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|Pfaff:Ambition Essential (Sewing Machine)|
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|About brusselea |
|Member since: 11/28/12 |
|Reviews written: 1|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||12/24/12 1:30 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$600|
|Had this machine for:||One Month|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Needle Position
- Auto Threading
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|What brusselea likes about this machine|
I am a long-time pfaff owner. I stepped down from a 7550 because I never used the embroidery functions. But this new machine does some strange things, that are going to take some getting used too.
After sewing on this for a few months I have the following updated views regarding the things that I DON'T like below:
1. The stitch length of 4.5 instead of the usual 6.5 is not bothersome as I thought it would be, I have gathered different fabrics with ease and the stitches pull out fine when basting. This doesn't seem to be an issue
2. This is still VERY annoying. I went to the Pfaff dealership near me and tried out other machined. The Ambition 1.0 and the 1.5 don't NOT do this!! It does not take an extra step in either direction.
3. This is also still VERY annoying!! The Ambition 1.0 does this, although it can be remedied by pressing the "reverse" button and then pressing the tie-off key. It will then tie-off without taking a stitch forward. Its a work-around, but it works. You have to go up to the Expression 150 before the tie-off, by itself, does not take a step forward.
4. The tapping on the pedal to engage or disengage the needle-down position is now a pfaff standard. I am not loving it, but I will have to grin and bear it if I want to keep sewing on a Pfaff.
So - the long and short of it is, I will be upgrading to the the Pfaff Ambition 1.0 within the next week.
What brusselea does not like about this machine
1. Stitch length only goes up to 4.5
2. When you engage or disengage reverse sewing the machine takes another stitch in either direction before either going forward or backwards. VERY annoying!
3. When you ask for automatic tie off. It takes another stitch forward and then ties off. Not good.
4. When you tap on the pedal to move one or two stitches forward it disengages the automatic needle down!! Very hard to get used to.
My 7550 did none of these things, perhaps I will get used to them in time, but for now it has slowed down my sewing considerably.
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