttonhole
Type of buttonhole 4-step BH
Stretch stitch adjustment Yes
Maximum zigzag width 5.0 mm
Maximum stitch length 4 mm
Thread tension control Lay-in type
Foot pressure adjustment No
Extra-high presser foot lift Yes
Marking on needle plate Yes (inches and metric)
Drop feed dog Lever type
Bobbin winder Auto-declutch type
Presser foot Snap (clip) on type
Needle threader No
Thread cutter Yes (Underneath the face plate)
Thread take up lever Slit type
Spool pin Vertical type
Lamp Incandescent
Power switch Yes
Foot controller Yes
Protection Soft cover

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