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Which Top of the Line sewing & embroidery machine is best? Pfaff icon 2 vs Brother XP3 vs Janome M17

Callum MacPherson / May 10, 2023

The Pfaff Creative Icon 2, Brother Luminaire 3 XP3 and Janome M17 Continental are high-end sewing and embroidery machines with advanced features.

The Pfaff Creative Icon 2 has Artificial Intelligence Technology, which informs you if a presser foot is compatible with your stitch selection and whether it is attached incorrectly. It also includes voice control and works with Alexa, allowing hands-free commands. The Creative Icon 2 has a Stitch Preview projector that enables you to preview the stitching on fabric, a projector for embroidery placement, and adjustable guidelines and grids. The machine also has a large embroidery area of 14.5" x 14" and comes with wifi for mySewnet connectivity, which offers seamless navigation between the machine screen, laptop, and mobile, as well as a mySewnet library, blog, app, and cloud storage.

The Brother Luminaire 3 XP3 boasts features such as StitchVision Technology, which allows you to preview stitches and embroidery designs on fabric, a large embroidery area of 10 5/8" x 16", and the My Connection feature, which allows the machine to communicate with a ScanNCut DX machine. The Luminaire 3 XP3 also includes unique features like Quiltbroidery, Creative Yarn Couching, and Ornate Long Stitch Technique.

The Janome M17 Continental features a large embroidery area of 18" x 11", a color LCD touchscreen display, and a variety of built-in designs and fonts. The machine also includes advanced features such as AcuFeed Flex Plus, a dual-feed system that ensures even fabric feeding, and the ability to import designs via USB. Additionally, the M17 Continental has a range of embroidery editing options, including resizing, rotation, and mirror imaging.

In conclusion, the Brother Luminaire 3 XP3, Pfaff Creative Icon 2, and Janome M17 Continental are all top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machines that offer advanced features and innovative technology. Each machine has unique features that make it stand out, and the choice ultimately depends on the user's needs and preferences.

However, if I were to favor one machine over the others, it would be the Pfaff Creative Icon 2. The Icon 2's Artificial Intelligence Technology, voice control, and mySewnet connectivity make it incredibly user-friendly and intuitive to use. The Stitch Preview projector, adjustable guidelines and grids, and embroidery placement projector also make it easier to achieve precise stitching and embroidery placement. Overall, the Pfaff Creative Icon 2 offers a combination of advanced features, intuitive technology, and precision that make it an excellent choice for both sewing and embroidery enthusiasts.