It's the latest Futura. 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.
15 YEAR PARTS LABOUR AND FREE ANNUAL SERVICING ON ALL MACHINES (EXCLUDING AGENCY MODELS)
Agency models are machines that we sell on behalf of Janome, Brother and Elna, the guarantee for these machines vary from 2-3 years parts and labour only (service is not included).
For all non-agency machines we include a NO COST service every year. We only ask that you as the customer cover the carriage cost to send the machine to us.
If you would like your machine collected from you (mainland UK only), we then collect, service and redeliver your machine to you. The total cost of this service is £30 inc. return postage. This represents a huge saving as the cost of getting a sewing machine serviced locally around the country normally ranges from £60 to £100.
An additional optional extension to this guarantee which includes collection & redelivery for the lifetime of this guarantee is available at the current cost of £59.94 and can be added within 6 months of purchase. Please contact us for further information on this service.
We do not guarantee any machine for any business use. We can only guarantee machines for domestic use. If you are a small business, as long as you notify us prior to purchasing we will then advise you if it is correct for your business and the guarantee we can offer you.
Guarantees from the Manufacturers
Our Machines are brand new and have a full manufacturer’s warranty. Registration may be required.
Manufacturers warranties normally vary between 2 years and 5 years.
Warranty for 15 Years on selected models
Parts and labour for 15 years on selected models. When purchasing a selected new machine from this website you're safe in the knowledge that you can buy with peace of mind.
What's covered? Bone-fide faults. As per the manufacturers Guarantee.
What's not covered? Very little. Naturally this extended cover excludes willful damage, misuse, repairs caused by overuse or repairs made necessary by commercial use. Also "consumable items" such as belts, bulbs,bobbin cases and needles as stated on the manufacturers guarantee document.
All our new sewing machines undergo a pre delivery factory inspection and are tested for your assurance, so you can be confident that your machine will reach you, ready to tackle the toughest tasks, straight from the box.
If for some reason your new machine is found to be in need of attention due to problems caused through faulty components for a period of 6 months we will sanction our "no carriage cost" back to base, repair and return of your machine within the UK mainland.
Please contact us first as all repair/returns must be authorised prior to being sent. We will e-mail you or post a RMA form before repairs are authorised.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
YOU MUST RETAIN ALL THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING IF YOU WISH FOR YOUR MACHINE TO BE COLLECTED BY US. THIS INCLUDES ALL INTERNAL POLYSTYRENE.
Please retain the original packing materials - just in case your machine has to be returned to us. We cannot be held responsible for any damages caused in transit if the machine is not in its original packaging. We will not be able to arrange collection/delivery if you do not retain packaging.
This does not affect your statutory consumer rights and will apply only to machines purchased for use in the UK mainland.
All machines must be used for normal domestic purposes. The warranty does not cover consumable items such as: needles, bobbins, bobbin cases, bulbs, belts, non-metal parts, loopers, blades, timing adjustments etc as stated in the manufacturers warranty.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory consumer rights
Industrial machines are covered for 1 year only. This is due to the weight and size of the machine, we cannot collect or redeliver during the guarantee, however, all labour and parts are free for the first year.
UK mainland delivery is FREE on all orders over £30.
We aim to dispatch orders on the same day if ordered before 1pm*
We use both Parcelforce and DPD for deliveries.
Please note that if you order more than one product, they may arrive separately.
Products in stock we aim to deliver orders on the next working day after dispatch with the exception of Pfaff & Viking Husqvarna machines as they can take between 5 - 7 working days, plus non stock items. Some remote areas may require a 48-72 hour delivery.
Delivery times may vary in sales periods. Deliveries must be signed for, this is to ensure the goods are delivered and received correctly. If you can’t be there to sign for delivery our couriers will generally leave the item(s) with a neighbour or in some a safe place if you have specified this is approporiate.
Please note that SHOWROOM MODELS & EX-DISPLAY MODELS are tested prior to being sent - please allow up to 5 working days for delivery.
Adjustoform Dress forms are made to order and generally take 7 working days for delivery.
Delivering Outside UK
Please give clear delivery instructions at the time of purchase, so that we may pass onto international couriers.
If you wish to provide delivery instructions after placing your order, please contact us as soon as possible quoting order number.
Please see our returns policy (click here)
* Working days only - Order before 1pm for same day dispatch on most machines.