(San Diego, CA)
Disappointed by the new Pfaff machines.
I purchased a new Pfaff 7570 back in 1996. I didn't really use the embroidery and the instruction booklets were frustratingly difficult to understand, but other then that......how I loved that machine! I've sewn everything from car upholstery to leather chaps to my daughter's wedding dress. This machine was pretty much bomb proof and through it all....amazing stitch quality....and the IDT, just fabulous!
Sadly, the 7570 got tired, so about three years ago, I purchased a new Pfaff 3.0.
I used it, I tried to love it but it just wasn't right.
So, I traded up to a Pfaff 5.2.
Again, I used it and I told myself I loved it....but it too, just isn't right.
Lots of little things on the machine just don't work properly and last night the tension went crazy and now I'm going to take it in for service. The more I use it, the more I dislike it. I would like to trade in this Pfaff, but have no idea which machine to replace it with.
I have a Bernina 330, which is just OK. I had a Juki F300...and hated it. I have a BabyLock Enlighten serger which I love, but would I love their sewing machines?
I'm spending a lot of money here and just want a machine I can depend on and love to drive. Is that asking too much?!