Pfaff Sewing Machines - The Precision Of German Engineering

When you hear the words Pfaff sewing machines, the phrase "Superior German Engineering" immediately comes to mind. For 150 years, the Pfaff name has been synonymous with excellence in sewing.

The company started out manufacturing sewing machines for industrial use only. All that changed when the first Pfaff for home use was introduced in 1931.

The new generation of Pfaff sewing machines and sergers for the home, is no exception.

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What Sets Pfaff Apart from the Rest

Of all the innovations introduced by Pfaff, perhaps the most enduring is the Integrated Dual Transportation [IDT] which eliminates the need for a walking foot by simultaneously feeding fabric through the feed dogs from both the top and bottom.
Since the IDT was added to select Pfaff home sewing machines in 1979, home sewers have been able to sew extremely thick layers of fabric with confidence, knowing that everything would go through the feed dogs evenly.

Popular Pfaff Models

Since the 1980s, the Pfaff Creative line has been one of the most popular sewing and embroidery lines on the market. So far, we have been lucky enough to be able to review an earlier model, the Creative 2144.

Plans are underway to review the latest entry in the Pfaff Creative line – the Creative Vision 5.5 in the very near future.

Be sure to visit this site often to find out what other new machines we are reviewing.

Pros
- Precision
- Durability
- Software updates available for registered owners
- Innovation trendsetter

Cons
- Pricey – cost may be out of reach of some consumers

All Pfaff Reviews

Pfaff Creative 1.5
5.0

Pfaff Creative 1.5 Review

The Pfaff Creative 1.5 is smaller and more cost efficient than other sewing and embroidery machines in its class. I have been told that it is designed with the beginning machine embroidery enthusiast in mind. Nevertheless, it has lots of features that I believe a seasoned machine embroidery enthusiast would love to have… not the least of which is the fact that this machine has no need for a dongle. In addition, it is not nearly as heavy as other sewing and quilting machines, giving owners the advantage of portability.
Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0
4.2

Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0 Review

I must admit that I have reviewed better sewing and quilting machines for home use. The Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0 is what I refer to as a ‘passable’ machine, but a far cry from the best. It is, nonetheless, touted as the top of the Pfaff Ambition line. It comes with 201 on board decorative and utility stitches and lots of other features. The stitch quality, however, is not what I had expected and selecting stitches requires a bit more time and patience to master than one might be comfortable with.
Pfaff Smarter 260c
4.9

Pfaff Smarter 260c Review

This new addition to the Pfaff line of ‘smarter’ sewing machines is ideal for home sewers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you have never touched a sewing machine before in your life or if your have been sewing for many decades, you will love the quality of the stitches produced by this lightweight machine. It comes with a hard cover which makes traveling a breeze and has one of the easiest stitch selection processes I have ever seen.
pfaff creative sewing machine
4.8

Pfaff Creative 4.5 Review

The Pfaff Creative 4.5 is this year’s winner of the Consumers’ Digest Best Buy award. After reviewing this sewing and embroidery machine, it is easy to see how and why it earned this honor. This is one of the best machines that I have seen come from the Pfaff people in quite a while. It is solidly built; the stitch quality is excellent and although it do not recommend it for beginners, I believe the Pfaff Creative 4.5 is an excellent choice for the home sewer with intermediate or advanced skills who wants to add a new sewing and embroidery machine to their home.
Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5
4.8

Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 Review

You can’t find this one on the Pfaff US website, but if you are fluent in Dutch, you just might want to visit the Pfaff European page and read all about this great new serger. Not only is it user friendly, it is also capable of giving you some beautiful stitches. With a total of 15 stitch options to choose from and the capability to sew up to 1200 stitches per minute, you have nothing to lose.
Pfaff Select 4.2
4.5

Pfaff Select 4.2 Review

This is a great mechanical sewing machine for a beginner, regardless of age, as well as the person who has been sewing for many years or someone who stopped sewing to raise a family and devote time and energy to a career and is now returning to sewing. I really like the way it performs, but have a few concerns about how well it will perform after a few years. Nearly every sewing machine works great right out of the box. The real testament to a machine’s quality is how well it works after the newness has worn off. This is one you might be replacing in a couple of years. If that’s not an issue for you, then I say don’t hesitate to add it to your sewing room inventory.
Pfaff Smarter 160s-140s
4.5

Pfaff Smarter 160s/140s Review

The folks at Pfaff have introduced two brand new mechanical sewing machines to the Smarter line. They are good choices for beginners but anyone who has been sewing for a long time would be able to appreciate their features. I have reservations about the material used to make them, but if you aren’t planning on moving them around a lot, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
pfaff creative sensation
5.0

Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro Review

How often do you actually get to see a brand new sewing machine demonstrated by factory representative? I was certainly in the right place at the right time when SVP Educator Deb North visited Cynthia’s Fine Fabrics in Tamarac, Florida to put the new Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro through its paces. She showed me how this machine is capable of doing everything Cynthia told me it could do and more!
Pfaff Performance 5.0
5.0

Pfaff Performance 5.0 Review

The people at Pfaff have released a sewing and quilting machine that is not only sure to please the intermediate or advanced home sewer, but is easy enough to operate, someone who is new to sewing would be comfortable with it as well.
Pfaff Creative 3.0
5.0

Pfaff Creative 3.0 Review

The Pfaff Creative 3.0 is a computerized sewing and embroidery machine that renders more than 250 decorative and utility stitches. The quality of the stitches produced by this machine is evidence of Pfaff’s renowned quality and workmanship.
Pfaff Passport 2.0
5.0

Pfaff Passport 2.0 Review

The Pfaff Passport 2.0 won the 2013 Red Dot Design Award. When I reviewed it, I could see why. This is possibly one of the very best lightweight portable sewing machines on the market today.
Pfaff Ambition Essential
4.8

Pfaff Ambition Essential Review

The Pfaff Ambition Essential may deceive you on the first glance because you don't really notice the IDT (Integrated Dual Feed) system and all the "essential" features that make sewing on this Pfaff sewing machine simple and quick. It can be used by a beginner or intermediate sewer because it is easy to learn and operate.
pfaff creative sewing machine
4.8

Pfaff Creative 4.5 Review

The Pfaff Creative 4.5 is this year’s winner of the Consumers’ Digest Best Buy award. After reviewing this sewing and embroidery machine, it is easy to see how and why it earned this honor. This is one of the best machines that I have seen come from the Pfaff people in quite a while. It is solidly built; the stitch quality is excellent and although it do not recommend it for beginners, I believe the Pfaff Creative 4.5 is an excellent choice for the home sewer with intermediate or advanced skills who wants to add a new sewing and embroidery machine to their home.
Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5
4.8

Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 Review

You can’t find this one on the Pfaff US website, but if you are fluent in Dutch, you just might want to visit the Pfaff European page and read all about this great new serger. Not only is it user friendly, it is also capable of giving you some beautiful stitches. With a total of 15 stitch options to choose from and the capability to sew up to 1200 stitches per minute, you have nothing to lose.
Pfaff Select 4.2
4.5

Pfaff Select 4.2 Review

This is a great mechanical sewing machine for a beginner, regardless of age, as well as the person who has been sewing for many years or someone who stopped sewing to raise a family and devote time and energy to a career and is now returning to sewing. I really like the way it performs, but have a few concerns about how well it will perform after a few years. Nearly every sewing machine works great right out of the box. The real testament to a machine’s quality is how well it works after the newness has worn off. This is one you might be replacing in a couple of years. If that’s not an issue for you, then I say don’t hesitate to add it to your sewing room inventory.
Pfaff Smarter 160s-140s
4.5

Pfaff Smarter 160s/140s Review

The folks at Pfaff have introduced two brand new mechanical sewing machines to the Smarter line. They are good choices for beginners but anyone who has been sewing for a long time would be able to appreciate their features. I have reservations about the material used to make them, but if you aren’t planning on moving them around a lot, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
pfaff creative sensation
5.0

Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro Review

How often do you actually get to see a brand new sewing machine demonstrated by factory representative? I was certainly in the right place at the right time when SVP Educator Deb North visited Cynthia’s Fine Fabrics in Tamarac, Florida to put the new Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro through its paces. She showed me how this machine is capable of doing everything Cynthia told me it could do and more!
Pfaff Performance 5.0
5.0

Pfaff Performance 5.0 Review

The people at Pfaff have released a sewing and quilting machine that is not only sure to please the intermediate or advanced home sewer, but is easy enough to operate, someone who is new to sewing would be comfortable with it as well.
Pfaff Creative 3.0
5.0

Pfaff Creative 3.0 Review

The Pfaff Creative 3.0 is a computerized sewing and embroidery machine that renders more than 250 decorative and utility stitches. The quality of the stitches produced by this machine is evidence of Pfaff’s renowned quality and workmanship.
Pfaff Passport 2.0
5.0

Pfaff Passport 2.0 Review

The Pfaff Passport 2.0 won the 2013 Red Dot Design Award. When I reviewed it, I could see why. This is possibly one of the very best lightweight portable sewing machines on the market today.
Pfaff Ambition Essential
4.8

Pfaff Ambition Essential Review

The Pfaff Ambition Essential may deceive you on the first glance because you don't really notice the IDT (Integrated Dual Feed) system and all the "essential" features that make sewing on this Pfaff sewing machine simple and quick. It can be used by a beginner or intermediate sewer because it is easy to learn and operate.
Pfaff Quilt Expression an eye catching machine
5.0

Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 Review

We were most impressed with the automatic presser foot lift; more than 200 decorative, quilting and utility stitch options and 37 different needle positions on the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 sewing machine. When combined with the extra wide stitch plate and oversized workspace, the Quilt Expression 4.0 is one of the most reliable, user-friendly machines of its type.
Pfaff Coverlock 3.0, a sleek and efficient serger
4.8

Pfaff Coverlock 3.0 Review

If you are in the market for a coverlock machine, the Pfaff Coverlock 3.0 serger one definitely deserves your attention. With 23 on board stitch options, a color coded thread guide and an 18 inch extension table, the 5 thread/3 needle Coverlock 3.0 is one of the most versatile specialty machines available for home use.
Pfaff Creative 2144 sewing machine
4.3

Pfaff Creative 2144 Review

With so many stitch options to choose from, the most difficult thing about using the Pfaff Creative 2144 might be deciding which stitch or combination of stitches to use first. The adjustable speed control and full color touch screen with on screen editing capability are but two of the many useful features of this computer interactive sewing, quilting and embroidery machine