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    Question Pfaff Synchrotronic 1229

    I got this machine at an estate sale and it has just been the best! I saw one like it on Ebay go for a few hundred and I can't find much information about this machine. I think it's about 30 years old.

    I'm curious, how much did it cost when it was new?
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I have a 1222. I don't know what they were originally.

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    My best friend has a 1229, which is why she gave me her 1222E. She paid 400.00 for hers used, 2 years ago. The original sales receipt was with the machine and if I recall it was close to 2,000.00 but it did have a very fancy, schmancy corner sewing desk included in that price.

    You should check out patternreview.com there are a couple reviews of the machine. One said they paid 1200.00 24 years ago.
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    Wow. Wow oh wow. I had no idea! Pfaff is so secretive about how much their new machines cost *now*, I had no idea they went for that much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    My best friend has a 1229, which is why she gave me her 1222E. She paid 400.00 for hers used, 2 years ago. The original sales receipt was with the machine and if I recall it was close to 2,000.00 but it did have a very fancy, schmancy corner sewing desk included in that price.

    You should check out patternreview.com there are a couple reviews of the machine. One said they paid 1200.00 24 years ago.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I bought a 1222E in almost new condition at a thrift store about a year ago for $10.00! Since then I have looked on line and found how expensive these machines were and reviews. They are very highly rated. This Pfafff 1222E seems very powerful and I love the walking foot. I have a Janome Horizon with built in walking foot but the Pfaff walking foot is so much better. The only negative thing is it has plastic cams that can crack.

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    Great score!!!

    I haven't used any of my cams yet (I don't know how!!) but my presser foot lever (plastic) broke a month ago. I didn't have any trouble getting a replacement part.

    And I love the walking foot-a-ma-jig too! You wouldn't think a little thing like that would make too much of a difference, but it sure does!

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbuddy View Post
    I bought a 1222E in almost new condition at a thrift store about a year ago for $10.00! Since then I have looked on line and found how expensive these machines were and reviews. They are very highly rated. This Pfafff 1222E seems very powerful and I love the walking foot. I have a Janome Horizon with built in walking foot but the Pfaff walking foot is so much better. The only negative thing is it has plastic cams that can crack.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Need info on Pfaff Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Great score!!!

    I haven't used any of my cams yet (I don't know how!!) but my presser foot lever (plastic) broke a month ago. I didn't have any trouble getting a replacement part.

    And I love the walking foot-a-ma-jig too! You wouldn't think a little thing like that would make too much of a difference, but it sure does!
    Where were you able to get parts for Pfaff machine I desperatly need to know.
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    I bought a new 1222 Pfaff 33 years ago paying $1000.00 for it and litterally sewed it to death, I do a lot of sewing. I have been so bummed out not having my baby to sew on and WOW I found another one! which looks like it has hardly been sewn with. So I am in seventh heaven and ready to rock and roll again. I have kept my old machine and can use it for some of the parts and have the original manual as well as many of the attachments and lots of bobbins. Good luck with finding out about the 1229 but those 1222s' are really worth their weight in gold a true work horse keep them clean and oiled and they will work their little hearts out for you.

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    I'll add my 2 to this thread since I'm reading it. This year I was able to score a 1222E at dealer (for another brand) for $200 and it is just the niftiest thing. I'm now doing my first quilt on it and it's a joy to use. I can sure understand why Rose is so delighted to have another 1222 after all those years. Really, they made them so well back then! They are so fun to use that I find myself looking for sewing projects!
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    Oh Ashley... guess what I found that I know you will want. A Pfaff 1229 booklet titled 'Ideas and suggestions for hobby sewing' It shows how to use your decorative stitches and the accessory feet that came with your machine.

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    Would you believe I have it??! It came with my machine! And two manuals! Oh, actually, mine is "Ideas and suggestions for your sewing ease"! Wonder if it has more ideas? I love the pictures in it... the fashions and hair!
    One of these days, I'll do more than quilting on it... But first: These UFO's!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    Oh Ashley... guess what I found that I know you will want. A Pfaff 1229 booklet titled 'Ideas and suggestions for hobby sewing' It shows how to use your decorative stitches and the accessory feet that came with your machine.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Cool! I'm glad you have it; I thought maybe you didn't have a manual for your machine.

    Off topic a bit: I bought a vintage Sirco folding sewing table yesterday. It works with my 1222E, but it fits my Pfaff 6120 Tipmatic perfectly. I finally have room to sew on either machine!

    This is it. http://www.golsn.com/listings/genera...s/2871505.html

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    Hello, I bought my Pfaff 1229 about 3 years ago and have used it almost everyday the first year. The machine is super quiet and smooth. I love the overlock stitch created by the overlock attachment (part number 042765) which I purchased separately (there was only one left). The sad thing is, the tiny hook/looper on the swing arm on the attachment broke, so now the attachment cannot be used. I was wondering whether someone on this group might be able to help direct me to one available for purchase (and ships worldwide). I have been looking for it for more than a year. Every bit of information would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loverabbits View Post
    Hello, I bought my Pfaff 1229 about 3 years ago and have used it almost everyday the first year. The machine is super quiet and smooth. I love the overlock stitch created by the overlock attachment (part number 042765) which I purchased separately (there was only one left). The sad thing is, the tiny hook/looper on the swing arm on the attachment broke, so now the attachment cannot be used. I was wondering whether someone on this group might be able to help direct me to one available for purchase (and ships worldwide). I have been looking for it for more than a year. Every bit of information would be appreciated. Thank you.
    Just a quick Google search found me this vendor selling that part # http://sewing-machine-parts-store.co...r=&pagesize=50

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