creative performance™

Twice the Possibilities

At first glance … you see a sewing machine with a unique, unmistakable design, with all the features needed to make sewing a very special experience. Add on the optional embroidery unit and turn your sewing machine into an embroidery machine in no time at all. It will take you to an entirely new world – a world full of color and design, full of imagination and creativity. It's all possible. Sooner or later. Whenever you want.

Key Features

The Original IDT™ System

Integrated Dual Feed only from PFAFF® for over 45 years! Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom.


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Large sewing space

The PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine is the perfect choice for quilters, home dec sewers, fashion enthusiasts – anyone who creates. The sewing area to the right of the needle is supersized for sewing large amounts of fabric or batting.

Over 450 stitches

Unique and beautiful high quality 9mm stitches and Maxi Stitches up to 48mm wide, some that look like vintage hand work.

Exclusive Stitch Creator™ feature

Create new 9mm stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.

Stacking Stitches

Sew beautiful decorative stitches in two colors. The stacking stitches consist of pairs of stitches that are designed to be sewn on top of each other!

Projects & Inspiration

Option to use it as an embroidery machine

Purchase the creative performance™ sewing machine by itself or add an embroidery unit and expand your potential.

creative™ Color Touch Screen

The clear, high resolution display shows stitches in actual size and embroidery designs in true color. The intuitive layout is easy to understand.

4 built-in sewing fonts

Choose a font to personalize your project.

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.

Large embroidery area

Choose between two different embroidery units for your PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine. The larger unit features an embroidery area up to 360x350mm so you can embroider your unique, personal creations in one hooping.


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presser feet

0A - Standard presser foot with IDT™ system
1A - Fancy stitch foot with IDT™ system
2A - Fancy stitch foot
3 - Blindhem foot with IDT™ system
4 - Zipper foot with IDT™ system
5A - Sensormatic buttonhole foot
5M - Manual buttonhole foot
6A - Embroidery/ Sensormatic free-motion foot
1/4” quilting foot with IDT™ system
8 - Maxi-stitch foot

other accessories

Thread net (2)
Edge guide
Felt pad (2)
USB Embroidery stick
Seam ripper
Spool cap, large (2)
Spool cap, medium
Spool cap, small
Multi-purpose tool
Bobbins (10)
Foot control
Power cord
USB cord (P/N:412 62 59-04)
Microfiber cloth
6D™ Embroidery Machine Communication CD
creative performance™ Embroidery collection

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224 fantastic embroidery designs – Created by fashion designers for the PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing and embroidery machine. The built-in embroidery designs are grouped into three different categories (machine designs, mini designs and quilting designs) making it easy to find exactly what you want.

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Over 450 stitches – Unique and beautiful high quality 9mm stitches and Maxi Stitches up to 48mm wide, some that look like vintage hand work.

Download stitch chart

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