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Pfaff sewing machines

By Jade Harding

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See how Pfaff sewing machines compare with rival brands such as Brother and Singer in our comprehensive guide.

We asked more than 900 sewing machine owners in September 2017 to rate their machines on everything from ease of use to durability and value for money. Find out how Pfaff sewing machine owners rated their machines, and how they compare with models from rival brands such as Brother, Janome and Singer.

If you're considering buying a Pfaff, read on to find out more about the brand, how it's rated by its customers and how much you should expect to pay.

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About Pfaff

This company has come a long way since Mr Pfaff made his first sewing machine in 1862. The first factory was founded in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and since then Pfaff has gone on to create industrial and domestic sewing machines that are exported all over the world.

Pfaff manufactures sewing machines that are capable of crafting everything from car upholstery and leather shoes to home projects. 

Pfaff sewing machines and prices

Pfaff has a range of 24 sewing sewing machines, including compact models, that cater for beginners, pros and those in between. There are also specialised machines for embroidery and quilting.

Click through our gallery to see a selection of Pfaff sewing machines, from standard models to machines that are suitable for more advanced projects. 

Pfaff sewing machine ranges

Pfaff's Smarter 140s (£179) and Smarter 160s (£199) are both suitable for beginners, and have more than 20 stitches to experiment with. The width and length of stitches can be altered, and both sewing machines have an LED light to help with precision.

The Pfaff Passport 2.0 (£489) is one step up, and has 70 different stitches to choose from. It's a feature-packed model that is also compact enough to carry to a sewing class or take away on holiday.

If you're looking for a truly advanced model, the Pfaff Creative 4.5 (£3,059) is an embroidery and sewing machine with a large embroidery area to accommodate large projects. Up to 480 stitches are available but if that's not enough, you can create your own stitches and shapes, such as circles, stars and flowers, from a built-in selection.

The newest machine in the Pfaff range is the creative icon. It's the brand's most advanced machine and is described as being able to 'exceed the aspirations of today’s sewing, quilting and embroidery artisans'. It includes more than 800 embroidery designs, a larger workspace, a customisable tablet, integrated apps, increased needle pressure and enhanced dual-feed technology – all for an eye-watering £8,499. 

Prices correct as of May 2018.