It has a lovely shape and is ready to sew regular stitching as well as embroidery in a hoop. In fact two hoops are included! The XL400 by 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 XL400, 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 are avaialble at a discount if you buy with machine
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.
30 day Exchange Guarantee.
If you're not happy with one of our products for any reason we will exchange it within 30 days (14 day returns for refunds) View our full returns policy
GUARANTEE - Parts & Labour
During the guarantee period, if your machine is found to be in need of attention owing to problems caused through faulty components, we will repair the item at no charge.
The limits and exclusions to this policy are set out within this document.
In order that we can courier your machine during your warranty period, you must keep all original boxing and packaging (including the polystyrene interior packaging) and ensure they are intact and free from moisture. Please note that we can only courier machines from addresses within mainland UK.
After 6 months of purchase, the cost of return or re-delivery of machine is to be paid by the customer – the cost at the time of writing is £30 which covers an insured return and re-delivery.
This guarantee is for machines supplied within the UK.
This DOES NOT affect your statutory rights.
Our guarantee will run along site any manufacturer's warranty and apply only to machines purchased for use in the UK and used for normal home/domestic use.
This guarantee does not cover
Foot controls, user error, accidental damage, bobbin cases, needles, bobbins, bulbs, loopers, belts, blades · any item not covered by the standard manufacturer's warranty.
Domestic machines can only be used for domestic and private use and any business use will invalidate this guarantee.
Any repair carried out by a non approved repairer will void your guarantee.
In event of an issue with your sewing machine, please contact us to arrange for the machine to be booked in to be inspected & repaired.
IRONING / STEAM PRESSES
All presses being used for commercial purposes such as but not limited to, hotels, nursing homes or B&Bs are guaranteed for 6 months. Parts only covered for 2 years.
Guarantee Exclusions - showroom, ex-display models and reboxed machines have a total of 1 year warranty as standard unless otherwise stated.
We offer Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30.
Our machines are normally dispatched on the same working day if ordered by 12pm and delivered within 2-3 working days - unless stated on the product. Delivery times may vary in sale periods due. We use Parcelforce and DPD for most deliveries.
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Adjustoform Body Forms are made to order, please allow up to 7 working days for delivery.
International delivery prices vary and are calculated at checkout.
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Accessories & Haberdashery may arrive separately from your machine - please allow 5 to 7 days for delivery of these items.