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Pfaff Creative Sensation

by Ellen
(New Jersey)

I have both a Creative Sensation and a Sensation Pro II. I am very disappointed in both of these machines and will not buy a Pfaff machine again. I urge everyone to think twice about this.

The Creative Sensation, at a little over 6 years old, now has major screen issues. The screen will suddenly become fluky and look like an old TV, with multicolored bands running across it. The machine sounds like a tank (forget about TV or music while it is embroidering!!). And it is now having continuing problems of one type or another.

The Pro II, which I purchased for our vacation home, is now a little over a year old, has been back to the dealer three times, and I am preparing to take it back again. The problem, again, is the screen. Constantly frozen and totally out of calibration. I am losing patience with it and will probably take a big loss on just trading it in on something else.

I am a weekend and evening sewer, so neither of these machines has been run for long periods of time. And I have been sewing for over 50 years, so I know my way around a machine.

Buyer beware is really true of these new Pfaff Sewing/Embroidery machines. With a price tag over $10,000 for each of the machines, I would have expected better.

This has been a very costly and frustrating experience for me.

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May 31, 2018
Love Baby Lock
by: Anonymous

I love my Baby Lock and have had several because I traded up, everyone I know that has one loves it.

One of the reasons I love it so much is not only it is so user-friendly but that you can go back to B Sew Inn and take the classes for your machine as many times as you want and as long as you have that machine.

Thank you Baby Lock!!!

May 28, 2018
Buy a Brother
by: Anonymous

I feel for you. For your next one, the machine embroiderers in our guild say that Brother is best.

May 28, 2018
Pfaff machines
by: Anonymous

I own several older Pfaffs, all ranging from 2030-2048. These older machines work great and none have had problems.

Every since Pfaff was purchased by SVP Worldwide, the brand has floundered. I have purchased 2 of these newer machines, the most recent of which was the Pfaff Creative Sensation. Total waste of money. I tried to work with it for 2 years and finally traded it in for a different brand.

I won't ever buy a Pfaff again.

May 28, 2018
by: Laura G

So sorry to hear of your frustration.

I sew vintage for this reason and enjoy my old Pfaffs and Elnas and Singer 301s. But I don’t do embroidery which I think is the big draw.

Come join the vintage crowd!!

From the Editor: I LOVE your spunky attitude, Laura!

When I bought me latest machine, I had my mind set on one of the mechanical Juki' more motherboards to die on me...but unfortunately they didn't have the feet I use for it...and the pivot feature. Had to be computerized for that... still pining away for a mechanical machine.


Julie Baird

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