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Inspired by German heritage, the PFAFF® performance icon™ sewing machine represents everything you’ve come to value from PFAFF®—a comprehensive and innovative sewing experience that truly delivers to your highest expectation. For over 155 years, PFAFF® has developed elegant sewing machines distinguished by sophisticated technology, superior results and ultimate design freedom. 

 Key Features

Largest Working Area

We’ve engineered the market’s largest workspace: an overall increase in width and height under the arm than previous models, with the most height ever under the sewing head, giving your hands plenty of room and a better view of large projects, like quilts.


Unprecedented Lighting Design

Our innovative lighting technology gives you the most even work light on the market for the brightest sewing experience. LED lighting is perfectly positioned at the most beneficial points to eliminate shadows.


ActivStitch™ Technology

Apply metallic and novelty threads to your project with expert precision using our revolutionary ActivStitch™ technology. Thread is fed perfectly through the machine for gorgeous results, all thanks to built-in sensors that actively measure and regulate your thread.


Comprehensive Connectivity with WiFi and mySewnet™

Load stitches to your machine from the mySewnet™ app— enabled with cloud storage and automatic updates via WiFi. When connected to the free PFAFF® CreatorCue™ app, step-by-step sewing instructions and tutorials from the Help Center can be viewed on demand.


Automatic Needle Threader

Our fully automatic needle threader is available for the utmost efficiency and convenience. The thread paths with telescopic thread guides allow you to use all of your favorite threads, even if they are on larger spools.


Enhanced Original IDT™

Integrated Dual Feed technology precisely feeds all types of fabric from the top and bottom for perfect stitching every time. Includes its own power source, and a built-in sensor lets you know when to activate or deactivate it.


Huge Multi-Touch Screen with a Smart Digital Interface

The 10.1in (257mm) full-color screen works like a smartphone or tablet, and is the largest, most intuitive display available from PFAFF®, specially designed to support a dedicated sewist like you.

Includes the Help Center, a User’s Guide and Getting Started option to support and inspire sewists. Our Help Center features more than 50 animated or illustrated interactive on- screen, step-by-step guides for reference and efficiency in support of countless projects. Our screen interface features tablet-like ability to swipe, pinch, and zoom.


Power, Stability, and Precision

The base design reduces vibrations, giving you the stability you require for precise results. Our needle piercing power is also nearly twice as strong as previous models, sewing through heavy fabrics with ease.


Unlimited Creative Freedom

The Stitch Creator™ feature gives you the freedom to create new 9mm stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.


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    • Largest working area at 12.2in width and 5.1in height (310mm and 140mm)

    • Multi-touch tablet-screen with swipe, pinch and zoom functions

    • Innovative lighting designed for the brightest work space and the most even light disbursement

    • Strongest needle piercing power, ideal for thicker and multi-layered fabrics

    • Larger stitch plate with markings on both sides up to 2-1/2in (63.5mm)

    • Largest height under sewing head at 3in (76.2mm)

    • 10.1in (257mm) display screen area, a 68% increase

    • Strongest needle piercing power, ideal for thicker and multi-layered fabrics

    **Market Leading features are when compared to other top-of-line sewing only machines including HUSQVARNA VIKING® EPIC™ 980Q, Brother Dream Weaver VQ 3000, Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400, Babylock Crescendo and Bernina 740.



    • All-new custom graphical user interface

    • PFAFF® performance icon™ Help Center with tutorials, techniques, quick start guide, and user’s manual

    • Unique app for connectivity: PFAFF CreatorCue™ app

    • Exclusive ActivStitch™ system for ideal thread portioning

    • Enhanced Original IDT™ system for perfect sewing

    • Changeplacementandsizeofonscreentools

    • Exclusive stitch technique–Triple Ribbon Stitches (10)

    • Exclusive stitch technique–Floating Stitches (23)

    • Exclusive stitch technique–Radiant Stitches (13)

    • Exclusive stitch technique–Lace Edge (6)

    • Exclusive stitch technique–Stacking Stitches (30)

    • Rubberized storage compartment

    • 360-degree machine redesign with ergonomic styling

    • Full-length handle for balance and easy to carry


    UPDATE VERSION: Release 40 (2019-05-22)
    In order to improve PFAFF® PERFORMANCE ICON™, a firmware update has been developed. 
    The upgrades and improvements are described below.
    Improvements in update:
    • Improved support for mySewnet™ Project Creator
    • Stability and performance Improvements
    • Bug Fixes
    • Danish User´s Guide updated.


    Update file:

    Note: The update file is very large (over 500MB) and the download process will take long time.
    Download update release

    Original IDT™ System – Integrated Dual Feed from PFAFF®. The ultimate in piecing perfection.

    - Perfect seams on all fabrics, from light to heavy weight.

    - Integrated, no separate attachments needed.

    - Available on most PFAFF® machines.

    - A large assortment of presser feet for a variety of techniques.

    - Slim design, doesn‘t interfere when sewing.




    Quilt blocks and piecing will match perfectly in every quilt project.


    It is easy to achieve perfect topstitching - even on a quilt thanks to the even feed of the PFAFF® Original IDT™ System.


    Stripes and plaids match exactly. 


    Knit fabrics are not stretched out of shape.


    Challenging fabric is no challenge at all for the IDT™ System! Sew with silk, velvet, wool, stretch, and more without having to make adjustments.


    Topstitching on several layers of denim is simple when using the Original IDT™ System, together with heavier thread and a topstitch needle.


    PFAFF® offers an amazing number of presser feet designed for the Original IDT™ System! With the large range of specialty techniques available you can truly raise the bar for your creativity.


    The IDT™ System is integrated with the machine and can be engaged or disengaged as desired.