XL-400 | FUTURA™

Sewing and embroidery come together

The SINGER® FUTURA™ XL-400 sewing and embroidery machine: everything you love about your SINGER® sewing machine, built right into an embroidery machine. It’s never been easier to add the personal touches that make your sewing projects shine. Automatic features make it easy to let your creativity lead the way!

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  • SwiftSmart™ Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
  • Sewing’s biggest timesaver!
  • Separate Bobbin Winding Motor
  • You can easily wind a bobbin while sewing or embroidering.
  • Speed Control
  • 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
  • Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System
  • Automatic bobbin thread pick up for quicker threading. The clear cover makes it easy to see the bobbin supply.
  • 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 is 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 unit for easy access while embroidering.


  • Embroidery Features

  • To access the built-in tutorials in the software for your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine, please follow these instructions:
  •    > Open the software.
  •    > Click on the Help tab at the top of the toolbar.
  •    > Click on How-To Tutorial.
  •    > Choose a category.
  • 2 Snap-On Hoops Included
  • Create beautiful embroideries in a variety of sizes: NEW extra large 10” x 6” and Small 4” x 4”
  • Multi-Hoop Capability to Embroider Larger Designs
  • Gives endless possibilities to embroider designs up to 18 ½” x 11”
  • 125 Embroidery Designs Included
  • A large selection of embroidery designs 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 5 Fonts
  • Select from 5 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.
  • Trace Design
  • Trace the outline of the design in the embroidery hoop to accurately position the design.
  • 3D Realistic View and Print Capabilities
  • Stitches appear on the computer screen exactly as they will sew. Print the design to create placement templates.
  • Connects Directly to Computer with USB Cable
  • Quick transfer of designs, no additional hardware or cards are needed.
  • Windows® Compatible
  • Operates with any computer with an Operating System of Windows® XP / Vista® / 7 / 8 / 8/1 (Windows® 8 & 8.1 require a software update available at Futura-Support.com)
  • Built-In Tutorials
  • Easy “How To” Instructions built right in.
  • Additional Embroidery Designs
  • Download additional embroidery designs at myembroideries.com


  • Additional Software Available


  • AutoPunch™
  • Use your own images or clip art to automatically create custom embroideries.
  • Auto CrossStitch™
  • Easily convert images to cross-stitch designs.
  • PhotoStitch™
  • Convert your favorite 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.


  • Sewing Features

  • Extra Large Sewing Space
  • The arm length to the right of the needle is 210 mm (8 ¼”) which gives more space for quilts and other large projects.
  • 30 Stitches
  • For a wide variety of sewing. You will always have the perfect stitch for every project. Includes 6 Basic, 5 Stretch, 17 Decorative and 2 Buttonhole stitches
  • 2 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
  • Buttonholes are quickly and easily sewn in a simple one-step process. Both columns are sewn in the same direction to lie smoothly and prevent distortion. Choose from two different styles for various sewing applications.
  • Up to 7mm Stitch Width
  • Decorative stitches are wide, bold and beautiful.
  • 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 thicknesses
  • Programmable Needle Up / Down
  • One touch sets the needle to stop up or down for easy pivoting, appliqué, accurate stitch placement and more.
  • Electronic Twin Needle Function
  • Limits the stitch width when using a twin needle on decorative stitches to prevent needle breakage
  • Drop Feed
  • A convenient lever lowers the feed teeth for free-motion embroidery and creative top stitching.
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What others are saying.
yolonda camp | October 24, 2015
Overall Rating
Poor Quality, Expensive, Does Not Do What It Is Supposed To.

I purchased one of these machines and took it back had issues. The second machine had same issues. Called singer they run through several items that I could do to make it work correctly. I also purchased a different bobbin case. It run somewhat still had the broken thread notification issue but I worked through them determined to have what I paid for. After a little over a year it quit working correctly at all. I took it to a repair show in Ft. Smith who said they had 30 yrs exp. and great reviews online. I now have it back and the sewing was great. The embroidery not so much. Keeps breaking the thread. I am SO SO aggravated at how much I paid for this machine and am not getting it to work properly. I have been tempted to throw the dang thing through the wall. I've always heard singer is a great brand been around forever. Now I'm over $1,000.00 in the hole and guess i'm gonna have to go buy a different machine if I want to be able to continue with my projects. Extremely dissatisfied!!!

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Singer Futura xl-400
Virginia Ivins | September 25, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality

I love this machine! At first when I took it out of the box I was a little intimidated because of the size of it. You must have patience and just practice with the stitches. I love the embroidery features.

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1st One a dud, but replaced within 30 days by Hancock Fabrics in Greenwood.
Nikki Davis | September 12, 2015
Overall Rating
Great Features, High Quality
Complicated, Expensive, Want To Embroider Graphics Of My Own, But Will Not Accept "gif" Extensions.

Love the machine & features of the second one. Glad that Hancock fabrics replaced it and also gave me the credit of 2 months from that day. Also the first one would not thread the needle, and the tension was not correct, making bird-nest. The second one is working fine.

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Good starter
Diane Leef | July 01, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value
Poor Manufacturer Instructions

I bought this machine because it was much cheaper than other machines I've looked at. Since I've never done embroidery before; 1) I didn't know if I would like it or not (I've since gotten into it) 2) It's my experience that many things that are less expensive, are equal in productivity.

I am very happy with my machine. I have learned quite a lot from researching on utube, blogs, discussions with friends etc.

My complaints:'

The instruction manual is very vague and doesn't cover everything the machine can do. Even some of the basic stuff (a button hole for example) is not explained. Only thing I found was that 'yes' the machine is capable of making button holes...

Another complaint is that, in embroidery mode, it picks up too much bobbin thread when starting or thread color change, then I end up with bunched up thread underneath, not an easy solution, once it gets going, it goes.

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Review of XL 400 Futera
sharon burch | June 16, 2015
Overall Rating
Quality Of Machine Not Up To Singer Standards
Poor Quality

I purchased not one, but two machines. Thinking the first one was a bad machine. Broken needles while embroidering, thread clustered under bobbin. Love the concept of the machine, but it just doesnt work.

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