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For over 150 years, PFAFF® has developed premium sewing machines distinguished by their sophisticated appearance, superior performance and exhibiting ultimate design freedom. 

A close watch on industry needs and trends has become increasingly important as sewing has evolved from a necessity to a form of creative expression. And this evolution is something we take very seriously. It has inspired our product development to be driven by insight, not just demand. And as a result, our products embody the innovative technology and best-in-class craftsmanship required by today’s most passionate creators — required by those who wish to stand out in a crowd.

We believe the search for individuality will always be in style.  Perfection starts here™.



The beginning

Since 1862, when Georg Michael Pfaff built his first sewing machine and founded the GM factory PFAFF®, the company's ambition has remained the same: to constantly renew and modernize sewing technology. Quite a few milestones have been passed along the way. Here are some of them.



Lighting the way

Ten years after the company was founded, a thousand sewing machines had been manufactured. After PFAFF® opened a new factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1902, the production rate increased significantly.


Machines for the masses

We proudly released our one millionth PFAFF® sewing machine to the public.


New measures in form

In 1922 we launched our first Rotary Hook sewing machines.


Freedom creates possibility 

We launched the famous PFAFF® 130—a high-performance Zig-Zag machine—to meet the ever-increasing demands on the market.


Five million strong

The five millionth PFAFF® sewing machine was created and celebrated.


Pioneering progress

1968 saw perhaps one of the biggest milestones in PFAFF® history; the launch of the PFAFF® 1222, featuring the Original IDT™ for integrated dual feed, as well as Electronic Needle Piercing Power.


Technology takes the stage 

1984 we released our first computerized sewing machine with IDT™ and the ability to program in your own stitches.


Stitches for days

1988 saw the release of our first machine with 9 mm stitches and the creative™ Designer feature allowing the sewer to create and copy stitches.


Ingenuity worth celebrating

In 2011 we launched our most advanced top-of-the-line sewing machine to date – the PFAFF® creative sensation™ sewing and embroidery machine.


Helping sewers reach new heights

PFAFF® introduces a host of five new machines designed to help sewers reach new heights: the creative™ 3.0 sewing and embroidery machine, the performance™ 5.0 sewing machine, the quilt expression™ 4.2 sewing machine, the expression™ 3.2 sewing machine and the passport™ 2.0 sewing machine.


Where Perfection Meets Freedom

2017 marked the launch of the PFAFF® creative icon sewing and embroidery machine offering seamless connectivity, unparalleled power and maximum workspace.