My New Machine – Pfaff Creative Icon


08 Oct My New Machine – Pfaff Creative Icon

In June I had the distinct pleasure of becoming a Pfaff Ambassador and received the Pfaff Creative 4.5 as an introduction to the Pfaff brand.

Last week, I received Pfaff’s newest, most advanced sewing and embroidery machine, The Creative Icon  just introduced to the market.


The machine is unlike any I’ve seen….. it knows my name, talks to my computer, and just looking at it puts my sewing on another level. I begin learning how to apply its multitude of capabilities this week, and I  look forward to sharing my Creative Icon sewing experiences.

I’ve had the Creative Icon for 6 days, long enough to find my way around and sew the dress I’m wearing (on the Mood Sewing Network and blog later this week).

This smart machine features a 10-inch wifi touch screen loaded with tutorials, decorative stitches and embroidery designs. It sends alerts to your smartphone as well as status updates on your projects. Also included is mySewnet cloud storage, PFAFF® SewNotice alerts and auto software notifications, and PFAFF® ImageStitch .

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The workspace is large enough to easily accommodate projects such as quilts, home dec and my latest dress with a 144″ circumference.


One feature I immediately loved is its ingenious lighting strategically placed to view your project from any angle regardless of poor room lighting.
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When my neighbor learned I sew most of my clothes his comment was “What? You mean people still do that? I thought that died with the dinosaurs!” This is no dinosaur, Baby!

I have so much to learn about this remarkable machine, but I can testify that thus far it is the most incredible sewing machine I have ever seen, touched or used.

So stay tuned, Dear Readers, for there is lots to come!

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Until soon 🙂

  • Debbie Bowdish
    Posted at 07:15h, 08 October Reply

    The new Pfaff looks amazing!!!! I am anxious to see your new creations!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:20h, 08 October Reply

      Hi Debbie! I’ve got lots to learn but I’m pleased at how easy it has been to navigate without having official lessons yet. I’m very excited about learning more 😉

  • Susan Randolph
    Posted at 07:18h, 08 October Reply

    Woohoo! I get mine tomorrow from the shop you got your first machine. I moved down to SC and was dismayed by the distance to the neatest Pfaff dealer. Lo and behold, while I was readinf your blog a couple of months ago I found out about the Charleston dealer – just in time to get the new Icon! 😍 can’t wait!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:22h, 08 October Reply

      Congratulations, Susan! I take it you purchased your machine at Five Eighth Seams in Charleston? That is a great shop with wonderful owners and helpful staff.

      • Susan Randolph
        Posted at 07:24h, 08 October Reply

        Yes. They’re great!

    • Susan Randolph
      Posted at 07:23h, 08 October Reply

      So excited I can’t even spell! Nearest and reading.

  • Marijane Smith
    Posted at 07:25h, 08 October Reply

    Can’t wait to see this machine at The Houston Quilt Show next month. It looks fantastic and your red dress is beautiful!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:46h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you, Marijane! The machine will blow you away – it’s that amazing :). :).

  • Becky Bagwell
    Posted at 07:27h, 08 October Reply

    Amazing! Can’t wait to see your creations ! Enjoy and good-luck! You can do anything! P.S. you look great in red and your pics are perfection!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:47h, 08 October Reply

      LOL – not anything but I’ll be able to do a lot with the help of this machine 😉 Many thanks, Becky!

  • Cathy Quibell
    Posted at 07:34h, 08 October Reply

    This is fantastic!! You are beyond lucky and i cannot wait to see your future creations 🇿🇦

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:48h, 08 October Reply

      I am so beyond lucky I’m having to pinch myself 😉 Many thanks for the comment, Cathy!

  • Pamela Elaine Smith
    Posted at 08:00h, 08 October Reply

    Phew Pfaff what a beast! Your neighbour wants to wake up to the incredible creations you make, like I mentioned before I don’t sew anymore, it’s just one of those things but I just love your blog for your amazing style. I adore your creations and the last blouse with back embroidered sleeves was as I said was worthy for Carolina Herrera to wear herself and this red red dress well words
    fail. It’s gorgeous. Another for Carolina to wear!
    In the 1970s my husband and I lived in Germany for 3 yrs and he bought me a Pfaff sewing machine as I used to make my clothes then, I had it for many years, I wish I had kept it, yeh compared to your modern beast my truly did belong in the Jurassic period! Chuckles just a bit of fun, but it was a good machine Pfaff are the best.
    Enjoy your new machine it looks a beauty. I look forward to your other creations,
    Love Pamela,
    Wales, UK xx

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:59h, 08 October Reply

      LOL – I see the machine more as a king than a beast!! It’s unbelievable how far technology has advanced the once humble sewing machine 🙂 Many thanks, Pamela!

  • Ann Hiler
    Posted at 08:28h, 08 October Reply

    My icon is on order. I am sew looking forward to it coming in. I will be looking forward to you sharing what you discover about this machine.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:00h, 08 October Reply

      Wonderful, Ann! I hope you will share with me what you discover as well ;). Thank you for the comment!

  • joyjc
    Posted at 08:40h, 08 October Reply

    The machine looks amazing and I know you will enjoy it. I have an older edition Pfaff embroidery machine and two incredible Bernina embroidery machines. When I see what they can do, I think how amazed my grandmother would be to see these machines. They are truly incredible! I absolutely love your dress and your sewing skills are just great!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:04h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you so much, Joy! You are so right – our grandmothers would be totally amazed 🙂

  • Barbara Byrne
    Posted at 08:47h, 08 October Reply

    WOW to both your beautiful dress and amazing new machine!!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:05h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you, Barbara! I look forward to sharing the dress details on the blog this week 🙂

  • Marcia Nichols
    Posted at 09:17h, 08 October Reply

    Oh my ❤️❤️❤️ Can’t wait to learn more about this incredible machine!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:05h, 08 October Reply

      Me too, Marcia! So far so good, but there lots to learn :). 🙂

  • Lauren Loughlin
    Posted at 09:29h, 08 October Reply

    I understand just how excited you are to own your new machine! I bought a Pfaff Quilt Expressions 4.2 in May and have been busily sewing since then.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:07h, 08 October Reply

      Many thanks for your comment, Lauren! Excitement will prevail for quite some time ;). Happy to know you are enjoying your new Pfaff!

  • Becky Thompson
    Posted at 09:47h, 08 October Reply

    Such a lucky girl!! And they are lucky to have you too. You’re a fabulous ambassador for Pfaff. Did they approach you, did you apply to them, how did this partnership come about? I’ve always been curious to know.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:09h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you for your nice comment, Becky! Pfaff approached me during the Spring about the possibility. I was completely honored and thrilled it all worked out 😉

  • Patricia Parsons
    Posted at 09:56h, 08 October Reply

    This machine looks amazing! Really looking forward to seeing what you create with it. Given your fantastic style and couture aesthetic, there couldn’t be a better test of its capabilities.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:17h, 08 October Reply

      What a lovely comment – thank you so much, Patricia! I think my imagination will also be tested…… 😉

  • Margene
    Posted at 10:01h, 08 October Reply

    How EXCITING! Love everything you create so let the fun begin.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:18h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you, Margene! The fun has definitely begun :).

  • Becky
    Posted at 10:07h, 08 October Reply

    Congratulations on your new adventure! I am anxiously waiting to hear about this new machine. It looks like the Tesla of sewing machines, and I know you can manage it, but I wonder if it is too complicated for some of us? Nevertheless, very exciting. Pfaff couldn’t have picked a better person to showcase these machines and their advantages.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:21h, 08 October Reply

      It’s definitely worthy of a Tesla comparison, Becky! My thought is this – if you can operate a computer you can operate this machine. While it’s technically advanced, the Creative Icon is not too complicated for anyone with basic sewing skills. Many thanks for your comment!

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    Posted at 10:44h, 08 October Reply

    You are a fortunate woman! But it’s a gift well deserved – you sew such beautiful clothes 🙂 I look forward to reading more about this new Pfaff . My husband was just commenting yesterday that a man he knew 40 years ago said he had bought his wife a Pfaff and paid almost as much for it as he would have a car 🙂

    • s
      Posted at 11:24h, 08 October Reply

      LOL – the Creative Icon technology rivals that of a car! Many thanks for your nice comment, Kathleen – I can’t wait to share more 🙂 🙂

  • Hanh-Trang Ginocchio
    Posted at 11:03h, 08 October Reply

    Congratulations on being the new ambassador! You look very glam. in that beautiful red dress.
    This would be awesome in combination with your embroidery machine. I’m looking forward to your new adventures.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:33h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you, Hanh – Trang! This dress was really fun to create and I look forward to sharing details on the blog later this week 🙂

  • Mary Rames
    Posted at 11:26h, 08 October Reply

    Congratulations Sarah! The PFAFF Creative Icon is truly an incredible machine and no doubt you will do it justice. I have been a PFAFF owner since 1982 when I started sewing wedding gowns. I still have that 1222 SE along with 3 others…including the PFAFF EXPRESSION 3.5 that I bought as an anniversary gift for my husband 2 years ago. He LOVES it! When we were visiting the San Diego area last month, I went to the store where I’ve purchased all of my machines for the past 17 years. I already knew that the CREATIVE ICON was way out of my budget, so I looked at the CREATIVE 4.5 that you had been using. But then…the shop owner, who has known me all of these years, showed me the CREATIVE SENSATION PRO II and made me an offer that I “couldn’t refuse!” So I bought it on the spot and put it in my already packed car and drove back to Arkansas! Oh my!!! She is amazing even though it’s the predecessor to the ICON. Still…it’s PFAFF and that ALWAYS means carefree creativity and quality. Every time! Happy sewing Sarah! Well deserved! Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful makes.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:38h, 08 October Reply

      LOL – We should all buy our husbands such nice anniversary gifts!!! I’ve heard nothing but fantastic comments about the Creative Sensation Pro II 🙂
      Many thanks for your great comment, Mary – enjoy your new machine!

  • Nita
    Posted at 11:34h, 08 October Reply

    Someday I would love to have a nice big machine like that! I’m asking for lotto tickets for Christmas, lol! But seriously…that dress!! You are such an inspiration to me as I learn to sew my own clothes.. Thank you. 🙂

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:39h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you so much, Nita! I look forward to sharing dress details on the blog this week 😉

  • Catherine
    Posted at 12:03h, 08 October Reply

    Beautiful dress! You’ve done such a good job as ambassador for Pfaff I can’t wait to see what you do with this amazing machine!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:55h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you, Catherine! I too, can’t wait to explore the machine’s possibilities and report back 😉

  • Lucy
    Posted at 15:14h, 08 October Reply

    How exciting!!! I know you will make the most of what this machine is capable of doing and I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with it.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:56h, 08 October Reply

      That’s my goal, Lucy, but I have lot to learn :). Many thanks for the comment!

  • Gerhild Turner
    Posted at 15:18h, 08 October Reply

    Congratulations! I’m sure you are going to love it.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:56h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you, Gerhild! I agree with you 😉

  • Frana Graco
    Posted at 16:41h, 08 October Reply

    Just priced the Pfaff icon here in Australia. It is just under $15,000!!!!
    Guess I won’t be buying that baby.😥

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:04h, 08 October Reply

      It is an expensive machine for sure. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to sew on this incredible sewing machine. I remember when my husband bought a $2,500 machine for me many years ago, and I couldn’t get over the price! Through the years, I’ve been amazed at the development of sewing machines, but of course with each new feature the price goes up.
      Today’s machines are investments. Many dealers in the US offer trade- ins and interest free financing similar to cars! Fortunately, Pfaff offers a variety of machines to fit the needs, skills and budgets of most every sewist 🙂

  • Lone Star Couture
    Posted at 18:04h, 08 October Reply

    My goodness, what a creative beast this is! I’m still learning all the functions of my B560 I bought 3 years ago, I can’t imagine having any more options to choose from but it surely looks like you do. How fun! Your dress I beautiful. I don’t mean that to be an afterthought but that hulking machine sorta steals the show! D

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:39h, 08 October Reply

      LOL – This post is all about the machine, Dorcas! I’m sharing details about the dress later. Indeed there is a lot to learn, and I can’t wait to start learning. Hopefully the Pfaff dealer learned all there is to know at conference last week 😉

  • Linda LaMona
    Posted at 18:04h, 08 October Reply

    That is a lovely machine! Looks huge! I love all the bells and whistles you have with this! I am feeling machine envy!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:41h, 08 October Reply

      Many thanks, Linda! The machine is huge, but sleek 😉 I look forward to showcasing some of the bells and whistles soon!

  • Betsy Henry
    Posted at 10:30h, 09 October Reply

    Looking forward to learning more

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 16:59h, 09 October Reply

      You and me both, Betsy 😉

  • Maureen
    Posted at 14:10h, 13 October Reply

    Looking forward to my icon, will pick it up on Tuesday ,the shop has an unveiling party on Oct.19 with someone from Phaff to teach us the new functions.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 14:11h, 13 October Reply

    Looking forward to my icon, will pick it up on Tuesday ,the shop has an unveiling party on Oct.19 with someone from Pfaff to teach us the new functions.

  • Jennifer Essad
    Posted at 22:20h, 13 October Reply

    I’d love to know more about this knew PFAFF, I’m researching embroidery/sewing machines for me to purchase one in the near future. What an exciting time for PFAFF and their customer

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