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Pfaff 2042

Posted: Fri, Feb 01 2013, 01:06 PM
by zero1199
Hi guys I need your help I don't know anything about sewing machine, but i decided to buy a pfaff 2042. let me know what you think of it and did i make the right choice. I spend more money on this thing then any kites I had ever bought.
The plan this year is make my own kite.;)

Re: Pfaff 2042

Posted: Fri, Feb 01 2013, 06:02 PM
by KiteVoice
No help here! I could write all I know about sewing machines on my thumbnail!

Re: Pfaff 2042

Posted: Fri, Feb 01 2013, 10:35 PM
by TMadz
My wife says it's a good machine. Not top quallity, but a decent brand with solid production.

Re: Pfaff 2042

Posted: Sat, Feb 02 2013, 04:33 AM
by Mike
I look forward to seeing the kites that come out of your fancy machine!
There are a few active kite builders on the forum here to answer questions, and was a good reference back when I used to make stuff. Maybe you'll inspire me to pull out my machine again!

Re: Pfaff 2042

Posted: Sat, Feb 02 2013, 12:25 PM
by Jim Foster
We use Pfaff as well. Not familiar with the 2042. We have a 1473 and a 1475. Older machines, but very reliable.
Looks like yours may have a built in "walking foot", also called "double feed". That is good for kites as the material is so thin and so slippery. On short runs it doesn't make so much difference, however, on long runs, without a walking foot, the top and bottom material may not come out even. We nearly always use the walking foot.

As for the rest, if the machine sews forward and backward, zig zag, and three stitch zig zag, that about covers it.

We also use the "needle down" feature. It makes changing direction a snap.

Good luck and have fun.