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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!

Please visit Futura-Support.com for How-To Videos, FAQs and more.

Get started sewing faster.
  • 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.
Get started sewing faster.
Download the instruction manual for this machine.
Download the quick-start guide.
Download the product sheet for a printable list of all of the features and accessories
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What others are saying.
Carol Corbin | October 23, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I recently purchased the XL-400 after previously owning the Futura SE-1000. I have 4 Singer machines, all of which I love. The only draw back I have found with this machine is the needle threading mechinism.

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Really disappointed
Diana Robertson | October 10, 2014
Overall Rating
Poor Quality

I have endured chronic thread jams, needle breaks, skipped stitches, ruined designs, terrible random loops, jerky exchange in the movement. The thing jammed up really bad today, I cleared the jam cleaned the raceway and hook, tried to start over and it shut off and wouldn't come back on. Now that it cam back on the thread just jams up in the bobbin, every single time. This machine should not do this. I can't even tell you how many needles it breaks. I thought I was getting a good value but as it turns out it wasn't such a great deal after all.

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Love it
Evelyn Chamberlain | August 11, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Availability Of Software.

I love the futura xl 400 it is all I hoped it would be for my first Embroidery machine. Now I need to get more software but cannot find it in Canada anywhere. Amazon.com does offer the best prices though.

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Sewing part is good; embroidery has not worked yet.
beth price | August 05, 2014
Overall Rating
Expensive, Too Expensive For Such The Sewing Machine Part.

The sewing part works well, and I believe it will be a huge timesaver with all of the automated processes.

However, we have tried unsuccessfully on 4 different computers to upload the software that accompanied the sewing machine for the embroidery element. It is clear that the CD that came with the machine is defective and we were not able to obtain another CD.

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Betty Hayes | June 16, 2014
Overall Rating

My husband bought me the machine without consulting me. I

used it for a couple of months and started having problems with

it. I have sent it to the main repair department twice, once Singer paid for the return, the second time after only 2 months, it cost me $70 to return it, and it came back with a

loud rattle when it is stitching, and still has it because I can't afford to send it back again. I have had numerous problems with the machine. It seems that every project I start, gets ruined before completion and I have to start over, hoping it will go to completion. Needles break often, always have to use stabilizer even on sturdy fabric. Features are good, if they work.....price was good if it works....easy to use when it works....does not live up to the Singer reputation that we knew back when...hope to replace it some day!!!

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Easy Features
Creative Features