SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Sewing Machines > Think I might be in love ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Think I might be in love
with my Pfaff Creative Performance
seaside sewer
seaside sewer
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 6/23/09
Posts: 327
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 5/31/12 5:39 AM

Very first impressions, what a lovely machine.
I've been trying the functions out, manual in left hand, stylus in right, foot on pedal
I thought I would have difficulty operating this machine, but it's just so easy [so far, anyway] Very intuitive, and user friendly. Lots of on screen info to guide you
The presser foot lowers when you lower the needle, and raises when you use the knee lift or the button on the front of the machine. I still go for the lever, but that's habit, not a problem.
Stitches beautifully in sewing mode, not yet tried the embroidery, and obviously does much much more than I've mentioned here, but just so excited, I wanted to share what I've used so far.
This is by far the most expensive machine I have ever owned, and I researched machines to the death, thinking I would go for the bernina 580, then saw this, and fell straight away.
The embroidery area is huge, 14x8, which is what I think helped me choose this machine. It feels very solid, like my Bernina 440 does
Anyway, these are just initial impressions, in no way meant to be a review, just wanted to let anyone know, who might be thinking about this machine
BTW It's HUGE
-- Edited on 5/31/12 5:43 AM --

------
Bernina sewing machines 750, 440, 215, 1008. Bernina overlocker/serger 1150MDA
Pfaff Creative Performance
Janome embellisher
Singer featherweight 221K white
Frister and Rossmann Cub 7

aka4512
aka4512  Friend of PR
Member since 2/2/12
Posts: 517
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to seaside sewer <<
thumbsup 3 members like this.


Date: 5/31/12 9:06 AM

Quote:
I've been trying the functions out, manual in left hand, stylus in right, foot on pedal

I love this line and don't forget the coffee on the side because it's serious business.
So glad your enjoying this machine. btw did you purchase the grand dream hoop as well with the machine and embroidery unit? I'm intrigued by this concept. I may buy the giga hoop for my janome embroidery machine and try it out.

------
Janome 300E
Bernina 1120
Bernina 1130s
Bernina Artista 200
Bernina 750QE
Bernina 1150MDA
From Sydney

SewBusy63
star
SewBusy63
Member since 12/10/07
Posts: 5130
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to seaside sewer <<


Date: 5/31/12 9:23 AM

I am happy you are loving your new machine! When I first got my 830, I kept going for the presser foot lever and there is none!

------
💐Diana💐

Bernina 830E 💝 1150MDA

✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

seaside sewer
seaside sewer
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 6/23/09
Posts: 327
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to aka4512 <<


Date: 5/31/12 1:07 PM

I got 3 hoops with the machine, 350x200, 250x150 and 120x120, so that will have to do for now. I intend to 'quilt in the hoop' so will get the 200x200 asap, and then go for the grand dream hoop later.
There are just so many things I want to do, but my eyes are bigger than my bank balance right now

------
Bernina sewing machines 750, 440, 215, 1008. Bernina overlocker/serger 1150MDA
Pfaff Creative Performance
Janome embellisher
Singer featherweight 221K white
Frister and Rossmann Cub 7

seaside sewer
seaside sewer
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 6/23/09
Posts: 327
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to SewBusy63 <<


Date: 5/31/12 1:08 PM

Same here. It seems a little strange, but I am sure I will get used to it very quickly. I am SO enjoying myself

------
Bernina sewing machines 750, 440, 215, 1008. Bernina overlocker/serger 1150MDA
Pfaff Creative Performance
Janome embellisher
Singer featherweight 221K white
Frister and Rossmann Cub 7

PortlandMaine
star
PortlandMaine  Friend of PR
Maine USA
Member since 1/29/11
Posts: 2275
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 5/31/12 1:53 PM

Sounds like a great machine!

------
Quilting up a storm!

brigita
brigita
New York USA
Member since 8/10/07
Posts: 357
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 5/31/12 2:49 PM

Congratulations

------
I'm sorry for my poor grammar. English is not my first language.

Bernina 830LE, Bernina 350PE, Viking QDII, Singer 7462, BL Imagine, BL CS.

MissLadyAudrey
star
MissLadyAudrey
Georgia USA
Member since 12/2/11
Posts: 73
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 5/31/12 3:04 PM

Happy Sewing on your new machine!

------
Needles Up!
http://sewreinventedaudrey.blogspot.com/

Artsewer
Artsewer  Friend of PR
Member since 3/2/11
Posts: 2154
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 6/1/12 1:48 PM

Congrats on the new machine. I will be very interested to read a full reveiw after you have had it for a bit.

------
Bernina 780, 635E, 1630, Juki 2010
Serger 1100DC

Sibilance7
Sibilance7
Member since 8/10/11
Posts: 580
Skill: Intermediate
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 6/22/12 2:41 PM

I'm glad to hear this! I'm very interested in this machine, although it's not really realistic for me to get it right now. How much is this machine without the embroidery? My local Pfaff dealer won't talk price over the phone, and I really don't want to drive there/deal with their pushy salespeople just to figure out the price range.

------
My blog: www.feministstitch.com

I sew on:
Olivia, my Pfurple Pfaff Creative Performance
BabyLock Evolution

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> Think I might be in love

Merchants on PR

boutiquefabric.com


High end fashion fabrics
Deals!

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Class Details

Vogue Patterns 1022

photo
by: FreyaStark

Review
Other Dressmaking with Liberty

photo
by: FreyaStark

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Youth Easy Shirt Paper Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Youth Easy Shirt Paper Pattern

Pattern Details
Favorite Things Little Prairie Girl Pattern

Favorite Things Little Prairie Girl Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.