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The Futura XL-420 sewing and embroidery machine is like having two machines in one! The basic Futura™ software is included on a CD, and once installed on your PC, you can choose from 200 embroidery designs such as floral, holiday, children, frames and more.
Three hoops are included a large hoop (10" x 6") for embroidering large designs, a small hoop (4" x 4") for embroidering small designs, and an Endless Hoop (6.75" x 4") for effortlessly embroidering beautiful borders for projects like pillowcases, table runners, quilts and more.
Your PC and the machine are connected via the included USB cable. Once you have selected your design on the PC, simply transfer the design to the machine and begin embroidering. In addition, there is a Multiple Hoop feature to create design layouts up to four times larger than the large hoop -great for home decor items like pillow or table runners, or for fashions and accessories as well as quilt blocks. When you're finished embroidering, the machine easily converts to sewing mode.
There are 30 built-in stitches including basic, stretch, decorative and more. Buttonholes are sewn in one easy step, and there are 2 styles from which to choose. Threading is a breeze thanks to the SwiftSmart™ Threading System. The Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System saves time because it picks up the bobbin thread for you. Six StayBright™ LED lights provide lighting on both sides of the needle, eliminating shadows.
Engage the Programmable Needle Up/Down to have your needle stop down in the fabric, which is great for applique, pivoting around a pocket corner or free-motion sewing. The Speed Control feature lets you set your machine's maximum sewing speed just the way you want it – slower for intricate projects like applique, or faster for free-motion sewing or long seams. Use the included Knee Lifter to raise and lower the presser foot so you can keep both hands on your project.
General Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Embroidery Foot, Bobbins (Class 15J), Needles, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Spool Pin Caps, Seam Ripper/Lint Brush, Screwdrivers, Thread Spool Nets, Scissors, Knee Lifter, 3 Embroidery Hoops (Large Hoop 10"x 6", Small Hoop 4"x 4", Endless Hoop 6®¾"x 4") and Embroidery Software CD
Personalize any project with a large selection of embroidery designs including floral, holiday, children's designs, and crosstitch.
Basic Futura software has 250 embroidery designs, including Endless Hoop designs.
Simple tutorials are built in to help you with basics for getting started
The machine's software can use most of the popular home embroidery design formats, and the designs can be saved to the machine's preferred format.
Designs are tranferred to the machine for embroidery via a USB cable connected to your PC.
The software can alert you when a new update is available, and can install easily.
Sew embroideries that connect end to end, creating borders for fashions, home dÃ©cor and more. Use included endless embroidery designs, or create your own endless borders in the software on your PC.
Choose from a variety of stitches for basic sewing, decorative sewing, and more
Buttonholes are sewn in one easy step. Just place the button in the buttonhole foot and the machine sews a buttonhole perfectly sized for that button, delivering consistent results every time.
Effortlessly threads the eye of the needle - eliminates eye strain and saves you time
Easy to thread and easy to see! The transparent bobbin and cover allow you to monitor your thread supply so you don't run out of thread in the middle of a seam.
Feed teeth can be lowered for button sewing or free-motion sewing - a must-have for quilters! Simply slide the Drop Feed Lever to lower the feed teeth. Slide it back and turn the handwheel one full turn to raise the feed teeth again.
Select your stitch with a simple touch of a button - the optimum stitch length and stitch width are preselected so you can start sewing faster, but stitch settings can be adjusted as desired to customized for your projects
Customize the appearance of a stitch by increasing or decreasing the distance between stitches. Use this function for various stitch techniques like applique, basting and more.
The size of the stitch from left to right is adjustable, to make the stitch sew narrower or wider as desired.
Sew stitches in reverse, usually done to secure a seam at the beginning and end to prevent unraveling.
The machine's interior frame is metal, providing long lasting durability
Set the maximum sewing speed of the machine
Allows you to sew without using the foot control, if desired. Press the button to start sewing, then press again to stop sewing.
Select the needle's stopping position on demand
Set the needle's stopping position as desired. Press to have the needle stop down in the fabric each time you stop sewing, great for applique, topstitching and more.
A large extension table is included, providing a level sewing surface for larger projects like quilts.
Presser feet can be easily removed and attached when needed for various sewing techniques
Presser foot has an extra high position available to accommodate thick fabrics.
The presser foot must always be lowered before stepping on the foot control to start sewing. If an attempt to start sewing is made without first lowering the presser foot, the machine will signal with a beep to alert you to lower the presser foot.
For stitches other than the straight stitch, this function reduces stitch width for sewing with a twin needle so the needles clear the presser foot while sewing.
Raise and lower the machine's presser foot while keeping both hands on your project. Great for large projects like quilts and home dÃ©cor.
SINGER or INSPIRA branded bobbins are recommended for best results