Embroidery is a long-lasting fashion element. People used to embroider manually. But this century, with the development of technology, more and more people are using embroidery machines to embroidery patterns. Today we prepared a classic Singer Embroidery machine-Singer Futura XL-400 computerized embroidery and sewing machine.
Singer Futura XL-400 is a basic-functional embroidery machine of Singer brand, suitable for beginners or home use. It has all the functions that an embroidery machine should have. Besides, as a computerized embroidery sewing machine, it has some more extra features. But many people still feel confused about this machine, so we prepared a detailed Singer Futura XL 400 review for you.
- 22 x 9.5 x 13 inches
- 23 pounds
- 30 built-in stitches
- 125 built-in designs
- Automatic needle threader
- Computerized embroidery system
- 6”×10” working area
- Speed: 600/min
Summary of Review:
First of all, Singer Futura XL-400 is a two-in-one machine that combines embroidery and sewing functions. With Singer Futura XL-400, you don’t have to spend more money on two devices, and it is enough to meet your needs. It performs well in both embroidery and sewing.
In terms of embroidery, it has two sizes of embroidery hoops to choose from -10-inch x 6-inch embroidery hoop and 4-inch x 4-inch embroidery hoop, which makes it possible for you to embroider larger patterns. And Singer Futura XL-400 has 125 built-in embroidery patterns, meeting everyday embroidery needs.
Besides, as a computerized embroidery machine, it also has a computer and USB connection function, through which you can add various elements to your pattern, change the thread color of your embroidery pattern, or make your unique embroidery pattern. No matter what embroidery picture you like, it can help you achieve it.
In terms of sewing, it has 30 built-in line types, meeting your daily sewing needs. Besides, it comes with the drop and sewing bobbin system and an extra-large sewing area that will help you simplify your sewing process and make your sewing easier.
Unique Features of Singer Futura XL 400
Two options for embroidery hoops
Two embroidery hoops are available for Singer Futura XL400 – 10-inch x 6-inch embroidery hoop and 4-inch x 4-inch embroidery hoop. The 4-inch x 4-inch embroidery hoop can be used to embroider smaller patterns, which are more refined because of their smaller range. And the 10-inch x 6-inch embroidery hoop can be used to stitch larger embroidery patterns. Although both of these two embroidery hoops have fixed sizes, it does not mean that you can only embroider a pattern of these sizes. In fact, you can preview designs larger than 10-inch x 6-inch through your computer. You can embroider a part of the pattern first and then decorate another section until the entire embroidery pattern is completed.
Computer ＆ USB connectivity
As a computerized sewing machine, the Singer Futura XL-400 has a computer and USB connectivity. On the computer, you can reorganize the various embroidery patterns and adjust the size of your design. You can also choose different thread colors for your design. The Singer Futura XL-400 is available in 65,000 colors. And its sewing stitches are exactly the same as the stitches displayed on the computer, so you can print to create a template that is placed on the fabric.
Easy of use
The Singer Futura XL-400 is a beginner-friendly embroidery machine. First of all, it has built-in tutorial software that allows beginners to learn to use it quickly. Moreover, as a major brand for the production of embroidery machines, Singer provides an excellent after-sales service. Whenever you encounter difficulties in using it, you can call the after-sales staff for guidance.
With a size of only 22 x 9.5 x 13 inches and a weight of only 23pounds, Singer Futura XL 400 is a little embroidery machine for the home. You don’t have to look for a large table or cabinet to place it. And because of its compact body, it is also a portable embroidery machine; you can easily take it anywhere, as long as you have a small car.
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XL 400 has an ultra-light work area with 6 LED lights, allowing you to complete your embroidery work in darker conditions. Besides, it has a swift smart threading system, and you can guide the thread directly from a spool to the needle area through a groove and then press the threading lever to achieve the threading task. It is really convenient.
In addition, the Singer XL 400 also has the drop and sew bobbin system. You no longer need to pull up the bobbin thread manually. Just insert the bobbin and put the thread into the channel, and it will start to sew.
Few Things You Need to Pay Attention to:
Because the Singer Futura XL 400 is made for the United States and sold on Amazon, it only supports use at 120 volts.
Accessories it offers
- 10″ x 6″ embroidery hoop
- 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoop
- Embroidery foot
- Thread spool nets
- Scissors, USB cable
- Zipper foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Button sewing foot
- Blind hem foot
- Satin stitch foot
- k of needles
- Thread spool caps
- Auxiliary spool pin
- Spool pin felt
- Seam Ripper/Lint brush
- Machine Intro DVD
- Quick start guide
- Embroidery software and design CD
- Foot control
- Power cord
Like all embroidery machines of Singer, it has a 25-year lifetime warranty. And if you encounter any problems during use, you can contact Singer’s after-sales service.
Pros and Cons
- Large work area
- Easy of use
- Various accessories
- Multi hoop options
- Speed control
- Well-lit working surface
- 120 volts available only
- Not compatible with Macs
- Simple software
- Need always connect computer
In general, the Singer XL 400 is a cost-effective small embroidery sewing machine. It is not only suitable for beginners, but also for professionals who want a portable embroidery machine.