With 160 years of experience in this industry, the German manufacturer Pfaff has been producing the best sewing machines since 1862. Their machines are known for consistent performance and providing freedom to their uses.  Owned by SVP Worldwide, which also owns Singer and Viking sewing machines. SVP’s ownership has created a collaborative effort between these brands pushing them to be constantly innovating and learning from each other. With a Pfaff machine, you can expect advanced machines at an affordable price.

10. Pfaff Smarter 160 – £279

pfaff smarter 160The Pfaff Smarter 160 is our first entry to this list. That being said it is still a great option, especially for someone starting. With this Pfaff sewing machine, you have a reliable option at an inexpensive price. With it being available for under £300 there’s no risk when you buy. Here are some features that you get with the Smarter 160:
  • 23 Stitch variations
  • Automatic 1-step buttonhole
  • 6mm maximum stitch width
  • 4mm maximum stitch length
  • Snap-on presser feet (easy to change)
  • Adjustable needle position
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • 7 Piece feed dogs – fabric feeds through smoother
  • Manual thread cutter at the side of the machine
  • Hard Cover
  • LED lighting

9. Pfaff Smarter 260C – £399

pfaff 260cAn overall improvement on the previous Smarter model, the Pfaff Smarter 260C offers more creative freedom with extra stitch styles. It also features a tie-off function which means you can tie off threads with ease after finishing a project. Here’s a full breakdown of what you get with this Pfaff machine:
  • 27 Stitches
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Start/Stop function – the machine can be used with or without a foot pedal
  • Needle up/down function – the needle can stop in or out of the fabric after sewing
  • Tie off function – ties off threads for you after sewing
  • 6mm maximum stitch width
  • Adjustable needle positions
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Thread cutter
  • LED Lighting
  • Drop feed function
  • Snap-on feet (easy)
  • Top loading, easy set bobbin, anti-jam
  • High presser foot lift
  • 7 piece feed dogs – fabric feeds through smoother
  • Automatic Length and width – for each stitch the machine will set the length and width to its recommended setting
  • Information Display System – shows recommended presser foot for each stitch
  • Easy stitch selection – Simply press the icon of the stitch you want and begin sewing
  • Presser foot safety – The machine will beep and not let you sew while the presser foot is up

8. Pfaff Passport 3.0 – £619

pfaff passport 3.0With a big jump in price, the Pfaff Passport 3.0 is a big jump in performance. You get a fast performing machine with features that can last you decades of use. The only Pfaff Passport in this list, we picked it for how dependable it is. It’s the first model to feature the IDT system (Integrated Dual transportation). This feeds the fabric with no slippage, take a look at this video to see it in action.

This machine constantly receives five-star reviews as a good affordable option. Here’s why it is so beloved:
  • 100 Stitches to pick from
  • The Original IDT System
  • PFAFF Original Presser Foot System
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • One-step Buttonhole with 4 Styles
  • Beautiful Appliqué Pin Stitch
  • External Feed Dog Drop
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lift
  • Presser Foot Pressure
  • Adjustable Thread Tension
  • Needle Up/Down
  • Immediate Tie-off
  • 29 Needle Positions
  • Integrated Needle Threader
  • Snap-on/Snap-off Presser Feet
  • Two Spool Pins
  • Accessory Feet Included
  • Start/Stop Button
  • Speed Slider
  • Free-motion Sewing
  • Two LED Light Sources
  • Stitch Menu Tab

7. Pfaff Select 3.2 – £579

The Pfaff Select 3.2 has fewer stitch options. However, at the time of publication, it can be found for less than Passport 3.0. We have listed it higher than the passport because of its build quality. The select range is built to last and feel new out of the box and years after. It also does a great job with quilting. This is what you can expect from this pfaff sewing machine:
  • 27 stitch selection
  • Industrial rotary hook system
  • IDT even feed the system
  • Variable stitch length
  • Variable stitch width
  • 4 step buttonhole
  • Drop feed facility
  • Stretchstitches
  • Free arm storage compartment
  • Quilting ability 

6. Pfaff Select 4.2 – £639pfaff select 4.2

When picking a sewing machine you want reliability and creative freedom, the Pfaff Select 4.2 is a great example of the ingenuity and German craftsmanship of this brand. Essentially you get the 3.2 model with more stitch types available. These are the specifications for this model:
  • 40 Stitch selections
  • Industrial rotary hook system
  • IDT even feed system
  • Variable stitch length
  • Variable stitch width
  • 4 Step buttonhole
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Drop feed facility
  • Stretch stitches
  • Free arm storage compartment
  • A variety of foot attachments from Satin stitch to a rolled hemstitch

5. Pfaff Ambition 620 – £899

pfaff 620Entering the top 5 Pfaff machines means we are looking at some of the very best sewing machines altogether. The Pfaff Ambition 620 is where we start getting into the truly professional range. Picking this model means you have a pfaff sewing machine for life. This model features:
  • 136 stitches to pick from
  • Needle Up/Down
  • Mirror Image of Stitches
  • Elongation
  • Twin Needle Program
  • Stitch Width Safety
  • Thread Snips
  • 2 Built-In Sewing Fonts
  • Automatic Thread Tension
  • 29 Needle Positions
  • One-Step Buttonhole
  • Free-Motion Sewing
  • Sequencing
  • Immediate Tie-Off
  • Built-In Needle Threader
  • Start/Stop Button
  • LED Illuminated Workspace
  • Extra Presser Foot Lift
  • Info Button
  • Presser
  • Foot Pressure
  • Winding from the Needle
  • Jam Proof Rotary Hook

4. Pfaff Ambition Quilt 630 – £999

pfaff 630Next in the ambition range the Pfaff Ambition Quilt 630 gives you a professional sewing machine with incredible quilting capabilities. It’s a machine that can do just about anything you can think of. For those who are sewing regularly, you cannot go wrong with a Pfaff Ambition Quilt 630. With the three LED lights you can sew day and night with ease. So whenever you feel inspired to sew you are ready to go. 
  • 201 Built-in stitches
  • One-step buttonhole with 7 styles
  • 2 Built-in fonts
  • 20cm Arm Space
  • 3 LED Light sources
  • Free-motion sewing
  • Presser foot pressure
  • Original IDT System
  • Tie-off
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • 29 Needle positions
  • Sequencing (combine multiple styles of stitches and save them)
  • Twin Needle program
  • Variable stitch length & width
  • Stitch Width safety
  • Mirror image
  • Needle Threader
  • Bobbin thread sensor
  • Start Stop Button
  • Needle up/down
  • Speed slider
  • Snap-on feet
  • External feed drop

3. Pfaff Creative 1.5 – £1,499

Pfaff Creative 1.5Our first look at the Creative range, the Pfaff Creative 1.5 is a shining example of just how good the Pfaff machines get. With a huge selection of stitches to pick from and the ability to alter and store these stitches you get a sewing kit fit for any design. Here’s the rundown of what you get:
  • IDT System
  • 150 stitch selection
  • 12 buttonhole styles
  • 101 Embroidery Designs
  • Start/stop button
  • Needle up/down
  • Mirror image of stitches
  • Max embroidery area 240×150mm.
  • Large sewing area 200mm arm space
  • Two Embroidery Fonts
  • USB connection
  • Electronic thread tension
  • A large amount of 7 mm stabbing
  • 2 built-in fonts (Block & Cyrillic)
  • Stabbing Series & Memory series
  • Personal stitch settings
  • Built-In Needle threader
  • Automatic start / end tie-off (adjustable)
  • Multiple languages
  • Equipped with LED lighting
  • Bobbin winding from the needle
  • Automatic Thread Cutter

2. Pfaff Creative 3.0 – £2,899

Pfaff Creative 203The Pfaff Creative 3.0 sewing and embroidery machine is perfect for quilters, home decor sewers, and fashion enthusiasts. Anyone looking to create something new can experience the perfect balance between assisting your precision while not stifling your creative freedom. Additionally, it boasts a sewing area to the right of the needle that is supersized for sewing large amounts of fabric. This model also offers these features:
  • Over 250 Stitches
  • 4 Built-in Stitch Fonts
  • Creative Signature Sewing Programs:
  • Automatic Presser Foot Lift
  • Free-Motion Modes
  • Needle Up/Down
  • Sensormatic Buttonhole
  • Start/Stop Control
  • 37 Needle Positions
  • Stitch Width Safety
  • Twin Needle Program
  • Stitch Restart
  • Immediate Tie-off
  • On-Screen Customizing of Embroidery Designs
  • Basic Precise Positioning
  • Creative Signature Embroidery Programs:
  • Cut Jump Stitches
  • Zoom Possibilities

1. Pfaff Creative 4.5 sewing and embroidery- £4399

pfaff creative 4.5Pfaff’s slogan is “perfection starts here”, and we believe this is where it finishes. The Pfaff Creative 4.5 is a powerhouse in sewing and embroidery. It’s the ultimate advancement in modern sewing machines. With the ability to draw your own designs and see them come to life. Here’s what the machine can do for you:
  • 480 stitches to choose from
  • IDT system
  • Stitch creator feature
  • Ribbon stitches – New!
  • Stitches up to 48mm wide
  • All stitches including buttonholes can be embroidered in the hoop
  • 11 different presser feet
  • Optimised feeding
  • Start/stop
  • Needle up/down
  • Free-motion modes
  • Tapering on all 9mm decorative stitches
  • Patchwork program
  • Single stitch program
  • Mirror image of stitches
  • Stitch positioning
  • Stitch density
  • New creative colour touch screen
  • Graphical user interface
  • Large sewing space
  • LED lights
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • Electronic knee-lift
  • Screen saver with the start-up screen
  • Separate bobbin winding motor
  • Top and bobbin thread sensors
  • Thread snips
  • Button ruler
  • Jam proof rotary hook
  • Quick help system
  • Alphabetical index help
  • Speed ranges
  • Personal files
  • Personalise your sewing machine
  • Two built-in accessory trays
  • Updateable via internet
Hopefully, after reading this you feel like you can make the best decision. If you need more help making your decision make sure to contact us. Our experts can be reached on 0207 738 9040 for more information.