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The PFAFF passport 2.0 | A great travel companion

The PFAFF passport 2.0 | A great travel companion

by Sarah Vanderburgh

I love getting to sew with other quilters. My quilt guild has a monthly sew day which I look forward to, packing up projects and sewing supplies to take with me. I’m so happy to have the PFAFF passport 2.0 because it is the perfect size for on-the-go convenience. This week I’ll share some of the features of the passport 2.0 and make a project using this machine from start to finish.

The hard case makes it easy to protect the passport 2.0 on its journey. There’s a space at the top of the case for the handle to stand up making it easy to carry this small machine, even up and down a full flight of stairs.

Front view of hardcover case on passport 2.0 sewing machine

Hardcover case on the passport 2.0

There’s also an opening at the top of the case to store the foot pedal and power cord. It’s so convenient for transporting and easy to remember to bring those precious parts home with you at the end of the day!

Top view of hardcover case showing foot pedal and cord in the opening; PFAFF passport 2.0

The foot pedal and cord fit in the opening on the top of the hardcover case

This machine has many of the features that I rely on to quilt with ease and to enjoy the process including electronic features which are all right in front of you when you are sewing. I’ll share more about them as I use this machine to make my project this week.

One function I like on the front of the machine is the grey sliding speed lever. It’s easy to find when I need it as I tend to adjust my speed frequently between piecing, quilting, and winding bobbins.

Front view of the PFAFF passport 2.0 sewing machine

The grey sliding speed lever is on the front of the PFAFF passport 2.0

The PFAFF passport 2.0 comes with several accessories which make it possible to complete a project without having to purchase additional feet.

Presser feet, needles, bobbins and machine tools laid out; unboxing the PFAFF passport 2.0

Accessories included with the PFAFF passport 2.0

There’s also a lot of storage in the accessory tray with two separate spaces to keep things organized. As a quilter, I always put the buttonhole accessory in the back of the tray and keep my presser feet, bobbins, and small tools in the front. I like to keep all my tools with the machine, so I don’t misplace them. There’s still room left to add a thread spool or two to bring to sewing days as well.

Accessory tray storage areas open with all included accessories inside; unboxing the PFAFF passport 2.0

The accessory tray with two storage areas

Of course, a new machine comes with a manual and it’s always a good idea to read it. One thing I discovered by reading the manual is the location of the switch to lower the feed dogs. This is important information because you must lower the feed dogs to remove the bobbin case when you want to clean it. You’ll see in the photo below that the accessory tray is removed to locate the switch which is on the back of the machine. Now you know too!

Back of the passport 2.0 with no accessory tray showing the location of the feed dog switch; Unboxing the PFAFF passport 2.0

The feed dog switch on the back of the free-arm

The LED lights brighten the workspace directly around the needle which means I can sew any time of day and anywhere I can plug in.

Front view of passport 2.0 sewing machine turned on with LED lights; unboxing the PFAFF passport 2.0

LED lights brighten the work area on the passport 2.0.

I have been pleasantly surprised with all of the features the PFAFF passport 2.0 machine has for quilters. Now it’s time to get the fabric out and start creating!

This is part 1 of 5 in this series

Go to part 2: 3 features on the PFAFF passport 2.0 make piecing a project a breeze


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