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Pfaff Passport 2.0 Review

By: Kelly Burgess on May 25, 2018

Bottom Line

The Pfaff Passport 2.0 is a small, portable sewing machine that doesn't skimp on any of the features you'd expect in a Pfaff. Owners with tight work spaces say they love its small footprint and that it stiches flawlessly and is extremely easy to use.

Pros

  • Lightweight; 13.9 pounds
  • Many stitch options
  • Pull out stitch selection guide
  • Threading and bobbin guides
  • Many accessories

Cons

  • Not best choice for heavy fabrics
Our Analysis

Breaking it down

Performance

Big performance in a small package. The computerized Pfaff Passport 2.0 has all of the features of a full-sized Pfaff, including Pfaff's patented Integrated Dual Feed (IDT), which many describe as a built in walking foot that smoothly feeds the fabric for perfect stitches without pulling, stretching or slipping. The IDT system makes it particularly popular with quilters and with people who frequently work with "slippy" fabrics such as silk or polyester. The IDT system can be turned off when using presser feet that do not support it. The Passport 2.0 doesn't perform as well on the heaviest fabrics, however, owners note, but works flawlessly with lighter materials. It includes six presser feet and has four separate one-step buttonholes.

Ease of use

Take it along! You don't have to be a sewing teacher to love the Pfaff Passport 2.0, but it's very popular with that segment of the sewing population. It also earns raves from those who have small work spaces and limited storage options, or who like to travel with their sewing machine -- to conventions, retreats or even out of the country. It's small, easy to carry, and includes a hard-shell case with a cut-out for the foot control. Some say the case feels too big, so they have sewn their own case for the Passport and its accessories -- that's especially true for those who have also purchased the optional extension table, which does not fit in the case. Aside from the Passport's extreme portability, users say it's super easy and intuitive to use right out of the box thanks to the helpful guides on the chassis, or built right in, such as the pull-out stitch selection guide.

Durability

Pfaff is a reliable brand. Pfaff has been making sewing machines for more than150 years and has a solid reputation as a quality manufacturer of high-end machines, and we did not see any durability complaints with the Pfaff Passport 2.0. Owners report that, even though it's small, it feels extremely sturdy and durable; no shaking, shuddering or vibration. It's also quiet, they say. Pfaff sewing machines can only be purchased from authorized retailers, and the two-year warranty is only valid if purchased from an authorized dealer. Many dealers offer additional extended warranties on high-end sewing machine brands like Pfaff.

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