SINGER® FUTURA™ XL-550 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
The embroidery machine for people who love to sew. Create monogrammed napkins, embroidered garments, decorative pillows and so much more, all with one machine: the new SINGER® FUTURA™ XL-550 sewing and embroidery machine.
Included in This Package:
3,900 Embroidery Designs
Get started right away with this FREE BONUS Design Collection by Singer. Enjoy 3,900 embroidery designs included in this amazing package deal!
Converts all PC TrueType fonts into embroidery! Easy-to-follow wizards guide you through the whole process. $299 value.
Regular, italic, bold and bold italic fonts. Choose from different stitch types.
Choose, scan and edit images. Choose colors, stitch types and angles. Create beautiful embroidery designs from your favorite clip art, photos, pictures and scanned images. Experience the exciting world of digitizing designs. $499 value.
Create, scan and edit images. Choose your colors, stitch types and angles. Determine order of design.
Additional functionality after AutoPunch. $499 value.
Singer Futura XL-550 Software Requirements.
PC with 1 GHZ Intel or AMD Processor.
Windows Operating System. XP / Vista / 7 / 8.
1 Gigabyte of RAM (more recommended).
500 Megabytes (or more recommended) of free hard disk space to install.
Color standard (1024 x 768 pixel, 65,000 colors recommended) VGA adapter with a color VGA monitor.
Microsoft compatible mouse.
USB 1.1 / 2.0.
Sewing Features & Benefits
Programmable Needle Up/Down
One touch sets the needle to stop up or down for easy pivoting, appliqué, accurate stitch placement and more.
Automatic Thread Cutter
One touch instantly cuts the top and bobbin thread while sewing. In embroidery it cuts the threads between color changes and at the end.
Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System
Automatic bobbin thread pick up for quicker threading. The clear cover makes it easy to see the bobbin supply.
SwiftSmart™ Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
Sewing's biggest timesaver!
Extra Large Sewing Space
The arm length to the right of the needle is 210mm (8¼") which gives more space for Quilts and other Large Projects.
215 Built-in Stitches
For a wide variety of sewing. You will always have the perfect stitch for every project
6 Fully Automatic, 1-Step Buttonholes
Buttonholes are quickly and easily sewn in a simple one-step process. Both columns are sewing in the same direction to lay smoothly and prevent distortion. Also includes an Endless Button hole.
7mm Stitch Width
Decorative stitches are wide, bold and beautiful.
The best tension is automatically set for any stitch.
Presser Foot Sensor
Notifies with error message and buzzer when presser foot is not down.
Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate
Makes it easy to create buttonholes, even on thick fabrics or uneven fabric thickness.
Electric Twin Needle Function
Limits the stitch width when using a twin needle on decorative stitches to prevent needle breakage.
A convenient lever lowers the feed teeth for free-motion embroidery and creative top stitching.
Separate Bobbin Winding Motor
You can easily wind a bobbin while sewing or embroidering.
Reduce the speed for precise sewing. Easily accessible on the front of your machine
6 StayBright™ LED Lights
Fills the sewing surface with light, making it easier to view your work and eliminating eye strain.
Extra High Presser Foot Lift
Easy to place multiple layers or bulky fabrics under the presser foot.
2 Built-in Spool Pins
Horizontal and vertical thread delivery are handy for twin needle sewing, specialty sewing and topstitching techniques.
2 Accessory Trays
The machine accessories are within handy reach, stored in the Removable Extension Table. Plus, another extra accessory storage in the embroidery.
Embroidery Features & Benefits
Connects Directly to Computer with USB Cable
Quick transfer of designs, no additional hardware or cards are needed.
2 Snap-on Hoops Included
Create beautiful embroideries in a variety of sizes: NEW Extra-large 260mm x 160mm and Small 100mm x 100mm.
Multi-Hoop capability to embroider designs larger than one hoop
Gives endless possibilities to embroider designs up to 480mm x 280mm (18.5" x 11"
125 Embroidery Designs Included
A large selection of embroidery designs are included to get you started right away.
Design File Capability
Automatically reads most embroidery design file formats.
Basic Editing of All Designs
Customize your embroidery on your computer screen.
Combine multiple designs into one design file and add lettering to personalize your embroidery.
Select custom colors for your threads. The software includes thread charts with color numbers for the most popular brands of embroidery thread.
Rotate embroidery designs in one degree increments for perfect placement and design possibilities
Flip embroidery designs horizontally and/or vertically or repeat embroidery designs for even more creative possibilities.
Resizing capability allows you to reduce or enlarge the embroidery design for use on any project.
Lettering Program with 20 Fonts
Select from 20 embroidery fonts to personalize or monogram your projects. Letters can be sized, rotated and shaped with 30 lettering frames such as arc, banner, wave and more.
I like this machine, but, like any complex machine there is a learning curve. I have read reviews and some had issues that are user errors. I had the hoop not recognized problem, but finally I realized that when you turn the machine on, don't put hoop on until it initializes. If you used the large hoop, then turn it off and turn it back on with the small hoop, you get an error. The machine tells the software what hoop it has, not the other way around, that is why you turn on the machine, place your hoop, then run the software. I have learned how important quality thread, thread tension, sharp needles and proper stabilizer are. Now I have been able to "set it, and forget it" and it just embroiders away until it finishes. GOOD embroidery thread is a must!!. Also get really good embroidery needles. I am using medium weight tear away stabilizer that I bought at a place that sells embroidery supplies. Not all stabilizers are the same - quality counts. The software is crude, but for the price, it cannot be beat. I recommend it.
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Sep 21, 2013
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I love this machine! I have had it since march 2013 and have been very happy with it. i had a problem with it about two weeks but sewing machines plus had me ship it back to them and as of right now they have fixed it. i am hoping that it will stay that way but i am still crazy about this machine.
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