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Singer Futura XL-550 215-Stitch Sewing and Embroidery Machine with Automatic Electronic Thread Cutter, White

by SINGER

List Price: CDN$ 1,599.99
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  • Automatic Electronic Thread Cutter automatically trims the top and bobbin thread when you are done sewing
  • SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader is sewing?s biggest timesaver
  • Easy-on extra large 10-by-6-Inch embroidery hoop with multihooping capability
  • 215 built-in sewing stitches with 6 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes and 1 endless buttonhole
  • 125 built-in embroidery designs with 20 fonts and outline lettering. 110-volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only
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Singer Futura XL-550 215-Stitch Sewing and Embroidery Machine with Automatic Electronic Thread Cutter, White + Sulky Sticky Self Adhesive Tear Away Stabilizer Roll
Price For Both: CDN$ 1,090.62

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 55.9 x 24.1 x 33 cm ; 10 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 23 Kg
  • Item model number: XL-550
  • ASIN: B008DM2QBI
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 12 2013
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,159 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Amazon.com: 40 reviews
66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
Not for beginner sewers Feb. 15 2013
By J. Logan - Published on Amazon.com
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I upgraded from a smaller embroidery hoop machine to this one. I have had my hands full trying to learn about needles, material and different stabilizers. There is a learning curve to using this machine for embroidery. But that hard work is really paying off because this machine is able to do some fantastic things.

As a sewing machine, it is large and sturdy and I have no problems with it walking off the table from vibrations. It is able to sew through heavy materials with no difficulty and it is easy to change tensions, stitch patterns and adjust stitch length and width. I really enjoy being able to adjust the needle position to just the right place I want the want the seam. This is really handy for piecing quilt blocks since you can get the perfect quarter inch seam with ease.

The various stitch patterns make sewing and decorating garments and accessories fun and beautiful. Sleeves are easy too because of the free arm. Small items are surprisingly easy to maneuver to despite the largeness of the machine.

Quilting on this machine is a breeze due to the larger space. Although there is no walking foot included it can easily use any foot that is for a low shank machine. The exciting part is that you can use the embroidery machine to quilt with. There are many patterns you can use that are easy to download off the internet, as well as design your own. When my small quilt was finished I decided to embroider a medallion in the center of it, which was easy to do, it came out beautiful.

The embroidery on different materials is a little challenging. T-shirts especially. They do come out beautiful, once you learn how to do it. That does take a bit of work.

With the embroidery program you can use your computer to design patterns and appliques. There is quite a bit of learning involved to it, but the capabilities are amazing. There are several online groups dedicated to this machine and the many talented members are willing and able to offer help when you are facing any difficulties. If I were a beginner sewist, I think the challenges of using this machine would be much greater. Not impossible but certainly more difficult.

I am glad I upgraded to this machine despite all the hard work in learning how to use it. Every day it is getting easier to use. It is taking my abilities to the next level and I am able to produce things that I never thought possible. Without this machine that never would have happened.
44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
I was hesitant to purchase this Feb. 21 2013
By S. McAllister - Published on Amazon.com
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I was hesitant to purchase this through Amazon due to the one other review which wasn't positive but I am so glad that I did!! I was going to purchase the Futura XL400 from a local store but realized that it didnt come with the Autopunch which I really wanted. The Autopunch software itself is almost $200 which put this machine in my range. After reading review after review I took a deep breath and hit the checkout button. The machine arrived in 2 days! I have had a great time working with it and couldn't be happier with my decision. It is easy to use and the only issue I have had is sometimes when I am sending an image to the machine the laptop says that it lost connection with the machine. I actually think it is my usb port on my laptop but it only takes a minute to shut off the machine and restart it. I have been impressed with the quality of the images and I can take pretty much anything off the internet and make it into a pattern. Very, very happy.
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Updated review Feb. 26 2013
By D. Attallah - Published on Amazon.com
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Third revised review for this machine:

It's finally doing what I bought it do to. It has its quirks and preferences and is "finicky" - but when you work through them all it stiches out well. If you're willing to do a lot of learning and quite a bit of "finessing" then this is a great machine for the price, especially the larger size embroidery field. Is it my "dream" machine? No, but it fits the bill nicely for my purposes. Just beware it'll take some getting used to.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Sewing and Embroidery Machine Oct. 9 2013
By Kristan Swanger - Published on Amazon.com
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I did quite a bit of research and shopping around before picking a new sewing machine. The machine worked perfectly after it arrived (the packaging was thorough). I've always used Singer sewing machines and this one shared a lot of same features with the other types of Singer machines I've had which made it intuitive for me, it just had some more buttons.

The standard sewing machine functions are excellent; it handled the variety of fabric types I threw at it and different threads. I had to play with the tension settings a little for some of the nylon threads, but that's not unusual. The preset stitch options are great and easy to set.

The embroidery function works very well also. It costs a lot less than the other embroidery machines that have the computer on board because the provided software enables your computer to talk to the Futura XL-550. I've embroidered images and letters. I'm very satisfied at the quality of embroidery. The software comes with a solid variety of text options, and it doesn't extremely limit your text size options (some of the mid level embroidery machines from other manufacturers don't let you embroider larger text until you're spending $5,000-$6000). The machine embroiders best at lower speeds, I use the higher speeds for straight line stitching. I've made different designs from pictures, the software makes it easy to take an image and convert it to an embroidery design to send to the machine by USB cable.

It helps to be familiar with computers and image editing to use the software. If you have that experience, use will be intuitive. However, the software includes a step by step guide to using the machine. There is also a slide show that shows every step to set up the machine for embroidery.

What I found annoying: No screw driver was included with the machine (but I had a small one from my previous machine). The thread is a little difficult to get through the guide before threading the needle because that area is crowded with machinery parts. The auto threader doesn't work very well. Sometimes I accidentally bump the buttons when I'm sewing (which is probably something that will stop as I get used to the layout). I don't consider any of the above very serious complaints.

What I liked: The stitches are very regular and even. The needle can be set to end in the up or down position. The bobbin winder is smooth and quick. The lights are bright, I feel very spoiled by them. Too many options and buttons to try.
34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Upgraded from a Brother... April 8 2013
By Amitola Acres - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this as an upgrade from my Brother SE 350. The XL 550 is a great machine given the chance. In my opinion this machine rivals some of the units that cost 3x or 4x more. It isn't as simple to use for embroidery as the machines with the onboard LCD screens where you just tap, click and hit start.... You MUST be comfortable with using a PC in order to use this machine for its embroidery functions, but it really isn't hard to figure out. I was importing designs from the internet and embroidering them the same day my XL 550 arrived. It sews great and the embroidery stitches are quite nice. I LOVE the huge embroidery area you get with this machine. I grew to hate the 4x4 area on my old Brother machine.
Key deciding factors for me with this purchase.... I had a HUGE embroidery area. I am NOT locked in to buying design cards, I can find a high quality image online and embroider it. Singer has been around for practically forever! Value price!
If you do buy this machine, do yourself a favor and give it a chance before getting mad and sending it back. All machines have quirks to work out.

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