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Not only does it look good, it performs great. The newest passport in the 3/4 size sewing machine is the “model 3”, known as the Passport 3. It is a computerised machine and has in total over 100 stitch options.

IDT Dual Feed System

The Passport 3.0 also includes the IDT dual feed system...an exclusive system that feeds fabric from the top and the bottom, preventing the fabric from drifting and allowing the fabric to feed through evenly

The idea of the new Pfaff Passport 3 is to have the ability and stitch functions of a top-of-the-range computerised sewing machine, yet in a smaller size frame that weighs only 6.7Kg. It includes a hard plastic protective cover that has a handy storage area, a perfect fit for the foot control and power lead.

The ability to snip both top and bottom threads at the touch of is a delight to use at the end of a seam. The foot control is electronic, so using the passport 3 you will not get that feeling of the sewing machine stitching fasted then needed. The maximum speed slider can be set to a position, where by no matter how hard you press the foot control, the machine will never go faster than your settings. Plus it even has the ability to sew with out using the foot control, you simply set the max speed and press the start button, which is great when darning or doing free-motion embroidery. Another feature quilt users will like is the fabric feed can be dropped at the press of a button.

Whether it’s a buttonhole, satin stitch or quilting stitch you need, they are all available to view on the pull out stitch overview panel. You simply select the stitch number in the LED window and the Pfaff Passport 3 will set the stitch width and length automatically to suit 90% of fabric types. Although it is possible to adjust these setting if needed. Any stitch can be set to a wide 7mm width if needed.

Other things like the built in needle threader and the thread spool holder that can be used in the horizontal position for regular size spools of thread or in the vertical position for larger cones make for a very well thought out sewing machine that is portable enough to take to sewing classes or used by fashion students.

Main features:
100 stitches.
LED lights.
Thread cut on command.
Needle threader.
Light weight.
Top drop in bobbin.
IDT feed system.
Electronic speed control.
Hard cover with storage.
Over 100 stitches.
Stainless steel sewing bad.
Info button.
29 needle positions.
Width guide markings on needle plate.

Accessories included: Zigzag foot, Fancy stitch foot (flat), and fancy stitch foot with IDT, Adjustable blind hem foot, Zipper foot, One step button hole foot, Needles, Bobbins, Bobbin felt, Screwdriver, Spool caps 2 sizes, Seam ripper, Lint brush, Patchwork guide, Twin needle spool pin, Hard cover, Foot control, Power lead, Instruction book.

More Information
UPC 7393033093983
Brand Pfaff
Model Passport 3.0
Type Sewing Machine
Extra Stock running low
Warranty Manufacturers 5 Year, Our 10 Year Extended Warranty Applies
Weight Kg 7.0kg
Dimensions H28 x W38
Electronic Foot Speed Control Yes
Bobbin Type Top Loading
View Through Bobbin Cover Yes
Hard Cover Included Yes
Auto Thread Tension No
Integrated Needle Threader Yes
Thread Cutter Manual
Stitches 70
Stitch Functions Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Rolled Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Honeycomb, Herringbone, Gathering, Applique, Sew-On Buttons, Quilting Stitches, Closed Overedge, Plus decorative patterns
Buttonhole Type 1 Step Auto
Buttonhole Styles 4
Twin Needle Included
Max Speed Limiter Yes
Needle Up/Down Function Yes
Integrated Dual Feed Yes
Integrated Drop Feed Yes
Hook Movement Smooth Rotary Action
Needle Positions Left to Right
Tutorial CD / DVD No
Voltage 220-240 Volts

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  1. Dorset
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    Great sewing machine that I prefer to my current Bernina 475 QE. I was searching for a small lightweight machine for travel to sewing or quilting class. I have a 3/4 Bernina but i found it too heavy and actually not the quality stitch that i wanted. Then i saw the passport 3.0 and went to test this Passport. I was enchanted. It sewed like a dream with A beautiful straight stitch and did not need a starter fabric which I found necessary with the Bernina. I have quilted, done heirloom sewing done piecework. All with no problems and beautiful stitches. As you may guess i love this machine. Stitches are excellent, it is so wonderfully lightweight that travel to class is no longer a production. I highly recommend this wonderful machine with it’s IDT. You don’t need that walking foot and wonder of wonders it has a built in scissors. Hoo Ray for that extra. The semi-automatic needle threader is easy to use. Try one and see a great machine!

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  2. Stanley, Co Durham
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    I bought a Pfaff Passport 3.0 to replace my trusty Pfaff 1212 which I'd had for over 40 years. It offers more stitches than I will probably ever use, but I wanted a machine with IDT (dual feed) which my old 1212 had. I didn't like the black fascia of the cheaper Passport 2.0, which did fewer stitches but enough for my needs, so I chose the cream coloured Passport 3.0. It's a beautiful machine and much lighter than my old 1212, which was of metal construction. It does everything my old machine did, but some things are fiddlier to do, such as selecting the density of a zig-zag stitch. It sews beautiful automatic buttonholes (including keyhole shape) but the size is limited to about 1.5", which is adequate for most purposes. If there is a way of doing larger buttonholes I haven't found it yet and the instruction manual makes no reference to overriding the automated process. Overall, I'm delighted with the Passport 3.0 and would highly recommend it. I just wish Pfaff did a more basic machine with the usual butthole, zig-zag, hemming and stretch and decorative stitches but also had the IDT system which, after 40 years use, I wouldn't like to be without.

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