Singer Futura XL400 Sewing Embroidery Machine
It's the new Singer Futura XL400 and is ready to sew regular stitching, hems, inserting zips as well as embroidery in a hoop for logos and decoration on clothing. In fact two hoops are included! The XL400 from Singer has a host of user friendly features. Even threading is simple; it uses a brand new system called SwiftSmart threading which allows one handed threading...no up-down and around like the regular way to thread a sewing machine.
Many more features are used to help make sewing and embroidering fun...quick and easy for everyone.
The Futura XL400 has two main goals, one to be a good sewing machine with computerised time saving functions (most of which I will list later) also the other goal is to be a decent embroidery machine, which it excels at!
On top of that, with the Singer XL-400, you will receive the new version 4 Futura software. Once loaded on to a Windows PC it allows all kinds of editing functions for embroidery designs. Create you own motifs by adding lettering. Combine, flip, rotate, resize, copy/paste designs. Designs can be sew up to nearly 10" (25 cm) in size using the included hoop.
When the embroidery unit is removed and the machine is in regular sewing mode, you can make use of the sleeve arm. It comes with a extension bed so large items can be sewn two handy accessory storage compartments. The sewing bed to the right of the needle is larger than most at over 8" (21 cm). Buttonholes are sewn in one-step and will be the correct size for each button.
Other Sewing Features:
30 stitches including stretch, quilting and decorative stitches.
6 StayBright LED lights
Wide 7mm decorative stitches
Extra high foot lifter
Max speed slide controller
Twin needle setting
Drop feed for free-motion darning
Built-in needle threader
Adjustable stitch width and length
Horizontal thread holder
Top loading bobbin with manual thread end trimmer
In Embroidery Mode, XL400 Machine and Software Features Include:
Option to use one of the 125 built-in designs.
Multi-hooping is used when design are sew out in sections. Each section is sew in a hoop, move the fabric, the next section can be sewn. Max size is 48x28 cm.
Most embroidery designs can be used even designs downloaded form the internet for a different machine brand.
5 fonts are available to add to your design on screen before sending to the XL400 to sew out.
Lettering can be manipulated in size and direction, arced or sewn in one of the lettering frame shaped.
Before starting to sew a design in the hoop, design trace lets you see the size and its position before being sewn out.
The Futura software allows you to print a design template.
It is possible to view the design on-screen in 3D, for a more realistic view is show thread colours and real size.
Fast USB connection for your PC to the Singer Futura XL400 (cables included)
Included Embroidery Accessories:
Embroidery unit, Vinyl bag, Scissors, Bobbins (3), Embroidery Presser Foot, Futura Base Embroidery Software CD, Small Hoop 100mmx100mm approximately, Large Hoop 260mmx120mm approximately, USB Cable
As your experience grows, add extra Singer software as or when needed. Plus as always, we carry in stock all the optional feet, hoops, designs and accessories. The additional software options:
Autopunch - Use your own images or clip art to automatically create custom embroideries.
Auto Cross stitch - Easily convert images to cross-stitch designs.
Photostitch - Convert your favourite photos to embroidery designs.
Hyperfont - Convert your own computer's Windows true type fonts into custom monograms and lettering.
Editing - Customize any section of a design or its stitches.
|Classification||Sewing & Embroidery|
|Guarantee||Extended Warranty 10 Years Parts and Labour|
|Approximate Weight (kg)||12|
|Dimensions||W42 cm x H29 cm|
|Electronic Foot Pedal||Yes|
|Bobbin Location||Top Loading|
|View Through Bobbin Cover||Yes|
|Hard Cover Included||No|
|Auto Thread Tension||Yes|
|Utility Stitches||Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Rolled Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Herringbone, Gathering, Applique, Sew-On Buttons, Quilting Stitches, Closed Overedge, Plus decorative patterns|
|Buttonhole Steps||1 Step Auto|
|Max Speed Setting (spm)||Yes|
|Needle Up/Down Function||Yes|
|Built-in Top Feed||No|
|Built-in Drop Feed||Yes|
|Hook Movement||Smooth Rotary Action|
|Needle Positions||Left / Right / Centre|
|Tutorial CD / DVD||Yes|