The Pfaff Performance Icon sewing machine is an incredibly feature rich and innovative tool that will enable every sewist to flourish. It's a true master of all disciplines. There are features that dressmakers, quilters and home dec enthusiasts will love and come to rely on.
The centrepiece is the huge tablet like touch screen that allows you to control the vast number of features in a logical and user friendly way. The Performance Icon is physically large too, providing a huge work area for those large projects that are difficult to manipulate on standard machines.
Features and Benefits
We’ve engineered the market’s largest workspace: a 69% increase in area, 12.2” (310mm) width and 5.51” (140mm) height. The height under the sewing head has been increased to 3” (76.2mm) allowing plenty of room for your hands and providing a better view of your sewing project.
Power, Stability and Precision
The sewing machine base design reduces vibrations, giving you the power and stability you need for the most precise results. The needle piercing power is almost double from previous models, sewing in heavy fabrics has never been easier.
Unprecedented Lighting Design
The innovative lighting technology gives you the most even work light for the brightest sewing experience. LED lighting is perfectly positioned at the most beneficial points to eliminate shadows.
Multi-Touch Screen with a Smart Computerized Interface
The supersized (10.1 inch / 257mm), interactive tablet full-colour display, with customizable interface and the largest screen in the market works like a smartphone or tablet. The Graphical User Interface is specially designed to meet your needs.
Innovative and Exclusive Stitch Techniques
Experience unique, advanced stitch techniques: Floating Stitches, Radiant Stitches, Single, Double and Triple Ribbon Stitches, Lace Edge Stitches and Stacking Stitches for sophisticated design.
Comprehensive Connectivity with WiFi and mySewnet
mySewnet enabled with cloud storage and automatic firmware updates via WiFi. When connected to the free Pfaff CreatorCue app, step-by-step sewing instructions and tutorials from the Help Centre can be viewed from the comfort of your sofa, cutting table, ironing board, or even while shopping! Every step syncs automatically between the app and your machine via your mySewnet. Stitches can be loaded from the app to the machine.
Automatic Needle Threader
The fully automatic needle threader is available on the most advanced Pfaff sewing machine for the utmost efficiency and convenience. The thread paths with telescopic thread guides allow you to use all of your favourite threads, even if they are on larger spools.
Enhanced Original IDT
Integrated Dual Feed technology from Pfaff, precisely feeds all types of fabric from the top and bottom for perfect stitching every time. It has it’s own power source for more control and a built-in sensor will let you know when to activate or deactivate it!
Shared Sewing Knowledge
The shared knowledge includes Help Centre, User’s Guide and Getting Started to support and inspire sewists. The Help Centre features more than 50 animated or illustrated interactive on-screen, step-by-step guides for reference and support of countless projects.
With three patents, this revolutionary technology delivers precise, gorgeous results even when sewing with challenging novelty threads like metallic. Sensors measure the fabric thickness to regulate the amount of thread needed to achieve perfect balance between the needle and bobbin threads. Results are perfect on both sides of the fabric.
Telescopic Thread Guide
Use a wide variety of thread spools or cones with perfect results with the telescopic thread guide and reworked thread paths.
Large Bobbin and Separate Bobbin Winding Motor
With the extra-large bobbin you can stitch your projects with less interruptions. You can also wind a bobbin while sewing with a second spool of thread, without having to stop sewing and unthread the needle.
Top and Bobbin Thread Sensors
Alerts you when bobbin or needle thread is low or breaks.
Straight Stitch Needle Plate with Sensor
When the straight stitch plate is attached the machine is automatically set to straight stitch mode, preventing damage to the needle and the plate.
Accessories Included and Accessory Tray
There are 11 different presser feet for all of your basic needs as well as two large stitch plates included with the machine. The built-in accessory tray is rubberised with custom compartments for your accessories, all accessories will stay in place for a nice and tidy look. There is even room for more accessories.
Automatically cut top and bobbin threads, pulling thread ends to the back side of fabric.
Jam Proof Rotary Hook
No threads caught in bobbin area.
The ergonomic knee-lifter raises the presser foot with comfort and easy movement, allowing you to keep your hands on your project.
Enhanced Fabric Feed
With 8 feeding segments, the most in the market, it delivers exceptional feeding for professional results. Many feed dogs assure for a good grip and feed dogs in front of the needle gives even more control.
With this exclusive stitch technique, you can create embellishments to your project with stitches that looks like they are floating on top of the fabric with no connection stitches in between them, giving a unique hand stitched effect.
Triple, Double, and Single Ribbon Stitches
Add dimensional elements to your decorative stitching with beautiful ribbon stitches. With this patented technique, narrow ribbons and trims are braided into these special stitches as you sew.
Sew decorative stitches along a curved line with ease Radiant stitches spread out equally along any curve.
Lace Edge Stitches
Create delicate lace edges with thread that looks like they could be sewn by hand.
Sew beautiful decorative stitches in two colours. The stacking stitches consist of pairs of stitches that are designed to be sewn on top of each other.
Stitch Creator Feature
Create new 9mm stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.
522 Built-in Stitches and 6 Sewing Fonts
In addition to the speciality stitch techniques, you get a wide variety of stitches including 9mm decorative stitches and Maxi Stitches up to 52mm wide. You will also get 6 sewing fonts for combining in Sequencing plus another 2 for monogramming make personalizing your projects easy.
Automatic Presser Foot Lift
Raises the presser foot instantly when the needle is set to stop down and/or at the end of a seam after a thread snip.
Tapering on Decorative Stitches
Taper at the beginning and/or at the end of any stitch. Change the angle of taper for unlimited creative opportunities.
In one step, buttonhole columns are sewn in the same direction for precise stitch quality.
In Stitch Repeat you’ll find two options called: Patchwork Program and Single Stitch Program. Sew your seam and the Pfaff performance icon sewing machine will remember the seam length to repeat over and over. Or set the exact number of stitch or sequence repeats you wish to sew.
Choose between different modes for free-motion quilting, thread painting or darning.
Moves complete stitch right or left to easily align decorative stitches.
Sew without the foot control; makes sewing long seams and free-motion easy.
Stitch Width Safety
Limits stitch width to centre needle straight stitch to prevent needle breakage while using a straight stitch foot.
Density can be increased or decreased without affecting stitch length by controlling the distance between the stitch points.
Mirror Image of Stitches
Flip the stitch side to side and/or end to end for even more creative possibilities.
Twin Needle Program
Enter twin needle size to automatically adjust the stitch width. See the twin needle stitch on the screen.
Return to the beginning of a stitch or sequence without having to reset any special settings you’ve made.
Set needle to stop up or down in the fabric for pivoting, appliqué and more.
What's in the Box?
- Pfaff Performance Icon sewing machine
- Electronic foot controller
- User guide
- Standard presser foot for IDT system
- Fancy stitch foot for IDT system
- Fancy stitch foot
- Blindhem foot for IDT system
- Zipper foot for IDT system
- Sensormatic buttonhole foot
- Manual buttonhole foot
- Embroidery / sensormatic free motion foot
- 1/4 inch quilting foot for IDT system
- Maxi stitch foot
- Bi-level guide foot for IDT system
- 4 x thread nets
- Seam ripper
- 6 x bobbins
- Edge / quilting guide
- 2 x thread cone holders
- 6 x spool caps (2 x small, 2 x medium and 2 x large)
- Large spool holder
- Bobbin case for straight stitch left (black)
- Knee lifter
- Straight stitch needle plate
- Multipurpose tool / button reed
- Soft cover for machine
When you buy the Pfaff Performance Icon sewing machine from Sew Essential, you are covered by our comprehensive 5 year warranty.
In the unlikely event your sewing machine develops a fault, we will arrange for collection, repair and re-delivery of your machine for the duration of the warranty period. Please click here for full details of our comprehensive sewing machine warranty.
Need More Information?
Our friendly expert team love talking sewing machines and are here to give you complete confidence in your purchase. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us on 01283 210422.
Why Not Visit Us for a Demonstration?
We also love nothing more than demonstrating our machines - why not pop into our East Midlands showroom and try before you buy? Please call 01283 210422 to book an appointment.
Related FilesPfaff Performance Icon Manual (11.40 MB)
|Model Number||Performance Icon|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerised|
|Number of Stitch Options||522|
|Number of Alphabets||8|
|Programmable Stitch Combinations||Yes|
|Maximum Stitch Width||9mm|
|Stitch Length Control||Yes|
|Stitch Width Control||Yes|
|Bobbin Type||Top Loading Bobbin|
|Tension Control||Automatic Tension|
|Number of Buttonholes||11|
|Thread Cutter Type||Electronic Thread Cutter|
|Twin Needle Capability||Yes|
|Drop Feed Dog Capability||Yes|
|Reverse Sewing Button||Yes|
|Slide Speed Control||Yes|
|Needle Up / Down Control||Yes|
|Start / Stop Button||Yes|
|Lock Stitch Feature||Yes|
|Adjustable Foot Pressure||Yes|
|Extension Table Included||No|
|Cover Type||Soft Cover|
|Included Accessories||Electronic foot controller User guide Standard presser foot for IDT system Fancy stitch foot for IDT system Fancy stitch foot Blindhem foot for IDT system Zipper foot for IDT system Sensormatic buttonhole foot Manual buttonhole foot Embroidery / sensormatic free motion foot 1/4 inch quilting foot for IDT system Maxi stitch foot Bi-level guide foot for IDT system 4 x thread nets Screwdriver Seam ripper Brush 6 x bobbins Edge / quilting guide 2 x thread cone holders 6 x spool caps (2 x small, 2 x medium and 2 x large) Large spool holder Bobbin case for straight stitch left (black) Knee lifter Straight stitch needle plate Multipurpose tool / button reed Soft cover for machine Needles|
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