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Singer® Futura XL400

Machine Info. from Singer®
Specifications  
Sewing Area: 152mm (5.98") x 254mm (10.00")
Needle Type: Flat Shank Domestic
Bobbin Type: Style 15J
Read Formats: XXXPESHUSDSTVP3 
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The SINGER Futura XL-400 is the next generation in the Futura line of sewing and embroidery machines. The SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader makes set-up virtually effortless. The Drop & Sew bobbin system allows you to load and change the bobbin in no time without the need to pick up the bobbin thread. Six StayBright LED lights keep your extra-large sewing space well lit when working on big quilting and sewing projects. This sewing and embroidery machine has 30 popular built-in sewing stitches with two fully automatic one-step buttonholes and also boasts 125 built-in embroidery designs with five fonts and outline lettering. With a larger embroidery hoop option (10-by-6-inches) and multihooping capability, you can create designs up to 12 by 20 inches. This fantastic feature and will allow you to embroider large format projects such as table cloths, bedspreads, dresses and more. Get the same quality embroidery results as high-end embroidery machines but at a fraction of the cost by using your own PC. Simply connect your PC to the Futura XL-400 sewing and embroidery machine via the included USB cable, use the included software with built-in tutorials, and send the design to the machine. Push a button and you're embroidering. Computer requirements: personal computer with 1 GHz Intel or AMD Processor, Windows OS: Windows XP/Vista/7, 1 GB of RAM (or more recommended), CD-ROM Drive, 500 MB (or more recommended) of available hard-disk space for installation, color standard (1024 by 768 pixel, 65,000 colors recommended), VGA adapter connected with color VGA monitor, Microsoft-compatible mouse, USB 1.1/2.0

Genoveve H.

I have a Singer Futura XL 400 sewing and embroidery machine that I purchase used and without the embroidery unit. my question is can i do monogram without the embroidery unit.? also where can i get the embroidery unit for this type of machine? help Thank you

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Kirsten S.

Hi Genoveve,

Thanks for the question. The monogramming functions are part of the embroidery unit. If you know how to do monograms in a freemotion embroidery fashion, you make your own monograms without it, just as you could with many other sewing machines.

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Genoveve H.

also where can i get the embroidery unit for this type of machine?

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Kirsten S.

Genoveve,

I'm sorry I missed that question from your last post. I'm not familiar with the embroidery units being sold separately. You might contact Singer directly for help: 1-800-474-6437

https://www.singer.com/Contact-Us

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Marilyn M.

My manual shows more extensions for the Futura xl-400. They are: xxx, fhe, che, dst, exp, psw, hus, shv, vip, sew, jef, pes, pec, and pcs.

I am wondering if there any hoops are available for the Futura xl-400, that are like the snap hoop?

What are my hoop options, other than the 4 x 4 and 6 x 10 inch that come with the machine?

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Heather B.

Thanks for the information on formats.

I'm sorry but the Snap Hoop Monster, which is carried at Embroidery.com, is not compatible with the Futura XL-400 at this time.

The hoops you have are the ones we are aware of that are available for the Futura XL-400. (If anyone else knows different, please chime in).

Singer does mention that your machine has 18 1/2" x 11" "multi-hoop" capacity. If you haven't explored that yet, it should be addressed on pages 88-95 of your user manual.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com.

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Bess G.

I'm brand new to sewing machine embroidery. Your comments helped a lot. Thanks.

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Heather B.

That's great to hear. Thanks for the feedback, Bess.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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Susan C.

I have the Futura XL 400. Are there particular formats that work better with my machine. I need to know when I am purchasing embroidery software, which format to choose.

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Heather B.

Susan, I would recommend the .XXX format if you have a choice. Otherwise, should be able to use any of the other formats which are listed.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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Cyndy S.

I am looking at purchasing the Embrilliance products and would like to know just how it will work with my machine. can I work with it while I am in my future program or do I work with it outside of the program and transfer my work into my future program

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Kirsten S.

Hi Cyndy,

I checked with Embrilliance to make sure, and they told me:

If your machine is "driven" by the Singer Futura software, you need to use that to send designs to the machine. Our software will save embroidery designs to the computer or a USB drive that could be put in the machine, but it does not have the capability of the Futura software to send the correct stitching commands to move the embroidery arm.

You will still need a PC and Futura sofware to run the Futura machine from. Embrilliance would allow you to modify your designs, such as change the order of the embroidery, and even remove parts or add lettering and so forth (you could use a different computer or the same computer that is running your Futura), and then you would save that file open it in your Futura software in order to run on the Futura.


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Julia H.

I use Singer Futura XL-420 machine

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Heather B.

Thanks, Julia. I have added that machine to our database and updated it in your account preferences.

~Heather
info@embroidery.com

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