Pfaff® creative performace™ Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Machine
At first glance...
...you see a sewing machine with a unique, unmistakable design, with all the features needed to make sewing a very special experience. You will discover a new freedom when sewing, a stitch repertoire that leaves no wish unfulfilled, precision that will astonish and space that inspires ideas you never even knew you had!
Discover the hidden potential
Add on the optional embroidery unit and turn your sewing machine into an embroidery machine in no time at all. It will take you to an entirely new world - a world full of color and design, full of imagination and creativity. It's all possible. Sooner or later. Whenever you want.
Top 6 sewing features
The Original IDT™ System
Integrated Dual Feed only from PFAFF® for over 40 years! Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom.
Enhanced to provide more control when sewing through thick layers or seaming small pieces.
Large sewing space
The PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine is the perfect choice for quilters, home dec sewers, fashion enthusiasts - anyone who creates. The sewing area to the right of the needle is supersized for sewing large amounts of fabric or batting.
Over 450 stitches
Unique and beautiful high quality 9mm stitches and Maxi Stitches up to 48mm wide, some that look like vintage hand work.
Exclusive Stitch Creator™ feature
Create new 9mm stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.
Sew beautiful decorative stitches in two colors. The stacking stitches consist of pairs of stitches that are designed to be sewn on top of each other!
More sewing features
Phenomenal! The potential of the sewing machine is demonstrated by the perfection of your creations. No matter which fabric you sew, refined details guarantee that the results look as professional as the best ready-to-wear.
- 4 built-in sewing fonts - Choose a font to personalize your project.
- creative signature™ sewing programs:
- Tapering on all 9mm decorative stitches - Taper at the beginning and/or at the end of any stitch. Change the angle of taper for unlimited opportunities. You can even embroider wonderful tapers in the hoop.
- Patchwork program - Sew your seam and the PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine will remember the seam length to repeat over and over. Use with utility or decorative stitches for special effects.
- Single stitch program - Set exact number of stitches or sequence repeats you wish to sew.
- Mirror image of stitches - Flip the stitch side to side and/or end to end for even more possibilities.
- Stitch positioning - Moves complete stitch right or left to easily align decorative stitches.
- Stitch density - The stitch density control adjusts the density, the distance between stitch points that make up the entire stitch. Density can be increased or decreased without affecting stitch length.
- Automatic presser foot lift - Raises the presser foot instantly when the needle is set to stop down and/ or at the end of a seam after a thread snip.
- Electronic knee-lift - Raises the presser foot with an easy movement, allowing you to keep your hands on your project.
- Free-motion modes - Three modes for free-motion quilting, thread painting or darning. Select the best mode for your specific technique.
- Needle up/down - Set needle to stop up or down in the fabric for pivoting, applique and more.
- Sensormatic buttonhole - Buttonhole columns are sewn in the same direction for precise stitch quality.
- Start/stop - sew without the foot control - Makes sewing long seams, free-motion and embroidery easy.
- 37 needle positions - For exact placement of your straight stitch.
- Stitch width safety - Limits stitch width to center needle straight stitch while using straight stitch foot to prevent needle breakage.
- Twin needle program - Enter twin needle size to automatically adjust the stitch width. See the twin needle stitch on the screen.
- Button ruler - Use the button ruler on the lid to measure your button, then set buttonhole size and sew as many precise buttonholes as you need.
- Stitch restart - Return to the beginning of a stitch or sequence without having to reset any special settings you’ve made.
- Sew with embroidery unit on - Easily convert from embroidery mode to sewing mode; no need to remove the embroidery unit.
- Large stitch plate - Features seam markings to the left and right of the needle.
- Accessory feet included - 0A Standard foot, 1A Fancy stitch foot, 2A Fancy stitch foot, 3 Blindhem foot, 4 Zipper foot, 5A Sensormatic buttonhole foot, 5M Manual buttonhole foot, 6A Sensormatic free-motion/ Embroidery foot, 8 Maxi-stitch foot, 1/4" Quilting Foot.
- Option to use it as an embroidery machine - Purchase the creative performance™ sewing machine by itself or add an embroidery unit and expand your potential.
- The PFAFF® creative™ Color Touch Screen is brilliant! - The clear, high resolution display shows stitches in actual size and embroidery designs in true color. The intuitive layout is easy to understand.
- LED lights - Optimized bright lights illuminate the entire work area with no shadows.
- Screen saver with start-up screen - Start up screen will be displayed as a screen saver ten minutes after last touch.
- Separate bobbin winding motor - You can easily wind a bobbin while sewing or embroidering, without having to unthread the needle.
- Bobbin winding from the needle - No need to rethread to wind bobbins.
- Top and bobbin thread sensors - Alert you when bobbin or needle thread is low.
- Thread snips - Automatically cut top and bobbin threads, pulling thread ends to the back side of fabric.
- Jam proof rotary hook - No threads caught in bobbin area.
- Quick help system and alphabetical Index help - Touch the quick help icon for instant information or use index help for more built-in advice.
- Speed ranges - Adjust sewing speed and your PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine remembers your preferred setting.
- Personal files - Save your personal stitches, sequences or designs in a folder to sew them again whenever you wish.
- Browse the computer from your machine - Search for design files easily.
- Two built-in accessory trays - Large trays to keep accessories close at hand with removable compartments for presser feet and bobbins.
- Stylus holder built-in! - Keeps your stylus at your fingertips.
- Updateable - Via the Internet.
- Use an optional external mouse - To navigate your screen.
- Personalize your sewing machine - Save your name to the PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine, select your language and your preferred start stitch, change sound settings, save favorite stitches and settings, etc.
Optional Embroidery features
Optional! With the embroidery unit you will experience a new dimension of possibility. Extra-large embroidery designs, in many colors and impressive beauty, enrich your creations and make them truly special.
Large embroidery area
Choose between two different embroidery units for your PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine. The larger unit features an embroidery area up to 14.17" x 13.77" (360mm x 350mm) so you can embroider your unique, personal creations in one hooping.
224 fantastic embroidery designs
Created by fashion designers for the PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine. The built-in embroidery designs are grouped into three different categories (machine designs, mini designs and quilting designs) making it easy to find exactly what you want.
Place every embroidery design exactly where you want it. Easily match multiple hoopings to create embroideries of unlimited size.
creative signature™ embroidery programs
• Mirror - Flip the designs side to side and/or end to end.
• Rotate - Rotate by 1° increments for precise adjustments.
• Design scale - Enlarge or reduce designs without changing the stitch count.
• Multi-select - Select one or many designs for editing.
• Stitch editor - Adjust a stitch or a sequence.
• Color edit - Change thread colors of the design directly on screen.
• Monochrome - Stitch any design in a single color without color stops.
• Basting in the hoop - Baste fabric to a stabilizer that is already hooped.
2 built-in embroidery fonts
Available in 3 different sizes including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols to personalize your projects.
All stitches, including buttonholes, can be embroidered
Sew any stitch in the embroidery hoop for perfect results and to create unique embroidery designs.
- AutoSave current state - Set to periodically save embroidery stitch number and position plus automatically save personalized adjustments to continue your embroidery later.
- Undo/redo in embroidery edit - To assist you when creating your embroidery combinations.
- Cut jump stitches - Cuts embroidery jump stitches automatically, pulling threads to the back side.
- Jump to stitch - Enter the stitch number to quickly move to a specific stitch in embroidery.
- Embroidery grid and zoom possibilities - Make customizing on the color touch screen simple and precise.
- Hoop positions - Move the hoop to correct position for changing the bobbin, cutting jump stitches, trimming an applique or finding the center of the design.
Embroidery hoops included:
- The large embroidery unit comes with three hoops:
- creative™ 120 SQUARE HOOP 4.72" x 4.72" (120mm x 120mm)
- creative™ MASTER HOOP 9.45" x 5.9" (240mm x 150mm)
- creative™ DELUXE HOOP 14.17" x 7.87" (360mm x 200mm)
- The small unit comes with two hoops:
- creative™ 120 SQUARE HOOP 4.72" x 4.72" (120mm x 120mm)
- creative™ ELITE HOOP 10.24" x 7.87" (260mm x 200mm)
- 5D™ QuickFont included - Use your computer and 5D™ QuickFont to create embroidery fonts from any TrueType font.
- 5D™ Organizer included - Organize design files saved on your computer, turn designs into image files, print catalogs and more.
Impressive - a huge selection of more than 450 utility and decorative stitches. Including a wide variety of 9 mm decorative stitches, Stacking Stitches and Maxi Stitches up to 48 mm wide - for perfect results and enchanting embellishments. Choose one of the 4 built-in sewing fonts to personalize your project. Achieve professional results with a selection of fully automatic buttonholes.
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creative performance™ Owner's Manual
Download the creative performance™ Owner's Manual here (PDF)