PFAFF Performance Icon

Inspired by its German heritage, the PFAFF Performance Icon is an incredible feature-rich sewing machine, representing everything you’ve come to value from PFAFF—a comprehensive and innovative sewing experience that truly delivers to your highest expectation.

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Inspired by its German heritage, the PFAFF Performance Icon is an incredible feature-rich sewing machine. From powerful LED lighting, to ActivStitch™ technology and mySewnet™ connectivity on a full-color touch screen, the Performance Icon provides the tools to unlock your creativity.

The PFAFF Performance Icon represents everything you’ve come to value from PFAFF—a comprehensive and innovative sewing experience that truly delivers to your highest expectation.

Largest Working Area

PFAFF has engineered the market’s largest workspace: an overall increase in width and height under the arm than previous models, with the most height ever under the sewing head, giving your hands plenty of room and a better view of large projects, like quilts.

PFAFF Performance Icon

Unprecedented Lighting Design

PFAFF’s innovative lighting technology gives you the most even work light on the market for the brightest sewing experience. LED lighting is perfectly positioned at the most beneficial points to eliminate shadows.

PFAFF Performance Icon Workspace with LED Lighting

ActivStitch™ Technology

Apply metallic and novelty threads to your project with expert precision using PFAFF’s revolutionary ActivStitch™ technology. Thread is fed perfectly through the machine for gorgeous results, all thanks to built-in sensors that actively measure and regulate your thread.

Comprehensive Connectivity with WiFi and mySewnet™

Load stitches to your machine from the mySewnet™ app, enabled with cloud storage and automatic updates via WiFi. When connected to the free PFAFF CreatorCue™ app, step-by-step sewing instructions and tutorials from the Help Center can be viewed on demand.

PFAFF Performance Icon WiFi Connectivity

Automatic Needle Threader

The PFAFF fully automatic needle threader is available for the utmost efficiency and convenience. The thread paths with telescopic thread guides allow you to use all of your favorite threads, even if they are on larger spools.

Power, Stability, and Precision

The base design reduces vibrations, giving you the stability you require for precise results. The needle piercing power is also nearly twice as strong as previous models, sewing through heavy fabrics with ease.

PFAFF Performance Icon in use

Unlimited Creative Freedom

The Stitch Creator™ feature gives you the freedom to create new 9mm stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.

See the Stitch Creator™ in action in this video from PFAFF!

Enhanced Original IDT™

Integrated Dual Feed Technology precisely feeds all types of fabric from the top and bottom for perfect stitching every time. Includes its own power source, and a built-in sensor lets you know when to activate or deactivate it.

Huge Multi-Touch Screen with a Smart Digital Interface

The 10.1 inch (257mm) full-color screen works like a smartphone or tablet, and is the largest, most intuitive display available from PFAFF, specially designed to support a dedicated sewist like you.

PFAFF Performance Icon 10.1 inch Touch Screen

Includes the Help Center, a User’s Guide and Getting Started option to support and inspire sewists. The PFAFF Help Center features more than 50 animated or illustrated interactive on-screen, step-by-step guides for reference and efficiency in support of countless projects. The screen interface features tablet-like ability to swipe, pinch, and zoom.

PFAFF Performance Icon

PFAFF Performance Icon Features:

  • Largest working area at 12.2in width and 5.1in height (310mm and 140mm)
  • Multi-touch tablet-screen with swipe, pinch and zoom functions
  • Innovative lighting designed for the brightest work space and the most even light disbursement
  • Strongest needle piercing power, ideal for thicker and multi-layered fabrics
  • Larger stitch plate with markings on both sides up to 2-1/2in (63.5mm)
  • Largest height under sewing head at 3in (76.2mm)
  • 10.1in (257mm) display screen area, a 68% increase
  • Strongest needle piercing power, ideal for thicker and multi-layered fabrics

  • All-new custom graphical user interface
  • PFAFF Performance Icon™ Help Center with tutorials, techniques, quick start guide, and user’s manual
  • Unique app for connectivity: PFAFF CreatorCue™ app
  • Exclusive ActivStitch™ system for ideal thread portioning
  • Enhanced Original IDT™ system for perfect sewing
  • Change Placement And Size Of On Screen Tools
  • Exclusive stitch technique–Triple Ribbon Stitches (10)
  • Exclusive stitch technique–Floating Stitches (23)
  • Exclusive stitch technique–Radiant Stitches (13)
  • Exclusive stitch technique–Lace Edge (6)
  • Exclusive stitch technique–Stacking Stitches (30)
  • Rubberized storage compartment
  • 360-degree machine redesign with ergonomic styling
  • Full-length handle for balance and easy to carry
Picture of Sewing Project in Progress


For over 155 years, PFAFF has developed elegant sewing machines distinguished by sophisticated technology, superior results and ultimate design freedom.

Learn more about the PFAFF Performance Icon and other PFAFF sewing machines by visiting one of our locations. PFAFF is a strongly trusted brand known and loved by the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum community.

We are Colorado’s most trusted sewing machine experts, with stores located in the Denver-metro area, including Littleton, Aurora, Arvada and Colorado Springs. Our experts are happy to walk you through the specifics of this product. Find a location near you today!

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  • Sue Meinerz


    Purchased this from Tracy to supplement my Pfaff embroidery machine. The machine is straightforward and easy to use. It handles a variety of fabrics and threads with ease. If you are looking for a sewing machine, look no further than this store and this model.