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PFAFF 3686-23/11 Darts to 300 mm

Automatic short seamer for single- and double-pointed darts up to 300 mm seam length without vacuum table
Damenblusen / Ladies blouseHerren Hose / Men's pantsDamen Hose / Women's pantsDamen Rock / Skirt
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Quality standards

Darts and waistband pleats play an important role both for the fit and for the overall visual appearance of trousers, skirts and blouses. The main demand on the manufacturer is to guarantee consistent quality and economic processing on a machine that is easy to operate. The PFAFF 3586 short seam automatic sewing machine meets this requirement. The PFAFF 3586 for darts and waistband pleats is the most versatile and efficient short seam automatic sewing machine on the market. Efficiency, flexibility, performance and price are the deciding advantages of the PFAFF 3586. Within 8 hours you can sew for example 650 pairs of trousers with 4 waistband pleats and 4 darts (without basted seam). Two new versions are available with the 3586-25/01 + 3586-25/02. The new machines realize double-pointed darts up to 490 mm inside of the fabric (not on the edge), e.g. darts on the front of a shirt or darts on the back of a blouse.


  • Excellent quality; high repeating accuracy; seams and pleats with exact measurements. Only brief instructions required due to the simple and operator-friendly handling
  • Darts are sewn from the pocket opening to the point. This ensures a slim, neat point with no untidy “dimples”
  • The patented material take-over station assures exact seams
  • Loading table for exact positioning of the workpieces and their insertion during sewing. This partially overlapping work method enables the economic use of the machine (positioning via laser pointer)
  • Conversion independent of guide rails / preprogrammed seam contours enable a change of operations in a matter of seconds
  • Identical dart depths for identical material thickness; even when switching the material and thus varying material thicknesses the desired dart depth may be exactly maintained by using a “correction key”
  • Upper thread monitor
  • NEW: DAC COMPACT control unit

The new control panel P1

  • P1The P1 are user friendly control panels with many service functions and different user levels
  • The desired measurements may be directly entered via the P1 operator panel of the touch screen (see examples on the next pages). Predefined standard seams are quickly edited / modified with ease
  • Sewing of up to 8 different seam types in any desired sequence, so e.g. different darts and waistband pleats can be set and produced mirror-imaged
  • Program data may be saved to a SD-card, USB-stick or multi-card reader and recorded to other machines. The software may also be updated via the SD-card
  • Customized seam configurations may be individually created in the teach-in mode


  • Clamping unit for trousers or skirts darts and other small parts
  • Roll tension for pucker-free seams
  • Thread clamp


  • Single-pointed darts
  • Double-pointed darts
  • Shaped darts for skirts with integrated waistband
  • Skirt pleats with and without angular seam
  • Waist pleats with basted seam to better iron out the pleats
  • Short seam to run stitch the seam that is to be worked into the waistband (thus no loss of time when sewing the waistband with a consistently exact pleat depth)
  • Waistband pleats
  • Shaped darts for ladies’ trousers


Max. dart depth: 20 mm
Max. waistband pleat depth: 70 mm (max. 40 mm waistband pleat depth with special clamping unit)
Dart- / pleat length: 9.0 - 290.0 mm
Stitch type: 301
Max. sewing speed: 4,500 s.p.m.
Max. stitch length: 1.0 - 3.0 mm
Needle system: 134 KK
Needle Size in 1/100 mm: 80 - 100
Stitch length basting seam: 6.0 - 9.0 mm
Working height: 760 - 1,140 mm
Motorspeed: 200 - 4,500 r.p.m.
Power requirement: ca. 1,200 VA
Connection voltage: E 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Working air pressure: min. 6 bar

Machine dimensions

Length: 1,285 mm
Width: 900 mm
Height (without thread reel stand): 1,040 - 1,420 mm
Weight: 200 kg

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